Name: Marcelle J. Hemquist
Job Title: Senior associate
Firm Name and Location: Leo A Daly, Minneapolis
Age: 36
Professional Credentials: PE, LEED AP
Education: BSCE, Michigan Technological University; AAS in Interior Design, Art Institute International Minnesota

Project manager and, since 2005, the Minneapolis office’s director of civil engineering.

Oversees day-to-day activities of the Civil Engineering Department, developing and maintaining technical design standards, managing department resources, and mentoring staff engineers.

Manages multidisciplinary projects, developing execution strategy, controlling budget and schedule, managing consultants, and serving as liaison between firm and client. 

Serves on Leo A Daly Work Share Committee, which guides execution of the firm’s largest and most complex projects by multiple offices within the firm.

Member of Leo A Daly Futures Council, which helps identify and implement innovative programs to enhance the organization, including design and technology.


Guest interior design critic, Art Institute International Minnesota.

Judge, Future City Program (engineering design competition for middle schoolers).

Off the Clock:

Has run six marathons, including four Twin Cities Marathons.

Maintains a vegetarian diet. Dislikes chocolate.

Secret Life:

Double-jointed: can bend thumb backwards 90 degrees and rotate elbow 270 degrees.


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