Mike Marsh is President and Founder of Marsh & Associates, Inc., and a licensed Architect who holds current registrations in numerous states. He graduated from the Architecture program at Iowa State University in 1981, and has since specialized almost exclusively in hospitality and clubhouse architecture, planning, and interior design, eventually founding MAI in 1996. Over the years, 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 more than 50 projects throughout the United States.
In addition to his architecture and interior design skills, Mike’s success – and that of his company – comes from a deep understanding of the resort environment, his membership at four clubs, the operational needs of clubs and resorts, and the always-evolving services and amenities that matter most to their 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 reliable budgets and impart credible expectations for a project’s outcome. Mike is adept at visualizing concepts for site and space planning issues, applying the input of the client group, and concisely conveying the solution to secure consensus and support. His staff has adopted and employs that same singular focus and resolve, whether for a hotel or clubhouse, or a maintenance shop or cart barn.
Mike’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. eight 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.” Mike is frequently invited to lecture at industry events, and was the featured keynote speaker at hospitality conferences for emerging markets in South Africa and Russia.