Scott Marble



Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University, 1983
Master of Architecture, Columbia University, 1986


Digital Design, Digital Workflow, Fabrication, Design, Assembly, Industry


Scott Marble, FAIA, is a Professor in the School of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology and a founding partner of Marble Fairbanks Architects in New York. 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. He has also taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Syracuse, University of Michigan, and University of Calgary. 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 based in New York has received over 40 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. 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.

“Sharing Design: The Columbia Building Intelligence Project”, Scott Marble, David Benjamin, Laura Kurgan, appeared in TxA Emerging Design + Technology Conference Proceedings, 2015

“Exploring Future Workflows” appeared in Texas Architect, September 2013

Digital Workflows in Architecture: Design, Assembly, Industry, edited by Scott Marble, published by Birkhauser, 2012

“Imagining Risk” appears in Building (in) the Future: Recasting Labor in Architecture, edited by Peggy Deamer and Phil Bernstein, published by Princeton Architectural Press, 2010

“Designing Design, Designing Assembly, Designing Industry” appears in LIFE in:formation, On Responsive Information and Variations in Architecture, edited by Aaron Sprecher and Shai Yeshayahu, published by ACADIA, 2010

Architecture Information Modeling, (work featured) edited by Danielle Briscoe, published by Routledge, 2016

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

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, 2015

The New York Times, “Evolution for Libraries in Brooklyn: Plans for Brooklyn Branches have Merit” by Michael Kimmelman, featuring Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries study, <>, January 25, 2015

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

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

Architectural Record, “Seeing the Light” by Sheila Kim, <>, March 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, 2013

Inside Prefab: The Ready-Made Interior by Deborah Schneiderman, featuring Flatform, Princeton Architectural Press, 2012

Award for Excellence in Design, New York City Public Design Commission | Greenpoint Library & Environmental Education Center, 2017

National Honor Design Award from the National Chapter of the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) | Glen Oaks Branch Library, 2017

Selected as one of the 25 Most Admired Educators by Design Intelligence, 2016-17

Marble Fairbanks selected for the Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program sponsored by the Walton Family Foundation, 2016

Marble Fairbanks selected as one of twelve firms nationwide for the GSA National IDIQ (indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity) program for innovative workplace design, 2016

Marble Fairbanks projects selected for inclusion in the new Museum of Modern Art Archive | Nara Convention Hall and Flatform, 2016

American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, Glen Oaks Branch Library, 2014

Building of the Year, American-Architects, Glen Oaks Branch Library, 2014

A+ Awards Special Mention, Award for Library Typology, Architizer, Glen Oaks Branch Library, 2014