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ArtBuzz » Marlon Blackwell Architects

Experience architecture in a whole new way through this program that mixes art, a signature cocktail, and conversation for an evening that will leave you buzzing! This evening, Principals of Marlon Blackwell Architects, Marlon and Meryati Blackwell will speak directly to recent work completed in the region, such as the Harvey Pediatric Clinic, the Thaden School, the Lamplighter School, and Shelby Farms Park with a focus on the nature of abstraction in a landscape of unholy unions.

Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, is a practicing architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as the E. Fay Jones Distinguished Professor in Architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas. He served as Department Head from 2009 – 2015 and was named among the “30 Most Admired Educators” by DesignIntelligence in 2015. Work produced in his professional office, Marlon Blackwell Architects, has received national and international recognition with significant publication in books, architectural journals and magazines and numerous design awards, including the 2016 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture and a #1 Design Firm ranking by the Architect 50. Blackwell was selected as a United States Artists Ford Fellow in 2014 and received 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.

Meryati Johari Blackwell brings over twenty-five years of experience to her role as Managing Principal at Marlon Blackwell Architects where she also serves as Director of Interiors and Sustainability. As a registered architect, registered interior designer, and LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C), she works closely with Marlon and each project team to deliver thoughtful designs that are both sensual and sensible. Her sensitivity as a designer and knowledge of materials and details enrich every project in the office. As Managing Principal of Marlon Blackwell Architects, she provides oversight of business operations and the development of the firm’s team and resources.

Sponsored by Marlon Blackwell Architects, Ken and Liz Allen, Chip and Susan Chambers, and Tartaglino Richards Family Foundation in memory of Maurice Jennings

$20 ($16 for members), register online or with Guest Services at 479.657.2335.



September 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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