School of Architecture welcomes new chair

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Scott Marble, adjunct associate professor of architecture at Columbia University, will be the new chair of Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture. His appointment begins July 1.

As both a practicing architect and an educator, Marble embraces the change of new and developing technologies. His book — Digital Workflows in Architecture: Design, Assembly, Industry — explored the role of technology in the profession, building on the work of his practice and his 20 years of engagement with digital design and technology at Columbia University.

Marble said he was attracted to the position because Georgia Tech understands technology's great potential for solving problems in new and innovative ways.

Today’s architects must be technologically savvy and embrace collaborative and interdisciplinary models, he said.

“It’s typical that an architect is known as a leader of big teams,” Marble said. “That’s still important to maintain, but I think the next generation is going to be less about the more historical model of the ‘master builder’ and more about what I would refer to as the ‘master collaborator.’”

College of Architecture Dean Steven French described Marble as an outstanding designer and innovative educator who will develop a leading curriculum for 21st century architectural education.

For nearly 30 years, Marble has had his feet in both the academy and practice, witnessing a growing divide between the two. At Georgia Tech, he aims to establish a strategic and strong connection to industry that will create graduates who can become thought leaders in industry.

As chair of the School of Architecture, Marble will maintain partnership in Marble Fairbanks Architects, an award-winning practice in New York City whose work is a part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

He will also leverage his influential network in the architectural community to support Georgia Tech students here in Atlanta. These connections will increase the school's national and international impact and reputation, French said.

Marble received a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Texas A&M University in 1983 and a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University in 1986.

He is a licensed architect in multiple states and his firm has received numerous recognitions, including awards from The American Institute of Architects and the Chicago Athaneum.



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