Fayetteville architect Marlon Blackwell was shocked when he received a phone call in the middle of a lecture while guest teaching at a studio at the University of Texas, Austin.
That’s when he found out he’d won the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s National Design Awards for architecture, according to a May 30 story in Architectural Record.
“A friend of mine happened to walk by my studio, and I pulled him into the hallway and said, ‘Hey, man, guess what?’” Blackwell told the magazine in a phone call.
He and his wife, Meryati Johari Blackwell, principals of Marlon Blackwell Architects, are featured in the question-and-answer story by editor Anna Fixsen.
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