MARQUES L. MOORE

Moore Architecture

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Driving through the city with my children and pointing to buildings my family has designed is humbling. The ability to physically see how our talents can transform communities and improves everyone’s quality of life is unique to Architecture.

MARQUES L. MOORE

Bio:

Marques has over 18 years of progressive experience working across a range of project types including: K-12 education, higher education, corporate commercial, religious institutions, multi-family, single family, civic, healthcare, hospitality, restaurants, hotels, and historic preservation. Marques earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia with honors and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with distinguished honors.

 

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

My grandfather was a brick mason, father and brother are Architects, so I was born into the profession. As a child, I would go on site visits with my father, get under those old church crawl spaces, take measurements, and help with presentations.

What do you do?

I have fun and find enjoyment in this profession. I practice Architecture with my father in our family-owned firm Moore Architecture. I run our Charlotte, NC office and manage our firm’s work in NC and SC.

What excites you in the work you do?

Seeing the client’s smile as their dreams are realized through the design process and ultimate construction is a very rewarding experience. I find joy in their joy, to take something as fragile as an idea, and make it tangibly concrete is amazing.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Driving through the city with my children and pointing to buildings my family has designed is humbling. The ability to physically see how our talents can transform communities and improves everyone’s quality of life is unique to Architecture.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Running a business with my family is very rewarding, challenging, and fulfilling. The work-life balance can be achieved in our profession with honest communication by determining what really matters in life. Establishing your legacy through design.

Featured Project Name: 

West Cabarrus High School

 

Featured Project Location: 

Cabarrus County, NC

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2020

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect | Manager

 

Featured Project Description:

The new 295,000 sf, 90 acre, $70M high school features 21st center design, flexible learning environments, science laboratories, adaptive career technical educational labs, collaboration stations, a lecture hall, an auditorium, media center, band room and orchestra rooms with practice pods, dynamic cafeteria with dispersed dining; as well as athletic facilities that include: main gym, aux gym, football stadium, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, wrestling room, and weight training.

Photography Credit:

LS3P Associates

Featured Project Name: 

Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum

 

Featured Project Location: 

Lynchburg, VA

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2021

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

The Pop’s Chicken House will become a new interpretive center for story-telling. Anne Spencer the poet, civil rights activist, teacher, wife, mother, gardener was the first African-American to have her poetry included in the Norton Anthology of American Poetry. Her husband Edward built Anne a writer’s cottage named Edankraal and Pop’s Chicken House will be located adjacent to Edankraal, features similar details and materials, and highlights the supportive relationship between Edward and Anne.

Photography Credit:

Moore Architecture