Marcus Hopper

Marcus Hopper

San Francisco, CA, US




A California licensed architect and LEED accredited professional who is passionate about design’s capacity to shape the built environment with creativity, environmental conscientiousness and material sustainability. Having a depth of experience in both commercial interiors and multi-residential buildings, I am currently seeking to become part of a creative design team that is driven by innovation, collaboration, and has a unique point of view.

With over a decade of extensive experience in interior design and construction, I have developed a finely balanced skill set anchored by a depth in technical knowledge and creative out of the box thinking. My experience with a wide range of interior projects broadly spans design, construction, and project management.  As a seasoned Senior Project Manager/Architect, I have led the design and effectively managed multiple large-scale interior renovation design projects to meet rigorous budget and schedule requirements.

Informing all of the work that I do is a conscientiousness toward sustainable design, from strategy through to materials, due to my personal philosophy that architecture should lead by example in responsibly shaping our built environment. A few recently completed projects that I am especially proud of include: the San Francisco offices of Silicon Valley Bank which received LEED-CI v3 Gold certification and the San Francisco Office of Western Union Digital which is anticipated to receive LEED-CI v3 Silver certification.

Aside from my work-focused design, I have skillfully managed the programming, design, construction documention and contract administration phases of a $50M renovation of the 900-unit Marina Harbor Apartment Complex in Marina del Rey, CA. The scope for this three-year project included: architectural upgrades to the common area interiors, the residential unit interiors and the exterior building envelope. My team achieved Design Control Board (DCB) planning approval for both architectural design and sign design during first submission.



Gensler, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Architect

Nov 2012 - current

Marcus Hopper I Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Owner

Jul 2012 - current

FENNIE+MEHL Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Senior Project Manager/Architect

Led architectural design teams through all project phases. Negotiated design contract terms through final project completion. Actively managed the client's design, budget and schedule expectations. Fostered long-term service relationships with clients, staff and consultants. Pro-actively developed internal strategies that assisted the business development team in identifying potential marketing leads.

Jan 2009 - Jun 2012

FENNIE+MEHL Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Manager

Supervised production of design and construction documenation for project designs, and coordinated the administration of the design service contract. Developed project schedules including project delivery strategies and pro-actively monitored project progress to ensure milestones were met. Assembled consultant teams. Assisted clients in identifying construction contracting strategies.

Jan 2002 - Dec 2008

FENNIE+MEHL Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Job Captain

Developed documentation, administration and production tools for use by the project design team. Actively managed client expectations and project development to produce profitable, timely and successful designs.

Jun 1998 - Jan 2002

Dahlin Group Architecture Planning, San Ramon, CA, US, Designer

Residential focus, with involvement in producing print graphics, schematic design solutions, construction documents, and performing submittal reviews.

Nov 1996 - Jun 1998

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), San Francisco, CA, US, Intern

Assisted in the marketing efforts of SOM. Prepared architectural service proposals. Maintained and organized design slide library. Assisted in the development of the firm's marketing print and digital collateral.

Aug 1996 - Nov 1996


Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, US, Bachelors, Business Administration

Dual Major: General Business / Marketing

Sep 1992 - Jun 1996

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1990 - Jun 1996


Alpha Rho Chi Medal for Leadership, Award


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