Photograph Courtesy of the Center for Architecture

Presented by the American Institute of Architects New York (AIA), Cocktails & Conversation is a series of dialogues about design that joins an architect with a critic, journalist, curator, or architectural historian to discuss current architecture design issues. Each program includes a custom-crafted cocktail—one inspired by the architect’s work and created especially for this event. This October, Archtober will present a conversation featuring Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, Principal, Marlon Blackwell Architects and Billie Tsien, AIA, Partner, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners. If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can attend this event for free! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year long!

DATE: Friday, October 4th, 2019, 6:30PM-8:30PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders! ($25 for the general public)

CAPACITY: 10 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Opens Friday, September 20th, 2019 at 12PM EST
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ABOUT THE ARCHITECT:

  • Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, is a practicing architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as the E. Fay Jones Distinguished Professor at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas. Work produced in his professional office, Marlon Blackwell Architects (MBA), has received national and international recognition with significant publication in books, architectural journals and magazines and more than 160 design awards. MBA received the 2016 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture and ranked #1 in Design as part of the 2016 Architect 50. In recognition of his substantial contributions to design, Marlon was a Resident of the American Academy in Rome in 2019, inducted into the National Academy of Design in 2018, and selected as a United States Artists Ford Fellow in 2014. He received the E. Fay Jones Gold Medal from the Arkansas AIA in 2017 and the 2012 Architecture Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A monograph of his early work, “An Architecture of the Ozarks: The Works of Marlon Blackwell”, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2005. He was selected by The International Design Magazine, in 2006, as one of the ID Forty: Undersung Heroes and as an “Emerging Voice” in 1998 by the Architectural League of New York.


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