|Died||September 17, 1995 (aged 72)|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin–Madison|
|Practice||Marshall Erdman & Associates|
Erdman was born Mausas Erdmanas on September 29, 1922, in Tverai, Lithuania. He emigrated to the United States at age 17 to live with an uncle in Chicago.
Following high school, Erdman studied architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1943, where he helped build the Remagen pontoon bridge. He returned to his studies after the war, receiving a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1946.
Erdman started a construction company in 1946, which he incorporated in 1951 as Marshall Erdman & Associates. An integrated healthcare design-build company, Marshall Erdman & Associates grew rapidly, expanding into six different markets throughout the U.S. In early 2008, Marshall Erdman & Associates was purchased by Cogdell Spencer, a healthcare real estate investment trust, for $247 million. This part of Marshall's legacy is now traded on the NYSE as CSA.
In addition to founding Marshall Erdman & Associates, he introduced U-Form-It prefabricated house kits to the market in 1953 and Techline office furniture in 1969.
- 1949–1950: First Unitarian Society of Madison, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
- 1956–1961: Marshall Erdman Prefab Houses, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
- 1956–1967: medical offices at Doctor's Park, Madison
- 1957: Wyoming Valley School, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
- 1958: Faith Baptist Church
- 1959: 100 homes in Sherman Village, Madison
- 1965–1966: Peace Corps camps at St. Croix and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
- 1965 Medical office building, Georgetown, Massachusetts
- 1974: first modular medical building, Delbarton, West Virginia
- 1975: first Marshfield Clinic building
- 1989: Charlotte Memorial Hospital
- 1993: Middleton Hills planned community, Middleton, Wisconsin
- Lambert, Bruce (1995-09-29). "Marshall Erdman, 72, Producer Of Prefabricated Structures, Dies". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
- Moe, Doug; Alice D'Alessio (2003). Uncommon Sense: The Life of Marshall Erdman. Trails Custom Publishing. ISBN 1-931599-31-9.