MARC FORNES leads THEVERYMANY, a New York-based studio specializing in large-scale, site-specific structures that unify skin, support, form, and experience into a single system. Over the last ten years, Marc has designed and built a number of organic, thin-shell constructions that push the limits of form, structure, and space. This body of work is situated between the fields of art and architecture, with a particular focus in the realm of public art. Each public artwork aims to provide a unique spatial experience for its visitors, while also contributing to the visual identity of a place and catalyzing community engagement.
The design research of the studio is deeply rooted in the development of computational protocols and means of digital fabrication. Over the last ten years, the studio has invented and further developed "Structural Stripes," a building system by which custom-designed parts form complex self-supporting curvilinear surfaces.
Marc’s professional experience in the UK, US and France includes SOM, Ross Lovegrove and ZAHA HADID Architects. At ZHA, Marc was a project architect for an experimental Mediatheque in Pau, France. He directed the extensive material research and geometrical development for what would have been the largest self-supported carbon fiber shell to date.
- Pillars of Dreams, USA
- Irene Neuwirth's Pop Up Store, NYC
- Pleated Inflation, France
- Labrys Frisae, Miami
- Chrysalis Amphitheatre, USA
- Situation Room, NYC
- Vaulted Willow, Canada
- Pop-Up Store of Selfridges, London
Awards: CODA Award in Public Spaces (2019 & 2018), Architizer Jury A+ Award (2019), PAN Year in Review Award (2019), YouFab Global Creative Awards (2017), Americans for the Arts Year in Review (2017), etc.