Marisa Nemcik

Marisa Nemcik

Boston, MA, US



I'm an Architect who is passionate about designing spaces which foster community, inspire connection, and stimulate learning.

I  enjoy working collaboratively with my team, clients, and consultants to integrate focused research and design, with thoughtful detailing. I have found the most successful projects place a high emphasis this relationship. 

My experience thus far has covered a range of scales and markets. I have worked on Mixed-Use, Multi-Family, Higher Education, Student Housing, Healthcare, Civic, and Installation projects. I have experience in multiple aspects of each project from programming and design development to construction documents and construction administration.

In my free time love to travel and experiment in the kitchen. Food is another passion of mine, I see it as a way to connect with people and learn from other's cultures and traditions.



CannonDesign, Boston, MA, US, Associate

Sep 2018 - current

CannonDesign, Boston, MA, US, Architect

Higher Education, Healthcare, and Commercial
Licensed Architect
Project Architect / Project Designer

AIA 18 - Emerging Professionals Scholarship Recipient

Community Engagement and DesignShare committees:
Climateens Mentor
BSA Design Thinking Day Co-Chaperone

Jul 2017 - Sep 2018

Design Collective, Inc., Baltimore, MD, US, Architectural Designer

- Coordinate across disciplines to prepare construction documents, material selections, and cost estimations.
- Collaborate to bring projects through schematics, design development, and construction administration.
- Manage and create programming, feasibility, and presentation graphics for various market sector projects.
- Completed required experience hours (AXP) and passed 5/7 registration exams (ARE) in pursuit of licensure.

Market experience: Mixed-Use Multi-Family, Higher Education, Student Housing, Civic and Installation projects. Collaborations with Landscape and Interior departments.

Jul 2014 - Jul 2017

Poggenpohl U.S., Inc., Paramus, NJ, US, Technical + Design Associate

Technical + Design Associate | Summers 2013 + 2012
-Composed project designs.
-Managed design consultations & reviews with clients.
-Produced technical drawings, 3D models, & renders.
-Coordinated part specifications.
-Assisted in sales, price quoting, contracts, & scheduling/managing of projects.
-Collaborated with principal on large scale projects and showroom displays.
-Conducted site visits/ measurements, installation reviews & photographs of final projects.
-Redesigned showroom website & mobile site.

May 2013 - Aug 2013


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Architecture & History of Architecture

B.Arch (May 2014) | Syracuse University School of Architecture (cum laude)
Bachelor of Art : History of Architecture (2013) | College of Arts and Sciences
+ Business coursework : Entrepreneurship + Emerging Enterprises, Intellectual property, Startups

Urban Studio:
-Spring 2013: NYC
(Architectural Studio, Survey of NYC Arch, Urban Design & Theory)
-Visiting Critic: Mick McConnell, R/GA
-CLOG workshop : Headquarters Edition : "Corporate Transparency"

Summer 2012 Seminar: Greece
(Humanities, History, Literature, Architecture & Art History)
-Completed Independent Study research and paper on Mycenaean Architecture & Culture
-Gave presentation of research on site in Mycenae, Greece

Fall 2012: Florence, Italy
(Architectural Studio, Italian language, Survey of Italian Architecture & History, Sketching)
-Assisted in coordination and production of end of semester exhibition of architectural travel sketches at the Piazzale Donatello in Florence.

Aug 2009 - May 2014


First Fitwel certification for Multi Family Project, Other

The Pearl achieved the inaugural Fitwel certification for a multifamily residential building.


Award of Merit for Best Multifamily Project, Award

Award of Merit for Best Multifamily Project at the 2017 NAIOP Awards:
The Pearl, Silver Spring MD with Tower Companies and Clark Construction #LiveAtThePearl


Visual Artist : Light Installation, Award

Our project submission was chosen by a jury of five from over 150 pieces submitted for the inaugural Light City Baltimore Festival.

Our project, LightWave: Baltimore's Beacon, is located at the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse at Pier V, and focuses on the translation of sound into waves of light visualization.

The installation brings to light the words and sounds of WYPR's Out of the Blocks Series that focuses on telling the stories of each of Baltimore's unique neighborhoods.

My role was Project Manager of the team of nine. I created the project proposal, organized the project team and schedule, and coordinated festival logistics and budget with BOPA. I was also instrumental in conception of the overall design and final construction of the piece.


Indianapolis City-County Building Plaza, Nomination

Plaza and Pavilion Design for City County Plaza, Indianapolis IN


Order of Omega, Award

Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Fraternity & Sorority organizations. Members are selected from the top 3% of students at each institution. Order of Omega recognizes those who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the campus and local community.


Study Abroad Grant, Grant

Grant for independent research seminar in Greece towards completion of Architectural History degree.


Syracuse University Founder's Scholarship, Scholarship

Top award of the three cornerstone merit scholarships to recognize academic achievement for top students in programs across the University.


Merit Scholarship Award, Scholarship

Award based on achievement in both academics and extracurricular involvement.


Dean's List, Other

All semesters of 5 year program
Design GPA 3.5


Areas of Specialization