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Summit Panelist: Marcel Wilson

Marcel Wilson
June 11, 2016

Marcel Wilson, PLA
Founder and Design Director, Bionic

Marcel Wilson is a licensed landscape architect and the founder and design director of Bionic based in San Francisco, California. He is a recognized leader of a new generation of landscape architects who are expanding the field by addressing the complex environmental and cultural conditions presented by our world today. His work combines sharp analysis with social responsibility, experimentation, and inventive creativity.

As a designer he is distinguished as a creative force in complex landscape projects through his broad expertise in landscape technology which ranges from large scale infrastructure systems to micro scale material applications. His portfolio of design and management experience includes waterfronts, infrastructure, universities, high-rise construction, landscapes on structure, and post-industrial sites. He has led the design and management of landscape projects and exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Under his design direction Bionic has been awarded numerous design awards including an Urban Design Award from the Boston Society of Architects, and an ASLA Professional Honor Award. In 2013 Bionic was nominated for the 2013 Cooper Hewitt Design Award. Wilson has worked for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and was formerly a principal at Hargreaves Associates. Wilson graduated with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he was awarded the prestigious Weidenman Prize for Design Excellence.