2019-02-20 Martin Felsen
From Daniel Dugan on February 26th, 2019
Martin Felsen is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and an Associate Professor in the
Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) College of Architecture.After working for Eisenman Architects, Stan Allen Architects and 1100 Architects in New York, he and partner Sarah Dunn established UrbanLab,
an architecture and urban design firm. UrbanLab aims to synthesize diverse methodologies, technical innovation, and hybrid vocabularies drawn equally from architecture and its complex urban and natural contexts. Built work to date includes houses, housing, mixed-use buildings, restaurants, installations, and urban infrastructural projects. Parallel to this realized work, Martin is a Principal Investigator for research projects funded by organizations such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Institute of Architect’s College of Fellows. His research focuses on public infrastructure and the resources driving American (and American-style) cities and megaregions.
Martin received the Dubin Family Young Architect Award in 2007 from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago. Martin’s work has been recognized nationally and internationally. Awards include first prize in the History Channel’s City of the Future Competition, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows Latrobe Prize, and several design awards from AIA Chicago. In 2010, the Architectural League of New York included UrbanLab in their Emerging Voices program. UrbanLab has exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010 and 2012, and in the Chicago Architecture Biennial in 2015 and 2017.