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.
Born in Puerto Rico, Jonathan Marvel is an architect and urban designer with over 30 years of experience providing architectural, planning, community economic development and sustainable development of public spaces, educational institutions, single and multi-family housing, libraries, museums and large-scale mixed-use developments. With offices in New York City and San Juan, Jonathan Marvel, founding Principal at Marvel Architects, teaches at Pratt Institute’s Graduate School of Planning and Placemaking, and has taught as adjunct at Harvard, Parsons, Rice University, Washington University, and Syracuse. Jonathan is the recipient of national and international design awards, is co-chair of the NYAIA Planning and Urban Design Committee, sits on the boards of The Buckminster Fuller Institute, the Van Alen Institute, The Isamu Noguchi Museum, and Publicolor. Jonathan is also the founder of Truck Product Architecture, Rock 12 Security Architecture, and Citizen Designer, a participatory planning non profit.