Buildings for the Body, Cities for the Mind, Stories for the Heart
Marble Architecture began, oddly enough, in 2001 as a space odyssey, where its principal, Tom Marble, ushered clients to the new frontiers of mass and volume, to the shaping power of light. It evolved as the projects got bigger. In time it became a form of mediation for couples in search of a spatial answer to problems in their relationship. Tom became known as the House Whisperer, though he knew he was unworthy of this title; he knew that the true House Whisperer, the one who shall remain nameless, was in fact the one with the gift of healing space. But Tom learned from this nameless man, who, after flipping a series of houses in Pasadena, has now moved to Palm Springs with his partner, who shall also remain nameless for obvious reasons. I mean, it would be so easy to put two and two together, right? But back to Tom who eventually was able to build his own home with his wife, the artist Pae White, and then go on to complete a series of homes on a larger scale on the Westside of Los Angeles where Tom realized that the art of designing homes is not what happens in the office but comes down to construction administration and the constant negotiation with the contractor to get things right.
Before you can change the world, you have to change your mind.
Tom Marble studied architecture at UC Berkeley and Yale. Before starting his own practice, he worked for firms as diverse as SOM and Morphosis, Chermayeff & Geismar and the Irvine Company, all of which contributed in some way to his peculiar sensibility.
For more information, visit his website: www.tommarble.com