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Jennifer Marmon, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Partner - Platform for Architecture + Research

  • When did you first realize you wanted to become an architect?
    When I was in primary school my parents built a house themselves. I think my inspiration began then because I started sketching houses and building play houses in the forest on my parents property.
  • Who has inspired you and/or influenced your career the most? And how?
    There are so many. Le Corbusier, Mies Van Der Rohe, Rem Koolhaas and Kazuyo Sejima….
  • As a woman, what are your thoughts on the Los Angeles region as a place to work?
    There is a sense of openness and possibility in Los Angeles, in the people and also the city. This has inspired me to live and work here. A big interest is to create public architecture in Los Angeles, I’m very concerned with how to create relations between people and spaces and also relations between the inside and outside.

Jennifer Marmon AIA NCARB LEED AP

Partner - Platform for Architecture + Research

Jennifer founded Platform for Architecture + Research in Los Angeles after completing an M.Arch. degree at The Southern California Institute of Architecture. PAR is an idea driven office, committed to intellectual and artistic rigor and recognized for architectural innovation. Alongside her architectural practice, Jennifer is a frequent frequent juror, panelist and critic. Since 2010, she serves as an ongoing visiting critic at SCIArc and USC Schools of Architecture.

Her work with PAR has received awards from the American Institute of Architects, European Center for Architecture and Chicago Athenaeum among others, including the AIA Los Angeles Presidential Emerging Practice Award in 2014. PAR has been featured in international publications such as DAMDI, Architecture, Concept, Future Arquitecturas and MARK and in exhibitions at the US National Building Museum, the New York Center for Architecture, the European Center for Architecture, the Buenos Aires Architecture Biennale and the Istanbul Architecture Biennale

Last updated: 02-Feb-2015 04:39 PM
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