Wil Marquez

Wil  Marquez

For the past decade, Wil D. Marquez has been developing a unique product in architecture and urban design for clients who believe that good design can make a difference in both their lives and in the lives of others. His expertise focuses in finding plausible, yet nontraditional, solutions for neighborhoods, developments, streetscapes, and retail centers through a collaborative practice he defines as “creative play.” A unique process of collaborative programming meets big picture thinking that he believes is the basis for how we make the decisions needed to realize a project’s full potential.

Marquez graduated from the University of Minnesota (B.A. 1999) and University of Michigan (M.A. 2005), His philosophy is centered around the belief that it is imperative for creative designers to seek out new solutions if they want to contribute to meaningful and relevant environments to society. That philosophy is the reason Marquez launched his own firm in 2010. Indianapolis-based w/purpose is an urban + public design firm whose mission is attract clients that believe and act like his company is so aptly named, with purpose.

Moving forward, Marquez imagines developing a body of work that offers a level of place making that involves communicating clear messages about a places identity, value, or style. In some cases this work may be the icon of a building, creative programming, in depth analysis, or forward thinking developments. In all instances these projects should be timeless suggestions that insist that great ideas start w/purpose.