In August, 2013 the SDMetro Magazine featured three San Diego women that have provided leadership in the field of Landscape Architecture.
Marian was featured for her commitment to the environment, with numerous LEED projects & water conserving landscapes spanning 35 years.
One of the highlighted projects featured the recently completed Aviation Technology Building at Miramar Community College, a LEED Gold facility created in partnership with Joseph Wong Design Associates.
In June, 2013 the San Diego Business Journal recognized Marian’s work on the Solar Turbines ‘WaterSmart’ Garden in Kearny Mesa. The feature article highlighted the elements of this high-performance, sustainable landscape that now serves as a model for other corporations to follow.
The renovation removed 2 acres of expansive lawn, preserved mature trees, salvaged existing river cobble from grading operations, created new stormwater swales, added over 50 new trees, & established 2 acres of drought tolerant, flowering shrubs & succulents that offer enriched habitat.
Water use at the facility since the renovation has been reduced by a documented 80%. The transformed landscape has now become an invaluable employee amenity & an on-going source of corporate pride.
In May of 2010, Marian Marum joined with her Client, Solar Turbines, in accepting the E.A.R.T.H. award for the creation of the WaterSmart Landscape at the Solar Turbines Kearny Mesa Campus. After removing 2 acres of water-consuming turf, Solar transformed their property into a stunning water-conservation garden, that now serves as a model for other corporations in the region. Water use at the facility declined by 80% after the transformation. The Award is given to exemplary projects by San Diego Earthworks and stands for ‘Environmental Action & Restoration That Helps’.
Recognition Award for Exemplary Performance by a Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
In May, 2012 Marum Partnership was honored for exemplary performance on the Mesa Community College Social & Behavioral Sciences Building. Marian was cited as “the ‘glue’ on the project by Diane Malone of Gafcon, who nominated her for the award. Marian was credited for successfully addressing a number of contextual challenges in the site design, helping secure approval from all stakeholders.
The award was presented by Dr. Constance Carroll, Chancellor, & Mr. David Umstot, Vice Chancellor of Facilities for the San Diego Community College District.