Mario Gooden, AIA, B.S., M.Arch., worked on a set of essays of architectural criticism and discourse regarding the history of African-American architectural practice in the United States in terms of form and representation for a monograph of his firm's work. He is an architect and a professor of practice at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture Preservation and Planning. He received a master of architecture degree (1990) from Columbia University, where he was the recipient of the first ever McKim Prize and a bachelor of science degree from Clemson University (1987) where he graduated magna cum laude. Gooden's urban and cultural theory research is featured in Layered Urbanismspublished in 2008 by the Yale School of Architecture, where he was the Louis I. Kahn Distinguished Visiting Professor in 2005. Gooden has also taught at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and the University of Florida where he was Teacher of the Year in 1996. Gooden is a principal and partner of Huff + Gooden Architects whose work has been published extensively including in Architecture Magazine, Architectural Record Magazine, Metropolis, The New York Times, Architecture & Urbanism (A+U), and Artforumand exhibited widely including at the Venice Biennale, the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi), the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, and the International Forum of Young Architects.
Mario Gooden worked in the Putnam studio.
The Graphics Studio, converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to Union Street. Inside the building, an engine powered…