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Scott Marble

At a Glance

Class Year: 1983

Award Year: 2012

Degree: Bachelor of Environmental Design

Profession: Architecture / Education


Scott Marble is a founding partner of Marble Fairbanks Architects in New York and was recently appointed Professor and William H. Harrison Chair of the School of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology. He was previously Associate Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation where he was Director of Fabrication Research from 2004 – 2008 and Director of Integrated Design from 2009-2015. During this time, Scott also directed The Columbia Building Intelligence Project (CBIP), an industry-funded pilot research project exploring technology-enabled collaborative processes in design. He was honored with the 2014 Award of Excellence for Innovative Academic Programs from ACADIA, The Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture in recognition of this project. Scott is a frequent lecturer in the area of digital technologies and industry and recently completed the book Digital Workflows in Architecture: Design, Assembly, Industry published by Birkhauser. His firm, Marble Fairbanks has received numerous local, national, and international design awards including AIA Design Awards, Architect magazine’s R+D award, pa (Progressive Architecture) award and Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Awards. In 2008, the Museum of Modern Art commissioned their project, Flatform for the exhibition Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling. Their most recently completed project, Glen Oaks Branch Library, was selected as both the Public Choice and the Editor’s Choice for American-Architects Building of the Year, 2013. Scott and his partner, Karen Fairbanks, were the Charles and Ray Eames Lecturers at the University of Michigan in 2004 and their book, Marble Fairbanks: Bootstrapping, was published on the occasion of that event. The work of Marble Fairbanks is published regularly in books, journals and news media 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. Scott received his Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University and his Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Texas A&M University. In 2012 he was a recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award from Texas A&M University.