Since 1998, March Studio’s constant vision and passion, in both our practice and our teaching, is to combine the principles of good design with the best practices in marketing to create branded architecture with purpose. The result is something boldly innovative: beautiful, functional buildings and spaces that tell our clients’ stories, by capturing the essence of who they truly are.
We value our relationships and believe in a fully collaborative effort that leads to buildings and environments that help to fulfill our clients’ purpose. It is our intention that the spaces we create and the connections we foster will inspire creative collaborations and visionary ideas that add value to the architecture, the brand, and the community.
Todd A. Erlandson, AIA LEED AP
Having designed significant branded architectural projects both in the US and Europe before setting up March Studio, Todd’s breadth of architectural experience, and reputation for creating successful projects for diverse brands and organizations, has rendered him an expert in the field. Todd has a history of teaching, lecturing and guest critiquing for renowned local and international design facilities and currently teaches branding with a cause at Otis College of Art and Design. Todd has a Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
As well as gaining extensive leadership experience in advertising and marketing for superbrands prior to setting up March Studio, Sherry also has an established teaching position at Art Center College of Design facilitating “Design Storm” workshops with teams of designers and high profile brands. These skills enable Sherry to provide insight, critical perspective and a consistent strategic approach to the branded clients at March Studio in order that the architecture and design conveys value and meaning. Sherry has an MBA in marketing and international business from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Lara Hoad, AIA LEED AP
Lara has a long standing role overseeing March Studio’s design direction, bringing both relevant and broad experience to the team as an architect, designer and educator of noteworthy branded environments, exhibitions and experiences both nationally and globally. Lara holds positions at Otis College of Art and Design and at the School of Architecture at Woodbury University where she teaches branding, architecture and design with a lens on social change and sustainability. Lara has an MA in Architecture from London's Royal College of Art with a focus on branding.
Summer Vaughn, AIA LEED AP
With a diverse background in design, construction, marketing and business development, Summer brings a unique level of technical experience to the March Studio team and branded architecture. As Project Architect, she communicates the brand and design vision from concept through construction. Summer holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon, where she was awarded the Rosenberg Travelling Fellowship to study sustainably focused urban projects in Germany.
Marisol Chinchilla, Assoc. AIA
Marisol brings to the March Studio team a range of diverse modeling and drafting skills, which aid and enhance full visualization of each branded environment in order to foster and inspire a collaborative and integrated client experience. She has gained valuable knowledge working on commercial, and educational design projects with an interest in community involvement. Marisol earned her Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Architecture at Woodbury University.
LJ comes to the March Studio team with a background in marketing, brand strategy, architecture, and art. Her versatile experience in generating brand identities and design production allow her to approach the conceptual discussions and the design work with an eye for the big cultural picture. LJ attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIArc), receiving a Merit Award for her thesis work, Artifact/Artifiction, at SCIArc.