Martin Felsen, FAIA
Martin Felsen, FAIA, co-founded UrbanLab with Sarah Dunn. He was educated at Virginia Tech (B.Arch), and Columbia University (MS-AAD). Martin is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and an Associate Professor in the Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) College of Architecture.
After working for Eisenman Architects, Stan Allen Architects and 1100 Architects in New York, he and partner Sarah Dunn established UrbanLab, an architecture and urban design firm. UrbanLab aims to synthesize diverse methodologies, technical innovation, and hybrid vocabularies drawn equally from architecture and its complex urban and natural contexts. Built work to date includes houses, housing, mixed-use buildings, restaurants, installations, and urban infrastructural projects.
Martin regularly contributes to the architectural discourse through his academic commitments and teaching, as well as writings and participation in conferences, guest lectures, design juries, large-scale urban consultation, and symposia. For both his professional and academic work, Martin has received numerous honors and awards. His projects have been widely published and exhibited in national and international venues, including the Venice Biennale.