As a result of his work with clients around the world, partner Grant Marani sees architecture as an amalgam of creativity, pragmatism, and an understanding of place.
Grant has earned his clients' trust by listening to their needs and by providing appropriate design solutions. Working across geographic and disciplinary boundaries, he practices a people-centered, place-based approach to design. Through ongoing discussion and research, he helps create buildings and environments that exceed client expectations, enrich the civic realm, and advance the public good.
An architectural polymath, Grant's work includes the design and management of civic, cultural, hospitality, academic, and residential buildings worldwide. His major projects include the Nathan Deal Judicial Center in Atlanta, home of the State Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals, a weekend retreat in Sonoma Valley, California, and an affordable housing complex developed by Breaking Ground - New York's largest supportive housing provider. His current projects include residential complexes in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Across both public and private sectors, Grant's work has been recognized for its social responsibility and design excellence.
An avid traveler, Grant enjoys diverse architectural settings and sharing his knowledge in international forums. He has served on professional committees for the Australian Institute of Architects, the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, and the American Academy in China, and is currently a board member of the Design Trust for Public Space. Grant has presented his work to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the Urban Land Institute, among other associations. He is also active in academia, with over a decade of experience as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Design at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and as a guest critic at the Pratt Institute, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the Yale School of Architecture.