Michael Marshall

Michael MarshallMichael Marshall is the principal of Marshall Moya Design. He leads each project in design excellence and manages the firm’s architectural projects with a keen sensitivity to the context and environment. He monitors the construction development process at project sites and cultivates business opportunities with new clients.

In 2011, Marshall joined a partnership with Paola Moya to form Marshall Moya Design. For 22 years prior, Marshall was the founder and principal of his own architectural firm in Washington, D.C. called Michael Marshall Architecture. Before initiating his own architectural firm, Marshall won a Graham Foundation Fellowship and lived in Italy for a year, studying modern Italian painting and architecture. Marshall has also worked as a Design Associate for Hartman-Cox Architects and Ward-Hale Design Associates, both located in Washington, D.C.

Marshall has been recognized with international, national, and local design excellence awards from: The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), The American Institute of Architects (DC Chapter), the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, Graphic Design USA, Forrec, and the American Society of Architectural Illustrators.
Marshall has been featured on a variety of local and national media including radio talk shows, newspapers, magazines, alumni publications, and on a variety of websites. Some of his interviews and features include: The Washington Post, NPR’s Tell Me More, ECO World Architecture News, .NET International Magazine, American Urban Radio Network, AIA DC Magazine, Modern Luxury Magazine, and Yale Daily News.

Marshall received a Masters degree in Architecture from Yale University, where internationally recognized architects, Frank Gehry and James Stirling, were his studio professors. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from The Catholic University of America (CUA), with school recognitions that included the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Scholarship Award and membership to the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. During his time at CUA, Marshall participated in the Summer Foreign Studies Program and studied architecture in Italy and England.

Marshall volunteers part of his time presenting educational speeches on architecture, serving as a guest architectural critic at numerous local universities, and sharing his architectural expertise on local community advisory and city planning boards in the Washington, D.C. area.