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Walter Marin, NCARB

Senior Principal
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Walter Marin was born in Latin America but raised in the heart of New York. The son of an immigrant cabinetmaker, he was raised with an appreciation for craftsmanship that led to his life-long love of the built environment. He completed a BS/BA in Architecture in 1982 and worked with well-known architectural design firms including the Howard Golden firm prior to establishing Marin Associates in 1985. Upon obtaining his architectural certification, Walter converted his growing firm into Marin Architects. Supported by Walter’s keen business sense and creative aptitude, the firm has since developed a strong roster of repeat clientele and a sterling reputation. Ever community-minded, Walter gives back by serving as the Vice Chair of The National Hispanic Business Group and the Bronx Community College Foundation Board. Walter is NCARB-certified.

Walter Marin was born in Latin America but raised in the heart of New York. The son of an immigrant cabinetmaker, he was raised with an appreciation for craftsmanship that led to his life-long love of the built environment. He completed a BS/BA in Architecture in 1982 and worked with well-known architectural design firms including the Howard Golden firm prior to establishing Marin Associates in 1985. Upon obtaining his architectural certification, Walter converted his growing firm into Marin Architects. Supported by Walter’s keen business sense and creative aptitude, the firm has since developed a strong roster of repeat clientele and a sterling reputation. Ever community-minded, Walter gives back by serving as the Vice Chair of The National Hispanic Business Group and the Bronx Community College Foundation Board. Walter is NCARB-certified.

Walter Marin, NCARB

Senior Principal
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Walter Marin was born in Latin America but raised in the heart of New York. The son of an immigrant cabinetmaker, he was raised with an appreciation for craftsmanship that led to his life-long love of the built environment. He completed a BS/BA in Architecture in 1982 and worked with well-known architectural design firms including the Howard Golden firm prior to establishing Marin Associates in 1985. Upon obtaining his architectural certification, Walter converted his growing firm into Marin Architects. Supported by Walter’s keen business sense and creative aptitude, the firm has since developed a strong roster of repeat clientele and a sterling reputation. Ever community-minded, Walter gives back by serving as the Vice Chair of The National Hispanic Business Group and the Bronx Community College Foundation Board. Walter is NCARB-certified.

Walter Marin was born in Latin America but raised in the heart of New York. The son of an immigrant cabinetmaker, he was raised with an appreciation for craftsmanship that led to his life-long love of the built environment. He completed a BS/BA in Architecture in 1982 and worked with well-known architectural design firms including the Howard Golden firm prior to establishing Marin Associates in 1985. Upon obtaining his architectural certification, Walter converted his growing firm into Marin Architects. Supported by Walter’s keen business sense and creative aptitude, the firm has since developed a strong roster of repeat clientele and a sterling reputation. Ever community-minded, Walter gives back by serving as the Vice Chair of The National Hispanic Business Group and the Bronx Community College Foundation Board. Walter is NCARB-certified.

Minkuk Kim, RA LEED AP BD+C Passive House Designer

Principal
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Marin’s Principal Architect, Minkuk, is LEED Accredited for Building Design and Construction. He is also a Certified Passive House Designer and designs building solutions that benefit the community and environment by using less water and energy. For fifteen years, Minkuk has brought his singular blend of discipline and level-headedness to his work at Marin, deftly managing architectural teams and client relationships. Minkuk holds a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Marin’s Principal Architect, Minkuk, is LEED Accredited for Building Design and Construction. He is also a Certified Passive House Designer and designs building solutions that benefit the community and environment by using less water and energy. For fifteen years, Minkuk has brought his singular blend of discipline and level-headedness to his work at Marin, deftly managing architectural teams and client relationships. Minkuk holds a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Minkuk Kim, RA LEED AP BD+C Passive House Designer

Principal
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Marin’s Principal Architect, Minkuk, is LEED Accredited for Building Design and Construction. He is also a Certified Passive House Designer and designs building solutions that benefit the community and environment by using less water and energy. For fifteen years, Minkuk has brought his singular blend of discipline and level-headedness to his work at Marin, deftly managing architectural teams and client relationships. Minkuk holds a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Marin’s Principal Architect, Minkuk, is LEED Accredited for Building Design and Construction. He is also a Certified Passive House Designer and designs building solutions that benefit the community and environment by using less water and energy. For fifteen years, Minkuk has brought his singular blend of discipline and level-headedness to his work at Marin, deftly managing architectural teams and client relationships. Minkuk holds a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Neka Highland, RA

Principal
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As Partner for Marin Architects, Neka oversees and coordinates all phases of a project and its associated trades. Coming from a background in hospitality, Neka has relished the opportunity to extend her expertise into new areas, noting: “I have learned far more from the diversity of the projects we take on than I ever would have learned focusing on hospitality alone.” Neka began working for Marin Architects shortly after her graduation from Pratt Institute with a B.Arch in 2008. She manages the Louisiana division of the firm.

As Partner for Marin Architects, Neka oversees and coordinates all phases of a project and its associated trades. Coming from a background in hospitality, Neka has relished the opportunity to extend her expertise into new areas, noting: “I have learned far more from the diversity of the projects we take on than I ever would have learned focusing on hospitality alone.” Neka began working for Marin Architects shortly after her graduation from Pratt Institute with a B.Arch in 2008. She manages the Louisiana division of the firm.

