"Intentionality" by Marc Simmons, Thomas W. Ventulett III Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design

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Marc Simmons, the Thomas W. Ventulett III Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design, will present and discuss recent projects. A leading advocate for innovative and critical practice, Simmons has produced many seminal works in contemporary architecture.

His firm, Front, is known widely for its successful execution of original and ground-breaking work, and for its progressive approach to design integration among building disciplines.  Front’s work methodology embraces architectural, engineering and cultural challenges with a first-principles approach for the evolution of creative and buildable designs.

Prior to establishing Front in 2002, Simmons worked for the international façade engineering practices Dewhurst Macfarlane & Partners and for Meinhardt Façade Technology. Originally trained in architecture, Simmons graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, Canada, and worked for Foster and Partners. He served as faculty member at Princeton University School of Architecture from 2005 to 2012, conducting graduate seminars on the subject of façade technology and practice, and teaching collaborative design studios. 


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  • Created By:Kenneth Williams
  • Created:08/12/2015
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:04/13/2017