Marina Sassu

Marina Sassu

New York, NY, US



I am a licensed architect originally from Rome with over 10 years’ experience in the United States including every aspect of new commercial, institutional, retail and residential construction.
Currently working for a small-sized firm specializing in conversion from commercial to residential, I have an expertise in historical renovation and have also successfully executed work for the Port Authority, MTA and three international airports.
Please see the attached cover letter and resume for more details of my latest work at Gensler New York and The LiRo Group on projects for Apple, L'Oreal, DASNY, Banco do Brasil, and DDC, and previous jobs in Boston for Massachusetts General Hospital and the city of Venice, Italy. 



MarinaSassuArchitects, Inc., New York, NY, US, Owner

Independent Contractor:

Created details for:
- Stuart Weitzman’s 5th avenue flagship storefront, New York, NY
- Burberry storefront for new retail location at the Woodbury Commons, NY
Developed Schematic Design and rendering for:
- Private kitchen remodeling, New York, NY
- Private kitchen remodeling, Washington D.C.
Designed two private apartment renovations and supervised the projects from DOB filing to
final completion for:
- 700 sf, New York Landmarks apartment renovation, W. 82nd Street, New York, NY
- 1000 sf, New York Landmarks apartment renovation, W. 11th Street, New York, NY
Developed layout for two private new construction residences, Worcester, MA

May 2009 - current

Gensler, New York, NY, US, job captain

Supervised construction document sets, schematic design and coordinated
construction administration:
- Apple’s core and shell, 30,000 sf, West 34th Street building, New York, NY
- L’Oreal’s lobby, office & retail renovation, 50,000 sf, 5th Avenue, New York, NY
- The Clark Art Institute expansion, 16,000 sf, Williamstown, MA
- Banco do Brasil’s renovations, 5,000 sf, Boston, MA, Newark, NJ, & Bridgeport, CT
- First Republic Bank renovations, 10,000 sf, Broadway & 76th Street, New York, NY

Mar 2007 - May 2009

LiRo Architects & Planners, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Supervised and worked from Schematic Design to Construction Documents on:
- JFK American Airlines Terminal Renovation, Queens, NY
- Yaphank Juvenile Detention Center in Suffolk County, 10,000 sf, Yaphank, NY
- 77th and 86th Street Subway Station Rehabilitation, New York, NY
- Westchester Courthouse Interior Renovation, 18 floors, 330,000 sf, Westchester, CT
- Port Authority Bus Terminal Reconstruction and ADA updates of Ticket Counter 21, Red Cap
Lounge, six tenant restrooms and hazardous waste storage facility, 1,000 sf, New York, NY
- Riva Pointe Condominium Construction on the Hudson, 400,000 sf, Weehawken, NJ
- Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal B Life Safety Update, Newark, NJ
- Bradley Airport Federal Inspection Service Facility, 33,000 sf, Windsor Locks, CT
- DASNY demolition set of drawings, Kings County Hospital, 48,000 sf, Queens, NY
- DASNY project, CCNY School of Architecture, 104,100 sf, New York, NY
- DDC projects, two NYC Public Library renovations, 28,000 sf, Bronx, NY
- SCA project, PS 156Q, exterior modernization & roof renovation, 80,000 sf, Queens, NY
- SCA projects, 32 different School Construction Authority projects involving several
renovations and ADA adaptations, New York, NY

Dec 1999 - Apr 2006

Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Inc., Boston, MA, US, Junior Architect

Worked on Design Development and developed Construction Documents for
three USPS projects located in Massachusetts
Surveyed, drafted and delivered three National Park Service projects:
- The Custom House interior Renovation, Salem, MA
- The Boot Mill Renovation, 2 sq mi complex, Lowell, MA
- National Park Service Headquarters Main Lobby Renovation, Boston, MA

Dec 1997 - Apr 1999


Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Cagliari, IT, MArch, city planning

Urban Studies w/ thesis on Environment and Territory

Sep 1989 - Nov 1990

Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Cagliari, IT, BArch, architectural engineering

Summa cum laude [110/110], Architectural Engineering

Sep 1980 - Nov 1987


Cagliari's Waterfront Renovation Competition, Cagliari, Italy, 1st Place

revitalization of the waterfront for the town of Cagliari, Sardinia


5 Town Squares Competition, Milis, Italy, 3rd Place

5 public square design & renovation for the southern town of Milis famous for its orange groves


Areas of Specialization