Marc Samuel is an Associate in DeSimone’s San Francisco Office. He has 15 years of professional experience in the design of buildings situated in high seismic and wind regions. His portfolio includes a wide variety of buildings including resorts, high-rise buildings, hotels, public works, and residential construction. Mr. Samuel is also actively designing utility-scale solar tracker projects across the continental United States.
His experience includes the UNA Residential Tower , a 47-story condominium project with a three-story basement located in Miami, Florida where the top 25 stories are cantilevered over the amenity podium; Hotel Norman’s Cay, a development consisting of 18 different villa types, a clubhouse providing guest services, a lounge, and a high-end restaurant, and the custom-designed pre-fabricated villa units providing luxurious accommodations to the guests. The Cape at Kiawah, a six-building high-end residential condominium complex in the high seismic portion of South Carolina. His solar tracker work includes the design of the tracker arrays and foundations, working closely with the provider to create the most economical design while considering different site constraints.
His other projects include the Hyatt Centric Hotel in Mountain View, California; the Miami World Center, a 3.1 million sf mixed-use redevelopment project consisting of a 710 ft tall residential tower and two above-grade parking structures with first-floor retail space; ARAMCO South Dhahran Housing and Community Development, an eight billion SAR project containing 8,000 residential units and civil structures; and the AC Hotel in South San Francisco.
Mr. Samuel was the lead designer for the James R. Herman Cruise Ship Terminal at Pier 27, a 91,000 sf building that also served as an epicenter for the fan experience during the America’s Cup. The building was built on the existing concrete pier, requiring the design to balance efficiency with the existing constraints. He was also lead designer for the San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center’s Moat Wall, a 40′ deep wall in close proximity to existing operating hospital buildings. This project was designed under the jurisdiction of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD).
Mr. Samuel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo