University Place, Syracuse University
Gregory Marinic

Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, Environmental and Interior Design

Gregory Marinic is program coordinator of environmental and interior design and associate professor in the School of Design. His research and practice are focused on the intersection of architecture, interiors, obsolescence, geography, and adaptive reuse.

Marinic previously served on the faculties of Pratt Institute, City University of New York, and Universidad de Monterrey and was also founding director of the interior architecture program at the University of Houston. He is director and co-founder of the New York-based art/architecture/design stewardship organization d3 and principal of Archipelago, a New York- and Syracuse-based trans-disciplinary design practice engaged in research, teaching, and experimentation. His practice has been awarded by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Socio-Design Foundation, ACSA, IJRAA, University of Oklahoma, Sukkahville Toronto, and various chapters of the American Institute of Architects.

Prior to independent practice, Marinic worked in the New York and London offices of Rafael Viñoly Architects and in the New York architecture offices of Gensler, Tsao & McKown, Yoshihara McKee, and ABS/Barbara Skarbinski. His professional portfolio includes AIA and RIBA award-winning work.

A widely published design scholar and researcher, Marinic has served as an editor/associate editor of several international peer-reviewed publications, including Journal of Design Research, International Journal of the Arts in Society, Design Principles and Practices, Journal of Design Education, CITE, IDEC Exchange, AIA Forward Journal, and co-founder of the International Journal of Interior Architecture & Design. His most recent publications include Journal of Architectural Education (Wiley); AD Journal (Wiley); Design Issues (MIT Press); International Journal of Architectural Research (MIT Press); IntAR Journal of Interventions and Adaptive Reuse (RISD); Horizonte (Bauhaus-Weimar); International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design; and various publications of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. In 2016, Marinic will publish the Interior Architecture Theory Reader with Routledge (London).

Marinic holds a master of architecture degree from the University of Maryland and bachelor of science degree in geography/urban planning from Ohio University. He is a Ph.D. candidate in architecture at Texas A&M University, where his research investigates the impact of globalization and transnational migration on building obsolescence and alternative spatial occupancies.

Selected Exhibitions

  • ICFF International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York. Interdisciplinary installation of work by the Syracuse University School of Design in the Jacob Javits Center; Co-Designer with Patricia K. Johnson

  • AIA Center for Architecture, Philadelphia. AxA exhibit. Several Arquipelago projects included (as principal)

  • Sam Fox School of Architecture, Washington University, St. Louis. Pruitt Igoe: Why Here, Why Now? Proposals for Pruitt-Igoe futures, Arquipelago project ‘Memoryscape: Natural Fluidities’ (as principal)

  • AIA, American Institute of Architects National Conference, Washington, D.C. Design Exhibition. Featured Architectural Project was awarded ‘Award of Merit: Unbuilt Work’ in the AIA-IJRAA competition, Arquipelago project ‘Capilla Guadalupe’ (as principal)

  • AIA Center for Architecture, New York. 2012 New Practices: New York. Arquipelego portfolio projects exhibited: Mercado La Victoria, Baltimore Calling, Bleunoir, Tetherpoint, BatYam Biennale, London Mosaic, Capilla de Guadalupe, Seoul Market System, Estonian Flyway, London Farm Tower (as principal)

  • Dongdaemun History & Culture Park, Seoul. Seoul Public Design Competition. Exhibit of winning submissions for the ‘Seoul Public Design Competition.' Arquipelago project ‘Seoul Market System’ (as principal)

  • Estonian Architecture Museum, Tallinn. Tallin Biennale. Exhibit of international submissions for the Tallin Biennale; Arquipelago project ‘Estonian Flyway’ (as principal)

Selected Publications

  • Books

    • Marinic, G., Qureshi, Z., Architectures of Obsolescence, AADR, Art-Architecture-Design-Research: Stockholm (forthcoming in 2018)       
    • Marinic, G. (editor), The Interior Architecture Theory Reader, Routledge: London (forthcoming in 2017)
  • Book Chapters

