Knowing how a building is put together in a technical sense, and with a design-conscious eye, describes Associate Marc Furst’s skills to a T. He has developed this balance through his work on a wide variety of projects including single family estates, commercial office projects, department of defense structures, tenant improvements and high-rise, mid-rise and multi-family housing projects.
Marc’s architecture career began in High School, drafting on mylar for a two person firm. After summer jobs in construction, he graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Architecture then worked in a variety of offices before landing at Weber Thompson in 2005.
Shortly after Marc joined Weber Thompson in 2005 he began working on a 16 story, Class A office building in Pioneer Square. This allowed him to expand upon his previous experience with tenant improvments for software and tech companies. Currently, Marc is wrapping up design and documentation for Fremont Office Building, a 114,000 sf commercial office that will house offices for the tech company Tableau.
Marc earned his LEED AP credentials in 2007 and has worked on a significant number of sustainable projects. His technical skills, eye for aesthetics, and penchant for sustainability drive his design process and result in functional designs that meet the needs of his clients and end users.
Actively balancing and combining work and life, Marc runs Weber Thompson’s annual employee Art Show, and acts as the Chair of the Triple H Bicycle club. These activities only happen when he isn’t renovating his latest house, pursuing his passion for cooking or teaching his twin toddlers how to use Sketchup.
Bachelor of Architecture & Building Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute