Marsh & Associates, Inc

Voted Best Golf Clubhouse Architects & Hospitality Architecture Firm

Marsh & Associates, Inc. provides Architecture, Interior Design, and Clubhouse Master Planning for golf and country clubs, resorts, boutique hotels, spas, and residential community centers. The firm is recognized worldwide as one of the best hospitality architects, and is one of the few firms to specialize in these disciplines.

Marsh & Associates, Inc. Company History

Since its founding in 1996, Marsh & Associates, Inc. has steadily built itself into a design leader, with offices in Colorado and Texas. MAI was founded 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 with a shared goal of providing pioneering world-class golf clubhouse & resort design, combined with old-fashioned personalized service.

The result has been an impressive roster of distinguished and award-winning projects throughout the world, including projects in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Korea, China, Russia, and India. MAI has built a strong reputation for delivering a winning combination of golf and resort design expertise, trend-setting design, personalized service, and a deep-seated passion for doing great work.

A Comprehensive Process Proven Over Time

MAI takes a comprehensive approach to projects by designing not only the principal structures such as clubhouses or hotels, but also the secondary structures that comprise the built environment of a club or resort. Our inspired, award-winning work in architecture and interior design for fitness and pool facilities, beach and social clubs, lodging, sales centers, gatehouses, and equestrian facilities become an integral part of the overall member experience at country clubs, and resort-style communities.

An Impressive Array of Design Awards Over 20+ Years

Our team is proud of being recognized for design excellence. Marsh & Associates has consistently been named among the “Top Hospitality Architecture Firms” by Hospitality Construction Magazine. Crittenden Golf, Inc. has awarded MAI “Best Clubhouse of the Year” 8 times.

We truly are known as one of the best golf clubhouse architects, and our expertise is second to none. Our design solutions are known for being highly functional and cost-effective, as well as elegant. Marsh & Associates offers the experience and acumen that results in inspired design to transform our clients’ visions into brilliant reality.

Sustainability Is Incorporated Into Every Project

MAI has a commitment to sustainability, and a number of our designers have earned LEED accreditations. As a result, we have the knowledge, experience, and commitment to incorporate the use of environmentally responsible design, planet-friendly building products, and more.

As architects who design buildings that often celebrate their natural surroundings, we strive to provide environmentally sensitive and sympathetic structures and amenities. We take pride in envisioning and creating facilities that commune comfortably and contextually with their surroundings and that encourage the inhabitants to recognize and appreciate these great and precious natural gifts. Consequently, we subscribe to the central tenets of sustainability in our clubhouse designs, and can provide LEED-compliant design upon request.



Mike Marsh is President of Marsh & Associates, Inc., and a licensed Architect who holds current registrations in ten states.  He graduated from the Architecture program at Iowa State University in 1981, and has since almost exclusively specialized in hospitality and clubhouse architecture, planning, and interior design, eventually founding MAI in 1996.  Through his commitment to those clients, Mike has emerged as one of the world’s foremost experts on golf clubhouse, resort, spa, and golf-related hospitality design. His experience encompasses high-profile projects in China, Korea, Macau, India, Russia, Mexico, Canada, and Costa Rica, as well as over 50 projects throughout the United States.  MAI has offices in Denver, Colorado and San Antonio, Texas.

In addition to his architecture and interior design skills, Mike’s success – and that of his company – comes from a deep understanding of the club environment, the operational needs of clubs and resorts, and the always-evolving services and amenities that matter most to their members, prospective members, and guests.  His straightforward manner can quickly bring order and clarity to competing priorities, and his consummate familiarity with the project type allows him to develop extremely reliable budgets and impart credible expectations for a project’s outcome.  Mike is adept at visualising concepts for site and space planning issues, applying the input of the client group, and concisely conveying the solution to secure consensus and support.  And his staff has adopted and employs that same singular focus and resolve, whether for a clubhouse, maintenance facility, cart barn or comfort station.

Marsh’s expertise has delivered highly functional and universally respected facilities to a host of esteemed clients.  This commitment to stay at the forefront of the golf hospitality industry has brought MAI many coveted design awards, including Golf Inc. Magazine’s “Best Private Clubhouse” in the U.S. five times, and the Gold Nugget Grand Award for “Best Clubhouse/Recreational Facility in North and South America” four times. The firm has been named Boardroom Magazine’s “Interior Design Firm of the Year” and “Clubhouse Architect of the Year”.  For his prominence Mike is frequently invited to lecture at industry events, and was the featured keynote speaker at recent hospitality conferences for emerging markets in South Africa and Russia.

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Principal / Director of Design

Bryan Webb is a licensed Architect with more than twenty years of experience designing Golf Resort and Hospitality Architecture.  Webb is a Principal and Director of Design for Marsh & Associates, Inc. (MAI), an internationally renowned architecture and interior design firm specializing in the design of resorts, golf clubs, and related residential communities. He has worked on over 50 golf clubhouse and resort designs during his tenure at MAI.

