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!
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.
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.
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.