Neka Highland, RA

Principal
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As Partner for Marin Architects, Neka oversees and coordinates all phases of a project and its associated trades. Coming from a background in hospitality, Neka has relished the opportunity to extend her expertise into new areas, noting: “I have learned far more from the diversity of the projects we take on than I ever would have learned focusing on hospitality alone.” Neka began working for Marin Architects shortly after her graduation from Pratt Institute with a B.Arch in 2008. She manages the Louisiana division of the firm.

As Partner for Marin Architects, Neka oversees and coordinates all phases of a project and its associated trades. Coming from a background in hospitality, Neka has relished the opportunity to extend her expertise into new areas, noting: “I have learned far more from the diversity of the projects we take on than I ever would have learned focusing on hospitality alone.” Neka began working for Marin Architects shortly after her graduation from Pratt Institute with a B.Arch in 2008. She manages the Louisiana division of the firm.

Ming Chuang

Senior Design Director
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Ming Chuang holds a double Master of Urban and Interior Design from the Pratt Institute. Ming takes a meticulous, detail-oriented approach to design and finishes with impeccably timeless results. Originally from Taiwan, he joined Marin Architects in 2001, bringing with him a passion for architecture that shows in his impressively industrious work ethic. Give Ming a day and he’ll design a city.

Ming Chuang holds a double Master of Urban and Interior Design from the Pratt Institute. Ming takes a meticulous, detail-oriented approach to design and finishes with impeccably timeless results. Originally from Taiwan, he joined Marin Architects in 2001, bringing with him a passion for architecture that shows in his impressively industrious work ethic. Give Ming a day and he’ll design a city.

Ming Chuang

Senior Design Director
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Ming Chuang holds a double Master of Urban and Interior Design from the Pratt Institute. Ming takes a meticulous, detail-oriented approach to design and finishes with impeccably timeless results. Originally from Taiwan, he joined Marin Architects in 2001, bringing with him a passion for architecture that shows in his impressively industrious work ethic. Give Ming a day and he’ll design a city.

Ming Chuang holds a double Master of Urban and Interior Design from the Pratt Institute. Ming takes a meticulous, detail-oriented approach to design and finishes with impeccably timeless results. Originally from Taiwan, he joined Marin Architects in 2001, bringing with him a passion for architecture that shows in his impressively industrious work ethic. Give Ming a day and he’ll design a city.

German Ramirez

Senior Project Manager
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As senior project manager with 15+ years of experience, German oversees all aspects of the design, construction process and project delivery. In addition, German is responsible for planning, management, schedules and budgets. German holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of America and a Masters in Urban Affairs from Hunter College. German's strong client relationships and hands-on experience has translated into substantial growth for the firm over the years.

As senior project manager with 15+ years of experience, German oversees all aspects of the design, construction process and project delivery. In addition, German is responsible for planning, management, schedules and budgets. German holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of America and a Masters in Urban Affairs from Hunter College. German's strong client relationships and hands-on experience has translated into substantial growth for the firm over the years.

German Ramirez

Senior Project Manager
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As senior project manager with 15+ years of experience, German oversees all aspects of the design, construction process and project delivery. In addition, German is responsible for planning, management, schedules and budgets. German holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of America and a Masters in Urban Affairs from Hunter College. German's strong client relationships and hands-on experience has translated into substantial growth for the firm over the years.

As senior project manager with 15+ years of experience, German oversees all aspects of the design, construction process and project delivery. In addition, German is responsible for planning, management, schedules and budgets. German holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of America and a Masters in Urban Affairs from Hunter College. German's strong client relationships and hands-on experience has translated into substantial growth for the firm over the years.

Martha Romero

Executive Administrator
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Having joined the company 10 years ago, Martha works closely with both Walter and Shelly, providing essential administrative and accounting support. Martha’s energetic, dynamic and resourceful personality makes her the go-to person for anything related to keeping the office running seamlessly. Her well-rounded set of skills brings great value to our team.

Having joined the company 10 years ago, Martha works closely with both Walter and Shelly, providing essential administrative and accounting support. Martha’s energetic, dynamic and resourceful personality makes her the go-to person for anything related to keeping the office running seamlessly. Her well-rounded set of skills brings great value to our team.

Martha Romero

Executive Administrator
Learn more about Martha

Having joined the company 10 years ago, Martha works closely with both Walter and Shelly, providing essential administrative and accounting support. Martha’s energetic, dynamic and resourceful personality makes her the go-to person for anything related to keeping the office running seamlessly. Her well-rounded set of skills brings great value to our team.

Having joined the company 10 years ago, Martha works closely with both Walter and Shelly, providing essential administrative and accounting support. Martha’s energetic, dynamic and resourceful personality makes her the go-to person for anything related to keeping the office running seamlessly. Her well-rounded set of skills brings great value to our team.

Fatih Ergun

Design Director
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Originally from Turkey, Fatih joined Marin Architects in 2009 after impressing Walter with a portfolio that showcased a “star in the making”. He combines a keen creative eye with expertise in visual design and photography to take Marin’s projects to the next level. Fatih strives to make a positive contribution on the city through architecture, and relishes seeing the impact of his work on the New York City skyline. Fatih holds a degree from Architect Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul.

Originally from Turkey, Fatih joined Marin Architects in 2009 after impressing Walter with a portfolio that showcased a “star in the making”. He combines a keen creative eye with expertise in visual design and photography to take Marin’s projects to the next level. Fatih strives to make a positive contribution on the city through architecture, and relishes seeing the impact of his work on the New York City skyline. Fatih holds a degree from Architect Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul.

