Associate Principal, New York
Marc McQuade is Associate Principal and co-heads the New York studio overseeing projects in North and 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 directed work on 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 & Culture, a LEED Gold accredited building. Most recently, Marc led the completion of The Webster’s new flagship 11,000-square-foot retail space adjacent to the historic Los Angeles Beverly Center.
Marc is currently directing the team for 130 William, a new 66-story residential tower with four floors of amenities, ground floor retail, and a public plaza in New York City’s Financial District; the Princeton University Art Museum, a cultural facility on the university campus; and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park for the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, which involves the transformation of 22 acres in downtown Detroit into a dynamic public space.
Along with practicing architecture, he taught the Adjaye studios at Princeton University together with David and served as the Editor-in-Chief of David Adjaye—Authoring: Re-placing Art and Architecture, a book that was formed out of their time teaching together.
Marc holds a Bachelor in Architecture from UC Berkeley and a Master in Architecture from Princeton University.