Bryan’s design efforts have garnered numerous awards, including nine distinctions for Clubhouse of the Year, and three for Golf Clubhouse and Pro Shop Interior Design Firm of the Year.  With his guidance MAI has been ranked among the top fifteen Hospitality Architecture firms, and top three Golf Clubhouse design firms in the United States, and recently was named Clubhouse Architect of the Year there.

Webb is proficient at defining spaces that embody casual elegance; spaces that are sophisticated, warm and relaxing.  He is particularly adept at developing context and character to suit a project’s site and its purpose.  Bryan understands the importance of creating a wealth of interconnected experiences; from the arrival sequence and exterior courtyards and loggias, to the inviting gathering spaces within the building, he strives to create built environments that foster the visions of our clientele.

Webb graduated with a five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree, with a minor in art, from the University of Idaho. He holds fifteen Architectural licenses across the United States, Certification from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and is a LEED Accredited Professional, helping to deliver sustainable design to the golf and resort markets.  Webb has been invited to share his experience and insight through interviews, articles, and speaking engagements in the U.S. and international markets, and works diligently to remain at the forefront of industry trends.

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Principal / Director of Architecture

Robert Yager is MAI’s Director of Architecture, and a Registered Architect with more than thirty-five years of architecture and project management experience. His broad commercial background with firms in New York, Virginia, and Colorado covers hotels and restaurants, museums, churches, retail, office complexes and municipal buildings; and includes new construction, remodels, and historic restoration in a broad variety of architectural styles. In the mid-1990s Rob guided the design and construction of the Newseum, a 50,000 s.f. interactive museum of print and broadcast media in Arlington, Virginia.

In 1997 Rob came to Colorado to deliver hospitality projects for hotel and resort clients, including the 300,000 s.f. Riviera Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado, and a remodel of the slope-side Snake River Lodge and Spa in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  His experience and success in managing complex and wide-ranging projects stems from an unwavering attention to detail and quality, as well as an emphasis on unifying the goals and priorities of the project team.

In 20 years with MAI Rob has managed the design and construction of numerous award-winning club and resort projects, including remodels and new facilities for Columbine Country Club and the historic Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado; new facilities for Menlo Country Club and Los Altos Golf & Country Club in California’s Silicon Valley; and for Bella Collina and The Conservatory at Hammock Beach in Central Florida.  Rob also has led golf and resort projects for MAI in China and Costa Rica. Rob graduated from the State University of New York in 1987 with an accredited degree in Architectural Technology, and maintains professional registrations in New York, Colorado, and California.

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Matt Kunkle

Principal/Managing Director – Texas

Matt Kunkle is a licensed architect who joined MAI’s Texas Office in 2006, and has over 25 years of design, construction, and project management experience. He holds a degree in Environmental Design from the Texas A&M School of Architecture and is LEED Accredited Professional. Matt’s background includes a wide range of project types and experience, including design and project management for a renowned interior design and interior architecture firm in Dallas where he led teams on projects including boutique hotels, restaurants, luxury resorts, and lavish penthouse apartments in locations throughout the United States and abroad including Florida, Texas, South Carolina, Mexico, and Shanghai, China.

Kunkle has many years of construction experience as well, serving as a project manager and in-house architect for a general contractor, managing all phases of the design and construction of luxury residential and small up-scale commercial projects throughout the Park Cites and other exclusive areas of Dallas. He also ran his own design-build firm, working both with private clients on renovation projects, as well as with an investment group to develop speculative properties and revitalize historic neighborhoods in the Dallas area. His extensive construction experience has given him a broad knowledge base and unique understanding of the industry from the perspective of not only the architect, but from that of the contractor, developer, and trades as well.

Combining his knowledge, creativity, and passion with a dedication to serving clients and building relationships, Kunkle has proven himself to be an indispensable member of a project team. During his time with MAI he has developed designs and managed projects ranging from exclusive golf clubs and lodges in the Texas Hill Country such as Boot Ranch and Cordillera Ranch, to a one-of-a-kind Sports Center for Dallas Country Club just to name a few. He has directed designs on international projects including private clubs, luxury hotels, resorts, office buildings, multi-level driving range facilities, and estate homes in China, Korea and India. With Matt’s guidance, the MAI Texas office has broadened its expertise within the hospitality market to include projects such as luxury automobile dealerships and high-end residential amenity centers. Matt’s creative problem-solving abilities and involvement in projects which demand unique design solutions have afforded him the opportunity to explore a variety of styles and forms, resulting in some award-winning projects in recent years including the Headwaters amenity center in Dripping Springs, TX and the Kissing Tree amenity center campus in San Marcos, Texas, both of which have earned Gold Nugget awards.

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MAI design professionals consistently rank with the best golf clubhouse architects in the USA and beyond. Let us put our specialized expertise to work for you.

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