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biography

Peter Marino is internationally renowned for his design process that integrates architecture and art. His diverse body of work covers all scales and typologies expanding beyond architecture’s boundaries to include commissioning over 300 works of art for his buildings and their interiors, the design of exhibitions, galleries, furniture, Murano glass sculptures, an opera, and sculpted bronze boxes.

Marino has been distinguished by numerous awards throughout his career, including the insignia of "Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" from the French Ministry of Culture, which stated, ‘There have been few architects who have emphasized such collaboration between architecture and the visual arts as you have. And in this way, you have not only been a great supporter of contemporary artists, but have also offered new ways of viewing architecture and design.’

Throughout his career, Marino has proven an avid philanthropist and art collector. Marino plans to open an art foundation in Southampton, New York, restoring the former Rogers Memorial Library to its historic architectural status in the process. The Peter Marino Art Foundation will feature rotating shows from guest artists and collaborators as well as a permanent public exhibition of artworks from Marino’s collection which includes Renaissance and Baroque bronzes, 19th-century French ceramics, and hundreds of paintings, photographs, sculptures, and mixed-media pieces by some of the most notable artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Marino is chairman of Venetian Heritage which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Marino has also dedicated over 25 years of support for Young Concert Artists, having served as its chairman for 10 years and establishing the annual Peter Marino Concert annual concert series.

Having first studied painting and sculpture before graduating from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Marino began his career at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, George Nelson, and I.M. Pei/Cossutta & Ponte. For more about Marino's architectural projects please visit Peter Marino Architect.