Marie Stargala
P/T Instructor

Marie Stargala (she/her) joins the School of Architecture faculty in Fall 2022 as a Part-Time Instructor teaching Architectural Design III.

Stargala is a German-American architect and founder of Twenty Three Calvin, a design practice focused on the production of buildings, interiors, and landscapes. The studio’s work is motivated by an exploration of aesthetics, informed by its elemental approach to methodology, ethics, and subjective experience. Prior to Twenty Three Calvin, Stargala worked at Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, Switzerland.

Both in her academic and professional work, Stargala questions the ways in which human subjectivity renders matter as still, passive, and mute. Thinking through alternative subjective experiences, she works to decentralize the human perspective, inviting the agency of materials to become part of her design process.

Stargala is a recipient of the Joseph Lluis Sert Scholarship, the Harry and Penelope Seidler Grant, and the 2020 GSD Research Grant. Her work has been shown at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Druker Design Gallery in Cambridge, and Tama Art University Library in Tokyo.

Stargala holds a Master in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She also studied at Tama Art University and Art Center College of Design, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design.