Marianne Graffam

Associate | Architect

Marianne joins EskewDumezRipple as an Associate and one the firm's healthcare and medical experts. Originally born in Seoul, South Korea, Marianne grew up in Ocala, Florida. After attending Tulane University School of Architecture and spending parts of her career in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, and Honolulu, Hawaii, Marianne spent the last six years at the New Orleans firm Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects, solely focused on healthcare projects, and primarily working with UMC-NO and LCMC. She has achieved her certification as a Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID) and her Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC). Marianne is currently an ACHA candidate pursuing Board Certification as a Healthcare Architect through the American College of Healthcare Architects.

She is a proud proponent that architecture and design is a science experiment, one which the scientific process can be applied to in order to address a problem or question a hypothesis to achieve outcomes that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but functionally beautiful. In the community, Marianne is active with the non-profit unCommon Construction. Since 2009 she has also served as a city organizer for PechaKucha Nights in Tacoma and New Orleans with over 30 successful events.

Seoul, South Korea
Tulane University