Marlon Blackwell Architect USA, Building, Fayetteville Design Studio, Arkansas Office
Marlon Blackwell Architect : Architecture
Contemporary American Architect Practice based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
Apr 6, 2017
Marlon Blackwell Architect Lecture
Marlon Blackwell at Dallas Architecture Forum
Marlon Blackwell Lecture, Horchow Auditorium , Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA
April 19, 2017
The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017 Lecture Season with outstanding architect Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, Founder of Marlon Blackwell Architects, Fayetteville.
Marlon Blackwell lecture is one of the nation’s most respected regional modernist architects. His practice takes place primarily in Arkansas and combines vernacular traditions with rigorous formalism. Throughout his body of work, nature has been a persistent inspiration, and he strives to create spaces that respond to the physical and cultural eccentricities of a place.
Working in the second poorest state in the country, Blackwell’s architecture uses an economy of means for a maximum of meaning, and he makes spectacular buildings with very small budgets. Blackwell’s work is highly honored on a national and international level. Recent honors include the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Award and being named Best Architectural Design firm in the United States by the American Institute of Architects.
Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, is a practicing architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as Distinguished Professor and Department Head in the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. His architecture is based in design strategies that draw upon vernaculars and the particular elements of place. His design work has received recognition with numerous national and international design awards and significant publication in books, architectural journals and magazines.
The office of Marlon Blackwell Architects has been recognized as the Firm of the Year by Residential Architect magazine. Recent honors include the St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church (Springdale, Arkansas) winning an AIA National Honor Award and the Civic and Community Building category at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona, Spain.
The IMA Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion (Indianapolis, Indiana) also received an AIA National Honor Award. Most recently, Marlon Blackwell Architects received the 2016 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture and was named Best Architectural Design Firm in the U.S. by Architect Magazine.
The significance of Blackwell’s contributions to design is evidenced by the Architecture Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the publication of a monograph of his work entitled “An Architecture of the Ozarks: The Works of Marlon Blackwell” published by Princeton Architectural Press. Blackwell was selected by The International Design Magazine as one of the ID Forty: Undersung Heroes and as an “Emerging Voice” by the Architectural League of New York.
Marlon Blackwell co-founded the University of Arkansas Mexico Summer Urban Studio, and has coordinated and taught in the program at the Casa Luis Barragan in Mexico City. He received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and a M. Arch II degree from Syracuse University in Florence, Italy.
29 Jan 2013
Marlon Blackwell Architect – Latest Project
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art – Store, Bentonville, Arkansas, USA
Date built: 2013
photograph : Timothy Hursley
Crystal Bridges Museum Arkansas – 29 Jan 2013
Located in the heart of the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Moshe Safdie, 2011), the museum store is an insertion by Marlon Blackwell Architect into an existing 3,040 sqft curved concrete space. A local competition was held to find an architect that could contribute to the overall museum experience and provide the museum with a functional and tactile museum store.
Marlon Blackwell Architect – Major Building
Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, Springdale, Arkansas, USA
Date built: 2011
photograph : Timothy Hursley
Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
This building is the result of a transformation of an existing metal shop building into a sanctuary and fellowship hall in anticipation of a larger adjacent sanctuary on the same site. The simple original structure is enveloped by a new skin, obscuring and refining the original gabled form.
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Marlon Blackwell Architect – Practice Information
Architect studio based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
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