05. 2020
MM is invited for final reviews at the American University of Beirut’s School of Architecture by Ghazal Abbasy Asbagh.

05. 2020
MM is invited for final reviews at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Architecture by Heather Bizon.

04. 2020
MM is invited for midterm reviews at University of Southern California, School of Architecture by Alvin Huang.

04. 2020
Article entitled “Sticks, stones, pixels, and ink: local architects use digital tools to shape the built environment” by Julie Carpenter expands on an interview with MM on education and technology on Soapbox Cincinnati.

04. 2020
MM is invited for midterm reviews at The City College of New York in The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture by Frank Melendez.

02. 2020
“Freespace/Captivespace” exhibition opens at The Philip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery at the University of Cincinnati.

12. 2019
MM is invited for final reviews at the Carnegie Mellon’s School of Architecture by Dana Cupkova.

10. 2019
Volume 6, Number 5 of the Architectural Science Review Special Issue journal entitled “Means, Methods, Machines and Making in Architecture” and co-edited by MM with Mike Christenson, David J. Gerber, Wassim Jabi, and Andrew John Witt is published with Taylor Francis/Rutledge.

08. 2019
MM leads six week long study abroad program, entitled “Freespace/Captivespace”, in Eastern Europe with the University of Cincinnati SAID.

06. 2019
Echos, published with Actar, wins Top 50 Books and Covers in 2018 by the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

06. 2019
MM receives tenure at the University of Cincinnati in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) and is promoted to Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Interior Design (SAID).

05. 2019
MM is invited for final reviews at Harvard GSD by Jeffry Burchard.

04. 2019
Images from the project “Augmented Coral” are featured under the “Augmented Reality” chapter in the book entitled “Drawing from the Model: Digital Tools, Techniques, and Workflows for Contemporary Architectural Representation”authored by Frank Melendez and published with Wiley and Sons.

03. 2019
MM receives UC International Faculty-Led Study Abroad Block Grant for “Freespace/Captivespace”.

12. 2018
Echos is published with Actar. You may purchase the 406 page volume here.

12. 2018
Volume 16, Issue 4 of the International Journal of Architectural Computing entitled “Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Architecture: Autonomy, Agency, and Indeterminacy” and co-edited by MM with Vera Parlac, Lauren Vasey, Andrew John Witt, Wassim Jabi, Mahesh Daas, David J. Gerber, and Mark Clayton is published with Sage Publishers.

11. 2018
MM is named “Prominent Alumni” by the University of Houston.

10. 2018
MM wins UC International Study Abroad Mentoring Grant and will travel to the UAE with Distinguished Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy Charles Matthews from the Department of Management in the Lindner College of Business for the United Arab Emirates: Doing Business in the Middle East program.

10. 2018
MM moderates the “Production” Paper Session at the ACADIA 2018: “Re-calibration on Imprecision and Infidelity” Conference in Mexico City.

09. 2018
MM is re-elected on the Acadia BoD.

08. 2018
MM’s interview with Michelle Ralston, featuring the recent exhibit at Palazzo Bembo with the occasion of the 2018 Venice Biennale, is published on the University of Cincinnati Website.

06. 2018
"Optical Illusions of Volume: Augmented Bubbles" is featured on the Data & Matter website.


05. 2018
"Optical Illusions of Volume: Bubbles" is featured on suckerPUNCH.

05. 2018
The “Data & Matter” exhibition opens in Italy and is featured in ”Venice 2018: Time, Space, Existence” catalogue published by the GAA Foundation - European Cultural Center.

04. 2018
Master of Architecture student, Han Shen, receives the DAAP Urban Futures Award upon graduation for his thesis entitled “A Retreat to Autonomy” advised by MM.

03. 2018
MM presents, on behalf of Adam Schueler and Ming Tang, the project entitled "Augmented Bubbles" at the 106th Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Additional credits include: Peter Foster, Anousha Alamgir, and Connor Tutthill. The 106th Annual Meeting: The Ethical Imperative will be held March 15-17, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The presentation will take place in the "DESIGN RESEARCH IN THE STUDIO CONTEXT" session at 4:30pm on Saturday. March 17th in Tower Court D. For more information please visit: http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/conferences/annual-meeting/106th-annual-meeting.

03. 2018
MM with Han Shen will present the paper, written in collaboration with Ming Tang, Adam Schueler, Matt Brubaker, and Han Shen, titled "Optical Illusions of Volume: Simulation-based form finding and fabrication" at the 106th Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. The paper will be presented in the "106 Open - Technology" paper session on Friday, March 16th at 11:00am. For more information please visit: http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/conferences/annual-meeting/106th-annual-meeting.

