CHRISTOPHER MARCINKOSKI is an assistant professor of landscape architecture in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is also a founding director of PORT architecture + urbanism, an award-winning design and research practice based in New York and Chicago.  Mr. Marcinkoski’s work looks to leverage a synthetic understanding of landscape, infrastructure, architecture, ecology, capital, spectacle, mobility, industry, guerrilla tactics and everyday-ness to demonstrate the hyperbolic potentials hidden within the existing urban environment.  He has been engaged in design and planning projects in the U.K., Sweden, the Caribbean and China, as well as throughout the U.S.  His current work is exploring strategies for regenerating Ohio’s lower Cuyahoga River Valley.  Mr. Marcinkoski holds a B.Arch from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.Arch from Yale University, receiving both schools’ highest awards for design.  Mr. Marcinkoski was the recipient of the prestigious Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Fellowship for Urban Design.