Landscape Architecture

Marcel Wilson

Thursday, March 28, 2019 6:00pm
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Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, B3

Marcel Wilson is a licensed landscape architect and the founder and design director of Bionic based in San Francisco, Ca. As Design Director, Marcel leads the design of all of the firm’s projects with an inventive spirit and personal investment. He is an agile and inventive designer, a skilled and inspiring communicator, and a talented collaborator and strategist on projects at all scales and levels of complexity.

As a designer he is distinguished as a creative force in complex landscape projects through his broad expertise in landscape technology which ranges from large scale infrastructure systems to micro scale material applications. His portfolio of design and management experience includes waterfronts, infrastructure, universities, high-rise construction, landscapes on structure, and post-industrial sites. He has led the design and management of landscape projects in the United States and Asia.

Bionic has risen to the cutting edge of the profession through significant commissions for LinkedIn, Adobe, Google, Genentech, and Zeiss. At the city scale Marcel is leading the design of the public realm for the City of Sunnyvale and the India Basin Waterfront in San Francisco. The firm has won multiple international design competitions including Fort Mason Center Public Realm, the Adobe Creek Bridge in Palo Alto, and The Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge.

Under Marcel’s leadership Bionic has been distinguished by numerous publications including Fast Company, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Dwell, SF Chronicle, and the Harvard Design Magazine. The firm has been awarded numerous awards for its built and theoretical work by the Boston, Chicago, and California AIA, and The American Society of Landscape Architects. In 2012 Bionic was nominated for the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Award.

Wilson has worked for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and was formerly a principal at Hargreaves Associates. He received his bachelors ofscience in landscape architecture from Colorado State University, and a Masters of Landscape Architecture with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he was awarded the prestigious Weidenman Prize for Design Excellence.