Over the course of his 25-year career, Marshall’s cultural competence and empathic approach to design have opened doors for him—and his clients—all around the world. Recognized for his ability to connect meaningfully with people of cultures and communities outside his own, he is regularly tapped for leadership roles in places as varied as Australia, China, Malaysia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates, to name a few. Notably, he was instrumental in designing and delivering projects for the most high-profile sporting event in the world—the Olympic Games—including overlay for Sydney 2000, the Central Spine for Beijing 2008, and the urban regeneration strategy for London 2012.
In his prior role as International Strategy Director, Marshall led the growth of Perkins&Will’s practices in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, and was instrumental in realizing clients’ visions on culturally nuanced projects on nearly every continent.
“My ultimate goal is to reinforce the L.A. studio’s reputation for excellence in healthcare and institutional projects, while also opening new opportunities for us in commercial and public markets,” Marshall says. “I plan to do that by ensuring we weave social and environmental equity into every aspect of our work—from relationship-building to community engagement, design and construction to delivery. I look forward to building a bright and inclusive future with my colleagues and our clients.”
Marshall holds a Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Architecture from the University of Adelaide in Australia, and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). He has served as Associate Professor and Director of Urban Design Degree Programs at Harvard GSD; as Adjunct Professor in Urban Design at Tongji University in Shanghai; and as Adjunct Professor in Architecture at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of four books: Hong Kong – Defining the Edge (2000); Waterfronts in Post Industrial Cities (2001); Emerging Urbanity – Global Urban Projects in the Asia Pacific Rim (2003); and Designing the American City (2003).