Marc Fornes is a registered “Architect DPLG”. As fine connoisseur in computer science he designs through writing text files, or codes. Hiding under his long time label THEVERYMANY™ he is a recognized figure in the development of computational protocols applied to the field of design and fabrication. His extensive body of research on ways to describe complex curvilinear surfaces into a series of flat elements has defined a field of Computational Skinning for architecture. Researching through practice in NYC, he self-defines his studio’s agenda as a quest for ”Explicit and Encoded” and “Precise Indetermination”.
As THEVERYMANY™ – Marc has designed and built over the last 10 years an extensive body of experimental, highly organic, large scale and self-supported structures, between art and architectures. His prototypical work has been acquired and displayed as part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the FRAC Centre (Orleans, FR), the CNAP and some private collections. He has exhibited work at the Guggenheim (Contemplating the Void), Miami Art Basel /GGG, Art Paris and sold at auction at Phillips De Pury.
Marc is a TED Fellow. He has been invited to talk within institutions across the globe, including the MoMA (NYC). In 2012 he has been the recipient of the Artist residency at the Atelier Calder(FR) and his studio has been awarded the New Practices New York 2012 by the American Institute of Architects. His architectural work for Louis Vuitton is the recipient of the A+ Jury Award in the Pop Up category, the Architectural League Prize (2013), Design Vanguard by Architectural Record (2013) and the WAN 21 for 21 Award.
Involved in academia, Marc -together with Francois Roche- started “(n)Certainties”, a graduate studio at Columbia University (NYC) with visiting semesters at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) and at Die Angewandte (Vienna). He since taught at Princeton,Harvard/GSD and the University of Michigan. In parallel of academia, Marc is teaching a numerous of scripting workshops (in Python) for Robert McNeel (Rhino3d).
In 2007 he designed and launched http://www.scriptedbypurpose.net the first exhibition exclusively focusing on scripted processes within design, and curated in 2008 the European section for the Architecture Biennale in Beijing.