This past Wednesday, PRE sat down with Karen Fairbanks and Scott Marble to discuss the genesis of their practice and their thoughts on the discipline today. Both the partners graduated from the Columbia University GSAPP and in a way, never left. They parlayed their TAships while in school into teaching positions at both Columbia and Barnard which allowed them a degree of freedom in practice and fostered an evident dedication to architectural education. Their thoughts on the evolution of practice and the evolution of the nature of teaching were compelling. Our thanks to Karen and Scott.