Marco Marraccini, AIA

Partner
“The complexity of quality architecture comes through a careful balance of ideas from the client, consultants, specialty fabricators, city officials, contractors and all other parties involved.”

Philosophy

Marco is driven by the collaborative nature of the architectural practice. He sees the complexity of quality architecture as a careful balance of ideas from the client, consultants, specialty fabricators, city officials, contractors and all other parties involved. With so many moving parts, Marco enjoys the push and pull that is the architectural journey.

Marco is a licensed Architect in the State of California and has previously practiced in Virginia, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. In his role as Partner at Abramson Architects, Marco leads various project teams on ecclesiastical commissions, art studios, multifamily, schools, movie theaters, urban retail centers, and creative workspaces. A few projects of note include the modernization and expansion of Valley Beth Shalom’s mission-driven campus, the dynamic “Brick & Machine” office and retail complex which bridges the historic Culver City charm with the city’s new contemporary commercial properties, and the conversion of underutilized industrial buildings throughout Los Angeles into upcycled mixed-use environments.

Experience

Education

  • BS Architecture – University of Virginia
  • Master of Architecture – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Acclaim

  • Francis Ward Prize for Achievement in Architectural Design at MIT
  • Sidney B. Karofsky Prize for The Outstanding Master of Architecture Student at MIT
  • AIA Student Foundation Scholarship Award for his studies at MIT
  • SPARK Outstanding Mentor Award
  • Kiwanis Club Distinguished Service Award

Tidbit

Marco dedicates much of his free time to working with students from elementary through graduate school. He has been an active member and volunteer with the Kiwanis Club of Culver City since 2011 and acts as SLP Chair coordinating service work with LACES High School, Hamilton High School, and UCLA. He is the Partner In Charge of the Community + Mentorship Initiative at Abramson Architects and is currently a Co-Chair of the ACLA’s 2x8 Exhibition & Scholarship Committee. Marco loves mentoring students of all ages and previously held a position on the Board of SPARK Los Angeles, a nonprofit that partners with schools to match underserved 7th and 8th graders with professionals.

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