Marcel founded Bionic on the belief that every project offers the possibility of invention. He is a recognized leader and voice in the transformation of cities and landscapes. And he has demonstrated the potential of landscape as an inventive medium in a broad spectrum of project types including workplaces, public space, high rises, and infrastructure. As design director, Marcel leads the design of the firm’s projects with an inventive spirit and personal investment. He is an agile and inventive designer. A skilled and inspiring communicator. And a talented collaborator and strategist on projects at all scales and levels of complexity. Marcel brings repeat experience in guiding challenging projects through design processes in large organizations and the public. In these realms he has demonstrated the ability to communicate complex issues and concepts, and channel input and aspirations into the design process. This unique ability keeps large projects moving, benefiting our clients and compounding value.
Under his leadership Bionic has risen to the cutting edge of the profession through significant commissions for Linked-In, Google, Genentech, and Zeiss. At the city scale he is leading the design of the public realm for the City of Sunnyvale and India Basin in San Francisco. And the firm has won multiple international design competitions including Fort Mason Center Public Realm, The Adobe Creek Bridge in Palo Alto, and The Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge. Under Marcel’s leadership Bionic has been distinguished by numerous publications including Fast Company, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Dwell, SF Chronicle, and the Harvard Design Magazine. In 2012 Bionic was nominated for the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Award.