Associate Principal, New York
Marc McQuade, AIA, is Associate Principal and co-heads the Adjaye Associates 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 office having led numerous cultural, residential, and commercial projects.
Marc led the design team for 130 William, a new 66-story residential tower with a comprehensive suite of amenities, ground floor retail, and a public plaza in New York City’s Financial District; as well as the Sugar Hill Mixed-Use Development in Harlem, an affordable housing project that challenges the traditional housing typology and accommodates the Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling and a preschool. He also directed the design of interior spaces at the Smithsonian National Museum for African American History & Culture, a LEED Gold accredited building; and the design and implementation of the “Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure” exhibition.
Marc holds a Bachelor in Architecture from UC Berkeley and a Master in Architecture from Princeton University. 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. Currently, he is serving as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto where he is teaching a 3rd year graduate research thesis studio titled Very Put Together.