The Martin Architecture and Design Workshop (MADWORKSHOP) supports technological craftsmanship in the arts and design. Merging a contemporary aesthetic agenda, ambitious fabrication techniques, and the mentorship of MADWORKSHOP’s experienced Board of Directors, the foundation offers emerging designers the opportunity to take their ideas from concept to reality. Our thriving fellowship and education programs nurture thinkers who will make radical, sustainable, and lasting contributions to the design discourse and society at large.
What We Do
MADWORKSHOP serves as an incubator to foster innovative design with an underlying social value. The foundation mentors designers at the college level and beyond. With vital partnerships at leading academic institutions including the University of Southern California, Art Center College of Design, Pratt Institute, UCLA, and Otis College of Art and Design, MADWORKSHOP sponsors up to three studio course per year focused on design and fabrication. Fellows are chosen from these courses and through open calls for proposals announced at the beginning of each year. The MADWORKSHOP Fellowship Program produces diverse and prolific results; it is a platform where ideas can be tested, prototyped, and brought to market. Spanning from smaller scale furniture, product, and fashion design all the way up to space making and architectural investigations, MADWORKSHOP projects bring education and artistic innovation to the forefront of the creative design process.