Fatih Ergun

Design Director
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Originally from Turkey, Fatih joined Marin Architects in 2009 after impressing Walter with a portfolio that showcased a “star in the making”. He combines a keen creative eye with expertise in visual design and photography to take Marin’s projects to the next level. Fatih strives to make a positive contribution on the city through architecture, and relishes seeing the impact of his work on the New York City skyline. Fatih holds a degree from Architect Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul.

Originally from Turkey, Fatih joined Marin Architects in 2009 after impressing Walter with a portfolio that showcased a “star in the making”. He combines a keen creative eye with expertise in visual design and photography to take Marin’s projects to the next level. Fatih strives to make a positive contribution on the city through architecture, and relishes seeing the impact of his work on the New York City skyline. Fatih holds a degree from Architect Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul.

Shelly Mohan

Controller
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Shelly joined Marin Architects in 2019 as Controller with a BS/MS in Accounting from Queens College. She brings extensive financial experience in all aspects of accounting management, financial analysis, and professional office operations in the A/E/C industry. Her detail-oriented ethos further strengthens the firm’s ambitions towards excellence and superior client satisfaction.

Though originally from Guyana, Shelly now considers herself a true "New Yorker."

Shelly joined Marin Architects in 2019 as Controller with a BS/MS in Accounting from Queens College. She brings extensive financial experience in all aspects of accounting management, financial analysis, and professional office operations in the A/E/C industry. Her detail-oriented ethos further strengthens the firm’s ambitions towards excellence and superior client satisfaction.

Though originally from Guyana, Shelly now considers herself a true "New Yorker."

Shelly Mohan

Controller
Learn more about Shelly

Shelly joined Marin Architects in 2019 as Controller with a BS/MS in Accounting from Queens College. She brings extensive financial experience in all aspects of accounting management, financial analysis, and professional office operations in the A/E/C industry. Her detail-oriented ethos further strengthens the firm’s ambitions towards excellence and superior client satisfaction.

Though originally from Guyana, Shelly now considers herself a true "New Yorker."

Shelly joined Marin Architects in 2019 as Controller with a BS/MS in Accounting from Queens College. She brings extensive financial experience in all aspects of accounting management, financial analysis, and professional office operations in the A/E/C industry. Her detail-oriented ethos further strengthens the firm’s ambitions towards excellence and superior client satisfaction.

Though originally from Guyana, Shelly now considers herself a true "New Yorker."

Noel Angeles

Senior Coordinator
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Noel joined Marin Architects in early 2022. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology and has been in the architecture profession since 2001. Noel developed skills in project management and construction administration; as well as project document coordination, quality assurance/control, and possesses knowledge analyzing building technologies. With strong background high-rise residential development, Academic/Education, Science & Technology and Health-Care projects. Noel currently lives in New Jersey with his family and in his free time he loves to explore the outdoors.

Noel joined Marin Architects in early 2022. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology and has been in the architecture profession since 2001. Noel developed skills in project management and construction administration; as well as project document coordination, quality assurance/control, and possesses knowledge analyzing building technologies. With strong background high-rise residential development, Academic/Education, Science & Technology and Health-Care projects. Noel currently lives in New Jersey with his family and in his free time he loves to explore the outdoors.

Noel Angeles

Senior Coordinator
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Noel joined Marin Architects in early 2022. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology and has been in the architecture profession since 2001. Noel developed skills in project management and construction administration; as well as project document coordination, quality assurance/control, and possesses knowledge analyzing building technologies. With strong background high-rise residential development, Academic/Education, Science & Technology and Health-Care projects. Noel currently lives in New Jersey with his family and in his free time he loves to explore the outdoors.

Noel joined Marin Architects in early 2022. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology and has been in the architecture profession since 2001. Noel developed skills in project management and construction administration; as well as project document coordination, quality assurance/control, and possesses knowledge analyzing building technologies. With strong background high-rise residential development, Academic/Education, Science & Technology and Health-Care projects. Noel currently lives in New Jersey with his family and in his free time he loves to explore the outdoors.

Kathleen Riopel, LEED Green Associate

Project Manager
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Having joined Marin Architects in 2015, Kathleen brings a background in architecture to her role as Project Manager. Skilled in preparing construction documents and developing construction drawings, she combines a creative eye with an analytical mindset to ensure effective coordination of all aspects of a project, and facilitates collaboration between clients, associates and consultants. Kathleen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Having joined Marin Architects in 2015, Kathleen brings a background in architecture to her role as Project Manager. Skilled in preparing construction documents and developing construction drawings, she combines a creative eye with an analytical mindset to ensure effective coordination of all aspects of a project, and facilitates collaboration between clients, associates and consultants. Kathleen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Kathleen Riopel, LEED Green Associate

Project Manager
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Having joined Marin Architects in 2015, Kathleen brings a background in architecture to her role as Project Manager. Skilled in preparing construction documents and developing construction drawings, she combines a creative eye with an analytical mindset to ensure effective coordination of all aspects of a project, and facilitates collaboration between clients, associates and consultants. Kathleen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Having joined Marin Architects in 2015, Kathleen brings a background in architecture to her role as Project Manager. Skilled in preparing construction documents and developing construction drawings, she combines a creative eye with an analytical mindset to ensure effective coordination of all aspects of a project, and facilitates collaboration between clients, associates and consultants. Kathleen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Luis Mejia

Project Manager
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Emigrating from Colombia with a passion for architecture and design, Luis arrived in New York with a dream of making his mark on the Big Apple. Though initially unfamiliar with NYC’s complex regulatory systems and construction laws, he committed himself to learning the ins and outs and has developed into a seasoned member of the Marin team. Having managed a multitude of projects from start to finish, Luis’ primary responsibilities include developing plans, conducting site surveys, and meeting with clients at job sites to discuss project progress. Luis’ proven track record ensures an organized and efficient construction process for all parties involved. 

