"Dear Marilynn,
Yolanda & I want to sincerely thank you... Not just for being an art angel, but also for your loyalty & committment to Art Night & Hickok Cole. You have taken Art Night and the firm to heights we may not have achieved without you. Thank you."

"Dear Marilynn,
I don't even know where to begin to thank you! From the very beginning you've been a wonderful ally + just a hoot to be around. I hope we can continue to work together - I, too, will suffer withdrawal if I don't see you soon. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for everything you do for WPA!"

"The fact is that I think highly of Marilynn's talents and ability. She has a brilliant mind and an uncanny talent for public relations and marketing. I have had the privilege of watching her build her business and support the community."

"She's got a quick and creative mind, she writes wonderfully (we have published several of her articles) and she really understands the hook that's needed to win awards or pitch articles." Sincerely,

Mary Fitch, AICP
Executive Director, AIA/DC
Executive VP, Washington Architectural Foundation

"To know Marilynn is to know motivation, achievement, and energy. Dedicating one hundred and ten percent to the success of the firm, she spun a magic marketing web through associations, international media outlets, and sought after clients, managing to promote the company's achievements and discover new projects at every turn. Her mind was always developing new marketing strategies. Because of her diligence, enthusiasm and expertise, the firm went from a primarily small project, largely unacknowledged company to a leading, nationally recognized design office with a diversified portfolio. Through her perseverance, we won hundreds of international and national awards, got more articles written about us, and received more project contracts than most mid-sized firms in the city. Marilynn never rests until she succeeds. That's drive."
-- Margaret Hwang, Masters of Architecture, MIT

"I am writing to extend my gratitude for the knowledge
you have given me in the brief hour of your seminar. I
was also hoping the HDD could be added to your
mailing list because we would love to have more
information on your services and other helpful tips for
growing our business.And I have to say that since I
left your seminar I can not think of anyone better to
help [expand our company] when the time comes.
Thank you for your time."


Eydie Voss
Allied Member ASID
Hart-Davidson Designs
Project Manager

"We are thrilled with the national publicity that you have gotten for our projects and we look forward to working with you as we begin our next phase with Phipp's newest green project - the first Living Building in the world."


Richard V. Piacentini
Executive Director
Phipps Conservatory

Rochard V. Piacentini, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Pittsburgh, PA

Hickok Cole Architects
Washington, DC

WPA, Washington Project for the Arts
Washington, DC

Michael Hickok, Principal, Hickok Cole Architects
Washington, DC

Richard V. Piacentini, Executive Director, The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Pittsburgh, PA

Nannette Carbone, Marketing Manager, Pyramid management Group

Bill Cunningham, Producer, Good Morning America
Los Angeles, CA
"Marilynn acts as a phenomenal catalyst for achieving seemingly unattainable goals. She has a capacity to see potential in her colleagues and then facilitate the process for them to realize that potential. Her superb intellect, aesthetic sophistication, wonderful energy and creative talents make her an inspiring mentor and delightful friend."

Holly Lennihan, Associate,
Hickok Cole Architects

"Marilynn understands the big picture and the details. She doesn't limit her services to business development, but rather includes valuable advice on all aspects of the organization. She tells it like it is. If you can handle the truth, she is the right person to help your business get to the next level."

July 20, 2010
Says, David Bell, Bell Architects

"I have known Marilynn for many years. She is amazing! She knows what needs to be done and manages it superlatively. She has provided me with invaluable information that I have used time and time again. She is a very talented lady."

June 13, 2010
Rose Marie James

"I truly enjoy working with Marilynn, she's clear in her directive and is willing to collaborate a wonderful combination! She brings talented people together and has the confidence to lead but she doesn't get in the way." June 18, 2010

Jessica Marcotte , Owner , jessica marcotte photography

"Marilynn is as lovely as she is professional. I am lucky to have met and worked with her." June 15, 2010

Adrian Wilson , El Presidente (though not fascist dictator) , Interior Photography Incorporated


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