About

You Are Exceptional And Unique. Your Space Should Be Too.

My process fuses design thinking from product design and architecture to make your space a part of your business, not just your place of business. I focus on creating designs that enliven your community and can grow with you. I custom-tailor the scope of architectural services to respond to your needs, vision, and long term goals. Call me when you want to be excited, inspired and brave about investing in your future!

The Team

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Genevieve Marsh, BFA + BArc

Architectural Designer and Founder

Genevieve Marsh is Architectural Designer and Urban Analyst with a specialty in social activism and community centric design. She has assisted a variety of social missions (social justice, climate change, urban revitalization) to connect to the built environment through research-based placemaking. Genevieve graduated from Rhode Island School of Design top of her class, distinguished by the AIA Henry Adams Medal. She proudly bases her business in her hometown of Auburn, CA.

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Lorraine Marsh

Strategist and Community Mediator

Lorraine Marsh is a nationally certified Mediator that facilitates community groups to consensus on vision, giving them accountability and helping them follow through on a plan. While studying Economics and Energy Management with a minor in Sustainability at Principia College, Lorraine learned how to work with complex systems. Her experience adapting new technology to market in innovative ways makes her an invaluable asset to developing designs that break uncharted ground, implementing them in effectively in emerging markets.

‘Herstory’

When I went to study architecture and fine art at Rhode Island School of Design in 2011, my eyes were opened to how design enlivens and connects people through altering places and systems. I began to learn the art form for making “Wow!” spaces, engaging the community generously and meaningfully. I gravitated towards social mission projects and classes– they demanded an agile architectural approach and pushed the frontier of digital tech and computer-aided manufacturing to make it so. With brilliant architects and artists as my critics and teachers, I took artistic risks that respond holistically to the briefs and made them buildable and practical.

My favorite classes had nonprofit clients seeking to rethink their footprint on the ground. Through working with them, I felt inspired in 2014 to co-found DMATER, a design studio, to investigate what social enterprise clients were struggling to navigate– the mashup web of digital technologies, environments, and culture. Over several years, this investigation took me to Italy, Los Angeles, and Australia to test my process of research-based placemaking in various cultural contexts. In 2018, I relocated my globe trotting design studio to my hometown of Auburn, CA. Now I work with a range of organizations empowering them to play a bigger game, fulfill their potential and build the lifestyle they want for themselves and their community.

Genevieve has a great respect for culture, memory, and the role of art and architecture in preserving both... as well as a strong grasp of the historical and ethical dimensions of architecture. Genevieve is an original, she will undoubtedly have a profound impact on the cultural and international debates in art and architecture.

David Gersten
Director, Arts, Letters and Numbers

She was a fearless, inventive, and determined member of a very strong international cohort of designers. Among her remarkable traits is an infectious enthusiasm and true delight in the often conflicting and onerous process of design, whether it be traditional architectural work, urban design projects, or her more visceral experiential works.

Jim Barnes
AIA Architect

Genevieve immersed herself fully into these projects and was able to analyze them and create unique solutions for them. She’s a self starter, and finds ways to contribute and add value to projects out of her own initiative. She’s extremely professional.

Nadine Schelbert
Creative Director, WET Design

I will always be grateful to Genevieve Marsh for her work on my memoirs. Her design, cover and layout were perfect for me. She took my pictures of my childhood and placed them in such a way that really catches the eye laying them flat on two pages. Genevieve has inspired me and showed me that anything is possible or rather nothing is impossible.

Charlotte Mankin
Author

She plants seeds for ideas that grow our thinking in fresh directions and opens the mind to possibilities that are both practical and new - and in new directions.  What a way to recharge an organization and build a sense that dreams are doable. Her deliverables were delivered in a timely fashion, were executed with precision and exceeded expectations.

Leslie Warren
Chair, Alliance for Environmental Leadership

I WANT TO WORK WITH YOU

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Whether you’re looking to build a masterplan or a pop up, I’m ready to help deliver on your unique vision.

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