Emigrating from Colombia with a passion for architecture and design, Luis arrived in New York with a dream of making his mark on the Big Apple. Though initially unfamiliar with NYC’s complex regulatory systems and construction laws, he committed himself to learning the ins and outs and has developed into a seasoned member of the Marin team. Having managed a multitude of projects from start to finish, Luis’ primary responsibilities include developing plans, conducting site surveys, and meeting with clients at job sites to discuss project progress. Luis’ proven track record ensures an organized and efficient construction process for all parties involved. 

Luis Mejia

Project Manager
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Emigrating from Colombia with a passion for architecture and design, Luis arrived in New York with a dream of making his mark on the Big Apple. Though initially unfamiliar with NYC’s complex regulatory systems and construction laws, he committed himself to learning the ins and outs and has developed into a seasoned member of the Marin team. Having managed a multitude of projects from start to finish, Luis’ primary responsibilities include developing plans, conducting site surveys, and meeting with clients at job sites to discuss project progress. Luis’ proven track record ensures an organized and efficient construction process for all parties involved. 

Emigrating from Colombia with a passion for architecture and design, Luis arrived in New York with a dream of making his mark on the Big Apple. Though initially unfamiliar with NYC’s complex regulatory systems and construction laws, he committed himself to learning the ins and outs and has developed into a seasoned member of the Marin team. Having managed a multitude of projects from start to finish, Luis’ primary responsibilities include developing plans, conducting site surveys, and meeting with clients at job sites to discuss project progress. Luis’ proven track record ensures an organized and efficient construction process for all parties involved. 

Leonardo Diaz-Montiel

Project Manager
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Leo came to Marin Architects in 2017 with a background already rich in experience and skills. Having worked in multiple commercial and high-end retail projects around the U.S. and México, his professional background has led him to apply his knowledge as a Project Manager. His dynamic personality has made him a marvel at coordinating multiple projects, making sure to always provide the best quality in every single task.

Leo came to Marin Architects in 2017 with a background already rich in experience and skills. Having worked in multiple commercial and high-end retail projects around the U.S. and México, his professional background has led him to apply his knowledge as a Project Manager. His dynamic personality has made him a marvel at coordinating multiple projects, making sure to always provide the best quality in every single task.

Leonardo Diaz-Montiel

Project Manager
Learn more about Leonardo

Leo came to Marin Architects in 2017 with a background already rich in experience and skills. Having worked in multiple commercial and high-end retail projects around the U.S. and México, his professional background has led him to apply his knowledge as a Project Manager. His dynamic personality has made him a marvel at coordinating multiple projects, making sure to always provide the best quality in every single task.

Leo came to Marin Architects in 2017 with a background already rich in experience and skills. Having worked in multiple commercial and high-end retail projects around the U.S. and México, his professional background has led him to apply his knowledge as a Project Manager. His dynamic personality has made him a marvel at coordinating multiple projects, making sure to always provide the best quality in every single task.

Andrea Acuna

Project Manager
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Andrea joined Marin Architects in 2016 with an extensive professional background in public works projects such as high-value sustainable buildings and transportation facilities in the Bay Area. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley with a focus on sustainable design. As a Project Manager at Marin, Andrea develops schematic and construction drawings with acute attention to detail. Her latest focus has been working on Marin’s new commercial and residential projects, which has involved becoming familiar with various state and municipality codes for successful project completion. With a keen understanding of client and project needs, Andrea is advancing her career towards becoming a licensed architect and adding value to constructed environments.

Andrea joined Marin Architects in 2016 with an extensive professional background in public works projects such as high-value sustainable buildings and transportation facilities in the Bay Area. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley with a focus on sustainable design. As a Project Manager at Marin, Andrea develops schematic and construction drawings with acute attention to detail. Her latest focus has been working on Marin’s new commercial and residential projects, which has involved becoming familiar with various state and municipality codes for successful project completion. With a keen understanding of client and project needs, Andrea is advancing her career towards becoming a licensed architect and adding value to constructed environments.

Andrea Acuna

Project Manager
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Andrea joined Marin Architects in 2016 with an extensive professional background in public works projects such as high-value sustainable buildings and transportation facilities in the Bay Area. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley with a focus on sustainable design. As a Project Manager at Marin, Andrea develops schematic and construction drawings with acute attention to detail. Her latest focus has been working on Marin’s new commercial and residential projects, which has involved becoming familiar with various state and municipality codes for successful project completion. With a keen understanding of client and project needs, Andrea is advancing her career towards becoming a licensed architect and adding value to constructed environments.

Andrea joined Marin Architects in 2016 with an extensive professional background in public works projects such as high-value sustainable buildings and transportation facilities in the Bay Area. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley with a focus on sustainable design. As a Project Manager at Marin, Andrea develops schematic and construction drawings with acute attention to detail. Her latest focus has been working on Marin’s new commercial and residential projects, which has involved becoming familiar with various state and municipality codes for successful project completion. With a keen understanding of client and project needs, Andrea is advancing her career towards becoming a licensed architect and adding value to constructed environments.

