“I’m driven by a sense that most of what is built in the world these days doesn’t add up to much. We live in a time of unusual wealth, which unfortunately seldom translates into civic drama or beauty,” says Marco, a landscape architect and urban designer for over 30 years. His goal? To break that cycle by creating “special places”—walkable cities and neighborhoods that are bold in form, complex in use, and well-used by residents and non-residents alike. Marco’s passion and enthusiasm—as well as his skill in creating striking, well-used, award-winning places on complex sites—stems from a lifelong love of cities and neighborhoods, fostered by world travels that have shown him “the full range of what is possible.”
Recent built projects include Global Plaza, the social heart of the Rochester Institute of Technology; Waterway Park and flanking retail promenades and neighborhoods for Raycom City, Hefei; and the Nordic Events stadia and trails for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.