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Michael Marshall is the design director and principal of Michael Marshall Design (MMD). He manages the firm’s architectural projects with a keen sensitivity to context and environment, and leads each project in design excellence. In a career that spans more than three decades, Marshall has completed commissions on a wide range of building types including commercial, corporate, cultural and urban design, as well as mixed-use developments. His skills have facilitated numerous successful partnerships with developers, architects, governmental agencies, and private companies. Marshall has designed a number of iconic projects throughout the District of Columbia and beyond, including The Howard Theatre, The University of the District of Columbia’s Student Center, Chuck Brown Memorial, a number of the city’s public and charter schools, and the urban destinations City Vista and Reunion Square. Most recently, MMD completed design of the National Market in MGM National Harbor, the award-winning Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights, the new

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Michael Marshall, FAIA, NOMA, NCARB

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Southeast Center for Bread for the City, and the DC United’s home, Audi Field. He is currently on the design team for a new memorial honoring Frederick Douglass, father of the American Civil Rights movement.


In 2018, Marshall’s work was accepted into the architectural design archives of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Marshall has been recognized as a 2016 “Power 100 Playmaker” and 2014 “Minority Business Leader of the Year” by the Washington Business Journal. He was also honored with a 2014 Dandi Award for Diversity and Inclusion. His work has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects (DC and National Chapters), ENR MidAtlantic, Urban Land Institute, National Organization of Minority Architects, The National Housing and Rehabilitation Association, International Design Awards (IDA), and the American Society of Architectural Illustrators, among others.

Marshall He received a Masters degree in Architecture from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from The Catholic University of America. He began his studies at the University of the District of Columbia in 1975.

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