Elif Unsal

Lead Architectural Designer/Project Manager
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Elif comes to Marin as an established architect in her home country of Turkey. She graduated in 2017 with a Master's degree from Columbia University's prestigious graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP). Prior to coming to the US, she was already season in experience as a Registered Architect in Turkey, and attended Middle East Technical University in Ankara, where she received her B. Arch. degree.

Elif comes to Marin as an established architect in her home country of Turkey. She graduated in 2017 with a Master's degree from Columbia University's prestigious graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP). Prior to coming to the US, she was already season in experience as a Registered Architect in Turkey, and attended Middle East Technical University in Ankara, where she received her B. Arch. degree.

Elif Unsal

Lead Architectural Designer/Project Manager
Learn more about Elif

Elif comes to Marin as an established architect in her home country of Turkey. She graduated in 2017 with a Master's degree from Columbia University's prestigious graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP). Prior to coming to the US, she was already season in experience as a Registered Architect in Turkey, and attended Middle East Technical University in Ankara, where she received her B. Arch. degree.

Elif comes to Marin as an established architect in her home country of Turkey. She graduated in 2017 with a Master's degree from Columbia University's prestigious graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP). Prior to coming to the US, she was already season in experience as a Registered Architect in Turkey, and attended Middle East Technical University in Ankara, where she received her B. Arch. degree.

Jose Campoverde

Project Manager
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Jose has been in the Architectural field for seven years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Architectural Technology from New York City College of Technology. During his career, Jose has been involved at every stage of construction and design for Residential and Commercial buildings. He brings significant experience in 3D modeling, NYC Building Code and Zoning resolution to Marin Architects. Jose is working towards becoming a Registered Architect and he enjoys designing different developments. He emigrated to the United States at age thirteen and spent his childhood in Ecuador. Jose likes to cook for his family and maintains a healthy lifestyle by running around the city’s waterfront.

Jose has been in the Architectural field for seven years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Architectural Technology from New York City College of Technology. During his career, Jose has been involved at every stage of construction and design for Residential and Commercial buildings. He brings significant experience in 3D modeling, NYC Building Code and Zoning resolution to Marin Architects. Jose is working towards becoming a Registered Architect and he enjoys designing different developments. He emigrated to the United States at age thirteen and spent his childhood in Ecuador. Jose likes to cook for his family and maintains a healthy lifestyle by running around the city’s waterfront.

Jose Campoverde

Project Manager
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Jose has been in the Architectural field for seven years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Architectural Technology from New York City College of Technology. During his career, Jose has been involved at every stage of construction and design for Residential and Commercial buildings. He brings significant experience in 3D modeling, NYC Building Code and Zoning resolution to Marin Architects. Jose is working towards becoming a Registered Architect and he enjoys designing different developments. He emigrated to the United States at age thirteen and spent his childhood in Ecuador. Jose likes to cook for his family and maintains a healthy lifestyle by running around the city’s waterfront.

Jose has been in the Architectural field for seven years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Architectural Technology from New York City College of Technology. During his career, Jose has been involved at every stage of construction and design for Residential and Commercial buildings. He brings significant experience in 3D modeling, NYC Building Code and Zoning resolution to Marin Architects. Jose is working towards becoming a Registered Architect and he enjoys designing different developments. He emigrated to the United States at age thirteen and spent his childhood in Ecuador. Jose likes to cook for his family and maintains a healthy lifestyle by running around the city’s waterfront.

Kris Alcaide

Project Manager
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Kris joined Marin Architects after working on several new developments and alterations throughout Brooklyn and Queens. He brings vast experience in drafting, construction documents, zoning, and 3D modeling to the firm. Kris earned his Bachelor of Technology from the New York City College of Technology. He has been in the field since 2016 and strives to keep learning, growing, and developing new skills to become a registered architect. A Brooklyn-native, he spent most of his childhood in Mexico, where he developed a passion for design and architecture at a very young age. Kris is a huge fútbol aficionado and follows a number of international leagues. He is on a mission to visit the most renowned stadiums around the world. Kris also enjoys new cuisines and exploring all corners of the city.

Kris joined Marin Architects after working on several new developments and alterations throughout Brooklyn and Queens. He brings vast experience in drafting, construction documents, zoning, and 3D modeling to the firm. Kris earned his Bachelor of Technology from the New York City College of Technology. He has been in the field since 2016 and strives to keep learning, growing, and developing new skills to become a registered architect. A Brooklyn-native, he spent most of his childhood in Mexico, where he developed a passion for design and architecture at a very young age. Kris is a huge fútbol aficionado and follows a number of international leagues. He is on a mission to visit the most renowned stadiums around the world. Kris also enjoys new cuisines and exploring all corners of the city.

Kris Alcaide

Project Manager
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Kris joined Marin Architects after working on several new developments and alterations throughout Brooklyn and Queens. He brings vast experience in drafting, construction documents, zoning, and 3D modeling to the firm. Kris earned his Bachelor of Technology from the New York City College of Technology. He has been in the field since 2016 and strives to keep learning, growing, and developing new skills to become a registered architect. A Brooklyn-native, he spent most of his childhood in Mexico, where he developed a passion for design and architecture at a very young age. Kris is a huge fútbol aficionado and follows a number of international leagues. He is on a mission to visit the most renowned stadiums around the world. Kris also enjoys new cuisines and exploring all corners of the city.