03. 2018
Mara Marcu, Han Shen, and Ming Tang's project "MO.MO" featuring the additional students Matt Brubaker, Kiana Memarandadgar, and Yasamin Enshaeian has been accepted for publication, presentation, and exhibition at CAADRIA 2018.

03. 2018
MM presents the paper titled "Building from Within/ Building from Without" at the National Conference for the Beginning Design Student 2018 at UC DAAP in Room 3420 at 10:15am on March 3rd. For the full schedule please visit http://daap.uc.edu/content/dam/daap/NewsEvents/NCBDS2018/NCBDSBooklet_web.pdf.

03. 2018
MM presents and moderates the special paper session titled "Breaking Ground: Ungendering Design" at the National Conference for the Beginning Design Student 2018 at UC DAAP in room 3410 at 1:30pm on Friday March 2nd. The panel features Zaneta Hong (UVa) http://www.arch.virginia.edu/faculty/node/2608and http://beta-field.org/, Jennifer Bonner (GSD) http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/person/jennifer-bonner/, Heather Flood (Woodbury) https://woodbury.edu/faculty/heather-flood/and http://f-lab.squarespace.com/, Ghazal Abbasy Asbagh (American University of Beirut) https://website.aub.edu.lb/nfo/new_faculty_profile/Pages/ProfilesFall2016-2017.aspx, and Wendy Fok (Parsons) https://www.newschool.edu/parsons/faculty/Wendy-Fok/and http://we-designs.com/team/wendy-w-fok. For more information please visit: http://daap.uc.edu/stories/ncbds-2018.html.

02. 2018
Mara Marcu, along with Adam Schueler and Ming Tang will participate in the ‘DATA & MATTER’ Exhibition hosted by the GGA Foundation, European Cultural Centre that will take place at the Palazzo Bembo as a collateral event of the Architecture Venice Biennale 2018, from May 24th to November 25th 2018 in Venice, Italy.

01. 2018
MM's students, Adam Schueler, Peter Foster, Anousha Alamgir, and Connor Tutthill, are featured on suckerPUNCHdaily.com with the project titled "Optical Illusions of Volume: Bubbles". For more information please visit: http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2018/01/30/opticalillusionsofvolumebubbles/#more-42218.

01. 2018
The project titled "Optical Illusions of Volume: Bubbles" done in collaboration with Adam Schueler and Ming Tang has been accepted for publication at the 106th Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Additional credits include: Peter Foster, Anousha Alamgir, and Connor Tutthill. The 106th Annual Meeting: The Ethical Imperative will be held March 15-17, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. For more information please visit: http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/conferences/annual-meeting/106th-annual-meeting.

12. 2017
MM's paper, written in collaboration with Ming Tang, Adam Schueler, Matt Brubaker, and Han Shen, titled "Optical Illusions of Volume: Simulation-based form finding and fabrication" has been accepted for publication and presentation at the 106th Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. The paper will be presented in the "106 Open - Technology" paper session. The 106th Annual Meeting: The Ethical Imperative will be held March 15-17, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. For more information please visit: http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/conferences/annual-meeting/106th-annual-meeting.

11. 2017
MM's special paper session titled "Breaking Ground: Ungendering Design" has been accepted for publication and presentation at the National Conference for the Beginning Design Student 2018. The panel features Zaneta Hong (UVa) http://www.arch.virginia.edu/faculty/node/2608and http://beta-field.org/, Jennifer Bonner (GSD) http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/person/jennifer-bonner/, Heather Flood (Woodbury) https://woodbury.edu/faculty/heather-flood/and http://f-lab.squarespace.com/, Ghazal Abbasy Asbagh (American University of Beirut) https://website.aub.edu.lb/nfo/new_faculty_profile/Pages/ProfilesFall2016-2017.aspx, and Wendy Fok (Parsons) https://www.newschool.edu/parsons/faculty/Wendy-Fok/and http://we-designs.com/team/wendy-w-fok.

11. 2017
MM's paper titled "Building from Within/ Building from Without" has been accepted for publication and presentation at the National Conference for the Beginning Design Student 2018.

10. 2017
MM will present the project titled "Augmented Coral", done in collaboration with Ming Tang, at Acadia 2017 hosted by the MIT Media Lab on Thursday, November 2nd. For more information please visit http://2017.acadia.org/schedule.html.

10. 2017
MM is elected on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC http://acadia.org/features/R6J6JC). For more information about the journal, please visit: http://www.architecturalcomputing.org/ .

08. 2017
MM is nominated for a position on the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC) Board of Directors. To vote, please visit: http://acadia.org/elections/X99P33.

