Episode 433

Prospering an Architectural Practice (Even Through Recessions) with Walter Marin

Nicole BallantyneOct 10, 2022

Walter Marin was born in Latin America but raised in the heart of New York. 

The son of an immigrant cabinetmaker, he was raised with an appreciation for craftsmanship that led to his life-long love of the built environment. 

He completed a BS/BA in Architecture in 1982 and worked with well-known architectural design firms including the Howard Golden firm prior to establishing Marin Associates in 1985. 

Upon obtaining his architectural certification, Walter converted his growing firm into Marin Architects. 

Supported by Walter’s keen business sense and creative aptitude, the firm has since developed a strong roster of repeat clientele and a sterling reputation. 

Ever community-minded, Walter gives back by serving as the Vice Chair of The National Hispanic Business Group and the Bronx Community College Foundation Board.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Common misconceptions about working with developers
  • How Marin became a valued problem solver instead of simply a vendor
  • How Marin carved out a niche in various sectors including hospitality and multi-family

Learn more about Walter at his:

Website: https://marinarchitects.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/marin-architects/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marinarchitects/

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