About 601 Tully

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601 Tully is a center for engaged practice in Syracuse, NY developed by artist and professor Marion Wilson with a rotating collaborative team of 54 students and neighbors and Anda French of French 2Design. It's a site for meaningful exchange between artists, community members, and scholars in the co-production of culture.

601 Tully includes a contemporary art space, a public events space, a bookstore, a teaching garden, and Recess Cafe West.

In 2009, Wilson purchased the condemned two-story home and local drug hub, and throughout five semesters, Wilson's design/build class re-zoned, designed, renovated and now sustains the physical and programmatic aspects of 601 Tully. The collaborative team has consisted of artists, architects, environmentalists, Fowler High School students, Green Train Workforce, neighbors, and the occasional passerby.

601 Tully is made possible by the generous support of the Syracuse University School of Education, The Kauffman Foundation, The Near West Side Initiative, Imagining America, Home HeadQuarters Inc., Say Yes to Education, and National Grid.

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Monday, December 21, 2009


The nature of my collaboration is that everyone involved needs to have equal input on the task being completed. When I collaborate I like to consult the group members before making a decision on a project.

It isn’t very different than my individual practice because architecture is based on collaboration. Whether it is between other architects or different disciplines, architecture thrives on collaborating and reaching to other professions in order to thrive. It involves other disciplines in order to be a successful product at the end. Since it takes so much work to design a building, collaboration is very important and necessary.

The effects of collaborative effort on my individual practice are multiple. When working in an architecture firm, you are always in a team with multiple individuals that have different expertise in different aspects of the project. Communicating with them and discussing the work is very important in the success of the project.

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