This episode features a candid conversation with Marques Moore of Moore Architecture. We reminiscence about our time at UVA in the Architecture program, talk about career paths, and the importance of having a support system.

Building Highlight: UVA Memorial to the Enslaved. This memorial “beautifully captures the tenor of those community conversations, honors the lives, labor, and resistance of the 4-5,000 enslaved people who lived and worked at UVA at some point between 1817 and 1865. The memorial includes 4,000 memory marks in their honor.”


Bio: Marques Moore is a Principal Architect based in Charlotte, NC. Marques earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture with a minor in Urban Planning from the University of Virginia (UVA) and also holds a Bachelor’s of Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). He is licensed to practice architecture in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Marques practices architecture with his father Kelvin L. Moore at the family-owned firm Moore Architecture, which was founded in 1992. Marques manages the company’s North Carolina and South Carolina projects while Kelvin is responsible for Virginia. Under their leadership, Moore Architecture has successfully completed over 575 projects and maintains a diverse portfolio of project types including commercial, residential, educational, institutional, religious, healthcare, hospitality, and recreation.

Moore Architecture identifies architectural solutions that respond to the specific needs of its clients by incorporating a philosophy of collaboration, interaction, and purposeful delivery. Their diverse project experience has taught them to resolve complex issues and provide simple solutions for difficult construction objectives. Moore Architecture’s mission is to assist in the successful development of conceptual and buildable projects with thoughtfulness, vision, and professionalism. They believe that architecture should be accessible and available to all people, regardless of project size and budget. 

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