07. 2017
The project titled "Augmented Coral" done in collaboration with Ming Tang, has been accepted for publication and exhibition at the ACADIA 2017 Conference.

05. 2017
Optical Illusions of Volume is on display at the Reed Gallery in Cincinnati. This exhibition celebrates projects awarded with the Director's Choice Award at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnatihttps://daap.uc.edu/galleries/reed_gallery.html.

04. 2017
Mara Marcu's students receive the Director's Choice Award for the research done in ARCH 4002+8001/Optical Illusions of Volume at UC SAID. This body of work is sponsored by the Third Century Foundation Research Grant.

04. 2017
Mara Marcu received the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award at the University of Cincinnati http://daap.uc.edu/faculty/2017-faculty-awards.html.

02. 2017
KUKA KR-20 arrives at UC SAID "http://ming3d.com/robotic/.

01. 2017
MM serves as the Secretary of ACADIA. http://acadia.org/content/organization.

11. 2016
MM serves on the ACADIA Board of Directors. http://acadia.org/features/YTYY2P.

08. 2016
MM is nominated for a position on the ACADIA Board of Directors. To vote, please visit: http://acadia.org/elections/4GPZ96.

08. 2016
MM with Ming Tang exhibits a set of drawings featuring a sequence of design transformations exploring the concept of mutation and resolution in architecture at the Reed Gallery in Cincinnati.

08. 2016
Sam Kissing's project completed in the Zoomable World/Misbehaved Tectonics sequence at UC SAID led by Mara Marcu is featured on http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2016/08/25/zoomable-world-misbehaved-tectonics/#more-40400

08. 2016
Mara Marcu, in collaboration with Ming Tang, will exhibit on behalf of the University of Cincinnati SAID at SOFA Chicago in November 2016. For more information please visit http://www.sofaexpo.com/.

07. 2016
MM is an Invited Visiting Assistant Professor at the American University of Sharjah in Fall 2016.

05. 2016
Mara Marcu with Christoph Klemmt and Ming Tang receive the University of Cincinnati Provost Technology Innovation Grant for the "Architectural Robotic Lab" at UC SAID.

04. 2016
Jillian Blakey’s project submitted to the 2016 Skyscraper Competition done during the Pseudo Vertical 1 Capstone Studio taught by Mara Marcu at the University of Cincinnati was selected by the editorial board to be published in the forthcoming book EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 3. This book will include the best 150 projects submitted to the skyscraper competition in 2014, 2015, and 2016. EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 3 is a limited edition publication and only 500 copies will be available worldwide. To order, please visit: http://bit.ly/1SdzVv9.

04. 2016
Mara Marcu is part of the Wessex Institute of Technology Scientific Committee and a peer reviewer for the 2016 Design and Nature Conference to be hosted this fall in New Forest, United Kingdom. For details, please visit http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2016/design-and-nature-2016?utm_source=wit&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dn16rem3&uid=1751867.

03. 2016
Mara Marcu and Ming Tang present "The Strange Loop" at the 2016 ACSA Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

02. 2016
Mara Marcu and Ming Tang receive the AHSS Third Century Faculty Research Grant for "Curating Artifacts".

01. 2016
Mara Marcu and Ming Tang publish "Physics Simulation and Form Seeking in Architectural Design Education" in the International Journal of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction, Vol. 4 No. 4 http://www.iasdm.org/journals/index.php/ijaec/issue/view/17.

11. 2015
Computational Ecologies: Inside the 2015 ACADIA Conference in Cincinnati. To find out more visit the Architect's Newspaper at http://blog.archpaper.com/2015/11/computational-ecologies-inside-2015-acadia-conference-cincinnati/#.VubgYOYsAWs.

09. 2015
Mara Marcu's will moderate SESSION 07: ROBOTICS / RESPONSIVE ENVIRONMENTS II at ACADIA 2015 on Thursday, October 22nd at 3:30pm at 21c Museum Hotel.

07. 2015
Mara Marcu's project titled "Transmuted Tectonics" done in collaboration with Ming Tang, has been accepted for publication and exhibition at the ACADIA 2015 Conference.

07. 2015
Mara Marcu's project titled "The Strange Wall" done in collaboration with Ming Tang, has been accepted for publication and exhibition at the ACADIA 2015 Conference.

06. 2015
Mara Marcu's paper on data mapping and ornament, written in collaboration with Ming Tang, has been accepted for publication and presentation at the ACADIA 2015 Conference.

03. 2015
Mara Marcu is part of the team hosting this year's ACADIA 2015 Conference in Cincinnati, OH. For more information please visit http://2015.acadia.org/.

