Marcy Monroe

Marcy Monroe

New York, NY, US



Architecture + Urban Designer/Planner. UF + UC Berkeley M.Arch-M.CP grad. Soo Native.




BuroHappold, New York, NY, US, Senior Consultant - Cities

Advisor and consultant to governments, agencies, nonprofits, developers, and other private entities on challenges related to mobility, transit, master planning, and climate (mitigation and resilience planning). Projects range from neighborhood block scale design to policy and vision planning.

Some projects include:
-Reimagine the Canals; New York, NY
-UC Santa Cruz Historic District and Gateway Visioning Study; Santa Cruz, CA
-Gratiot Site Detroit Center for Innovation, Infrastructure and Mobility; Detroit, MI
-Traverse City Downtown Riverwalk, Pedestrian Plaza Design; Traverse City, MI
-MET Council Climate Action and Resilience Plan, St. Paul, MN
-MTA Integration of Climate Actions into the MTA Capital Program; New York, NY

Sep 2021 - current

HNTB, New York, NY, US, Urban Planner - Architectural Designer

Collaborations, plans, and designs ranging from details to large scale planning projects within transit and infrastructure.

Some Projects; Roles include:

-Connecticut DOT Mixmaster Design; Urban design and planning
-NYC Transit; Planning

Apr 2020 - Aug 2021

HNTB, Oakland, CA, US, Urban Planner-Architectural Designer

Some Projects; Roles include:

-Facebook + Plenary Group's Dumbarton Rail Corridor; Stations Planning Lead
-BART New Transbay Rail Crossing; Research Program Advisor
-CCJPA's Southbay Connect; Station Architecture and Planning Lead
-CA High Speed Rail; Station Planning Lead

Jun 2017 - Apr 2020

AECOM, San Francisco, CA, US, Urban Planner

Projects included the County of LA's Strategic Asset Management and Capital Planning Program Services, Oakland's Resilience Strategy via Rockefeller's 100 Resilient Cities Program, and other urban planning efforts.

Apr 2015 - May 2017

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Graduate Student Instructor + Researcher

As a GSI, I conducted three hour labs/section each week; created assignments, exams, and project objectives; lectured up to 150 students; provided tutorial workshops for architecture design studios.
-Global Poverty + Practice; Dept of International + Area Studies, F13’ + F14’
-In-Arch Summer Institute-Media; Dept of Architecture, Summer 13’
-ARCH_100B-Fundamentals of Architectural Design; Dept of Architecture, S13’

As a GSR, I worked under Professor Jason Corburn to create GIS maps for the Nairobi Studio Publication. From Jan - Dec 11’, I took part in several planning workshops with community, government, and other stakeholders in the Mathare Valley informal settlement in Kenya to provide secure and safe access to drinking water and sanitation.

Jun 2011 - Dec 2014

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, John K. Branner Fellow

Conducted a year-long independent research project focused on the role of architects in sites of disaster recovery. For this project, I assisted in organizing numerous community-based design and/or disaster recovery workshops, engaged in on-site construction of temporary housing, and created an online web journal. This research occurred alongside affected communities, key international agencies, academics, and government officials in multiple sites worldwide. Focus sites in Haiti, the Central Region of Kenya, and Tohoku Japan.

Dec 2011 - Dec 2012


University of California, Berkeley, Dual Masters of Architecture and City and Regional Planning

Aug 2010 - current

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Bachelors, Bachelors of Design in Architecture, Minor in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance

Aug 2006 - May 2010

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, ECP-Studio Art/Interior Architecture

May 2005 - Jul 2005


First Prize at Storefront for Art & Architecture's "Competitions of Competitions: Redefining Briefs, Clients and Agents", 1st Place

Alongside Lee Dykxhoorn, AIA, our entry entitled "Deploy Yourself, Not Your Designs" was selected as first place in Storefront's international call for entries.


Richard Bender Fellow, Grant

Awarded to outstanding student researchers in the M.Arch / M.CP concurrent degree program at UC Berkeley.


2011-2012 John K. Branner Travel Fellow, Award

Awarded $35,000 in support of independent research fieldwork on an architect’s role in post-disaster recovery in longer-term displaced settlements.


Malcolm Reynolds Prize, Award

$20,000 in recognition of design work.


Areas of Specialization