Mark Rakatansky Studio, a multidisciplinary practice that focuses on the transformative capabilities of design, has received a diverse range of awards in architecture, urbanism, landscape and graphic design. Mark Rakatansky is the author of Tectonic Acts of Desire and Doubt, published by the Architectural Association in their Architecture Words series, along with design works and essays published worldwide. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, and visiting faculty at Parsons The New School for Design and Pratt Institute.
Selected Project, Little Free Libraries/New York, Architectural League of New York and PEN World Voices Festival.
Grant, The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
Grant, Architecture, Planning and Design Program, New York State Council on the Arts
Selected Project, Città: Terzo Millennio / The City: Third Millennium, International Competition, Venice Biennale: 7th International Exhibition of Architecture.
Award, Digital Design & Illustration Annual 7, PRINT.
Award, Second Prize, National Art and Design Competition for Street Trees, Center for Human Environments (City University of New York) in association with the Cooper-Hewitt (National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution) and Trees New York.
Award, Twenty-First Annual 100 Show, American Center for Design.
Award, Nineteenth Annual 100 Show, American Center for Design.
Award, Emerging Voices, The Architectural League of New York. Invited competition.
Award, Design Distinction in Graphics, International Design 41st Annual Design Review.
Award, Architectural Design (Special Citation), Progressive Architecture 39th Annual Awards.
Grant, The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
Cited, 1991 Awards Program in Health Facilities Research, Health Facilities Research Program, American Institute of Architects/Associated Collegiate Schools of Architecture Joint Council on Architectural Research.
Fellowship, The Chicago Institute for Architecture and Urbanism.
Gwangju Design Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea.
First Step Housing Competition, Common Ground, New York.
Reconfiguring Space, Art in General, New York.
>redirect, Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart, Germany. Group exhibition, part of haus.0 series, curator: Fareed Armaly.
Arverne: Housing on the Edge, Yale University School of Architecture Gallery.
Arverne: Housing on the Edge, Urban Center, New York.
Arverne: Housing on the Edge, Urban Center, organized by the Architectural League of New York, in cooperation with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Group exhibition. Columbia University Team (Michael Bell Architecture, Marble/Fairbanks Architects, Mark Rakatansky Studio).
Città: Terzo Millennio / The City: Third Millennium, Venice Biennale: 7th International Exhibition of Architecture, Italy. Group web exhibition.
Footnote Library / Fußnotenbibliothek: Spatial Narrative / Räumliche Erzählungen, Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart, Germany. Solo exhibition, part of haus.0 series, curator: Fareed Armaly.
Mark Rakatansky: Works, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, School of the Arts and Architecture, University of California at Los Angeles. Solo exhibition.
National Art and Design Competition for Street Trees, traveling group exhibition.
Walking and Thinking and Walking, Now Here, Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebæk, Denmark. Group exhibition, curator: Bruce Ferguson.
Twenty First Annual 100 Show, American Center for Design, Chicago, traveling group exhibition.
Architexturally Speaking, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago. Group exhibition.
Halftime: A Cerebration of 75 Years of Chicago Architecture, The Arts Club of Chicago. Group exhibition.
The Institute of, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts. Solo exhibition.
The Passage of Witnesses, Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, California. Solo exhibition, part of Inter-Arts of Marin’s Small Project Series.
Curator and participating artist, 14 Proposals for Battery Hill 129, Clorox Company Lobby, Oakland, California (in conjunction with the Twelfth International Sculpture Conference). Group Exhibition.
“M. Rakatansky’s Favorite Favorite Things,” Radio Interview with Manuel Cirauqui, Symposium, Transmission Arts, Wave Farm, WGXC 90.7-FM, first broadcast 1 September on Symposium, second broadcast 6 September on Saturday Morning Serial.
“From 199C to 199D: The exhibition by Liam Gillick, at Le MAGASIN in Grenoble, calls attention to the curatorial training programs, here in association with the Session 23 of the École du MAGASIN,” Domus.
Television Interview, “Museum: The Infinite Space of Imagination,” History Special KBS 1TV (Korean Broadcast System).
Robert A. M. Stern, David Fishman, and Jacob Tilove, New York 2000: Architecture and Urbanism from the Bicentennial to the Millennium (New York: Monacelli Press): 1345, 1347.
Jon Goodbun, “The Critical Legacies of Manfredo Tafuri, Columbia University, New York, 20-21 April 2006,” Radical Philosophy, no. 138: 64.
Britt Eversole, “Tafuri’s Long Wake,” The Architect’s Newspaper, vol. 4, issue 9: 24.
Bob Suter, “A Hollywood Bowl for Flushing,” Q: The Magazine of Queens College, vol. XI, no. 2: 12.
Michael Bell, Space Replaces Us: Essays and Projects on the City (New York, Monacelli Press): 133.
Dilip da Cunha, Kenneth Frampton et al., “September 10th: A Roundtable Discussion,” Parsons School of Design Scapes 1: 11.