02. 2015
Mara Marcu presents and moderates at the National Conference for the Beginning Design Student 2015. "Zoomable World/Misbehaved Tectonics" will be presented on Saturday, February 28 at the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture in the main auditorium at 11am. http://www.beginningdesign2015.org/

12. 2014
Mara Marcu is invited for final reviews at the Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture with Kristy Balliet.

11. 2014
Mara Marcu's exhibits with the University of Cincinnati at SOFA Chicago 2015 The Strange Wall. http://www.sofaexpo.com/chicago/content/2013/connect

06. 2014
Mara Marcu's paper titled 'DENDRITIC MALFORMATION: A case study on Adaptable Tectonic Systems' will be presented at the international conference of science and engineering Design and Nature organized by the the Wessex Institute [United Kingdom] in Opatjia - Croatia on Friday 11th July 2014, during the Morning session.

05. 2014
Mara Marcu is invited for final reviews at the University of Virginia School of Architecture with Karen van Lengen, Ghazal Abbasy-Asbagh and Robin Dripps on May 1 -3rd, 2014.

05. 2014
“Sambo’ _[Reconfigured” is exhibited at 3CDC in Over The Rhine, Cincinnati.

04. 2014
MM presents “Sambo’ _[Reconfigured” at ACSA 2014 Globalizing Architecture: Flows and Disruptions, on Saturday April 13 2014 in Miami, Florida. For more information please visit: http://acsa-arch.org/programs-events/conferences/annual-meeting/102nd-annual-meeting

11. 2013
Mara Marcu is invited for final reviews at Georgia Tech College of Architecture on December 4th, 2013 with Jennifer Bonner.

10. 2013
MM's research studio titled "Inter-Dependent Modulation" taught at UVa is published in "Catalyst: Conditions" edited by Ghazal Abbasy-Asbagh and published by ACTAR. To order please visit: http://www.amazon.com/Catalyst-Conditions-Ghazal-Abbasy-Asbagh/dp/1940291003/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382799759&sr=8-1&keywords=catalyst+conditions

10. 2013
MM presents a research poster on “Sambo’ _[Reconfigured” at ACADIA 2013 Adaptive Architecture Conference, on Saturday October 26 2013 at the University of Waterloo, School of Architecture in Cambridge, Ontario. For more information please visit: http://2013.acadia.org/

07. 2013
MM is invited guest critic at Dynamic Fields Workshop hosted by PARAMETRICA in Bucharest Romania. For more information please visit: http://www.dynamicfields.ro

06. 2013
MM publishes in LUNCH 8 I Richmond, VA: Carter Printing I “Sambo’ _[Reconfigured”

05. 2013
MM is an invited critic for 2nd Year Undergrad Final Reviews at Virginia Tech University.

05. 2013
MM is appointed as Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati DAAP

04. 2013
MM's work is published in SIZE MATTERS I Barcelona: Actar I “Sambo’ _[Reconfigured”, StrandCITYBeest

04. 2013
MM is an invited critic for Thesis Final Reviews at University of Houston College of Architecture.

04. 2013
MM is an invited critic for Thesis Final Reviews at University of Cincinnati DAAP.

02. 2013 - 08. 2013
MM exhibits “Sambo’ _[Reconfigured” at UVA Fine Arts Library I Charlottesville, Virginia. Full Scale Installation for “Sambo’ _[Reconfigured”.

02. 2013
MM lectures at the University of Cincinnati, DAAP on “Sambo’ ”.

01. 2013
Sambo Reconfigured is in the news at Eloise: http://shopeloise.com/whats-new/vintage-barbie-mara-marcu-art-installation

12. 2012
MM is invited for final reviews at the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Interior Design.

12. 2012
MM exhibits "Sambo Reconfigured" at Eloise on West Main http://shopeloise.com/.

11. 2012
MM gives a gallery talk on "Sambo Reconfigured" at the UVa A-School at the East Gallery on November 16th.

09. 2012
MM's research seminar "Sambo Reconfigured" opening exhibit is scheduled for September 17th at the UVa A-School at the East Gallery Exhibit.

08. 2012
MM's research option studio titled "InterDependent Modulation: Henri Coanda International Airport Terminal 2" is open for enrollment for Fall 2012 at UVa A-School. This is a vertical comprehensive studio for third- and fourth-year undergraduates - introducing for the first time in a studio environment at the A-school - the parametric software Catia, as a new cognitive environment.

11. 2011
MM's research seminar titled "Sambo Reconfigured" is open for enrollment for Spring 2012 at UVa A-School. This is a full scale fabrication seminar introducing for the first time at the school the parametric software Catia as a new cognitive environment.

