After earning architecture degrees from UC Berkeley and Yale, Tom Marble went on to design for firms as diverse as SOM and Morphosis, Rios Associates and The Irvine Company; and most recently Studio William Hefner.
Tom started Marbletecture in 2001. Since then he has completed dozens of projects ranging from furniture design to the transformation of neighborhoods. His practice has extended to public art, assisting the artist Pae White with a series of large-scale commissions. He has also been committed to research, probing the often antagonistic relationship of people to place, first through "Twelve Minutes with Frank & Dolores" a short film he presented at the 1989 Monterey Design Conference, then in articles for trade journals, and later in book form with After the city this (is how we live) published by the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design in 2008. Tom is currently working on The Expediter, an architectural film noir exploring the role of real estate development in the formation of contemporary Los Angeles.
Tom has taught at USC, Cal Poly Pomona, and SCI-Arc and has been a visiting critic at those schools as well as UCLA and Woodbury. Tom taught a community-based urban studio, Urban Successionism in Colorado Springs, at Colorado College in the Spring of 2012 and a seminar, Scripted Spaces, with Norman Klein at Woodbury in the Fall of 2013.
Tom is currently the Vice-Chair of the Debs Park Advisory Board in Northeast Los Angeles and is a former President of the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council. He served on the board of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design from 2002-07.
Tom Marble is a registered architect in California.