Marie McCauley


Charleston, WV


Favorite Band or Musician?
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Bob Dylan. But my satellite radio presets are very diverse, from Bluegrass Junction to 90s on 9.

If you weren’t an Architect, what might you be?
My mother, sister, and aunt are all middle school math teachers, and I do believe that’s in my blood. Math was always my favorite subject in school. But I believe I’d still want to be involved in the construction industry. Geotechnical engineering sparks my interest, as well as urban planning and interior design. Fortunately, being an architect lets me dabble in all of these areas.

You’d be surprised to know that I…
Was a licensed basketball official in Indiana in 2008-2009 and refereed middle school girls’ and boys’ basketball games.

Favorite Movie Growing Up?
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

A 2007 graduate from The University of Tennessee, Marie joined our firm in 2017 and serves a valuable role in contributing to our creative design studio.  As a Project Manager, Marie collaborates with staff and consultants throughout the design process and maintains day-to-day project coordination and communication and is also responsible for architectural design and detailing.

Over the last ten years, she has worked on a variety of architectural projects for educational, governmental, and non-profit organizations.  Prior to joining Silling, Marie served as Project Architect and/or Project Manager for a number of West Virginia secondary school projects, including Gauley River Elementary School, Kenna Elementary School, Ripley Elementary Early Learning Center, and John Adams Middle School, among others.

Marie was raised and lives in Ripley, WV.  She has been married to her husband, Tyler, for 10 years and they have two sons, Ian and Mick. Marie loves being outside and enjoys traveling, playing basketball, attending her son’s sporting events, and working in the yard.  She also enjoys several West Virginia activities, including kayaking, skiing, zip lining, white-water rafting, and camping.