Marc Swackhamer’s research practice, HouMinn, is a partnership with Blair Satterfield from the University of British Columbia. Their work challenges broadly accepted approaches to design agency through focus on post-disciplinary partnerships, unconventional making, material misuse, and the role of decay in architecture.
HouMinn has won national design awards from Architect Magazine, ID Magazine, and Core77. Marc’s post-disciplinary design collaborative, MinnLab, won the Minneapolis “Creative City Challenge” and a Minnesota American Society of Landscape Architects Design Award. With Blaine Brownell, from the University of North Carolina Charlotte, he co-authored the book Hypernatural: Architecture’s New Relationship with Nature.
Marc recently launched a post-disciplinary design research laboratory at the University of Colorado Denver called LoDo Lab. He is Chair of the Architecture Department and Professor. He studied at the University of Cincinnati and Rice University.