Marcial Chao, AIA
Principal (510) 465-7010 x120

Marcial Chao has 25 years of experience in residential, commercial, retail architecture and urban planning. He has worked in New York, Massachusetts, Oregon and California, on both new and renovated construction. Marcial has extensive experience in multifamily housing with an emphasis in mixed-used developments situated within complex urban infill sites. While at University of Washington, he was awarded the Pio Prize in Architecture to study Architecture in Rome, Italy. His international experience also includes work in Mexico City and Taipei, Taiwan. He is fluent in four languages: English, Spanish, Italian, and Chinese.

Marcial has demonstrated the ability to manage complex, mixed-use projects and to effectively facilitate community design workshops. His collaborative working relationship with stakeholders, public agencies and team members yields results that embody the consensus-building, cohesiveness and unified vision that is critical to the success of large, multifaceted housing projects, both market rate and affordable.

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"Housing is a fundamental part of the human experience."
Pyatok - Marcial Chao, AIA