10. 2011
Mara Marcu speaks about "Design Process and Production" at UVa School of Architecture in Room 153 on November 2nd at 2:15pm.

04. 2011
Mara Marcu received the Virginia Teaching Fellowship at the University of Virginia for the academic period 2011 - 1013 http://www.arch.virginia.edu/.


03. 2011
Mara Marcu speaks about "Parametricism" at the University of Houston, Hines College of Architecture Pecha Kucha.

03. 2011
Mara Marcu's work is exhibited at "Sketch.", an exhibition opening for Tadao Ando's lecture held at Universidad de Monterrey, in association with New York-based curators d3, Mexico http://www.d3space.org/sketch/.

03. 2011
University of Virginia, School of Architecture: MM is an invited guest critic for the 2nd year design studio midterm review.

03. 2011
Lecture: "SAMBÓ: A Collection of Curiosities" by MM at the University of Virginia, School of Architecture, Campbell Hall, Room 153 http://www.arch.virginia.edu/event/2272.

02. 2011
Lecture: "The Architecture of Glenn Murcutt" by MM at the University of Houston, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture Theater.

12. 2010
Mara Marcu's work is exhibited at "13.3%...", Woodbury University Project Space on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California ttp://wuho.org/13point3.

12. 2010
Mara Marcu is part of DesignLAB Houston, an University of Houston, Hines College of Architecture work force providing architectural and urban design services to various clients. MM is currently part of the University of Houston Downtown Base Camp http://www.arch.uh.edu/special/designlab/index.php.

12. 2010
University of Houston: MM is invited as a Guest Critic for the Final Reviews for the, 5th and 3rd Year Undergraduate Studios, as well as for the Level 2 Graduate Studios at the Hines College of Architecture.

11. 2010
Mara Marcu is part of the exhibition "13.3% is an exasperated reply to those who say, 'there are no women making architecture'" scheduled to open December 2010 at Woodbury University Project Space on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.

10. 2010
University of Houston: MM is invited as a Guest Critic for 5th and 3rd Year Undergraduate Studio Reviews at the Hines College of Architecture.

2010 - 2011
Mara Marcu appointed to teach at the University of Houston, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. For more information please visit the school's website: http://www.arch.uh.edu/.

07. 2010
MM is selected to participate in the Glenn Murcutt Master Class in Sydney Australia with the Pritzker Prize winner, Mr. Glenn Murcutt. Please visit the Work section of the website. For more information: http://www.ozetecture.org/oze_NEW_index.html.

07. 2010
MM receives the Glenn Murcutt Master Class Scholarship.

05. 2010
University of Houston: MM is an invited Guest Critic for a Level II Graduate Studio at the Hines College of Architecture. For more information please visit the school's website: http://www.arch.uh.edu/.

07. 2009
MM becomes a LEED Accredited Professional.

06. 2009
Harvard University GSD: MM's exhibits Reticulated Form at A View on Harvard GSD Exhibit.

05. 2009
MM's Soft Space Agile Involutions is published in "A View on Harvard GSD" Volume 1, London: Tank Form Ltd, p. 394-395.

11. 2008
MM exhibits several graphite isle drawings as part of the Rome Seminar Exhibit at Harvard GSD.

05. 2008
Ghost 7 with Brian MacKay-Lyons is published in "Ghost: Building an Architectural Vision", Princeton Architectural Press, 1 edition, p.143 - 164.

02/04. 2007
Ion Mincu University of Architecture: MM is an invited Visiting Critic for a Third Year Design Studio in Bucharest Romania. For more information please visit the school's website: http://www.uauim.ro/en/.

11. 2005
"Spirits in the Material World" featuring Ghost 7 with Brian MacKay-Lyons is published in Metropolis, p.74.

09. 2005
MM's Best in Show awarded Tarkett Factory Inc. is exhibited at the University of Houston Hines College of Architecture.

05. 2005
MM is awarded the highest graduation award at the University of Houston Hines College of Architecture. The Best in Show Design Award grants the participation to Ghost Laboratory in Nova Scotia, Canada with architect Brian McKay-Lyons.

05. 2005
MM is awarded the Honor Award for Factory Design at the University of Houston Hines College of Architecture for the Tarkett Inc. Factory as part of the thesis competition.

05. 2005
Exhibit opening: Louis Kahn - My Architect / MM's Memorial to the Romanian Revolution is exhibited at the Saintes Art Institute in France.

04. 2005
Centre d'Etude d'Architecture et d'Urbanisme, Saintes - France/ MM exhibits Memorial to the Romanian Revolution of 1989.







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