Sam Franklin Marshall

The Designer

Sam Franklin Marshall is the owner/director of Marshall Projects, a Malibu based, full-service, boutique architectural and interior design firm specializing in hospitality. After receiving his degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIArc Los Angeles), Sam began his career at Perkins Eastman, the largest architectural firm in NYC, where he led design teams on several high-profile projects in China, UAE and New York City. Those projects included The Harlem Health Center, a ground- up, 12-story building in NYC and the winning entry in an elite competition for a million square foot library, erected in Chong Qing, China in 2004.

Global Influence

Since founding his firm in 2005, Sam’s completed many acclaimed public-use, hotel and restaurant projects in New York, Chicago, Puerto Rico, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Southern California. Projects in LA include Gjelina, GTA, Gjusta, Wabi Venice in Venice. Laurel Hardware and Ysabel in West Hollywood. Babette’s of Laguna Beach, Ollo in Malibu and the highly-anticipated remodel of Campanile in LA. He was also the competition winner of a ground-up hotel in downtown LA, named by the LA Times as Most Anticipated New Project for 2014.

Our Goals

Sam has been featured in many publications including Getstalten’s new book Eat Out Interiors, compiling the world’s best new restaurant design concepts. His dazzling work focuses on the concept of 'Living in Public' a discipline he conceived of 'social study.' His iconic point of view has ushered in a new way to conceptualize design, leading to the creation of many award- winning hospitality spaces. Sam Franklin Marshall is considered among the world’s premiere architects/designers.