Profile

For the past decade, w/purpose 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.

This public interest practice has expertise in finding plausible, yet nontraditional, solutions for private clients, neighborhoods, developments, streetscapes, and business corridors through a collaborative practice they define as “creative play”- a unique process of collaborative programming meets big picture thinking. Principal Wil Marquez, believes the issue lies in the initial planning and programming phases which he recognized invites the least amount of stakeholders and often does little to extract most of the complex issues important to clients.

W/purpose has gained a reputation for animated talks about cities, streets, and architecture can only be described as colorful and insightful.  Marquez has lectured on on their alternative practice at multiple universities, conferences, and events, including La Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, Tuskegee, Isthmus Escuela de Arquitectura y Diseño, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and several regional American Institute of Architects (AIA) events and exhibitions since 2005.

Marquez and his studio has been featured in The Indianapolis Star, TodoObra (Argentina), The NorthWest Indiana Times, Indianapolis HOME, and through multiple blogs and small publications.

For Marquez, it simply comes down to this, “to be competitive, you have to be more creative”. A philosophy w/purpose believes centers around continuously seeking unique solutions for a world that is constantly undergoing massive change. It is under these conditions that the offer both an inherent value and performance based deliverable that is dependent on “process” as the means to solving issues regarding economy, ecology, aesthetics, governance, culture, and infrastructure.