Adam Marcus and Andrew Kudless are associate professors of architecture at the California College of the Arts. Their work is included in the the Ohio State University Banvard Gallery exhibition Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation, which opens immediately following the lecture and runs through February 9, 2018.
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.
Recent projects include Centennial Chromagraph, a computationally-designed architectural installation which received a 2015 Small Project Award from the national chapter of AIA, and Meander, a permanent public artwork commissioned for CHS Field, a new baseball park in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Marcus 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 states of California and New York.
Andrew Kudless is a designer based in Oakland. In 2004, he founded Matsys, a design studio exploring the emergent relationships between architecture, engineering, biology, and computation. He holds a Master of Arts in Emergent Technologies and Design from the Architectural Association and a Master of Architecture from Tulane University. The work of Matsys has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France.
Previously, Kudless has taught at Yale University, Rice University, the Architectural Association and Ohio State, where he was the LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellow 2005. He was the recipient of a 2004 FEIDAD Design Merit Award and a 1998 Fulbright Fellowship in Japan. He has worked as a designer for Allied Works Architecture in Portland and New York and as a digital design consultant for Expedition Engineering in London.
Cover image: Centennial Chromagraph, courtesy of Variable Projects.