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Digital Workflows

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Edited by Scott Marble / 2012

Digital Workflows in Architecture: Design-Assembly-Industry


Edited by Mark Burry and Jane Burry / 2016

Prototyping for Architects


Edited by Richard Garber / 2009

Closing the Gap: Information Models in Contemporary Design Practice


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Edited by Luke Bulman / 2005

Marble Fairbanks: Bootstrapping


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Projects, Research
“Bomb squad building, verdant library, and others score NYC design awards“

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Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center

The Architect’s Newspaper
“Bomb squad building, verdant library, and others score NYC design awards“
“Evolution for Libraries in Brooklyn“

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Re-envisioning Branch Libraries

The New York Times
“Evolution for Libraries in Brooklyn“
Masterpieces: Library Architecture + Design

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Glen Oaks Branch Library

Masterpieces: Library Architecture + Design
“A Supergraphic Made with Daylight“

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Glen Oaks Branch Library

“A Supergraphic Made of Daylight“
“Seeing the Light“

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Glen Oaks Branch Library

Architectural Record
“Seeing the Light“
We Build the City

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The Schomburg Center, Glen Oaks Branch Library

We Build the City: NYC’s Design + Construction Excellence Program
Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture

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Glen Oaks Branch Library

Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture

Selected Publications


The Conversation, “Architecture in 2018: Look to the streets, not the sky” by Sean Weiss, January 4, 2018

New York Yimby, “Groundbreaking, Reveal For New Brooklyn Public Library At 107 Norman Avenue, Greenpoint” by Andrew Nelson, October 24, 2017

eOculus, “AIANY In the News” by Linda Miller, October 18, 2017

New York Public Library,The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Celebrates An Extensive Two-Year, $22.3 Million Renovation,” October 16, 2017

Curbed NY, “NYPL’s Schomburg Center in Harlem reveals its complete two-year renovation” by Tanay Warerkar, October 16, 2017

Field Condition, “Construction Update: The Schomburg Center,” September 22, 2017

The New York Times, “Libraries Can Be More Than Just Books” by Matt A.V. Chaban, September 18, 2017

The Architect’s Newspaper, “Bomb squad building, verdant library, and others score NYC design awards” by Audrey Wachs, May 11, 2017

ArchDaily, “11 Projects Win NYC Public Design Commission’s Excellence in Design Awards” by Patrick Lynch, May 11, 2017

The New School News, “SCE Hub Opens The Door to New Studio Spaces at Parsons,” March 7, 2017


Prototyping for Architects, edited by Mark Burry and Jane Burry, featuring Flatform, Thames & Hudson, August 2016

A Daily Dose of Architecture, “Queens Builds: Glen Oaks Branch Library” by John Hill, August 21, 2016


New York Daily News, “Schomburg Center in Harlem gets $22 million facelift” by Chelsia Rose Marcius and Ginger Adams Otis, December 18, 2015

The Architectural League of New York, “Thirty Years of Emerging Voices” featuring Glen Oaks Library, Toni Stabile Student Center, Tenrikyo Mission New York Center, Slide Library, Nara Convention Center, and Chelsea Loft, Princeton Architectural Press, July 2015

The New York Times, “Evolution for Libraries in Brooklyn: Plans for Brooklyn Branches have Merit” by Michael Kimmelman, January 25, 2015

ArchDaily, “Five Design Teams Re-envision New York’s Public Libraries” by Connor Walker, January 11, 2015


Masterpieces: Library Architecture + Design by Manuela Roth, featuring Glen Oaks Branch Library (pp. 190-193), Braun Publishing AG, 2014

Oculus, “Branching Out” by Richard Staub, Fall 2014

American Libraries Magazine, “Designs That Last” by Phil Morehart, September/October 2014

Oculus, “Super, Sexy, Serious” by Karen Fairbanks and Alexander P. Lamis, Summer 2014

ARCHITECT Magazine, “A Supergraphic Made with Daylight” by Logan Ward, May 1, 2014

Barnard Magazine, “In Search of Excellence—Designing a New Library” by Mervyn Kauffman, Spring 2014

Architectural Record, “Seeing the Light” by Sheila Kim, March 2014

ArchDaily, “Glen Oaks Branch Library / Marble Fairbanks,”  March 7, 2014


We Build the City: NYC’s Design + Construction Excellence Program, edited by Jayne Merkel, featuring Glen Oaks Branch Library and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, ORO Editions, December 2013

