Working with design M group

All Architectural Services are offered and performed by design M architecture, a NYS Design Professional Corporation.


We believe Architects bring a unique point of view to every design question whether technical or artistic in nature. We are known for speaking of Architecture as the focal point of the human experience saying “we design environments for people to live, work and play in.” We stress at each speaking engagement, the importance of an Architect’s work. As our senior partner say, “These built environments must work in conjunction with the natural environment without causing harm, and permitting humans to become more in touch with the nature of the earth we all share.”

Understanding that Architecture has the ability to encourage human behavior, our belief is that all design should enlighten, inspire and lift the human spirit. While accomplishing this, a design can guide the people in that built environment to act in a way which benefits the client and the intended objective of that structure.

Turning Your Building Ideas Into Reality.


Marcus Marino was inspired to enter the practice of Architecture by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright as well as I. M. Pei. Prior to entering the field of Architecture he designed lighting, special effects and scenery for Off-Broadway theatrical productions. The best known production he worked on One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, was later turned into a motion picture starring Jack Nickolson.

Educated at two of the best Architecture schools in the United States he received a Bachelors of Architecture at Pratt Institute and then a Masters of Science of Architecture and Urban Design at Columbia University in New York City where he later established his practice of Architecture. He holds Architectural Licenses in several states.


Marcus Marino and his firm have won awards in the areas of Interior Design,Exterior Design, Natural Beauty Design and Overall Design, as well as a National award for ADA compliance. His work has been exhibited and published in Facility Magazine, Facilities Design and Management Magazine, Newhouse Publications, Spring Showcase of HomesYour Home, Community Infrastructure Exhibit, World Futurist Convention and the Urban Design Showcase. One of his designs is also winner of the Chairman’s Award.

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Client Representation

New York City – Board of Standards and Appeals, BSA
City Planning Commission, CPC
Citywide Event Coordination Management, CECM
Department of City Planning, DCP
Department of Environmental Protection, DEP
Department of Buildings, DOB
Department of Education, DOE
Department of Finance, DOF
Department of Revenue, ROE
Department of Transportation, DOT
Department of Parks and Recreation, DPR
Department of Sanitation, DSNY
Economic Development Corporation
Fire Department of New York, FDNY
Health and Hospitals Corporation, HHC
Departments of Housing Preservation and Development, HPD
Landmarks Preservation Commission, LPC
Office of the Borough President
Offices of the City Council Members
Office of the Mayor
Office of Emergency Management, OEM
New York Police Department, NYPD
Small Business Administration, SBA

New York State – Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, DASNY
Department of Environmental Conservation, DEC
Department of Transportation, DOT
Metropolitan Transportation Authority, MTA
Economic Development Corporation, EDC
Offices of Members of the Assembly
Office of the Governor
Offices of Members of the Senate
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, PANYNJ

United States – Army Corps of Engineers
United States Coast Guard
Department of Homeland Security, HLS
Department of Transportation, DOT
Offices of Members of Congress