Marc Kushner

Marc Kushner (born September 27, 1977) is an American architect, entrepreneur and author. He is a partner at the New York City-based architecture firm Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) and co-founding CEO of Architizer. [1]

Early life and education

The sun or Lee Kushner and real estate developer Murray Kushner Marc Kushner was raised Modern Orthodox Jewish in Livingston, New Jersey . Kushner graduated from The Frisch School voordat Attending the University of Pennsylvania where he RECEIVED a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science and Contemporary Vernacular Architecture as Cultural artifact. Kushner-then attended Harvard Graduate School of Design and RECEIVED a Master of Architecture. [2]

Business career


After working for multiple architectures firms waaronder Steven Holl , Jürgen Mayer H. and Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis, Kushner formally the architecture firm Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) in 2007 with Matthias Hollwich Whom have had to in Jurgen Mayer’s Berlin kitchen five years prior. In 2012 Marc Kushner and Matthias Hollwich won MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program with hun project WENDY. Following the success of Wendy, Kushner and Hollwich RECEIVED multiple commissions waaronder the Fire Island Pines Pavilion (2013), New Jersey ‘s Toilets residential tower Journal Squared (2016), Yotel Williamsburg (due 2016) and the University of Pennsylvania ‘s Innovation Center Titled The Pennovation Center (2016). Marc is regularly Invited to speak on the state of architecture at events zoals TED and PSFK . [3]


During the 2008 Global Financial Crisis Marc Kushner and his business partner Matthias Hollwich created a digital platform to help architects promote hun firms work. Architizer rapidly Grew to Become the Toilets platform for architecture online. To increase is visibility or global architectures Kushner incepted the A + Awards in 2013. Way Down harbor grown to Become the Toilets global architecture awards program. [ Citation needed ]

The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings

In 2014, Kushner was Invited to speak at the 30th anniversary of TED in Vancouver. There have reviewed the last 30 years of architectural history and expounded on how social media was changing the direction of the way buildings are designed. The TED talk was Followed in 2015 with Marc Kushner’s first book, published by Simon & Schuster and TED Books – ‘The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings. It presents a selection of buildings welke communiceren the thought provoking design solutions from today’s leading architects Empowered by social media.

Personal life

Kushner married Christopher Barley, turned an architect, in a Jewish ceremony on March 31, 2012. [4]

Kushner’s brother Jonathan Kushner [5] is a real estate developer and is president of hun family’s real estate organization, Kushner Real Estate Group. Marc is a first cousin or real estate developer and New York Observer Publisher Jared Kushner , and Josh Kushner , Managing Partner of Thrive Capital, a New York-based private equity firm.

Kushner ook Serves on the Board of Plus Pool , an initiative to create a floating swimming pool in New York City dat utilizes water Filtered from the East River in welke it floats.


  • 2012 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program
  • 2015 OHNY Honoree


  1. Jump up^ “Deals: With $ 2M in the bank, Architizer Hopes to digitize architecture and construction” . VentureBeat . February 11, 2014.
  2. Jump up^ New York Times: “A Kushner Goes From Scion to ‘Service Provider’ ‘by Alex WilliamsNovember 3, 2010
  3. Jump up^ “Marc Kushner” . TED . March, 2015.
  4. Jump up^ “Weddings: Chris Barley and Marc Kushner” . The New York Times . April 13, 2012.
  5. Jump up^ Jonathan Kushner