Library Journal, “Year in Architecture 2013: Transformational Libraries” by Bette-Lee Fox, featuring Glen Oaks Branch Library, November 2013

Selected Projects, Vol. 1, edited by John Hill, featuring Glen Oaks Branch Library, World-Architects, November 2013


Digital Workflows in Architecture: Design—Assembly—Industry, edited by Scott Marble, featuring the Toni Stabile Student Center (pp. 50 – 61), Birkhäuser, 2012

Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture by John Hill, featuring the Toni Stabile Student Center, Tenrikyo Mission New York Chapter, and Glen Oaks Branch library (pp. 153; 250; 280), W.W. Norton and Company, 2012

Inside Prefab: The Ready-Made Interior by Deborah Schneiderman, featuring Flatform (pp. 28-31), Princeton Architectural Press, 2012


5×12, “A Larger than Life Word Search” by Michelle Broder Van Dyke, featuring Glen Oaks Branch Library, November 21, 2011

New York Daily News: Best Places to Live, “Master Builders” by Jason Sheftell, featuring Glen Oaks Branch Library, June 10, 2011

ARCHITECT Magazine, “The Architect in the Machine” by Aaron Seward, March 2, 2011


New York Construction, “Renovation of Queens Library – Glen Oaks Branch: Extreme Makeover, Queens Edition” by Diane Greer, May 1, 2010

2010 Design Awards, AIA New York, featuring Toni Stabile Student Center (pp. 20-21), April 2010

The Record (Columbia University), featuring Toni Stabile Student Center (p. 2), March 18, 2010

e-Oculus, “Constructing New Work Roles for High-tech Times” by Lisa Delgado, featuring Toni Stabile Student Center, March 9, 2010


ARCHITECT Magazine, “Annual Design Review” by Katie Gerfen, featuring Toni Stabile Student Center (pp. 44-45; 60-62), November 2009

New York Magazine, “Stealth by Design” by Justin Davidson, featuring Glen Oaks Branch Library (p. 68), November 2009

Closing the Gap: Information Models in Contemporary Design Practice, edited by Helen Castle and Richard Garber, “Toni Stabile Student Center, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism” by Scott Marble and Karen Fairbanks (pp. 106-109), AD Architectural Design, Volume 79, Number 2, March/April 2009

Engineered Transparency—The Technical, Visual, and Spatial Effects of Glass, edited by Michael Bell and Jeannie Kim, “Double Performance” by Scott Marble (pp. 156-157), Princeton Architectural Press, 2009

The Architect’s Newspaper, “The A-List” by Aaron Seward (pp. 3-4), March 18, 2009

The Architect’s Newspaper, “In Detail: Toni Stabile Student Center, Marble Fairbanks with Front” by Aaron Seward (p. 10), February 4, 2009


New York Magazine, “Finding the Fab in Prefab” by Justin Davidson, July 20, 2008

Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling by Barry Bergdoll and Peter Christensen, featuring Flatform (pp. 24, 185), Museum of Modern Art, 2008

ARCHITECT Magazine“R+D” by Katie Gerfen, featuring Slide Library (pp. 40-41; 64-67), August 2008

Interior Design, “The Desert Blooms” by Debra Scott, featuring Palm Springs House (pp. 87-90), July, 2008

Daily News, “Glen Oaks Library to Double Space” by Brendan Brosh, February 1, 2008

1000 x Americas Architecture by Kristin Kress, featuring Glen Oaks Branch Library, Fusion Publishing, 2008


The Architect’s Newspaper, “Design Excellence Takes Root” by Samantha Topol, April 4, 2007

Contemporary World Interiors by Susan Yelavich, featuring Vertical Townhouse (pp. 87-89), Phaidon Press, 2007

ARCHITECT Magazine, “54th Annual P/A Awards” by Katie Gerfen (pp. 49-51), January 2007


I.D. International Design Magazine, Tom Vanderbilt (moderator), “Environments,” 52nd Annual Design Review, featuring Slide Library (pp. 152-163), July/August 2006


Marble Fairbanks: Bootstrapping, edited by Luke Bulman, Michigan Architecture Publications #12, The University of Michigan, 2005

