March Chadwick

March Chadwick

New York, NY, US



March W. Chadwick, President, has more than 10 years of experience in architecture, specializing in project design, code consulting, and construction. His project experience encompasses various facility types, including educational, healthcare, high-rise, industrial, correctional, and residential building projects, as well as hotels, public spaces, airports, museums, and historic sites. He is expert in 3D design and visualization for the various stages of the project.  These 3D BIM models in turn become the basis for construction document, including conceptual estimates and budgets, value engineering and design cost assessments. Prior to founding M.Arch Architects, March was lead designer for many high-profile New York City and national projects at major architectural firms in Atlanta, Boston, and New York.  March is currently a faculty member of the Civil Engineering department of NYU-Poly and has taught architecture for the Cooper Union of New York and New York City College of Technology.   March is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Building Smart Alliance, is a LEED Accredited Professional, a member of the Cooper Hewitt Institute and Design Museum, and member of Municipal Arts Society of New York. 



Davis Brody Bond, LLP, Architect

For each of the projects listed below my role was project architect whose duties are listed in order the project beginning with schematic design (SD) and ending with Construction Administration (CA):

Kingsborough Community College Academic Village is a $30M college academic building that engages the surrounding city at the beginning of the archipelago that the campus occupies at the eastern end of Brooklyn. The Academic Village contains classrooms on both two floors, a gymnasium, a large atrium entry space, a daycare with adjacent outdoor landscaping area. Roles performed were (SD, DD, CD).

Northwestern Lurie Medical Research Center is a 100,000 square foot, state of the art, research facility that is managed by Northwestern University. Lurie Research Center is located in the center of Chicago on Northwestern's urban campus. It is designed to house early stage, private research and development companies in the Life Sciences industry. The Lurie Research Center is a building that connects to other campus facilities by an overhead walkway on the 2nd floor. Its base is an open cafeteria that also contains a two auditoriums for large public forums and smaller event spaces each having the highest standard of acoustics and lighting. Roles performed were (SD, DD, CD).

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is a learned institution: The organization is affiliated with both the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. NewYork-Presbyterian comprises two medical centers, Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork Weill Cornell Medical Center (also known as NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, respectively). The two facilities combined have nearly 2,300 beds and offer patients specialized programs for burns, digestive diseases, women's health, gene therapy, and infertility. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is part of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System. Roles performed were (SD, DD)

Audubon Business and Technology Center is a 100,000 square foot, state of the art, research facility that is managed by Columbia University. Audubon Center was developed by Columbia University, the City of New York and the State of New York. It is designed to house early stage, private research and development companies in the Life Sciences industry. Audubon Center is located in Audubon Biomedical Science and Technology Park, a proposed 1 million square foot development at the eastern end of Columbia University Medical Center. Roles performed were (CD, CA)

Duties for the New York Public Library South Court Addition included construction documents, client meetings, document coordination, and construction administration for the interior courtyard construction of auditorium, training rooms, natural lit atrium, offices, and break room. Roles performed were (CD, CA)

Sep 1999 - Mar 2001


Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), MArch, Architecture

in 1992 I achieved a Masters of Architect with a minor in Building Construction. For graduate school I wanted to learn how to draw with the computer. I focused on learning Autocad, and 3D studio. The skills I learned in this area did not apply so much towards my studio courses (where I still drew by hand) but the computer models I built were implemented into a campus master plan for Georgia Tech, as well as the urban vitality around the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

May 1992 - current

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, BArch, Architecture

In 1990 I achieved a Bachelors of Architecture with the highest award for a senior thesis project. My education involved participation in two off campus studios; Chattanooga Downtown Riverfront and Design Center (director and professor Stroud Watson), and study abroad in Krakow Poland. My undergraduate study in these two places has direct evidence in the city planning and urban vitality that exists in both places today. It is arguable that Chattanooga Tennessee where I attended high school has benefited more than any city in the United States through thoughtful planning practices. Poland in post my studies in 1990 experienced almost 1400% growth in the following years. During my studies in Krakow we proposed a hotel near the Wavel Castle that earned 2nd place in the European Architectural Biennial.

Jan 1988 - May 1990


Highline Honorable Exhibition at Grand Central Station, Other

Our design focussing on the 10th Avenue corridor is concurrent with the rezoning of the West Chelsea adopted by New York City Planning in 2003. Transfer of development rights is currently the solution for an elevated urban park whose costs would be other prohibitive. As we saw it the Highline has the most value creating a semi-private spaces along the 10th Avenue development corridor with easements protecting the semi-private spaces protecting light and air to higher development along the corridor as well as the path along the Highline.

Competition judging for the Highline Competition awarded first place to a 2 mile long swimming pool.


1990 European Biennial Architectural Competition 2nd Place, 2nd Place

Our design drew inspiration from one of Poland's most valued landmarks the Castle Wawel. Overlooking the Vistula River, Wawel was the seat of Polish kings for about a millennium. Close to this site in between its location and Jagiellonian University is a site of about 50,000sf where we proposed a new hotel development. Our design concept associated the walls of castle with the walls of communism and for a hotel to embrace a new public it required more transparency. Therefore we employed the use of glass in a metaphoric arrangement of solids and voids essentially reversing the heavy walls of a castle's position with the solid void relationships of a castles armaments. This allowed for a more public approach to the lower levels of the hotel and the more private uses of the hotel suites.


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