Michael J. Marvin, Jr. is the Founding Principal at MRVN. Michael has more than 15 years of experience and has worked on all scales of buildings, from single family homes to world class concert halls to skyscrapers. Driven by a desire to provide quality sustainable architecture to as many people as possible, Michael now applies that experience to MRVN to provide a new and different approach to architecture and design.
Prior to founding MRVN, Michael worked as a Senior Energy Analyst at a prominent New York City engineering firm. As an architect working in an engineering setting, Michael was immersed in the technical side of building design, and now uses that engineering knowledge to promote the development of high quality, technically robust architecture. With a specialty in low energy design, Mike has also served as the project lead on several high profile integrated design projects, and prides himself on his ability to speak to both the architecture and engineering sides of the table.
Michael is a registered architect in New York and New Jersey and has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2008. Michael has taught courses in sustainable architecture at Columbia University and Stevens, and is currently serving as an adjunct lecturer in the School of Architecture at NJIT where he teaches a class in environmental control systems and their relationship to sustainable building design.