Mary Lorino

Mary Lorino

Mary has over 25 years of professional architectural experience. As a founding principal of Richmond’s BAM Architects, she established her reputation for providing excellent design work and of posssessing a broad knowledge of the architectural profession. Her projects range in scale and type, as does her client base which includes small business owners, Richmond Public Schools, The University of Virginia and Dominion Resources. Mary prides herself on her ability to listen to her clients and develop solutions that respect their needs and concerns. She has worked as a licensed architect in both Richmond and New York City. Her project experience ranges from new construction to adaptive reuse, masterplanning to interior design, and large scale commercial renovations to residential additions. She is particularly well versed in historic preservaton tax credit adaptive reuse work, feasibility studies, and small commercial developments. Mary’s projects reflect her own creative versatility. What was once an auto dealership became a branch office dedicated to children’s in home healthcare services, complete with a garden terrace, gym, and music room; a cement plant shed its skin and emerged as a public park. Her interest in the community and environment have lead her to an array of work outside the office, including serving on the Farmer’s Market Advisory Committee, The Church Hill Zoning Committee, The Linwood Holton Elementary School Outdoor Classroom and Garden Committee, and most recently as a Richmond Tree Steward Trainee. She was a founding board member of Tricycle Gardens, served as Secretary for the Scott’s Addition Business Association, and served on the City of Richmond’s Sustainability Advisory Board. Her wide array of professional experiences have led her to a certain ease with every facet of construction, and she’s just as likely to survey and detail a roof as she is to plan a program and design a branch YMCA.