Marco Forlenza

Marco Forlenza

Irvington, NY, US

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I received my Bachelor’s in Architectural Design, Advanced Diploma in Building Design, and Certificate in Design from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Throughout my studies, I have worked on a range of projects that have given me the ability to adapt to new requirements and client briefs. My design process is inclusive in that non architectural precedents, experiences and ideas, are equally as valid in design development. Collaboration plays an essential role in the shaping of these ideas as it provides a dissociated layer of interrogation. The communication inspired by this collaboration strengthens my understanding and spreads unique concepts that lead to a richer outcome. 

Since returning to New York, I have completed an internship at William / Architect and have been employed full time by Archetype-NY. Both of these experiences have offered a lens into the architectural process of residential renovations here in NYC. 

The variety of experiences I have had shape my work. As a result, my designs serve as artifacts that recall these moments. It is a memory and a reason, to continue to experience, create and reflect. 



Archetype NY, New York, NY, US, Design Associate

Dec 2019 - current

William Architect, New York, NY, US, Intern

Oct 2019 - Dec 2019


Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, AU, BArch, Architecture

Explored conceptual ideas in my work and challenged my understanding of architecture. Graduated with distinction.

Jun 2017 - Dec 2018

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, AU, Advanced Diploma in Building Design

Introduction to architecture and drafting, site surveys, BIM modeling.

Feb 2015 - Jun 2017

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, AU, Certificate IV in Design

Explored a variety of mixed media design methods and learned how to use the latest Adobe programs.

Jul 2014 - Dec 2014

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