Crisis and resistance in Puerto Rico; Solar, Sustainability and Sovereignty

Crisis and resistance in Puerto Rico; Solar, Sustainability and Sovereignty

“Creative professionals Walter Meyer, Jennifer Bolstad, Cristina Roig and Jonathan Marvel of resilientpowerpr.org rapidly organized teams to power up the island from the ground up with solar energy, subverting old paradigms of dependency [...more...]


Architect Leads Team To Power Puerto Rico With Solar Power, Post-Maria

Architect Leads Team To Power Puerto Rico With Solar Power, Post-Maria

This unprecedented installation of solar-powered generators and batteries aims to kick-start the island’s recovery and resilience efforts

Caño Martin Peña, Loiza, Humacao: these are the proving grounds for a recent effort to [...more...]


Harvard GSD | Puerto Rico Lessons For Future Urban Disasters; Puerto Rico, Maria

Harvard GSD | Puerto Rico Lessons For Future Urban Disasters; Puerto Rico, Maria

Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico: Lessons for Future Urban Disasters Panel Discussion at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

What can we learn from what has happened in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria with regard to preparing [...more...]


Archtober: Lab Tours October 13, Cumberland Gate Brooklyn

Archtober: Lab Tours October 13, Cumberland Gate Brooklyn Archtober Building of the Day

Building of the Day: New Lab Friday October 13 at 12:00pm 19 Morris Avenue, Building 128, Cumberland Gate, Brooklyn, NY 11205 New Lab, Brooklyn Navy Yard by Marvel Architects Expressing the innovative nature [...more...]


Archtober Tour of Naval Cemetery Park this Tuesday at Noon!

Archtober Tour of Naval Cemetery Park this Tuesday at Noon!

© Max Touhey

“Marvel Architects and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects designed the Naval Cemetery Park, which opened in 2016, to pay homage to the 2,000 naval officers and Marines laid to rest at the site (the known remains have [...more...]


New Edenwald Bronx YMCA project Community Leaders, Borough President

New Edenwald Bronx YMCA project Community Leaders, Borough President

Great meeting with community leaders and Bronx Borough President, Rubén-Díaz about the design for the new Edenwald YMCA project in the Bronx.

Great meeting with community leaders about the design for the new #EdenwaldYMCA project in the [...more...]


Here’s how architects are supplying Puerto Rico with solar energy

Here’s how architects are supplying Puerto Rico with solar energy

Jonathan Marvel, Cristina Roig, Walter Meyer and Jennifer Bolstad are working with Brooklyn nonprofit, The Coastal Marine Resource Center, to provide Puerto Rican communities with quick solar energy solutions.

Here’s how architects [...more...]


Marvel’s San Juan Office Endures Hurricane María, Becomes Hub For Recovery

Marvel’s San Juan Office Endures Hurricane María, Becomes Hub For Recovery

On September 19 and 20, Hurricane María, one of the most powerful storms in recorded history to cross Puerto Rico,  left a trail of destruction across the island from southeast to northwest. The hurricane was responsible for over 35 deaths [...more...]


Interior Design | Jonathan Marvel Sketches Out a Brooklyn Heights Library

Interior Design | Jonathan Marvel Sketches Out a Brooklyn Heights Library

For a Brooklyn Heights library, Jonathan Marvel’s reference point was the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris by Pierre-François-Henri Labrouste. Image by Jonathan Marvel.

“As a small child in Puerto Rico, I didn’t [...more...]


Dwell | On the Waterfront: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Dwell | On the Waterfront: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

David Sundberg/ESTO

“When you’re staying at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn Bridge Park, it’s difficult to leave your room. That’s because the building’s connection to the New York landscape lets you feel like you’re [...more...]