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Marc Salette


A Principal in our Los Angeles office with more than 30 years of experience

Marc Salette is a Principal in our Los Angeles office. He offers more than 30 years of experience on a diverse range of projects across the globe.

Marc has been involved in projects -- large and small -- from concept design and programming to community outreach and entitlement, to construction documents and administration. He is currently leading the Adamson team on transformative mixed-use projects 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, and as part of the PBY Collaborative, Marc was a 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.

Prior to founding Chee Salette, Marc practiced with Frank Gehry for 20 years, the last six as a partner. With the firm, he led projects such as the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, the Stata Center at MIT, the Brooklyn Arena and Towers, 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, Canada. He is a licensed architect in California, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a LEED accredited professional.