Adam Marcus directs Variable Projects, a design and research studio that operates at the intersection of architecture, computation, and fabrication. He is also a partner in Futures North, a public art collaborative dedicated to exploring the aesthetics of data. His work explores ways in which new technologies can interface with longstanding architectural traditions of craft, materiality, ornament, and pattern. Prior to founding his own practice, he worked at Marble Fairbanks in New York City as project architect for a number of award-winning educational and public projects.
At CCA he teaches design studios and courses in digital media. From 2011 to 2013, he was the Cass Gilbert Design Fellow at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture, where he chaired the symposium "Digital Provocations: Emerging Computational Approaches to Pedagogy & Practice" and organized the school's annual Architecture As Catalyst graduate workshop program. He has also taught at Columbia University, Barnard College, and the Architectural Association's Visiting School Los Angeles. He was recently selected by Design Intelligence as one of the '30 Most Admired Educators For 2013.'
Recent projects include Centennial Chromagraph, a computationally-designed architectural installation which recently received a 2013 AIA Minnesota Honor Award, and Modular Variations, a series of full-scale prototype investigations into the role of variation in processes of standardized mass production.
Adam is a graduate of Brown University, where he studied art and architectural history, and Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is LEED accredited, NCARB certified, and is a licensed and registered architect in the state of New York.
Assistant Professor, Architecture