MADWORKSHOP | ArtCenter College of Design
MADWORKSHOP sponsored a studio at the ArtCenter College of Design entitled Re-Defining Public Furniture & Fixtures Design. The studio explored how shifting social mores and evolving technology are causing adaptations in furniture and fixtures, changing how we interact with these spaces. Furnishings will play a critical role in bridging the gap between technology and the possibilities for new behaviors in outdoor space. Check out some of the student works below.+
April 16, 2017
MADWORKSHOP x USC School of Architecture, Fall 2016
Martin Architecture and Design Workshop (MADWORKSHOP) supported The Homeless Studio at the USC School of Architecture for the Fall 2016 semester. The Homeless Studio was led by Acting Director Sofia Borges and Board Member R. Scott Mitchell.
*Homes for Hope won Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Award in the Student Category+
February 6, 2017
MADWORKSHOP x USC School of Architecture
Conceived by David Martin over a decade ago, the Furniture Studio at USC School of Architecture has become a key staple of the undergraduate curriculum. The popular class now has two sections each semester taught by Board Member R. Scott Mitchell and Program Coordinator John Uniack. The Furniture Studio teaches students how to build and weld. The Furniture Studio culminates with each student fabricating a full-scale furniture piece. Students with extraordinary designs can go on to become fellows of MADWORKSHOP and continue to develop their projects and bring them to market.+
October 6, 2016
MADWORKSHOP | USC
MADWORKSHOP has collaborated with the University of Southern California School of Architecture (USC) to establish the MADWORKSHOP Homeless Studio.
The coursework explores the architect’s role in helping to solve the Los Angeles homeless crisis.
Driven by the need to address Los Angeles’ rapidly accelerating homelessness crisis, the concept of the Studio was conceived in 2015 by Mary Klaus Martin, Co-Founder of MADWORKSHOP, and developed in partnership with USC and USC faculty members R. Scott Mitchell and Sofia Borges.+
October 6, 2016
MADWORKSHOP Fellow, 2016
MADWORKSHOP | ArtCenter College of Design | The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)
Sanke, is a new form of communal table that encourages human interaction while dining. Sitting at Sanke, individuals will be linked to each other and feel accompanied even when they dine alone.+
April 15, 2016
MADWORKSHOP | USC School of Architecture
The Martin’s funding allowed for a group of students, under the mentorship of R. Scott Mitchell, to form a studio class and answer this real-world client request. Students eagerly began work on a design proposal that explored different methods to achieve the desired result. The final design used a layered branching strategy, adopted from site-specific trees.+
January 18, 2015