Kris joined Marin Architects after working on several new developments and alterations throughout Brooklyn and Queens. He brings vast experience in drafting, construction documents, zoning, and 3D modeling to the firm. Kris earned his Bachelor of Technology from the New York City College of Technology. He has been in the field since 2016 and strives to keep learning, growing, and developing new skills to become a registered architect. A Brooklyn-native, he spent most of his childhood in Mexico, where he developed a passion for design and architecture at a very young age. Kris is a huge fútbol aficionado and follows a number of international leagues. He is on a mission to visit the most renowned stadiums around the world. Kris also enjoys new cuisines and exploring all corners of the city.

Dong Shin

Assistant Project Manager
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Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Dong spent most of her youth in California and eventually moved to the east coast where she graduated from the New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2014. She has since worked at several firms, where she has amassed a strong portfolio of commercial and residential work in the New York area, and is now lending her keen eye and attention to detail to Marin’s projects. Dong is currently studying to become a Registered Architect.

Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Dong spent most of her youth in California and eventually moved to the east coast where she graduated from the New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2014. She has since worked at several firms, where she has amassed a strong portfolio of commercial and residential work in the New York area, and is now lending her keen eye and attention to detail to Marin’s projects. Dong is currently studying to become a Registered Architect.

Dong Shin

Assistant Project Manager
Learn more about Dong

Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Dong spent most of her youth in California and eventually moved to the east coast where she graduated from the New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2014. She has since worked at several firms, where she has amassed a strong portfolio of commercial and residential work in the New York area, and is now lending her keen eye and attention to detail to Marin’s projects. Dong is currently studying to become a Registered Architect.

Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Dong spent most of her youth in California and eventually moved to the east coast where she graduated from the New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2014. She has since worked at several firms, where she has amassed a strong portfolio of commercial and residential work in the New York area, and is now lending her keen eye and attention to detail to Marin’s projects. Dong is currently studying to become a Registered Architect.

Aston Yijun

Lead Architectural Designer
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Aston has worked with Marin since August 2018 as an extremely talented young designer specializing in 3D software modeling and rendering, site plan design, and master planning.

Aston has earned both his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture Technology and Master’s Degree in Architecture. Prior to joining Marin Architects, he worked with Veritas Design Group and BYG Architecture in Malaysia, both award-winning firms.

You could say Aston is one of Marin’s most “worldly” staff members – he originally hails from Malaysia, has travelled to over 20 countries, and is fluent in 5 languages.

Aston has worked with Marin since August 2018 as an extremely talented young designer specializing in 3D software modeling and rendering, site plan design, and master planning.

Aston has earned both his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture Technology and Master’s Degree in Architecture. Prior to joining Marin Architects, he worked with Veritas Design Group and BYG Architecture in Malaysia, both award-winning firms.

You could say Aston is one of Marin’s most “worldly” staff members – he originally hails from Malaysia, has travelled to over 20 countries, and is fluent in 5 languages.

Aston Yijun

Lead Architectural Designer
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Aston has worked with Marin since August 2018 as an extremely talented young designer specializing in 3D software modeling and rendering, site plan design, and master planning.

Aston has earned both his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture Technology and Master’s Degree in Architecture. Prior to joining Marin Architects, he worked with Veritas Design Group and BYG Architecture in Malaysia, both award-winning firms.

You could say Aston is one of Marin’s most “worldly” staff members – he originally hails from Malaysia, has travelled to over 20 countries, and is fluent in 5 languages.

Aston has worked with Marin since August 2018 as an extremely talented young designer specializing in 3D software modeling and rendering, site plan design, and master planning.

Aston has earned both his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture Technology and Master’s Degree in Architecture. Prior to joining Marin Architects, he worked with Veritas Design Group and BYG Architecture in Malaysia, both award-winning firms.

You could say Aston is one of Marin’s most “worldly” staff members – he originally hails from Malaysia, has travelled to over 20 countries, and is fluent in 5 languages.

Ashley Alfau

Design Assistant
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As a New York native, Ashley knew from a young age that she wanted to contribute to the landscape of the city. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University at Buffalo; she was eager to join the architectural field and begin her professional journey as a designer. Ashley joined Marin architects in 2021 as a design assistant. She brings a strong work ethic and innovative mind to the workplace. She continues to expand her knowledge and apply tectonic and spatial practices to improve standards of everyday living. Ashley enjoys visiting new destinations and hopes to travel more often in the coming years.

As a New York native, Ashley knew from a young age that she wanted to contribute to the landscape of the city. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University at Buffalo; she was eager to join the architectural field and begin her professional journey as a designer. Ashley joined Marin architects in 2021 as a design assistant. She brings a strong work ethic and innovative mind to the workplace. She continues to expand her knowledge and apply tectonic and spatial practices to improve standards of everyday living. Ashley enjoys visiting new destinations and hopes to travel more often in the coming years.

Ashley Alfau

Design Assistant
Learn more about Ashley

As a New York native, Ashley knew from a young age that she wanted to contribute to the landscape of the city. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University at Buffalo; she was eager to join the architectural field and begin her professional journey as a designer. Ashley joined Marin architects in 2021 as a design assistant. She brings a strong work ethic and innovative mind to the workplace. She continues to expand her knowledge and apply tectonic and spatial practices to improve standards of everyday living. Ashley enjoys visiting new destinations and hopes to travel more often in the coming years.

