Marc Maxey

Marc Maxey

Santa Monica, CA, US



I am an architect currently based in Santa Monica. Prior to attending graduate school at Princeton I worked in Los Angeles on mostly high-end residential projects. I have experience with zoning entitlements, pulling permits, obtaining coastal commission approval, overseeing contractors, and coordinating with structural engineers and consultants. I also spent over a year in Beijing with OPEN architecture and CCI working on projects ranging from hotels, housing towers, office buildings, and master plans. My academic work has received several awards and has been published in various journals including Scapegoat and Volume Magazine.


Modal Design, Los Angeles, Junior Architect / Project Architect

While at Modal, I worked in all phases of design from concept to construction administration.

Amoroso Residence, ground-up garage / apt, clad with zinc panels, budget $480k
Leonard Residence, 3200 s.f., renovation of Brentwood Hills home, budget $1m.
Kern Organization, 2300 s.f renovation of office lobby and restrooms, budget $120k
Dunn Residence, 1800 s.f renovation and addition to single-family home

Apr 2012 - Apr 2014

CCI, Beijing, CN, Designer

CPLAH Hospital, designed perforated facade using Grasshopper
Zhengzhong, designed low-income housing, and underground parking scheme
Hebei, designed facades for seven residential towers 12-15 stories
Urumuqi, designed two office towers, retail buildings, plaza, and 5 housing towers

Jul 2011 - Jan 2012

OPEN Architecture, Beijing, CN, Junior Architect

Rugao Masterplan, team member for urban planning proposal
Ordos 20 + 10, project manager for invited competition proposal, taken through SD
Lagos Resort, team member for hotel design in Lagos, Nigeria

Oct 2010 - Jul 2011

AvroKO, New York, NY, US, Intern

Part-time unpaid internship assisting principals with various office tasks including building physical architecture models, sourcing materials, and running errands.

Jan 2005 - May 2005


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2007 - May 2009


Princeton University Alpha Rho Chi Medal, Award

Since 1931, the Bronze Alpha Rho Chi Medal has recognized graduating architecture students for their leadership and service and what they offer the future of the profession. Alpha Rho Chi believes strong leaders are just as essential as strong designers. The award was established to recognize qualities not necessarily pertaining to studio and scholarship.


Wilike Portfolio Competition, 1st Place

A portfolio competition open to undergraduates of the University of Michigan.


Wallenberg Studio Award, 1st Place

Raoul Wallenberg graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in architecture in 1935. In honor of his memory, the Raoul Wallenberg Endowment was established by the Benard Maas Foundation (David Engelbert, Director). In addition to gifts and matching gifts from the foundation, alumni also made donations to acknowledge Wallenberg's incredible courage.

Wallenberg's legacy is "architecture/design as a humane social art." During WWII, Wallenberg designed/created shutzpasses. Those fortunate to receive one were protected from the atrocities of the Nazis, particularly in Budapest. Wallenberg was responsible for setting up safe houses and issued "passports" that spared thousands from the concentration camps.

Each year the architecture program exhibits and juries the best work from the final undergraduate design studio. Awards, funded by the Raoul Wallenberg Endowment, are offered in the form of a stipend for international travel to a country of the student's choosing.

(text courtesy of TCAUP)


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