Michael Marshall is the principal of Marshall Moya Design. He designs each architectural project with a keen sensitivity to the context and environment, leads each project in design excellence, monitors the construction development process at project sites, directs all departments within the firm, cultivates business opportunities with new clients, and is actively involved in all stages of design development of the firm’s projects.
In 2011, Michael Marshall joined a partnership with Paola Moya to form Marshall Moya Design. For 22 years prior, Marshall was the founder and principal of his own architectural firm in Washington, D.C. called Michael Marshall Architecture. Before initiating his own architectural firm, Marshall won a Graham Foundation Fellowship and lived in Italy for a year, studying modern Italian painting and architecture. Marshall has also worked as a Design Associate for Hartman-Cox Architects and Ward-Hale Design Associates, both located in Washington, D.C.
Marshall has been featured on a variety of local and national media including HGTV, radio talk shows, newspapers, magazines, alumni publications, and on a variety of websites. Some of his interviews and features include: The Washington Post, NPR WAMU 88.5 FM, ECO World Architecture News, American Urban Radio Network, WPFW 89.3 FM, AIA Residential Architect magazine, and Yale Daily News.
Marshall has completed commissions on a wide range of building types including residential, commercial, corporate, cultural, urban design, and mixed-use developments. His skills have facilitated numerous successful partnerships with developers, architects, governmental agencies, and private companies. Marshall has collaborated with internationally known architectural firms such as Richard Rogers and Partners on the Old Convention Center site; Gensler on the Howard University Town Center mixed-used development; and Jean Nouvel for the RFQ of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American Culture and History.
Marshall has been honored with awards from the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) for his architectural excellence. His NOMA awards include: the 2011 Professional Design Excellence Award for the New Student Center at the University of the District of Columbia, the 2010 Built Honor Award for the Rock Creek Residence, and the 2006 Un-built Honor Award for the Rock Creek Residence. In addition, Marshall led graphic design initiatives that were recognized by the 2011 American Graphic Design Awards, sponsored by Graphic Design USA. For these awards, Marshall’s work was highlighted and selected for three finalist categories: brochures and collateral, corporate branding programs, and internet design.
Marshall received a Masters degree in Architecture from Yale University, where internationally recognized architects, Frank Gehry and James Stirling, were his studio professors. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from The Catholic University of America (CUA), with school recognitions that included the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Scholarship Award and membership to the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. During his time at CUA, Marshall participated in the Summer Foreign Studies Program and studied architecture in Italy and England.
Marshall volunteers part of his time presenting educational speeches on architecture, serving as a guest architectural critic at numerous local universities, and sharing his architectural expertise on local community advisory and city planning boards in the Washington, D.C. area.