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Marc Salette


A Principal in our Los Angeles office, Marc brings to the team more than 30 years' experience

Over the course of his career, Marc has led a range of challenging and complex projects from concept design and programming to community outreach and entitlement, to construction documents and administration. He is currently heading the Adamson teams for several transformative projects – including mixed-use developments, a creative campus, and a biophilic office tower – in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose.

Marc was formerly a managing principal and director of architecture projects at Chee Salette. As principal of that firm, he was lead designer of the Piggyback Yard, an award-winning master plan for the transformation of a rail yard in Downtown Los Angeles, on the east bank of the L.A. River. He also played a leading role in the award-winning January 8th Memorial, a Tucson, Arizona, project combining landscape, architecture and art.

Prior to founding Chee Salette, Marc practiced with Frank Gehry for 20 years, the last six as a partner. With that firm, he led projects such as the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, the Stata Center at MIT, the Brooklyn Atlantic Yards Residential and Open Space Masterplan, the Beekman Tower in Manhattan, and office buildings in Berlin and Prague.

Marc graduated from the School of Architecture at Laval University in Quebec. He is a licensed architect in California, and a member of the American Institute of Architects.