Marco Esposito

City form-giving; neighborhood site planning; urban landscape architecture; campus planning and landscape architecture; creating striking “postcard places” as a part of establishing, infilling or refilling cities, neighborhoods, and campuses.

“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.

Inspired By

Streets and buildings juxtaposed with natural beauty, because the pattern of these elements determine much of the power of a place; the sheer beauty and excitement of San Francisco, Miami Beach, and the Riviera, as well as smaller gems like Lugano and Amalfi; Hong Kong, where “the man-made vertical sculpture of Manhattan collides with the tropical beauty of Hawaii.”


Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture with High Honors, University of California, Berkeley


Member, Urban Land Institute, American Society of Landscape Architects and San Francisco Planning & Urban Research Association
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