About Marc Wouters

The principles of good design are timeless.  Designs that endure the test of time are not dependent on the style of the moment, but on their ability to celebrate the activities of our lives and to capture the vitality found in each individual site.

Over 20 years of experience in both detailed architectural design and urban design have resulted in the development of a unique design process that synthesizes an unusually wide range of design needs from start to finish.  Successful and comprehensive design solutions are derived from a synthesis of experience in residential, commercial, and institutional building types, and in urban planning at both the large scale and detailed scale. Inclusion of sustainable design in planning, site ecology, and architecture, incorporation of detailed and innovative building technology and site construction technology, incorporation of landscape design, inclusion of community needs and goals where appropriate, budget considerations, and development goals play important roles throughout the design process. The complete integration of these various aspects of design from start to finish has resulted in numerous design awards, innovative design work, and in efficient use of the client’s time and resources.

Mr. Wouters served as a Partner at the prestigious firms of Cooper Roberston & Partners and Torti Gallas and Partners.  In both firms he led designs for new communities, urban infill projects, new town centers, and various architectural projects.  As a Project Architect for Hartman-Cox Architects, Mr. Wouters created architectural designs for several renown institutions including the Smithsonian Institution and the John F. Kenney Center for the Performing Arts.

Mr. Wouters currently volunteers time as elected secretary of Congress for the New Urbanism New York State Chapter and to the US Green Building Council LEED ND Neighborhood Development program. He is a licensed architect and is LEED accredited. He has both a Bachelor’s in Architecture and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Virginia.  He was also a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome. 

 

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Awards

AIA National Design Award 2001: Flag House Courts Revitalization Master Plan
Role: Design Lead for Torti Gallas and Partners

Congress for New Urbanism Charter Award 2001: Flag House Courts Revitalization Master Plan
Role: Design Lead for Torti Gallas and Partners

Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award 2009: Columbia Heights Master Plan
Role: Design Lead for Park Triangle Apartments, one of three buildings that comprise the award, for Torti Gallas and Partners and concept Planner of Town Square.

AIA Washington DC Chapter Honor Award 1998: Kennedy Center Concert Hall Renovation
Role: Project Architect for Hartman-Cox Architects

AIA Washington DC Chapter Honor for Service on Urban Design Committee 1996
For Master Plan of Columbia Heights 14th Street Corridor

Builders Choice Award 2009: Park Triangle Apartments
Role: Design Lead for Torti Gallas and Partners

Louisiana State Builders Award 1994: Tulane University School of Law
Role: Project Architect for Hartman-Cox Architects

AIA Washington DC Chapter Preservation Award 1991: Western Presbyterian Church
Role: Staff Architect for Kress Cox Architects

Published Architecture May 1990: US Embassy in Algeria
Role: Design Architect for Major Public Interior Spaces

Published: Architecture May 1990 Cook Fort Worh Children’s Medical Center
Role: Façade Project Manager