Program in Environmental Design

University of Colorado Boulder

Marcus Farr



Marcus Farr received a Master of Architecture (M.Arch) from Rice University graduating with a 4.00/Honors, as well as a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) and a B.A. in Studio Art / Global Studies from Drury University (double major), receiving an AIA Medal.  His graduate thesis at Rice was published nationally and won the Rice Design Alliance Initiatives for Houston Award.

Marcus has 10 years of professional experience working in architec­ture & urban design throughout the United States, Asia, and the Middle East. Marcus has worked with noted architecture firms SOM, Carlos Jimenez, Kohn Pedersen Fox, and as Senior Associate with the international, award winning urban design firm, OJB. These professional experiences have manifested into a diversity of contexts & project locations such as Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Marfa, Springfield, Chicago, New York, Wash­ington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Florence, Germany, Rome, Abu Dhabi and Vietnam.

Marcus is the Director of Marcus Farr Projects, a progressive, entrepreneurial research & design studio. The studio operates in the areas of architecture, interior environments, digital fabrications and are often involved in projects that capitalize on the studios material research in found materials, paper folding, advanced geometry and spatial concepts. The studio is invested in technology, emergent methods and processes, and materials that humanize and perform. The studio goal is to build upon, inspire, reference, and enhance the built environment in every location that is engaged, regardless of scale, context or permanence. Reflecting on project locations, tracing histories and natural origins of a given project site is central to our work.


  • M.Arch, Rice University, Honors
  • B.Arch,B.Arts, Drury University, Honors

Research Interests


  • environment
  • landscape
  • architecture
  • urbanism


  • vernacular
  • media
  • culture/history
  • entrepreneurship


  • technology
  • making
  • material culture
  • emergent methods

Courses Taught

  • 2120   2nd Year Urban Design + Planning Studio                                     
  • 2130   Landscape Architecture Studio
  • 3115   Materials & Systems Core Seminar 
  • 3152   Digital Modeling in Rhino
  • 3300   PRAXIS - Urban X Studio Seminar/Practicum
  • 3300   PRAXIS - SUPERStudio - Ecological Urbanism + Architecture
  • 3310   3rd Year Architecture Studio
  • 4010   Architectural Engineering Capstone
  • 4100   Architecture Studio 4 - Integrated Systems I 
  • 4300   Architecture Studio 4 - Integrated Systems II
  • 4352   Design, Digital Fabrication + Entrepreneurship
  • 4365   Process & Assemblage, Digital Fabrication
  • 4710   4th Year Architecture Studio
  • 4764   Special Topics-Denver International Airport (Designers Without Boundaries Seminar)
  • 4910   Independent Study, Land Art Generator Initiative
  • 4910   Independent Study, Residential Architecture & Sustainability
  • 4910   Independent Study, Process & Assemblage-Digital Fabrication
  • 4909   Independent Study, Pruitt-Igoe - The Unmentioned Modern Landscape
  • 4910   Independent Study, Architecture in Practice