Marvel Architects presents: Lecture on Buckminster Fuller by Jonathan Marvel

Join Jonathan Marvel, Founding Principal of Marvel Architects (New York, San Juan) in a conversation about our new temporary sculpture, the Snug Harbor Marvel Dome.  Experience the planning possibilities at Snug Harbor within a visionary environment.

Jonathan will talk about how the dome is a derivative of the Buckminster Fuller Dome developed by American engineer, architect and futurist (and Jonathan’s great-uncle) R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), and how it has influenced environmental-thinking, eco-housing and larger planetary issues. He will also share how the dome is a playful gesture to our future and a fun new way to improve visitor experiences.

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Admission: FREE | Registration requested here
Meet at Marvel Dome, Chapel Road near Building K

Born in Puerto Rico, Jonathan Marvel is an architect and urban designer with over 30 years of experience providing architectural planning, community, economic and sustainable development of public spaces, educational institutions, single and multi-family housing, libraries, museums and large-scale mixed-use developments. He is Founding Principal of Marvel Architects with offices in New York and San Juan. Jonathan, who graduated with distinction from Dartmouth College and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, teaches at Pratt Institute’s Graduate School of Planning and Placemaking, and has taught as an adjunct at Harvard, Parsons, Rice University, Washington University, and Syracuse.

In 2017, Jonathan co-founded Resilient Power Puerto Rico and since then has spoken on behalf of the island’s needs at TEDx Dartmouth, The Architectural League, AIA Puerto Rico, UMass Club, Colegio de Arquitectos de Puerto Rico, Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico, and the Universitario Tecnológico de Bayamón Presidential Keynote. Jonathan is the recipient of national and international design awards including a 2019 Presidential Citation by the National American Institute of Architects, is co-chair of the NYAIA Planning and Urban Design Committee and sits on the boards of The Buckminster Fuller Institute and The Isamu Noguchi Museum. Jonathan has contributed essays on museums, public community spaces, and micro housing, and is also the founder of Truck Product Architecture, Rock 12 Security Architecture, and Citizen Designer, a participatory planning listening and advocacy effort.