urban interface
Since the beginning
Works in New York, New York United States of America

Biographies for Urban Interface:

Brian McGrath has been a practicing architect licensed in New York State
since 1985. His current work is an outgrowth of his project Transparent
Cities, a folio published by SITES Books with support from NYSCA in
1996. Over the past seven years as an Adjunct Associate Professor at
Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and
Preservation, McGrath has integrated computer-aided design into the
Masters of Urban Design curriculum. Additionally, he has integrated the
introduction of the computer as a design tool in both the BFA and Master
of Architecture programs at Parsons School of Design. McGrath's work in
this vein has been exhibited in the Queens Museum's City Speculations
exhibition of 1996 and at Parsons School of Design in a solo exhibition
called Urban Diaries in 1997 (www.columbia.edu/~bpm7). McGrath has just
completed a Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship at Chulalongkorn
University in Bangkok, Thailand where he consulted on curricula and
computer technologies for a new Master of Urban Design Program for the
Faculty of Architecture. Exhibitions: "Vacant Lots, New Schools for New
York." Publications: The Transparent City, Rome Exposed, Towards a
Unifying Principle in Architectural Education. BArch., Syracuse
University; MArch., Princeton University.

Mark Watkins is a designer of websites and graphics for museums, artists, and architects. He's a member of the Urban-Interface collective with Brian McGrath. His client list includes Alice Aycock, Diller+Scofidio Architects, and The Skyscraper Museum. A few of the projects have led to exhibitions at the Queen's Museum ("City Speculations"), the Gray Art Gallery ("The Luminous Design World of Shiro Kurumata") and the pages of Wired and the New Yorker. He's an adjunct instructor in the Media Studies and Digital Design programs at Parsons School of Design. BA, University of Southern California; MArch, Parsons School of Design.