environmentally responsive design

The professional design practice of Marc LaRoche Architects (MLRA), offers architecture, planning & interior design services. MLRA applies an extensive background of knowledge, training and experience to produce successful design solutions for a diverse range of clients and project types.

MLRA is dedicated to delivering creative and innovative designs that are responsive to the needs and desires of our clients. We strive to discover and integrate those intrinsic qualities and characteristics that make every client, project, and setting unique. As such we approach each new project as a clean slate working to avoid a particular style or preconceived design statement.

Project experience includes:

  • residential housing of all types (single family/multi-family & planned developments
  • hotels & resorts
  • mixed use development, retail, offices, restaurants, wineries, clinics & medical offices, and theater & film production facilities.

We seek to continually expand our project and building type experience.

The practice of Architecture has always been more strongly influenced by the need to be useful and practical and mindful of people, money and politics than the more idealistic and expressive arts of literature, painting, music and sculpture. It is however the effort to continually push our work toward the realm of art, while completely attending to the practical, that makes our work worthwhile. It is the lively interplay of art, science, history, technology, as well as social and environmental concerns that makes our work stimulating and meaningful. The ultimate goal for each project that we undertake is to exceed and transcend the practical requirements as well as client expectations in producing design work that artfully reflects our time in a spirit of intelligence, modesty and optimism.

MLRA provides leadership and exceptional value to our clients through the efficient use of our talents and effective project management from inception through project delivery. We are skilled at working within an interdisciplinary setting and we recognize the value of a team approach. We form and nurture relationships that typically extend well beyond the duration of a single project. We try to do all that with a sense of humor and within a well established process that is enjoyable and continually evolving.

MLRA seeks out as clients, those individuals and organizations that, regardless of the scale of their undertakings, share our commitment to excellence in design for the built environment.