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We are a seasoned collective of architects, brand strategists and creative thinkers, working across design disciplines, beyond the expected, to inspire greater engagement and impact in the places we come together.

An architecture firm since 1989, we have always understood the power of the built environment. We are passionate about bringing the disciplines of architecture and branding together to create more immersive spaces for our clients.

At the heart of everything we do is the desire to create something that resonates,  restores, reflects and recharges. Our drive is to work with our clients, partners and collaborators, to use design  to create greater opportunities and access in the arts, education, and for community services and resources that enhance and improve people’s lives.

Services

Architecture

Bringing broad-based design thinking to create more dynamic experiences and deliver greater impact in our public spaces and communities.

Interiors

Creating environments that reflect the character and passion of the people they serve.

Branding

Designing creative assets that inform, inspire and build meaningful bonds through intensive research, enterprising collaboration and fearless design.

Team

Michael Marshall

“Contributing to the renaissance of our city is my passion.”

Michael Marshall

Design Director and Principal

info@mmarshalldesign.com

Jenny Lopez

“Work hard, stay humble, be kind.”

Jenny Lopez

Chief Operating Officer

jenny@mmarshalldesign.com

Don Keppler

“Good design equals good business.”

Don Keppler

Senior Architect

don@mmarshalldesign.com

Larry Seitz

“I’d rather be in Miami.”

Larry Seitz

Senior Architect

larry@mmarshalldesign.com

Tony Newman

“Always prepare for the unexpected.”

Tony Newman

Project Manager

tony@mmarshalldesign.com

Yoshio Inazumi

“When you propose ideas, be confident and vivid.”

Yoshio Inazumi

Senior Project Designer

yoshio@mmarshalldesign.com

Timothy Hawkins

“Always strive and prosper.”

Timothy Hawkins

Designer

timothy@mmarshalldesign.com

Nafijah Khan

“Never confuse principles and style.”

Nafijah Khan

Chief Financial Officer

nafijah@mmarshalldesign.com

Chrys Sbily

“Let’s make your brand voice sing!”

Chrys Sbily

Senior Director

chrys@mmarshalldesign.com

Jan Bigas

“When you can’t take another step, that’s when you know you’re close.”

Jan Bigas

Art Director

jan@mmarshalldesign.com

Julian Micheaux Marshall

“We use the power of visual storytelling to engage and inspire.”

Julian Micheaux Marshall

Film & Media Director

Dina Cuadrado

“Giving is better than receiving.”

Dina Cuadrado

Graphic Designer

dina@mmarshalldesign.com

Vivian Suarez

“There’s no escaping change, but you can use its force to grow.”

Vivian Suarez

Graphic Designer

vivian@mmarshalldesign.com

Alice Mulongo

“I aspire to create functional, yet healing, architecture.”

Alice Mulongo

Architectural Design Intern

alice@mmarshalldesign.com

Thomas Flynn

“Space is the breath of art.” Frank Lloyd Wright

Thomas Flynn

Social Media Assistant

thomas@mmarshalldesign.com

Our Clients

 

 

Awards

2018

Best in Class Brick in Architecture Awards

Brick Industry Association
Project | University of the District of Columbia Student Center

2017

ENR MidAtlantic Best Project, K-12

ENR MidAtlantic
Project | Horace Mann Elementary 

2017

Maryland Chapter Honor Award

American Society of Landscape Architects
Project | DC Water Tower

2016

Professional Design Excellence Award

National Organization of Minority Architects
Project | University of the District of Columbia Student Center

2016

Power 100 Playmaker

Washington Business Journal
Team Member: Michael Marshall

2016

American Graphic Design Award

Graphic Design USA
Project | Cornerstones Brand Identity

2016

ENR MIdAtlantic Award of Merit, Higher Education

Engineering News Record
Project | UDC Student Center

2016

ULI Real Estate Trends Awards

Urban Land Institute
Project | UDC Student Center, Finalist

2015

American Graphic Design Award

Graphic Design USA
Project | DCPS Calendar

2015

Skyline Award

SmartCEO Magazine
Team Member: Michael Marshall (Finalist)

2014

WBJ Minority Business Leader Award

Washington Business Journal
Team Member: Michael Marshall

2014

Dandi Award

DANDI Awards for Diversity and Inclusion
Firm | MMD

2013

American Package Design Award

Graphic Design USA
Project | Dockr Product Design

2013

International Design Award

International Design Awards Competition
Project | Dockr Product Design

2013

Design Excellence Award

National Organization of Minority Architects
Project | Helsinki Library

2013

DC Catalyst Award

Uptown Professional Magazine
Project | Howard Theatre

2013

Historic Preservation Award

DC Office of Planning
Project | Howard Theater

2013

National Presidential Citation Award

American Institute of Architects
Project | Howard Theater

2013

Visionary Award Unbuilt Category

National Organization of Minority Architects
Project | Rio World Cup Pavilion

2012

Award of Excellence

Forrec and The Amercian Society of Illustrators
Project | Chimelong International Competition

2012

Best Designed Residential Development

City Paper
Project | City Vista

2012

American Graphic Design Award

Graphic Design USA
Project | Chuck Brown Memorial, Branding

2012

Honorable Mention

International Design Awards
Project | Howard Theatre

2012

National Architecture Award

National Organization of Minority Architects
Project | Horace Mann Elementary School

2012

Timothy Anderson Award for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation

National Housing & Rehabilitation Association
Project | Howard Theatre

2012

Award of Excellence in Historic Resources

AIA – DC Chapter
Project | Howard Theatre

 

2012

3 American Graphic Design Awards

Graphic Design USA
Project | Howard Theater Identity and Promotional Marketing

2011

Visionary Honor Award

National Organization of Minority Architects
Project | Urban Plan for IDP

2011

Design Excellence Citation in Unbuilt Category

National Organization of Minority Architects
Project | UDC Student Center

2010

Design Excellence Award: Built Category

National Organization of Minority Architects
Project | Rock Creek Residence

2008

Best Real Estate Deal

The Washington Business Journal
Project | City Vista

2006

Design Excellence Award: UnBuilt Category

National Organization of Minority Architects
Project | Rock Creek Residence