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Marc Margulies Recognized

Boston – Margulies Perruzzi (MP) announced that its founder and principal, Marc Margulies, FAIA, LEED AP, has been named one of the Power 50: Movement Makers by the Boston Business Journal (BBJ).

An annual list of Boston-area businesspeople who are making the biggest impact on the region, this year’s honorees were celebrated at an event on Nov. 16 at Tuscan Kitchen in the Seaport. A special section of the BBJ’s print edition featured the honorees on Nov. 18.

Marc Margulies

Margulies founded Margulies & Associates in 1988. Now known as Margulies Perruzzi, Margulies has grown the firm to one of New England’s top architectural and interior design firms, focusing on workplace, healthcare, science and technology, and real estate projects. MP was ranked No. 16 on the 2022 list of architectural firms published by the BBJ.

Margulies serves as president of the Wharf District Council, a nonprofit made up of businesses and residents on the downtown Boston waterfront. He is spearheading an initiative among the council’s members on how to join forces to protect the coastline. To this end, they have created a Climate Resilience Task Force and commissioned a study to recommend options ranging from a network of barriers to elevating waterfront properties to hold back rising Boston Harbor waters.

From Margulies Perruzzi (l-r): Jason Costello, Janet Morra, Marc Margulies, Dan Perruzzi, and Nathan Turner

For many years, Margulies’ personal philanthropic focus has been the issue of homelessness in Greater Boston. He has been involved for more than 30 years with Heading Home, Inc., serving as both volunteer and board chair. Recently, he has been working with the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance to develop modular micro-housing units in the program called “A Place to Live.”

Margulies is a regular speaker at CoreNet, IFMA, CBA, and other industry organizations whose missions include educating those involved in corporate and institutional real estate about important advancements in workplace design. His involvement with these organizations, through speaking and leadership, has focused on elevating the importance of the architect’s voice in conversations that increasingly involve many competing specialists.