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Exhibition Opening: MarbleFairbanks

September 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm - October 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Marble Fairbanks is an architecture, design and research office in New York City founded in 1990 by Scott Marble and Karen Fairbanks. This exhibition will feature models and objects from design projects and some projects in process. Karen Fairbanks is being honored with the “Distinguished Alumna” award in early October.

The MarbleFairbanks Exhibition will be on display at Liberty Annex from September 7, 2013 through October 20, 2013.

Marble Fairbanks is an architecture, design, and research office based in Brooklyn, New York, founded in 1990 by Scott Marble and Karen Fairbanks. Building on the combined experience of completed work and ongoing research, the firm approaches every project as unique and searches for original solutions. Their continuing connection to academia through teaching inspires a creative working environment where theory and practice are informed by each other. Their working process is based on a highly collaborative team approach, including assembling teams of the most respected and innovative consultants practicing today combined with the expediency and efficiency of digital techniques. Using this integrated process, Marble Fairbanks has consistently achieved unique award-winning designs for a wide range of residential, educational, institutional and commercial projects.

In 2008 Marble Fairbanks was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art to design a speculative project addressing the potentials of digital design and fabrication for the exhibition Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling. In 2007 Scott Marble and Karen Fairbanks were selected as the Michael Owen Jones Memorial Lecturers at the University of Virginia and in 2004 they were the Charles and Ray Eames Lecturers at the University of Michigan, and the book, Marble Fairbanks: Bootstrapping, was published on the occasion of that lecture. Marble Fairbanks is the recipient of many local, national, and international design awards including an Art Commission of New York City Award for Excellence in Design, AIA awards, American Architecture Awards, a PA Award, an ID Award, and an ar+d Award for Emerging Architecture from Architecture Review Magazine. The work of Marble Fairbanks is published regularly in journals and books and has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world including the Architectural Association in London, the Nara Prefectural Museum of Art in Japan and the Museum of Modern Art in New York where their drawings are part of the museum’s permanent collection.

Karen Fairbanks (B.S.’81) has been named Taubman College’s Distinguished Alumna for 2013.


September 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm
October 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm