Growing up in Cuba, Marian was always fascinated by the reflection of a culture’s identity on its architecture. Raised by a family that worked in construction, she would frequently visit job sites and look up at the structures being built in awe of their design. This interest soon grew beyond the mix of Moorish, Baroque, and Art Deco facades that defined the Cuban streetscapes, and branched into Greek, Muslim, and other culturally influenced architecture around the world. Ultimately, this led Marian to complete her Bachelor of Architecture at Mississippi State University.
Having a strong understanding of the construction process, helps Marian ensure that the spaces she designs are built. Her fluency in both the design and contractor worlds allow her to communicate the intent of her designs in a way that bridges the gap between contractor and architect. This ensures the identity being reflected in each design remains intact from conception to delivery.