    • Marinic, G., "Broken Utopia: The Rise, Fall, and Reemergence of Ponte City" book chapter in The African Metropolis: Struggles over Urban Space, Citizenship, and Rights to the City, edited by Toyin Falola and Bisola Falola, Routledge: London (forthcoming in 2018)
    • Marinic, G., "Interiors for Extreme Environments," book chapter in Interiors Beyond Architecture, edited by Deborah Schneiderman and Amy Campos, Routledge: London (forthcoming in 2017)
    • Marinic, G., "Interior Adaptations: Mobilizing Resilience from Within," book chapter in Out of Scale: AIA Small Project Awards 2004-2014, edited by Marc Manack, Oro Editions: San Francisco, 2014
    • Marinic, G., "The Trans-Cultural Rise of Interiors at an Urban Scale," book chapter in Discovering Architecture: Built Form as a Cultural Reflection, edited by Frank Jacobus, Kendall Hunt Publishers: Dubuque, 2014
  • Selected Publications

    • Marinic, G., "Internal Appropriations: Multiculturalism and the American Shopping Mall," Journal of Interior Design, Vol. 41, Issue 3. London: John Wiley & Sons, 2016 
    • Marinic, G., "Interstate Migrations: Obsolescence, Adaptation, and Globalization of the Dead Mall," IFW Interiors Forum World, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture, Milan, 2015
    • Marinic, G., "Temporal Occupancies: Transience, Transcendentalism, and Adaptive Re-Use in Downtown Houston," Cohousing. Programs and Projects to Recover Heritage Buildings. Pisa: Edizioni ETS, 2014
    • Marinic, G., "Exiled: Adaption, Resilience, and Spatial Identities of the Tibetan Diaspora in Queens," IntAR. Providence: Rhode Island School of Design Press, 2014
    • Marinic, G., "Sacredness and Suburbanity: Ethno-Spiritual Architectures and Emergent Heterotopias in American Suburbia," Faith and Form, The Interfaith Journal on Religion, Art, and Architecture. Washington, DC: American Institute of Architects, 2014
    • Marinic, G., "A Tale of Two Cities: Dissimilarity and the North American Gallerias of Houston and Toronto," ACSA: The Expanding Periphery and the Migrating Center, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in association with University of Toronto, Ryerson University, and University of Waterloo, 2014
    • Marinic, G., "Landscape Utopianism: Information, Ecology, and Generative Pastoralism," AD Journal, ‘The New Pastoralism: Landscape into Architecture’, Vol. 83, Issue 3. London: John Wiley & Sons, 2013                                     
    • Marinic, G., "A Tale of Two Colonies," Journal of Architectural Education, October 2013, published by Routledge on behalf of ACSA: Washington, D.C. 

Awards and Honors

2016ACSA Diversity Achievement Award, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture; ‘Fifth Ward Renaissance’ with project team members Jason Logan, Ziad Qureshi, Josh Robbins, Susan Rogers
2014Creating-Making Forum Symposium, College of Architecture, University of Oklahoma; First Prize Award, Design-Research Project Presentations, Project: ‘Sukkanoe’ with Michelangelo Sabatino
2013Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough, ON; inducted project in the museum’s permanent collection: ‘Sukkanoe’ with Michelangelo Sabatino
2012Sukkahville Toronto Competition Design-Build Award; project: ‘Sukkanoe’ with Michelangelo Sabatino
2012AIA Cincinnati Bike Shelter Competition Honorable Mention; project: ‘GROW’ (as principal, Arquipelago)
2011ACSA Archive ‘Beauty Pagaent' Honorable Mention Award; project: ‘Tetherpoint’ (as principal, Arquipelago)
2011IFRAA-AIA Award for Religious Art & Architecture Award of Merit, Unbuilt Work; project: Capilla de Guadalupe (as principal, Arquipelago)
2011Seoul Public Design Competition 2011 Honorable Mention Award; project: ‘Seoul Market System’ (as principal, Arquipelago)



Rice Design Alliance Grant, Initiatives for Houston, $5,000


University of Houston Faculty Grant, $6,000