Background & Philosophy
Marsh & Associates, Inc. provides architecture, engineering, and interior design services for golf clubs, resorts, boutique hotels, and spas. The firm is recognized worldwide as one of the foremost experts in hospitality design, and is one of few firms to specialize in these disciplines. MAI has offices in Colorado and Texas, and has celebrated projects throughout the United States and the world.
The company was founded in 1996 by industry veteran Mike Marsh and a core group of architects and interior designers who had collaborated on numerous golf and hospitality projects. This tight-knit group came together through their shared goal to provide pioneering world-class resort design, combined with old-fashioned client service. The result has been an impressive roster of distinguished projects. From Sonoma, California to Orlando, Florida; and from Saratoga Springs, New York to Maui, Hawaii MAI has established itself as a preeminent golf and resort Architect in the United States. For these, and for international clients in Mexico, Costa Rica, Korea, China and Russia MAI’s team has delivered a winning combination of golf and resort expertise, trend-setting design, personalized service, and a deep-seated passion for doing great work.
MAI takes a comprehensive approach to a project by designing not only the principal structures, such as golf clubhouses and hotels, but also the secondary structures that comprise and form the personality of a club or resort. Thus MAI applies the same standards of quality for the architectural and interior design of fitness facilities, beach and social clubs, lodging, sales centers, gatehouses, and equestrian amenities to ensure continuity and harmony throughout.
MAI takes great pride in having been recognized for its design excellence. A measure of success comes from acknowledgement by ones peers, and MAI has consistently been named among the “Top 15 Hospitality Architecture Firms” by Hospitality Construction Magazine, and “Interior Design Firm of the Year” by Boardroom Magazine. Golf clubhouse architect Richard Diedrich, in his book The 19th Hole: Architecture of the Golf Clubhouse lists five clubhouses designed by MAI as among the top 50 in the United States. A sampling of awards MAI’s projects have garnered:
- Five time winner of Crittenden Golf Inc. magazine’s “Best Private Clubhouse of the Year”
- Three time winner of the Gold Nugget Grand Award for “Best Public/Private Recreational Facility”
- Two time winner of Builder Magazine’s, “Best Community Recreation Building”
- Gold Nugget Merit Award for “Best International Site Plan”