Lecturer - Architecture
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Marc Maxey is a lecturer at the University of Nebraska, College of Architecture where he teaches undergraduate design studio. Marc’s research experiments with real estate and financial instruments as a means to add greater architectural agency than possible with words and representations. Most recently, through his project A Citizen’s Guide To Real Estate Investment, he purchased over a dozen tax foreclosed properties in Detroit to protect occupants from unnecessary eviction. By using the foreclosure process to clear the homeowner’s titles from liens and as a tool to drastically reduce their delinquent tax debt, he enabled Detroit residents to buy back their property for a fraction of what they owed, giving the residents a fresh start. His research shed light on Detroit’s flawed foreclosure process, and demonstrated a proven and scalable model to mitigate this contemporary urban crisis. Marc completed his Master degree at Princeton University, where he was selected as Princeton’s 2015 Dalai Lama Fellow and was the recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi Medal. He received his Bachelor of Science in architecture from the University of Michigan in 2009.
Marc is a founding partner of Field Day (field-day.design), a research and design practice that explores situationally driven urbanisms that upend traditional notions of property ownership. Field Day’s project Do Not Disturb Occupants was recently exhibited in UCLA’s cityLAB’s Los Angeles, Times 10, at the A+D Museum.
Prior to joining UNL’s College of Architecture faculty in 2017, Marc worked professionally in the US and abroad for Modal Design in Los Angeles and OPEN Architecture in Beijing.