K. Michael Hays, Lauren Kogod, and the Editors, “Twenty Projects at the Boundaries of the Architectural Discipline Examined in Relation to the Historical and Contemporary Debates over Autonomy,” Perspecta 33: Mining Autonomy, 55-71.
“My Favorite Favorite Things (2002), Mark Rakatansky,” >REDIRECT, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany: 39-45.
Jayne Merkel, “Taking the A train to Queens: Housing alternatives for a new seaside community,” Architectural Record: 107-8.
Herbert Muschamp, “The New Season: Architecture,” The New York Times, Section 2: 82
“Arverne: Housing on the Edge,” Constructs (Yale University School of Architecture), vol. 4, no. 2: 22.
“Columbia: Michael Bell Architecture, Marble/Fairbanks Architects, Mark Rakatansky Studio,” Arverne: Housing on the Edge, Architectural League of New York: 7-8.
“Rakatansky (USA),” Città: Terzo Millennio / The City: Third Millennium, Venice Biennale: 7th International Exhibition of Architecture (Venezia: Marsilio Editori): 322-325, 617, and CD-ROM.
Robert Neuwirth, “Civil Rights by Design,” Metropolis: 29.
“Assemblage Assemblage Poster,” 21st Annual 100 Show of Excellence (Chicago: American Center for Design): 7, 20, 49, 64, 127.
Greg Kochanowski, “Stalking Streep (and Walken and Daffy and Cow/Chicken and Godard and Piglet and Kramer . . . ),” Faultlines, no. 5: 1-3.
“1995 Summer Institute in Architectural Theory Poster,” Design Year in Review: The Nineteenth Annual of The American Center for Design (Crans-Près-Céligny, Switzerland: RotoVision Press): 78, 90.
Thomas Fisher, “De-polarizing Architecture,” Iowa Architect, no. 98: 227: 16-17.
Jane Braxton Little, “National Design Competition Inspires Creative Concepts for Street Tree Protection,” Trust for Public Land’s California Trees, vol. 9, no. 4: 1-3, 10.
Anne Susskind, “Reflective Design: Anne Susskind meets an architect for whom God is in the detail of daily life,” Sydney Morning Herald.
Louise Adler, Radio Interview, Arts Today, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio National.
Richard Vine, “Report from Denmark: Part One: Louisiana Techno-Rave,” Art in America: 40-47.
“Mark Rakatansky, ‘Rates of Exchange/Udvekslingsformer,’ 1996,” NowHere, Volume I, Louisiana Revy, vol. 36, no. 3: 32-3, 35, 36, and 38.
Greg Lynn, “Blobs, or Why Tectonics is Square and Topology is Groovy,” ANY 14: 60 (republished in Greg Lynn, Folds, Bodies and Blobs (Brussels: La Lettre Volee, 1998): 176).
Alex Wall, “Movement and Public Space: Equipping the City for a Mobile Culture,” Journal of Architectural Education, vol. 49, no. 1: 26.
Lynn Spears, “This is Not About Handrails and Shelving: Two Installations by Mark Rakatansky and The Committee on Physical Thought,” Iowa Architect, no. 95: 212: 20-23 (and cover).
Anthony Aziz , “Picturing the City: Meditations on Public Space,” Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts, vol. 22, no. 1: 2.
Ila Berman, “Strategies of Exteriority: The Precondition of the Political,” Tulane School of Architecture News 5: 4-5.
John Pierson, “Rails That Invite You To Come and Sit a Spell,” The Wall Street Journal: B-1
Maureen Picard Robins, “Through the Ages: Design Help for Senior Living,” New York Newsday: B31, 34-35.
Saskia Sassen, “Analytic Borderlands: Economy and Culture in the Global City,” Columbia Documents of Architecture and Theory 3: 16.
John Pierson, “Access for the Disabled Often Ignores Aesthetics,” The Wall Street Journal: B-1.
Nicolai Ouroussoff, “Still in Denial,” Metropolis: 59.
Architexturally Speaking, University of Illinois at Chicago.
“Interventions into Adult Day Health Center,” American Institute of Architects / Associated Collegiate Schools of Architecture Joint Council on Architectural Research’s Health Facilities Research Program Newsletter, vol. 1, no. 2: 4-5.
“What can a handrail do? A lot, says awards jury,” National Council on the Aging Networks, vol. 4, no. 2: 6.
M.W. Newman, “Day care for grownups gives seniors new life,” Chicago Sun-Times: 4.
Halftime: A Cerebration of 75 Years of Chicago Architecture, The Arts Club of Chicago.
“Prototype Handrail,” Progressive Architecture: 80-81.
“The Institute of,” Art New England, vol. 10, no. 7: 16.
Mark Rakatansky, exhibition document, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts.
Kris Brandenbruger, “The Progressive Process,” Métier: 4.
Andrea Liss, “Art Views,” Artbeat: 18.
Charles Shere, “Twelfth International Sculpture Conference: The politics behind two exhibits,” Oakland Tribune: E-4.
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