Mark was raised in suburban Kansas and later moved to metropolitan Boston. He was drawn into architecture after viewing images of Mies Van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion in a high school art history class. The images lead to questioning the physical world we inhabit, and opened the possibilities of the man-made environment.
After graduating from the Boston Architecture College in 1998 he worked for several design oriented practices in Boston, New York and San Francisco. His Clara street project was on the 2013 San Francisco AIA home tour as well as receiving an honorable mention in the Portland Living Smart housing competition.
Mark is committed to understanding how the physical world interacts with our emotional well-being, and thus how design plays an important role in our daily life. He currently lives with his partner, son, and dog in San Francisco.