Mark Foster Gage

Mark Foster Gage

Associate Professor

Mark Foster Gage is an architect and theorist with expertise in the field of aesthetic philosophy, currently focusing on how it informs issues of social equality. Since 2002 his New York City firm, Mark Foster Gage Architects, has combined theoretical speculation work with the use of emerging technologies for clients such as Lady Gaga, Intel, Google, Samsung, The Coachella Music Festival, and Vice Media. Gage’s work has been exhibited in museums internationally including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the National Gallery of Art in Osaka, the Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, the Frac Center in Orléans, the Niigata Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Saitama, The Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City, and the Venice, Beijing, and Prague Biennales. His work has been featured in most major architectural publications as well Vogue, Fast Company, Wired, USA Today, The New York Times, Surface, Vice, a recent twenty-five-page feature in A+U, and on PBS, Fox, and MTV.

Gage’s work is the subject of the monograph Mark Foster Gage: Projects and Provocations (Rizzoli, 2018), and he recently authored Designing Social Equality: Architecture Aesthetics and the Perception of Democracy (Routledge, 2018). He has edited several books including Aesthetics Equals Politics: New Discourses Across Art, Architecture and Philosophy (MIT, 2019), Aesthetic Theory: Essential Texts (Norton, 2012), and Composites, Surfaces and Software: High Performance Architecture, with Greg Lynn (Yale, 2009). He has also written for JAE, Volume, Fulcrum, A+U, Perspecta, AD, The Routledge Handbook of Architectural Design, and Log, where he was a guest editor of Issue #17. Gage has served on the Board of Directors for the MacDowell Colony and was recently a nominee for the Architecture Prize awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Education
BArch University of Notre Dame
MArch Yale University

Courses

1109a
Fall 2019
Advanced Design Studio: The Architecture of Thought
Mark Foster Gage, Graham Harman
1239a
Fall 2019
Theory Through Objects: Political Form
Mark Foster Gage
1228b
Spring 2019
Disheveled Geometries: Ruins and Ruination
Mark Foster Gage
4241b
Spring 2018
The Future of American Infrastructure
Mark Foster Gage
1021a
Fall 2017
Second-Year Core Studio
Emily Abruzzo, Peter de Bretteville, Martin Finio, Mark Foster Gage, Aniket Shahane
1239a
Fall 2017
Active Form
Mark Foster Gage
1228b
Spring 2017
Disheveled Geometries: Kitbashing Modernist Icons
Mark Foster Gage
1107a
Fall 2016
Papahānaumokuākea: Dark Ecology and Strange Toys
Mark Foster Gage
1239a
Fall 2016
Activist Form
Mark Foster Gage
1228b
Spring 2016
Disheveled Geometries
Mark Foster Gage
1228b
Spring 2015
Disheveled Geometries: Partial Figures
Mark Foster Gage
3299b
Spring 2015
Independent Course Work
Mark Foster Gage