The Architect’s Newspaper, “OPEN>LIBRARY,” featuring Glen Oaks Branch Library, vol.18, November 22, 2005

The New York Times, “City Seeking Rich Designs Instead of the Lowest Bids” by Robin Pogrebin, August 13, 2005

Modern Weekly International, “Dream Gallery” by Mandy Kwong, feature editor, Modern Media Co., Ltd., Hong Kong, 13th Street Residence, (pp. 27-28), March 2005

50 of the World’s Best Apartments, Robyn Beaver, coordinating editor, The Images Publishing Group, featuring 13th Street Residence (pp. 10-17), 2004

Educational Spaces, Vol. 3, Sarah Noel, coordinating editor, Cooper Union Engineering Design Center, (p. 114), The Images Publishing Group, 2003

Frame, “Join the Dots” by Shonquis Moreno, featuring Sciuscia (pp. 34), September/October 2003

Architecture for Education, New School Designs from the Chicago Competition, “Marble Fairbanks Architects,” (pp. 1.8-1.18; 2.10-2.17), Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, 2002

Schools for Cities, Urban Strategies, “Lessons from the Chicago Public Schools Design Competition” by Cindy Moelis with Beth Valukas, editor, Sharon Harr, (p. 39), the National Endowment for the Arts, 2002

ARCHITECT Magazine, 49th Annual P/A Awards, “Marble Fairbanks Architects Chicago Public School,” (pp. 55; 68-71), January 2002

Competitions, “An Elementary School Paradigm? A New Approach to Chicago Public Schools” by Stanley Collyer, (pp. 15-16), Summer 2001

Arverne: Housing on the Edge, exhibition brochure published by The Architectural League of New York, December 2001

The Architect, Women in Contemporary Architecture, edited by Maggie Toy, (pp. 60-65), Watson-Guptill, 2001

Architectural Record, “Two Win ‘Big Shoulders, Small Schools’,” (p. 52), May 2001

Interior Design, “Maison Vertical, A three-story live work space” by Abby Bussel, featuring Vertical Townhouse (pp. 168-73), March 2001

Architectural Record, “Record Interiors 2000, Open Loft” by Clifford Pearson, (pp. 107; 138-43), September 2000

Manhattan Lofts by Ivor Richards, featuring Chelsea Loft (pp. 23-24; 96-103), Wiley-Academy, 2000

Interior Design, “The Learning Curve” by Abby Bussel, Cooper Union Engineering Design Center, (pp. 294-299), May 2000

The Architectural Review, “Emerging Architecture” and “Just the Ticket” by Peter Davey, (pp. 36-37; 63), December 1999

Lofts & Apartments in NYC by Matteo Vercelloni, edited by Silvio San Pietro, photographs by Paul Warchol, Edizioni L’Archivolto, featuring Chelsea Loft (pp. 42-49), November 1999

Loft by Mayer Rus, photographs by Paul Warchol, featuring Chelsea Loft (pp. 170-177), The Monacelli Press, 1998

The New American Apartment, Oscar Riera Ojeda, editor, featuring Chelsea Loft (pp. 200-207), Watson-Guptill Publications, November 1997

Metropolitan Home, “Guiding Light: New Materials Open Spaces,” Fifth Avenue Loft Design 100 Special Issue, (pp. 108-113), March/April 1997

Interior Design, “Scott Marble & Karen Fairbanks,” Fifth Avenue Loft Design, (pp. 114-119), June, 1996

40 Under 40, “40 Designers & Architects under 40” by Beverly Russell (pp. 132-133), Vitae Publishing Inc., 1996

World Architecture, “Take Four; Alternative Designs for the Cardiff Bay Opera House”, (pp. 106-109), January 1996

AA File #29, “Cardiff Bay Opera House Competition; The Young Americans” by Ben van Berkel & Caroline Bos (pp. 79-83), Summer 1995

Interiors, “Forty under Forty,” (pp. 50-51), September 1995

Interior Design, “Scott Marble & Karen Fairbanks,” featuring Chelsea Loft (pp. 158-165), May 1995

The New York Times, “At the Modern, a Showcase of Designs for a New Japan” by Herbert Muschamp, December 18, 1992

The Japan Architect, “The Nara Convention Hall International Design Competition,” (pp. 74-77), Issue 7, Summer 1992-93