Discipline: Architecture – design

Marshall Brown

Discipline: Architecture – design
Region: Chicago, IL
MacDowell Fellowships: 2010

Marshall Brown is an architect and principal of Marshall Brown Projects. He is an associate professor and director of the Center for Architecture, Urbanism, and Infrastructure at Princeton University. Brown received his B.A. from Washington University, St. Louis, and master’s degrees in both architecture and urban design from Harvard University. His most recent commissions include a garden folly for the Arts Club of Chicago and a housing master plan for the former site of Robert Taylor Homes on the south side of Chicago. Among other accomplishments, Brown is a Graham Foundation grantee, a MacDowell Fellow, and has exhibited in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. His projects and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Log, Metropolis, Crain’s, Architectural Record, Architect Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Art Papers, and other publications. Marshall Brown’s works are in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Crystal Bridges Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Art Institute of Chicago. While at MacDowell, he worked on a new project for the Circle Interchange in Chicago—a proposal to re-imagine the center of Chicago as a center of the world.

Portrait by Molly Hayes



Marshall Brown worked in the Eastman studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, this century-old farm building was reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built in 1915 to house a forge and provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for…

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