Discipline: Architecture – text

Mark Gage

Discipline: Architecture – text
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2008
More: www.mfga.com

Mark Foster Gage is an internationally recognized architect, writer, and associate professor at the Yale School of Architecture where he has taught and conducted architectural research continuously since 2001. For nearly two decades his New York City firm, Mark Foster Gage Architects, has combined his theoretical speculations with the use of emerging technologies and materials into pioneering and celebrated projects. Gage’s work has been exhibited in numerous museums internationally including MoMA, The Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, The National Gallery of Art in Japan, The Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, The Frac Center in France, The Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City, and the Venice, Beijing, and Prague Biennales. His work has been featured in most major architectural publications as well as Vogue, Newsweek, Fast Company, Wired, USA Today, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Surface, and a recent twenty-five page feature in A+U.

Mr. Gage has received recognition for his work in the form of nominations or awards from various institutions including the USA Artists Fellows Program (three-time nominee), the American Institute of Architects (recipient of an AIANY Design Award and New Practices Citation), the Chernikhov International Foundation, the Ordos Foundation, The Architectural League of New York (Young Architects Award recipient), MoMA, and Surface Magazine which named him an “Avant Guardian of Architecture.” In 2013 Gage, as part of a larger collaborative team with fashion designer Nicola Formichetti and the branding firm Two Hustlers, received a Mashie Award for “Digital Marketing Innovators of the Year,”- awarded for the team’s advertising and related retail concepts for Diesel, which included the Gage-designed Diesel 101 store built in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Gage is an “honorary founder” of the 5-D Technology Institute along with Paola Antonelli (Senior Curator of Design, MoMA), and Bill Viola (artist), and served on the Board of Directors for MacDowell from 2012-2017. He was recently a nominee for the Architecture Prize awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.



Mark Gage worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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