Our Work

Mission

The Martin Architecture and Design Workshop (MADWORKSHOP) supports students, makers, artists, and architects in the realization of socially valuable design projects. Our thriving fellowship and education programs nurture thinkers who will make radical, sustainable, and lasting contributions to the design discourse and society at large. 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

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Fellows Funded

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 in a broad range of fields including architecture, furniture design, product design, fashion, art, and robotics. With partnerships at leading academic institutions including Art Center College of Design, Pratt Institute, UCLA, University of Southern California, and Otis College of Art and Design, MADWORKSHOP sponsors up to three studio courses 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.