Rogers Marvel Architects

Rogers Marvel Architects, PLLC


     8 × 10 in (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
192 pages
200 color illustrations
Publication date: 6/20/2011
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781568989990

New York City-based Rogers Marvel Architects has garnered high praise for its distinctive blend of elegance, technical mastery, and civic consciousness. Rogers Marvel Architects, the firm's first monograph, showcases recent and award-winning work, from large-scale public projects such as their contest-winning entry (along with West 8 from Rotterdam) to the redesign of New York City's Governors Island to institution specific buildings such as the recently completed Westchester Reform Temple.

Rob Rogers was born in Denver, Colorado. At Rice University he won the prestigious Fossi Fellowship and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor in Architecture. Rob then joined I.M. Pei & Partners and spent six years on projects around the world, including the Grande Louvre in Paris, the Bank of China in Hong Kong, and the Science Center at Choate Rosemary Hall. In 1989 he earned his Master of Design Studies degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 1990 he opened his own practice with projects in Boston, New York and Wyoming. In 1992, he teamed up with Jonathan Marvel to form Rogers Marvel Architects in New York City.

Rob has taught design studios for nineteen years, first at Pratt and later at Columbia, Harvard and Parsons. He held the Cullinan Chair at Rice in 2004 and has served as a visiting professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Rob is a GSA Peer and he lectures frequently at universities and institutions.

Jonathan Marvel was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He majored in fine arts at Dartmouth College and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1982. In 1986, he graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Design with a Master of Architecture degree. Jonathan worked for four years in the office of Richard Meier on the Museu d'Art Contemporani in Barcelona, the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the High Museum in Atlanta before beginning his own practice in 1990. He won the competition for renovating the galleries and entry of El Museo del Barrio in 1992, the same year he teamed up with Rob Rogers to form Rogers Marvel Architects in New York City.

Jonathan has taught design studios for fifteen years at Columbia, Harvard and now Parsons and recently taught an Urban Design Studio at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a former Board member of the New York Chapter of the AIA and currently serves on the preservation committee of the Municipal Art Society and on the streetscape committee for the New York City Design Commission. He has been a member of the NYSCA Architecture, Planning and Design panel since 2006. Jonathan is active on three boards, The Greenwich Village High School, a start-up interdisciplinary school in Manhattan, as well as the Buckminster Fuller Institute and the Van Alen Institute.

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