Marvel Announces New Partners and Promotions for 2023
Marvel is excited to announce the appointment of seven new partners: Scott Demel, Edna Echandi-Guzmán, Tim Fryatt, Raquel Marrero-Maldonado, Annya Ramírez-Jiménez, José Juan Terrasa-Soler, and Dennis Vermeulen.
The expertise of the new partners—many of whom have been with the firm for decades—expands Marvel’s capabilities to address the most critical issues facing contemporary cities and the natural environment; advocate for social equity; and create inclusive and livable communities. Their individual leadership is seen and felt across each office, supporting Marvel’s culture and design process, in addition to developing ongoing dialogue with clients and communities. From revitalizing landmark structures, to designing the next generation of resilient, affordable housing—this group of partners are committed to our core principle of designing everywhere, for everyone, and will compliment and broaden Marvel’s impact as a multidisciplinary design firm.
“This group of extraordinary professionals, along with our proprietary approach to design and research, propels our firm to produce the big ideas that solve urgent problems for our clients and communities. By promoting talented individuals, we acknowledge their diverse voices, strong performance and a results-driven attitude," said Jonathan Marvel, FAIA, Marvel Founding Principal.
Marvel’s office in San Juan will be led by partners Edna Echandi-Guzmán, Raquel Marrero-Maldonado, and José Juan Terrasa-Soler, representing a continuity of leadership in San Juan and nearly 50 years of combined experience in the San Juan office. The name change from Marvel Marchand to Marvel reflects the ongoing collaboration between the two offices and the strengths of the combined Marvel team.
The expanded leadership team joins founding partners Jonathan Marvel, Guido Hartray, and Lissa So who established Marvel in 2013. In 2019, landscape architects Yadiel Rivera-Díaz and Tyler Silvestro were promoted to partner, representing the firm’s multidisciplinary approach to design, which includes architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design, and interior design.
Marvel has also made the following promotion to Director: Zack Griffin. New Associates include: Cynthia Dorta, Caroline Frantz, Santiago Garcia, Marisa Irizarry, Ramon Irizarry, Brad Leibin, Juan Guzmán Palacios, Wil Rodriguez-Joglar, Diego Varas, Sadie Winslow.
For the last ten years, Marvel has worked at the intersection of public and private space, creating intentionally timeless design solutions that integrate nature and context. The recipient of over 125 international industry awards, including the AIA’s highest honor, the 2019 Presidential Citation for integrating design and community service. The firm’s portfolio spans a range of sectors, including affordable housing, commercial, cultural institutions, schools and higher education, civic and public works, hospitality, high-end residential, recreational projects, workspaces, and parks and gardens. The firm has offices in New York City, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Richmond, Virginia.