Gregory Marinic, PhD

Gregory Neil Marinic, PhD

Assoc Professor

Daa Addition

DAAP School of Arch & Interior Design - 0016

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 College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning SAID and member of the Americas Strategy Group for UC International. He leads Urbania, a funded research lab speculating on metropolitan futures. He received a PhD in Architecture from Texas A&M University, Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland, and BS in Geography-Urban Planning with Certificate of Latin American Studies from Ohio University.

Building on his dissertation, his current field research and scholarship focus on informal settlements in Latin America and transnational urban correspondences between the Global South and North America. His ongoing research examines obsolescence, revitalization, and post-industrial urbanism. He has been widely published in peer-reviewed journals including AD Journal, Journal of Architectural Education, AIA Forward Journal, Design Issues, International Journal of Architectural Research, IntAR Journal of Interventions and Adaptive Reuse, Interiority Journal, AULA, and Perspectives on Global Development & Technology. His recently published book chapters include 'Remaking Space in American Suburbia', in The Routledge Handbook of Henri Lefebvre, the City, and Urban Society, (Routledge, 2019); ‘Urban Sights’, in The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Design Since 1945, (Routledge, 2019); ’Industrialized Vernaculars: Reassessing Postwar Hybrid Influences on Paul Rudolph and the Sarasota School’, in Arquitectura y Explotación Forzada: El Golfo de México, 1920-1970, (Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, 2019); and ‘The Rise, Fall, and Reemergence of Ponte City’, in The African Metropolis: Struggles Over Urban Space, Citizenship, and Rights to the City, (Routledge, 2017). His current book project, Constructed Ecologies: Urbanism, Infrastructure, and Architecture Shaped by Nature is under contract with Springer. 
Dr. Marinic serves on doctoral committees in architecture and planning, and applies his research to teaching a graduate architecture-urban design studio in Mexico City, PhD/MS Architecture research methods, an adaptive reuse studio focused on the public interior, and history/theory courses. He is committed to advancing critical discourse and interdisciplinary design practices that foster sustainability, resilience, and social justice. His teaching has been recognized with national awards including the ACSA Diversity Achievement Award and AIA/ACSA Housing Design Education Award.

He holds over twenty years of experience in professional practice. Prior to academia, he worked in architecture firms in New York and London including Rafael Viñoly Architects, Gensler, Tsao & McKown Architects, Yoshihara McKee 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 international competition design teams. At ABS Architects, he collaborated on affordable housing in Harlem and the outer boroughs with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development. In 2008, he established Arquipelago, a practice that has been awarded by the American Institute of Architects, Seoul Metropolitan Government, and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, as well as exhibited in the AIA New York Center for Architecture, AIA Philadelphia Center for Architecture and Design, Seoul Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Estonian Architecture Museum in Tallin, TSMD Turkish Architecture Center in Ankara, and National Building Museum in Washington, DC.


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

Student Advising

Shuo Qin (Doctoral )Chair Status:In Progress

Weiqi Chu (Doctoral )Chair Status:In Progress

Hazim Alhazmi (Doctoral )Chair Status:In Progress

Alican Alexandre Yildiz (Doctoral )Committee Member Status:In Progress

Leo Liu (Doctoral )Committee Member Status:In Progress

Samira Sarabandikachyani (Doctoral )Committee Member Status:In Progress

Contact Information

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