M. Arch (1988), GSD at Harvard
B. Arch (1983), Texas A&M College of Architecture
ProfileMark Wamble combines professional practice with academic research. In addition to teaching at Rice, he is a principal of Interloop A/D, an architecture and design office in Houston, Texas. His teaching includes graduate studios with focus on working and living environments, architectural product and systems design, and advanced fabrication technologies. His writings and design work have been published in journals and newspapers including: the Wall Street Journal, ID Magazine, Perspecta 34 and 38, Arch +, Architectural Record, Architecture Magazine, Slow Space and 16 Houses.
His research and design work includes: Symonds 1 and Symonds 2, a pair of advanced interactive learning environments for Rice University, Klip House, a service based housing platform developed for mass production, Forty-Eight Foot House, a private residence in Houston, Plug-On, the first in a series of residential product prototypes, Polara 7, a suite of custom designed and fabricated furniture pieces, Julia's, a Latin bistro and bar, 1AB Stim, a site specific interactive installation for the First Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam, E-X-I-T, a custom exit light for the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas, and Tending(Blue), a new building collaboration with artist James Turrell, commissioned by the Nasher Foundation in Dallas, Texas. In 2001, his office was commissioned by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Genoa, to be the Associate Architects for the Nasher Sculpture Center. Also in 2001 he organized and designed an exhibit of Interloop A/D's work for the Aluminum in Contemporary Architecture exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Mark has lectured at Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, University of Michigan, The University of Texas, UCLA, Ohio State University, The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.