With offices in New York City and San Juan, PR, Jonathan Marvel is founding principal at Marvel Architects. For more 30 years he has led the design and planning of public spaces, educational institutions, single and multi-family housing, libraries, museums and large-scale mixed-use developments. Jonathan teaches, writes, lectures and leads discussion on urban design and architecture in both academic and civic contexts. He sits on several boards, is teaching at the new Urban Placemaking and Management MA program at Pratt Institute, and recently founded Citizen Designer, a community-based think tank.

Registered Architect:
New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Maryland, Arkansas, Maine, Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

Pratt Institute, Graduate Architecture and Urban Design, Adj. Associate, 2016
Parsons, The New School of Design, Dept. of Architecture, Adj. Associate 2003-Present
Columbia University, Summer Real Estate 2010
Syracuse University, Spring semester visiting critic, 2010
Cornell University, Summer 2009
Washington University, Urban Design/Architecture, Visiting Professor 2007, 2008
Rice University, School of Architecture, Cullinan Chair Professor 2004
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Adj. Associate 2002
Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies, Guest lecturer on Museum Design 1995, 1996
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Adj.Asst. Prof.1996-2003
Universita di Napoli, Int’l. Architecture Design Seminar, Instructor of Design, 1990-91

Citizen/ Designer: Everyday People Making the City, 3 Workshops, Usagi Gallery, 2016
STHLMNYC | Conversation “Adaptation and Affordability”, 2015
Center for Architecture, Zoning for Quality and Affordability, Presentation and Discussion, Panel Moderator, 2015
Jane’s Walk Global Festival, Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour, MAS, 2015
The Buckminster Fuller Institute at St. Louis, “Old Man River’s City Project” presented as part of “Comprehensive Design + Science: Visions for St. Louis and the Great Lakes Region”, 2014
Center for Architecture, “Affording Resilience: Housing Retrofits for Climate Threats” Panel, 2014
Center for Architecture, “Open to the Public: Civic Space Now” Symposium, McCarren Pool, 2014
AIANY Housing Committee Peer Presentation, adAPT 2014
artmouth College, The Underlying Principles of Form Making: Text, Geometry and Site, 2014
MAS Conference. City in the City: Looking at High Density and Mixed Use in Tokyo, 2013
International Downtown Association Conference, Hudson Square: Transforming an Industrial Landscape into a Thriving Commercial Center 2013
A Harvard Conference on Public Space, Putting Public Space in its Place, 2013
National Association of City Transportation Officials, Designing Cities: Leading the Way to World Class Streets, in New York City, 2012
National Building Museum, Keynote Speaker, Spotlight on Design, 2012
Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Structure Synthesis, 2010
Syracuse University, Formerly Urban: Projecting Rust Belt Futures Conference, 2010
National Building Museum, Buckminster Fuller and the Central Union Dome, 2010
ICFF, Metropolis Magazine, Buckminster Fuller in the 21st Century, 2010
Penn Institute for Urban Research, Re-Imagining Cities: Urban Design After the Age of Oil, 2008
Universidad de San Francisco, New York Design, Quito, Ecuador Spring, 2007
The Townhouse, From Rome to Brooklyn, 2006
AIA New York State, Perimeter Security in Public Space 2005
Van Alen Institute, Public Projects in New York City 2005