As a New York native, Ashley knew from a young age that she wanted to contribute to the landscape of the city. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University at Buffalo; she was eager to join the architectural field and begin her professional journey as a designer. Ashley joined Marin architects in 2021 as a design assistant. She brings a strong work ethic and innovative mind to the workplace. She continues to expand her knowledge and apply tectonic and spatial practices to improve standards of everyday living. Ashley enjoys visiting new destinations and hopes to travel more often in the coming years.

Lynda Hayward

Director of Marketing & Business Development
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Lynda joined Marin as Director of Marketing & Business Development in May 2022. She has extensive marketing and business development experience, most recently at an architecture and design firm in Brooklyn. There, she applied her marketing skills to enhance the client experience and add new projects. Prior to that, Lynda was a managing partner for a marketing and branding agency in Michigan. She earned a Marketing degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Lynda enjoys finding new opportunities for Marin to play a role in the ever-evolving skyline of New York City and elsewhere. Her never-ending quest to help others and natural curiosity fuel her motivation to help potential and existing clients with the innovative architectural and design solutions that Marin offers. Originally from Indianapolis, Lynda spent most of her life in Michigan before moving to New York to follow a lifelong dream of becoming a New Yorker. While not in the office, Lynda enjoys the vast cultural opportunities that the city offers, knitting and walking her dog in Central Park.

Lynda joined Marin as Director of Marketing & Business Development in May 2022. She has extensive marketing and business development experience, most recently at an architecture and design firm in Brooklyn. There, she applied her marketing skills to enhance the client experience and add new projects. Prior to that, Lynda was a managing partner for a marketing and branding agency in Michigan. She earned a Marketing degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Lynda enjoys finding new opportunities for Marin to play a role in the ever-evolving skyline of New York City and elsewhere. Her never-ending quest to help others and natural curiosity fuel her motivation to help potential and existing clients with the innovative architectural and design solutions that Marin offers. Originally from Indianapolis, Lynda spent most of her life in Michigan before moving to New York to follow a lifelong dream of becoming a New Yorker. While not in the office, Lynda enjoys the vast cultural opportunities that the city offers, knitting and walking her dog in Central Park.

Lynda Hayward

Director of Marketing & Business Development
Learn more about Lynda

Lynda joined Marin as Director of Marketing & Business Development in May 2022. She has extensive marketing and business development experience, most recently at an architecture and design firm in Brooklyn. There, she applied her marketing skills to enhance the client experience and add new projects. Prior to that, Lynda was a managing partner for a marketing and branding agency in Michigan. She earned a Marketing degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Lynda enjoys finding new opportunities for Marin to play a role in the ever-evolving skyline of New York City and elsewhere. Her never-ending quest to help others and natural curiosity fuel her motivation to help potential and existing clients with the innovative architectural and design solutions that Marin offers. Originally from Indianapolis, Lynda spent most of her life in Michigan before moving to New York to follow a lifelong dream of becoming a New Yorker. While not in the office, Lynda enjoys the vast cultural opportunities that the city offers, knitting and walking her dog in Central Park.

Lynda joined Marin as Director of Marketing & Business Development in May 2022. She has extensive marketing and business development experience, most recently at an architecture and design firm in Brooklyn. There, she applied her marketing skills to enhance the client experience and add new projects. Prior to that, Lynda was a managing partner for a marketing and branding agency in Michigan. She earned a Marketing degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Lynda enjoys finding new opportunities for Marin to play a role in the ever-evolving skyline of New York City and elsewhere. Her never-ending quest to help others and natural curiosity fuel her motivation to help potential and existing clients with the innovative architectural and design solutions that Marin offers. Originally from Indianapolis, Lynda spent most of her life in Michigan before moving to New York to follow a lifelong dream of becoming a New Yorker. While not in the office, Lynda enjoys the vast cultural opportunities that the city offers, knitting and walking her dog in Central Park.

Leydi Nunez

Senior Project Manager, Municipal Compliance and Expediting
Learn more about Leydi

In her role as Senior Project Manager, Leydi is responsible for generating and filing Alteration Type 1, 2, and 3 applications, files new buildings, reviews drawings and attends meetings with plan examiners, provides project tracking, as well as works with and does filing with the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Office of Environmental Remediation, FDNY, and DOB Now. Though she has 9 years of experience under her belt, Leydi is working in an architecture firm for the first time and says she’s enjoying learning about her work from an architectural perspective. Leydi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurial Studies from Paul Smith’s College.

In her role as Senior Project Manager, Leydi is responsible for generating and filing Alteration Type 1, 2, and 3 applications, files new buildings, reviews drawings and attends meetings with plan examiners, provides project tracking, as well as works with and does filing with the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Office of Environmental Remediation, FDNY, and DOB Now. Though she has 9 years of experience under her belt, Leydi is working in an architecture firm for the first time and says she’s enjoying learning about her work from an architectural perspective. Leydi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurial Studies from Paul Smith’s College.

Leydi Nunez

Senior Project Manager, Municipal Compliance and Expediting
Learn more about Leydi

In her role as Senior Project Manager, Leydi is responsible for generating and filing Alteration Type 1, 2, and 3 applications, files new buildings, reviews drawings and attends meetings with plan examiners, provides project tracking, as well as works with and does filing with the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Office of Environmental Remediation, FDNY, and DOB Now. Though she has 9 years of experience under her belt, Leydi is working in an architecture firm for the first time and says she’s enjoying learning about her work from an architectural perspective. Leydi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurial Studies from Paul Smith’s College.

