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Marlon Blackwell

Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, USA Ford Fellow, is a practicing architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as Distinguished Professor and Department Head in the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. Work produced in his professional office, Marlon Blackwell Architect, has received recognition with numerous national and international design awards and significant publication in books, architectural journals and magazines. The office of Marlon Blackwell Architect was recognized as the Firm of the Year by Residential Architect magazine in 2011. Recent honors include the St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church (Springdale, Arkansas) winning a 2013 AIA National Honor Award and the 2011 Civic and Community Building category at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona, Spain, and the IMA Ruth Lilly Visitor’s Pavilion (Indianapolis, Indiana) receiving an AIA National Honor Award in 2012.

The significance of his contributions to design is evidenced by being named a 2014 USA Artists Ford Fellow and receiving the 2012 Architecture Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Other honors include the publication of a monograph of his early work entitled “An Architecture of the Ozarks: The Works of Marlon Blackwell” published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2005 and being selected as an “Emerging Voice” in architecture in 1998 by the Architectural League of New York.

Marlon Blackwell is a 1991graduate of the Syracuse Architecture M.Arch 2 Florence program.