Marc Fornes is a registered and practicing architect specializing in computational design and digital fabrication. He leads MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY, the NYC-based studio recognized for creating temporary and permanent projects which are situated between art and architecture, and which unify surface, structure and spatial experience into a single system.
Over the past ten years, MARC FORNES/THEVERMANY has designed and built permanent and temporary ‘Crawling Assemblies’ in the United States, Canada and Europe. Their complex curvilinear surfaces provide structural rigidity without the need for additional support. Calling to mind organic references, the undulating, often brightly-colored structures craft unique spaces that play with light and depth. Work of the studio has also been acquired by and displayed as part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the FRAC Centre (Orleans, FR), the CNAP and private collections, and exhibited at the Guggenheim, GGG Art Basel Miami, Art Paris and sold at auction at Phillips De Pury.
Marc is a TED Fellow. He has been a speaker at many events and institutions including the ArchiLab symposium 2013 and MoMA MIND 08. In 2012 he was the recipient of an artist residency at the Atelier Calder (FR) and his studio was awarded the New Practices New York 2012 by the American Institute of Architects and the Architectural League Prize 2013. His architectural work for Louis Vuitton is the recipient of the A+ Jury Award in the Pop Up category. He has taught design at Harvard GSD, Columbia University, University of Southern California, University of Michigan and Die Angewandte.
Marc’s pior professional work experience prior includes SOM, Ross Lovegrove and ZAHA HADID Architects, where Marc was Project Architect for an experimental Mediateque in Pau, France. During his three years on this project he directed extensive material research and geometrical development for what would have been the largest self-supported carbon fiber shell to date.
In 2004 he graduated with a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Design Research Lab of the Architectural Association in London after previously studying mathematics and architecture in France and Sweden (KTH).