Professor Gold has over twenty-five years of engagement in architectural design, teaching, and research with a focus on the interrelationships among architecture, ecology, culture, and resource stewardship at urban and residential scales. He currently leads funded research-based design projects and is a founding member of the Florida Resilient Community Initiative (FRCI) at the UF College of Design Construction and Planning. His work and publications explore ecologically responsive design and sustainable living in coastal communities underpinned by the critical need for integrating resiliency, mobility, and aesthetics toward emergent urban forms. His research is both academic and applied through his small award-winning architecture firm – Martin Gold Architects. He is a registered architect in Florida; holds an NCARB certification; and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. https://martingoldarchitects.com.
As a member of the Doctoral Research Faculty, he supervises doctoral and master degree seeking students. He leads undergraduate and graduate design studios in addition to teaching lecture and seminar courses in environmental technology and ecological design. Gold served as the Director of the UF, School of Architecture from 2008 to 2014 and currently serves as the Executive Director of the national consortium of academic programs Architecture + Construction Alliance (A+CA).
Professor Gold received his Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida in 1991, worked in Florida as an intern architect and then returned to UF to complete is Master of Architecture degree in 1994. He taught under the supervision of Gary Siebein as a graduate teaching assistant in the environmental technologies. His thesis research studied the spatialization of sound in concert halls and the perception of spatial acoustics by listeners. His results and methodology have been published in articles and journals of the Acoustical Society of America in proceedings of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. He has taught at the University of Texas San Antonio, and conducted workshops on acoustics at Cornell, SCAD, and the American Institute of Architects. He returned to UF as a member of the School of Architecture faculty in 1996.