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Marlon Blackwell: The Latest Architecture and News

Louis Kahn's Dormitories for the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Saved from Demolition

As reported in The Times of India, the board of governors for the Indian Institute of Management, in Ahmedabad, India has canceled the proposal to demolish Louis Kahn’s buildings on campus and replacing them with new structures, after a worldwide pushback from the international architecture community.

Marlon Blackwell Receives the 2020 AIA Gold Medal

The Board of Directors and the Strategic Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have awarded renowned architect Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, with the 2020 Gold Medal. This prize credits an individual that had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture.

Fulbright Building Addition. Image © Timothy HursleySrygley Office Building . Image © Tim HursleySt Nicholas Church. Image Courtesy of Marlon Blackwell ArchitectThe Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion . Image © Timothy Hursley+ 11

Marlon Blackwell On Working in Arkansas and Why We Should "Recreate Strangeness" in Architecture

In this video entitled Building Between, Marlon Blackwell advocates for a kind of regionalism which isn’t as divisive as “regionalism.” As a 24-year resident of Arkansas, he recalls his work and process in a place which he states is both “an environment of natural beauty and a place of real constructed ugliness”—showing the nuanced and self-critical awareness of place beyond the utopian glorification of genius loci which earlier this year earned him the 2016 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture.

Srygley Office Building. Image © Timothy HursleyVol Walker Hall & the Steven L Anderson Design Center. Image © Timothy HursleyFayetteville Montessori Elementary School. Image © Timothy HursleySt Nicholas Church. Image Courtesy of Marlon Blackwell Architects+ 4

AD Interviews: Marlon Blackwell

During the 2011 AIA Arkansas Convention I had the chance to meet one of the most influential architects in the state: Marlon Blackwell.