Marlon Davis prides himself on enriching his creative abilities through the use of computational tools that enhance how he connects with virtual media and the physical world. He is dedicated to cultivating his career in academia, where he utilizes the history of the built environment to uncover and interrogate the nation’s history of systematic spatial oppression of Black people and other BIPOC groups while reimagining a new narrative for the future. As an architectural designer at DE-YAN, Davis has designed stages for Alicia Keys at The Shed at Hudson Yards, as well as 3D virtual experiences for the launch of Rhianna’s Fenty Skin.
Davis has also contributed to the design of projects ranging from Snapchat’s CES Partner Summit 2020 to Google’s event activation for the 2020 Olympics in Japan. He utilizes his 3D modeling and representation skills across many media, always seeking new ways to harness computational tools in creative ways. He was an adjunct instructor teaching 3D and 2D visual representation in Rutgers University’s Landscape Architecture department and frequently participates as a guest critic at Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture, where he also received his MArch degree. His studies have led him to research design around the world including in Italy, Germany and the island of St. Croix, studying cultural landscapes and the histories of parks and open spaces.
- Marlon Davis
- Critic, Architecture