Marble Fairbanks and SITU STUDIO

September

Click for more images | SITU STUDIO's Heartwalk and Marble Fairbanks' Glen Oaks Branch Library

Click for more images | SITU STUDIO’s Heartwalk in Times Square and Marble Fairbanks’ Glen Oaks Branch Library

First Friday
Marble Fairbanks and SITU STUDIO

SOLD OUT — We are currently sold out for this event. To be added to the wait list, email rsvp@archleague.org.

Join Marble Fairbanks and SITU STUDIO at their offices for drinks, informal conversation, and a behind the scenes look at recent and upcoming projects. This program is part of First Friday, a monthly opportunity for League members to visit the offices of leading design practices to see work on the boards and learn more about the offices’ organization and design processes. These informal social gatherings feature happy hour drinks arranged by the host office.

Founding partners Karen Fairbanks and Scott Marble, both practitioners and educators, lead Marble Fairbanks, an architecture, design, and research firm with simultaneous interests in theory and practice.

The firm’s recent work centers on cultural and institutional projects, including the newly opened Glen Oaks Library (a branch of the Queens Borough Public Library), NYU Abu Dhabi’s New York City offices, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism Toni Stabile Student Center, which received an AIA Honor Award in Architecture.

Working at the intersection of architecture, art, and craftsmanship, SITU STUDIO exemplifies an integrated design-build practice. Founded in 2005 when its four partners – Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny, Basar Girit, Bradley Samuels, and Wes Rozen – were studying architecture at The Cooper Union, SITU STUDIO is a research, design, and fabrication firm based in Brooklyn. The firm’s work illustrates their commitment to the creation of “processes that leverage fabrication efficiencies, material re-use, flexible assemblies, and community involvement.”

Through collaborations with individuals and groups outside of the field, the office frequently applies design thinking to societal problems. This past summer, for example, SITU partnered with start-up Drive Change to build food trucks that employ previously incarcerated youth.

Other recent projects include reOrder, a site-specific architectural environment at the Brooklyn Museum and Heartwalk, a public art installation and winner of the 2013 Times Square Valentine’s Day Heart Design Competition.

Marble Fairbanks–Glen Oaks Branch Library | photo: Eduard Heuber / Arch Photo

Click for more images | Marble Fairbanks–Glen Oaks Branch Library | photo: Eduard Heuber / Arch Photo

Marble Fairbanks–Glen Oaks Branch Library | rendering courtesy of the firm

Marble Fairbanks–Glen Oaks Branch Library | rendering courtesy of the firm

Marble Fairbanks–Glen Oaks Branch Library | photo: Eduard Heuber / Arch Photo

Marble Fairbanks–Glen Oaks Branch Library | photo: Eduard Heuber / Arch Photo

Marble Fairbanks–Toni Stabile Student Center, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism | photo courtesy of the firm

Marble Fairbanks–Toni Stabile Student Center, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism | photo courtesy of the firm

Marble Fairbanks–Toni Stabile Student Center, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism | photo courtesy of the firm

Marble Fairbanks–Toni Stabile Student Center, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism | photo courtesy of the firm

Marble Fairbanks–New York University FAS Department of English | photo: Eduard Heuber / Arch Photo

Marble Fairbanks–New York University FAS Department of English | photo: Eduard Heuber / Arch Photo

Marble Fairbanks–Flatform | photo courtesy of the firm

Marble Fairbanks–Flatform | photo courtesy of the firm

Marble Fairbanks–Tenrikyo Mission Center | photo: Eduard Heuber / Arch Photo

Marble Fairbanks–Tenrikyo Mission Center | photo: Eduard Heuber / Arch Photo

Marble Fairbanks–Tenrikyo Mission Center | photo: Eduard Heuber / Arch Photo

Marble Fairbanks–Tenrikyo Mission Center | photo: Eduard Heuber / Arch Photo

Marble Fairbanks–Slide Library, Columbia University Department of Art History & Archaeology | photo courtesy of the firm

Marble Fairbanks–Slide Library, Columbia University Department of Art History & Archaeology | photo courtesy of the firm

Marble Fairbanks–SPARK | rendering courtesy of the firm

Marble Fairbanks–SPARK | rendering courtesy of the firm

SITU STUDIO–Heartwalk, Times Square | photo: Keith Sirchio

Click for more images | SITU STUDIO–Heartwalk, Times Square | photo: Keith Sirchio

SITU STUDIO–Heartwalk, The Rockaways | photo courtesy of the firm

SITU STUDIO–Heartwalk, The Rockaways | photo courtesy of the firm

SITU STUDIO–Design Lab, New York Hall of Science. Ariel view | rendering courtesy of the firm

SITU STUDIO–Design Lab, New York Hall of Science. Ariel view | rendering courtesy of the firm

SITU STUDIO–Design Lab, New York Hall of Science. View from mezzanine | rendering courtesy of the firm

SITU STUDIO–Design Lab, New York Hall of Science. View from mezzanine | rendering courtesy of the firm

SITU STUDIO (with MTWTF)–Hava Nagila: A Song for the People, The Museum of Jewish Heritage | photo courtesy of the firm

SITU STUDIO (with MTWTF)–Hava Nagila: A Song for the People, The Museum of Jewish Heritage | photo courtesy of the firm

SITU STUDIO (with MTWTF)–Hava Nagila: A Song for the People, The Museum of Jewish Heritage | photo courtesy of the firm

SITU STUDIO (with MTWTF)–Hava Nagila: A Song for the People, The Museum of Jewish Heritage | photo courtesy of the firm

SITU STUDIO–Maker Space, New York Hall of Science | photo courtesy of the firm

SITU STUDIO–Maker Space, New York Hall of Science | photo courtesy of the firm

SITU STUDIO–Maker Space, New York Hall of Science | photo courtesy of the firm

SITU STUDIO–Maker Space, New York Hall of Science | photo courtesy of the firm

SITU STUDIO–reOrder, Brooklyn Museum | photo courtesy of the firm

SITU STUDIO–reOrder, Brooklyn Museum | photo courtesy of the firm

SITU STUDIO–reOrder, Brooklyn Museum | photo courtesy of the firm

SITU STUDIO–reOrder, Brooklyn Museum | photo courtesy of the firm

Time & Place
Friday, September 6, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Offices of SITU STUDIO and Marble Fairbanks
20 Jay Street, 2nd Floor (both offices are located on the 2nd floor)
Brooklyn
Tickets
SOLD OUT -- First Friday events are free and open only to League members, who may bring up to one non-member guest. RSVP required to rsvp@archleague.org. To become a member and attend this program, join here.