Marco Pino is currently the only Chilean at Davis. He spent his childhood in the Atacama Desert (the driest place on earth), in northern Chile. After earning an architectural degree in Chile, he moved to the USA to pursue a master of architecture at the University of Cincinnati. His thesis, “Architectural Experience: A Design Exploration for a New School for the Blind,” explored the relationship between visually impaired users and architectural space. Marco’s work was honored with the Award for Distinguished Design from the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati.
Marco has worked in architecture and design fields in Chile, New York, Cincinnati, Boulder, and Denver. When he is not working at Davis, he is designing, manufacturing, and selling his laser-cut housewares and art through a joint design venture he shares with his wife.