MAAI – a full-service practice specializing in multi-use commercial architecture – has been founded on more than 25 years of international experience. The efforts of its creative team focus on a single objective: excellence of design. We are committed to creating beautiful, functional and sustainable buildings of enduring value and appeal.
Our team’s expertise ranges from large-scale commercial multi-use complexes and public edifices (airports, railway terminals, office and residential developments) through interventions in preexisting buildings (revitalization of historical structures) to urban infills and conversions. The practice offers our clients unique know-how in the retail business ventures, with emphasis on a comprehensive approach to design process, collaborating with our clients to create outstanding results. The cutting edge approach of MAAI means architectural and urban design that changes from a visual-technical art into a sensuous science of creating perfect ambiences for very diverse uses.
Our design team prepares and leads every stage of the project with attention and professional care, commencing with the initial concept all the way to the completion of construction work, attending to both the comprehensive supervision of the entire venture, as well as the smallest details. Years of international experience in design and management of complex large-scale architectural and urban development projects (from airport terminals to shopping centres), are a sound guarantee that MAAI team provides the highest level of professional service, rooted in cost control, schedule adherence and thorough efficiency.
Last, but not least, we combine the expertise of a large international studio with flexibility and focus of a local practice.
Maai – in Japanese maai literally means the harmony of space. The mission of MAAI is to create visible harmony of space in architectural and urban projects and seek design solutions perfectly fulfilling the aesthetic expectations and business objectives of our clients.
MAAI is a dynamically growing architectural and urban design studio, its design team led by the highly trained and experienced specialists present on the international market (Canada, USA, Thailand, Hong Kong, China) since 1986 and active in Poland since 1999.
The head of the practice, Marek Arciszewski educated in Department of Architecture of Warsaw Polytechnic (WAPW, Master of Architecture Diploma with Honors) and Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, England (AA), commenced his career in Canada, as a Senior Designer at MMC International (Toronto and Bangkok) and has been present on the Polish market since 1999, initially as Project Director and Managing Director of HOK International Warsaw Office (established in 1992). In 2003 he led a successful management buyout of the HOK International and on this basis established a new practice, Studio Quadra sp. z o.o. where he was in charge of architectural and urban design projects. While remaining a partner in SQ, he has now moved all architectural operations to a new studio – MAAI – with focus on the large scale, commercial and mixed-use projects.
Throughout his very productive career, Marek Arciszewski and his team (a creative blend of youth and experience) have earned a reputation for excellence in meeting demands of high-profile investors from North America, Asia and Central Europe.,