Marcus Khoury

Marcus Khoury is a recent graduate of the University of California Los Angeles, where he obtained a B.A. in French & Francophone Studies. Aside from his native Michigan, Marcus has lived in several states, in addition to France and Chile. Owing to his experiences with a variety of cultures, languages, and environments, he has always been keenly interested in how the exchange of ideas between different cities, regions, and countries helps to shape both physical and cultural landscapes. His linguistic background, in addition to his interest in the diversity of international urban environments and experiences, has led Marcus to fill the position of French Language Translator at The Grid, where he will be translating and presenting French language material involving environmental design.

Reflections on Contemporary Architecture and Drummondville, Quebec, Canada

by Marcus Khoury

Should a cultural heritage site, or a street with 19th-century architecture, be obliged to retain its traditional design and architecture? In my opinion, this is a pertinent question in situations where several local a... Read article

Toulouse’s Exhibition Center to Begin Construction in 2015 in Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France

by Marcus Khoury

The public inquiry into Greater Toulouse’s future exhibition center began November 4th, and will come to a close on December 13th. The Urban Community of Greater Toulouse hopes to obtain a recognition of public interes... Read article

Heated by Hard Drives: Urban Heating in Marne-La-Vallée, Seine-et-Marne, France

by Marcus Khoury

Until now, heat given off by data centers* was simply carried off into the air by means of various climate control systems. But in the past few years, inspired by Cherbourg, a city heated by seawater, initiatives for c... Read article

Restoring an “Industrial Ghost” in Montreal, Canada

by Marcus Khoury

It is a strange building, made entirely of white concrete, with a mysterious shape. Abandoned for nearly ten years, the Wellington Switch Tower, a gem from Montreal’s industrial past, will now take on a new life. For ... Read article