Martin Schwartz, AIA
Martin Schwartz received his Master of Architecture degree in 1977 from UCLA and his B.A. in Communications from UCSB in 1973. He is a licensed architect and has practiced in Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Ann Arbor, working on a variety of public and private commissions, planning and feasibility studies, and graphic design projects.
Martin has taught architecture at several universities in the United States. He was a visiting professor at the University of Plymouth, England, in 1987-1988. In 1991-1992, Martin was the Willard A. Oberdick Fellow at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan and, in 1994 he was the Frederick Charles Baker Distinguished Professor in Lighting at the Department of Architecture at the University of Oregon. He was guest Architect-in-Residence at the Department of Architecture, Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2004. He currently holds an Associate Professor appointment in the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University.
Martin has written numerous articles on the subject of daylight in architecture and on other architectural and urban design issues. He currently writes a blog, Architecture in the Light of Day, on the subject of daylighting; the blog can be located at http://www.architectureinthelightofday.blogspot.com/. His book, Gunnar Birkerts: Metaphoric Modernist, was published in 2009. Martin recently presented two lectures at the 2012 American Institute of Architects Alaska annual convention, “Light Organizing; Jorn Utzon’s Bagsvaerd Church,” and “What We Talk About When We Talk About Darkness.”