Form4 Architecture | John Marx, AIA

John Marx AIA is the Chief Artistic Officer of San Francisco-based Form4 Architecture. In early 2021 he was awarded the James Gates Percival International Prize for Literature, and in 2017 he was awarded the American Prize for Architecture. Ultimately Marx’s intention is to create buildings that achieve an emotional resonance and clarity akin to that of poetry. This requires an emotional and formal richness matched with the rigor and discipline that poetry aspires to. Something all too often missing in architecture over the last 50 years. Marx is currently working on a gender monograph with the Architectural Review. He is a passionate advocate for changing the way Architects design buildings and seeks to return a sense of humanity to the “Second Century of Modernism” in architecture.