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Mark Collins

Former Adjunct, Class of


Courses Taught: Fabricating Information (w/ Toru Hasegawa)

Mark Collins, with Toru Hasegawa, is a founding partner of Proxy, a multi-disciplinary design firm exploring architecture as an abstract informational system. Proxy works on a diverse array of projects, ranging between custom software, product design and complex building structures.The work of Proxy has been exhibited in New York, Beijing, Madrid, and Barcelona. Proxy has most recently participated in the Acadia 2006 "Synthetic Landscapes: Digital Physical Synthetic" Conference and was exhibited in the 2006 Beijing Architecture Biennial “Emerging Talents, Emerging Technologies." Ongoing research includes the Trusset Wall, exhibited recently in Lowe Library Columbia University, and the Happy Family Lamp, a CNC-fabricated product for the home. Mark is currently teaching two seminars at the Columbia GSAPP that explore digital fabrication techniques and advanced algorithmic methodologies within architecture. Mark Collins received a Master's degree from the Columbia University GSAPP and and BA from the Georgia Institute of Technology, also studying at Ecole Nationale Supérieured'Architecture de Paris La Villette.