Martin Ignacio Fernandez joins the Syracuse University School of Architecture faculty in Spring 2023 as a P/T Instructor teaching Design Studio.
Fernandez is a designer and technologist, whose work consists of code, images, and narratives, which examine the intersection between digital culture and the built environment. He researches how the introduction of digital applications — such as e-commerce, mobile payments, navigation tools, online encyclopedias, and social media — has affected the building typologies of various institutions, including agoras, banks, cemeteries, libraries, and malls. His thesis delved deeper into this topic, specifically exploring the impact of digital memories in the dominion of the dead.
Fernandez’s work has been exhibited at the 2018 Venice Biennale Irish Pavilion, Druker Design Gallery, Fordham University Center Gallery, and Subtropical Urbanism Conference; and has been published in Landscape Architecture Magazine, Nexus Network Journal, GSD Platform, and UF Architrave. He has given lectures and been a guest critic at Harvard University, the University of Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Broward College, and the University of British Columbia.
Fernandez is currently an Architectural Designer and Creative Technologist at Certain Measures, a design and science firm. Where he conducts research, develops technical systems, and designs immersive and interactive experiences. He focuses on resolving complex geometries for the construction industry and promoting waste circularity; creating exhibitions on synthetic biology and domestic robotics; and analyzing urban typologies through cartography. He has completed projects for the Museum of the Future in Dubai, Aiiiii Art Center in Shanghai, Centre Pompidou in Paris, and Cooper Union in New York.
Fernandez previously worked at Arquitectonica Miami, Gensler San Francisco, Invivia Cambridge, Tom Depaor Studio Dublin, and Harvard Campus Planning Cambridge. He holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida and Master of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.