About Us

Marlene Imirzian and Associates Architects (MIAA) was ranked no. 18 overall in Architect Magazine’s 2016 Top 50 Architecture Firms.  This high recognition is unique for a firm of our size and focus.  The recognition was based on our project performance in design, sustainability and practice.

The firm is known for its design excellence, project performance, and as a leader in integration of sustainable design practices for building.  The work balances the practical realities of producing architecture on a budget and our creative and professional approach to give each project the time, talent and consideration it deserves. We believe that the patterns of use and process unique to each project create their own potential for unifying beauty and function, a consideration which is carried through each stage of the project, including research, development, and detailing. Key to our approach is that each project must address the larger context beyond its physical boundaries in terms of user flow, future expansion, flexibility of use, connections with utilities and infrastructure, life cycle cost, ease of maintenance, and sustainability.