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Marc Salette

Associate Principal

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

Marc Salette is an Associate 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. Marc is currently leading the Adamson team on transformative mixed-use projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose.

Prior to joining Adamson, Marc was a managing principal and director of architecture projects at Chee Salette. As principal of Chee Salette 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 LA River.

Prior to founding Chee Salette, Marc practiced with Frank Gehry for 20 years, the last six as a partner, where he was in charge of 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.