Gregory Marinic, PhD

Gregory Neil Marinic, PhD

Assoc Professor

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Aronoff Center for Design & Art
7217 DAAP
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221

Professional Summary

Gregory Marinic, PhD is an architectural theorist, scholar, educator, and practitioner. He is Associate Professor in the University of Cincinnati DAAP School of Architecture and Interior Design and serves as a member of the Americas Strategy Group for UC International. He leads Urbania, a funded research lab speculating on metropolitan futures with multi-scalar projects ranging from urban design to public interior spaces. He received a PhD in Architecture from Texas A&M University, Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland, and BS Geography-Urban Planning with Certificate of Latin American Studies from Ohio University.

Building on his PhD dissertation, his current research focuses on informal urbanism in Latin America, as well as transnational urban correspondences between the Global South and North America. His ongoing research examines obsolescence and revitalization in the Great Lakes Megaregion. He has been widely published in peer-reviewed journals including AD Journal, Journal of Architectural Education, AIA Forward Journal, Design Issues, Journal of Interior Design, International Journal of Architectural Research, IntAR Journal of Interventions and Adaptive Reuse, Interiority Journal, AULA, and Perspectives on Global Development & Technology.

Dr. Marinic applies his research in teaching a graduate architecture-urban design international studio, research methods in the PhD/MS Architecture program, an undergraduate adaptive reuse studio focused on the public interior, and history/theory courses, as well as serving on doctoral committees. He is most passionate about advancing critical discourse and interdisciplinary design practices that foster sustainability, resilience, and social justice while improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of society. His teaching has been recognized with national awards including the ACSA Diversity Achievement Award and the AIA/ACSA Housing Design Education Award.

He holds over twenty years of experience in professional practice. Prior to entering academia, he worked in architecture firms in New York and London including Rafael Viñoly Architects, Gensler, Tsao & McKown Architects, and ABS Architects. At Viñoly, he contributed to RIBA and AIA award-winning civic, academic, performing arts, residential, and aviation projects, as well as by-invitation international competition design teams. In 2008, he established Arquipelago, a New York-based multidisciplinary design practice that has been awarded by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the American Institute of Architects, and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, as well as exhibited in the AIA Center for Architecture in New York, Center for Architecture and Design in Philadelphia, Estonian Architecture Museum in Tallinn, Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, TSMD Architecture Center in Ankara, the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, and elsewhere.


PhD, Architecture, Texas A&M University

Master of Architecture, University of Maryland

BS, Geography-Urban Planning, Ohio University

Certificate of Latin American Studies, Ohio University

Research and Practice Interests

History & Theory of Architecture; Informal Urbanism; Urban Design; Community Design; Housing; Interior Urbanism; Public Interiors; De-industrialization & Revitalization; Consumption & Obsolescence; Suburbia; Dead Malls; Adaptive Reuse; Historic Preservation; Sustainability & Resilience; Architecture & Urbanism of Latin America and the Global South; Transnationalism; Immigration & Place-making; Ethnic Succession; Multiculturalism; Identity & Heterotopia; Inter-/Cross-/Trans-disciplinary Studies in Architecture-Urban Design-Interior Design-Geography-Film; Diversity-Equity-Inclusion in Design; Social Justice

Contact Information

Aronoff Center for Design & Art
7217 DAAP
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221
Phone: 513-556-1126