In her role as Senior Project Manager, Leydi is responsible for generating and filing Alteration Type 1, 2, and 3 applications, files new buildings, reviews drawings and attends meetings with plan examiners, provides project tracking, as well as works with and does filing with the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Office of Environmental Remediation, FDNY, and DOB Now. Though she has 9 years of experience under her belt, Leydi is working in an architecture firm for the first time and says she’s enjoying learning about her work from an architectural perspective. Leydi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurial Studies from Paul Smith’s College.

Sherly Poluscar

Project Administrator, Municipal Compliance and Expediting
Learn more about Sherly

Sherly brings 15+ years of experience within the Department of Buildings unit to the firm. Prior to Marin, she worked for several architectural firms where she honed her skills as a Project Manager of Municipal Compliance. Sherly oversees filing for all city agencies, approving documents, and dismissing violations. Her persevering work ethic allows the firm to stay on top of projects as the DOB is constantly evolving. Originally from Haiti, she moved to New York at young age. She worked hard to earn her Bachelor’s in Business and Sociology from the City College of NY. Sherly enjoys spending time with loved ones, working out, and learning to cook a variety of dishes.

Sherly brings 15+ years of experience within the Department of Buildings unit to the firm. Prior to Marin, she worked for several architectural firms where she honed her skills as a Project Manager of Municipal Compliance. Sherly oversees filing for all city agencies, approving documents, and dismissing violations. Her persevering work ethic allows the firm to stay on top of projects as the DOB is constantly evolving. Originally from Haiti, she moved to New York at young age. She worked hard to earn her Bachelor’s in Business and Sociology from the City College of NY. Sherly enjoys spending time with loved ones, working out, and learning to cook a variety of dishes.

Sherly Poluscar

Project Administrator, Municipal Compliance and Expediting
Learn more about Sherly

Sherly brings 15+ years of experience within the Department of Buildings unit to the firm. Prior to Marin, she worked for several architectural firms where she honed her skills as a Project Manager of Municipal Compliance. Sherly oversees filing for all city agencies, approving documents, and dismissing violations. Her persevering work ethic allows the firm to stay on top of projects as the DOB is constantly evolving. Originally from Haiti, she moved to New York at young age. She worked hard to earn her Bachelor’s in Business and Sociology from the City College of NY. Sherly enjoys spending time with loved ones, working out, and learning to cook a variety of dishes.

Sherly brings 15+ years of experience within the Department of Buildings unit to the firm. Prior to Marin, she worked for several architectural firms where she honed her skills as a Project Manager of Municipal Compliance. Sherly oversees filing for all city agencies, approving documents, and dismissing violations. Her persevering work ethic allows the firm to stay on top of projects as the DOB is constantly evolving. Originally from Haiti, she moved to New York at young age. She worked hard to earn her Bachelor’s in Business and Sociology from the City College of NY. Sherly enjoys spending time with loved ones, working out, and learning to cook a variety of dishes.

Denny Moran

Project Administrator, Municipal Compliance and Expediting
Learn more about Denny

Denny joined Marin Architects in 2020 as a part of the Municipal Compliance team. She has been in the field for 15 years, starting as a Certificate of Occupancy Coordinator as well as obtaining her asbestos investigator license. At Marin, she is responsible for reviewing drawings and securing permits for all city agencies within the 5 boroughs. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the Borough of Manhattan Community College and has worked for several companies in the city. Denny was born in the Dominican Republic and came to the U.S as a teenager. In her free time, she participates in marathons and triathlons from all around the world. Each year, she joins the NYC 5 borough bike tour.

Denny joined Marin Architects in 2020 as a part of the Municipal Compliance team. She has been in the field for 15 years, starting as a Certificate of Occupancy Coordinator as well as obtaining her asbestos investigator license. At Marin, she is responsible for reviewing drawings and securing permits for all city agencies within the 5 boroughs. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the Borough of Manhattan Community College and has worked for several companies in the city. Denny was born in the Dominican Republic and came to the U.S as a teenager. In her free time, she participates in marathons and triathlons from all around the world. Each year, she joins the NYC 5 borough bike tour.

Denny Moran

Project Administrator, Municipal Compliance and Expediting
Learn more about Denny

Denny joined Marin Architects in 2020 as a part of the Municipal Compliance team. She has been in the field for 15 years, starting as a Certificate of Occupancy Coordinator as well as obtaining her asbestos investigator license. At Marin, she is responsible for reviewing drawings and securing permits for all city agencies within the 5 boroughs. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the Borough of Manhattan Community College and has worked for several companies in the city. Denny was born in the Dominican Republic and came to the U.S as a teenager. In her free time, she participates in marathons and triathlons from all around the world. Each year, she joins the NYC 5 borough bike tour.

Denny joined Marin Architects in 2020 as a part of the Municipal Compliance team. She has been in the field for 15 years, starting as a Certificate of Occupancy Coordinator as well as obtaining her asbestos investigator license. At Marin, she is responsible for reviewing drawings and securing permits for all city agencies within the 5 boroughs. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the Borough of Manhattan Community College and has worked for several companies in the city. Denny was born in the Dominican Republic and came to the U.S as a teenager. In her free time, she participates in marathons and triathlons from all around the world. Each year, she joins the NYC 5 borough bike tour.

We believe that people are at the heart of great design.

Philosophy

Bringing together international perspectives, experiences and reach, our team leverages unique viewpoints and strategic connections to valuable effect. Together we contribute to creating an inclusive, communicative workplace environment where each individual is encouraged to grow and excel. With horizontal leadership and a commitment to equal opportunity, our people-centric approach begins with our internal culture.