Eugene Marchese.

Founder and Director of Innovation & Design

You can’t help but be inspired by Eugene when you spend a moment with him. With his amazing reserves of energy, he motivates those around him. You also get to know how genuinely involved he is in changing the way people experience their third age. He’s spent over 25 years building up a world-class architectural practice specialising in later living, and now he’s brought all that experience to Guild Living.

Eugene Marchese established Guild Living in 2018 with co-founder Michael Eggington. He was also the Founding Principal of Marchese Partners Architects, which he’s guided to tremendous success since its inception in 1994. Under Eugene’s stewardship, Marchese Partners has become one of Australasia’s most successful design practices in the Retirement Living and Aged Care sector, offering a unique mix of innovative age-friendly design solutions with a commercial sensitivity rarely found in design practices.

As well as being a qualified Architect, Eugene has completed post-graduate studies in Business Management at Harvard Business School and Ageing and Dementia Studies at the University of Stirling. He’s now focused on changing the Later Living and Aged Care environments in the United Kingdom through the partnership of Guild Living and Legal & General.

He’s been leading research and development into various ‘best practice’ models around the world and translating those principles into local contexts in a number of countries and cultures. This innovation, together with his passion for the sector, has led Eugene to guest speaking roles on trends in Seniors Living Design in Seniors Living and Aged Care conferences around the globe.


Bachelor of Architecture Degree (B Arch), University of NSW, Australia, 1983–1988

Owner President Management Program (OPM), Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, 2003–2005

Postgraduate Certificate in Ageing and Dementia Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland, 2013–2014

Eugene’s previous three roles:

Founder, Marchese Partners International, Sydney, Australia, 1994–Current

Marchese Partners has successfully delivered hundreds of projects including thousands of apartments, numerous schools, many thousand square metres of retail and commercial space ranging in value from AUS$1.0M to over AUS$400.0 million. It’s been widely recognised in the property industry as an innovative firm winning many industry awards.

Marchese Partners has established offices worldwide, including throughout Australia, in the USA, China, New Zealand, Malaysia and the UK. Marchese Partners is one of only a few Architectural Practices in the world that provides Integrated Design Services including Masterplanning, Architecture, Interior Design and full Engineering services.

Founder, Constellation Property Group, San Diego, USA, 2004–2010

Partner and Director, Ricon Design and Construct Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia, 1990–1994