Growing up and studying in Chicago, Marcelo understands the sensitivities people have towards architecture and new developments in their neighborhoods, and recognizes the value and impact a good relationship with the community has for a project to be welcomed.
Marcelo strives to design quality spaces that relate both to their neighborhood as well as the larger networks that form a community.
Urban Studies and Planning; the relationship between architecture and what makes up a city.
Community participation and meeting new people who share this same value; connecting with his neighborhood through volunteering with the Belmont Cragin Mutual Aid during the height of the pandemic, and continuing to seek out similar work in the future.
I’m proud to be part of a firm that not only designs beautiful buildings but puts everyday people at the heart of them.