Michael Marshall, AIA, NOMA, NCARB

Design Director and Principal


  • Masters degree in Architecture from Yale University
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture with a minor in studio art from The Catholic University of America (CUA)
  • University of the District of Columbia (2 year program)


  • 2017 DC Historic Preservation Awards Juror
  • 2016 Featured Speaker and Presenter at the AIA National Convention
  • 2016 Speaker at the Grand Opening of the UDC Student Center
  • 2016 AIA | DC Design Tour of UDC Student Center
  • 2014 AIA NYS design awards competition judge
  • 2014 Panelist: Historic Preservation Office on "The Howard Theatre"
  • 2014 Design Judge for PBS television series, "My Big Show" (WHUT TV)
  • 2014 Speaker at international conference in Geneva focused on solving crisis of internally displaced people, presented an architectural solution to international organizations including The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) & the Displacement Research Action Network (DRAN) to be included in their joint report
  • 2013 Speaker and Presenter: “The Diversity of Design” for the The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)’s DC Chapter
  • 2013 Panelist, AAREP event on "Development in Washington, D.C."
  • 2012 Lecturer: National Building Museum Lecture and Tour of Howard Theatre
  • 2012 Speaker and Featured Presentation: AIA National Headquarters on "The Howard Theatre Restoration"
  • 2011 Speaker and Presenter: Workshop session at the Washington D.C. Zoning Administration to discuss existing regulations and new policies, master planning advice on these topics for the future of D.C.

Recognition and Awards:

  • 2016 "Power 100" Playmaker, Washington Business Journal
  • 2014 “Minority Business Leader of the Year” by the Washington Business Journal
  • 2014 Dandi Award for Diversity and Inclusion
  • 2014 Speaker and Panelist: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Leadership Conference, "Culture, Politics & Preserving Heritage," Washington, D.C.
Design excellence awards from: The American Institute of Architects (National and DC Chapters), The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), International Design Awards (IDA), the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, Graphic Design USA, Forrec, and the American Society of Architectural Illustrators, among others.


Marshall has been featured on a variety of local and national media including television features, radio talk shows, newspapers, magazines, websites, and more. Some of his interviews and features include: The Washington Post, The Washington Business Journal, NPR’s Tell Me More, ECO World Architecture News, American Urban Radio Network, Architect Magazine, AIA DC Magazine, Home and Design Magazine, Modern Luxury Magazine, Yale Daily News, and more.

Volunteer and Community Involvement:

  • UDC School of Architecture Design Jury
  • Morgan State University Design Jury
  • Montgomery County Community College Architecture Advisory Board
  • University of the District of Columbia Architecture Advisory Board
  • Catholic University School of Architecture Advisory Board
  • Howard University School of Architecture Design Jury
  • High school and college level presentations on architecture profession and STEM topics
  • Student mentorship, architecture critiques, hosting student groups in MMD office


Michael Marshall is the Design Director and Principal of Marshall Moya Design. He leads each project in design excellence and manages every stage of the firm’s architectural projects with a keen sensitivity to the context and environment. He monitors the construction development process at project sites and cultivates business opportunities with new clients. His creative design sense and artistic perspectives are integrated into each of the firm’s projects. For 22 years, Marshall was the founder and principal of his own architectural firm in Washington, D.C. called Michael Marshall Architecture. In 2010, Marshall joined a partnership with Paola Moya to form Marshall Moya Design.  Previously, Marshall worked as a Design Associate for Hartman-Cox Architects and Ward-Hale Design Associates, both located in Washington, D.C. Marshall volunteers part of his time presenting lectures on architecture and design, serving as a guest architectural critic at numerous local universities, and sharing his architectural expertise on local community advisory and city planning boards in the Washington, D.C. area.