Associate Principal, New York
Marc McQuade is Associate Principal and co-heads the New York studio overseeing projects in North & South America and the Caribbean. Since joining the firm in 2010, he has been crucial to the growth of the US office having led numerous cultural, civic, and commercial projects.
Marc was responsible for the Sugar Hill Mixed-Use Development in Harlem, a LEED silver low-income housing project that challenges the traditional housing typology and accommodates the Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling and a preschool. He also led the design of the interior spaces of the Smithsonian National Museum for African American History and Culture (2016), a LEED gold accredited building. Most recently Marc led the completion of The Webster’s new flagship 10,000 square foot retail space adjacent to the historic Los Angeles Beverly Center.
Marc is currently leading the completion of 130 William, a new 66-story residential tower in NYC with four floors of amenities, ground floor retail, and a public plaza in New York’s financial district; the Princeton University Art Museum, a cultural facility on the university campus; and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy which involves the transformation of the 22-acre West Riverfront Park in downtown Detroit into a dynamic public space. Along with practicing architecture he taught the Adjaye studios at Princeton, together with David and served as the Editor-in-chief of David Adjaye—Authoring: Re-placing Art and Architecture, a book which was formed out of their time teaching together.
Marc holds a Bachelors in Architecture from U.C. Berkeley and a Masters in Architecture from Princeton University.