Mark is a creative and thoughtful designer who brings an element of play to his work. He balances practical application with cultural understanding and environmental awareness, approaching architecture as a tool to connect people to physical space and ecological place.
Mark grew up in one of the modern hubs of design and architecture, Chicago. Passing by the city’s skyline during childhood trips to The Loop ultimately led him to pursue a degree in architecture.
He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Penn State’s Stuckeman School. A natural leader, Mark was president of the Digital Beehive, a student-run organization focused on teaching peers state-of-the-art computer design programs. For his thesis, he tackled conservationism and reimagined the Pacific Coast Highway as a national park, blurring the lines between architecture, ecotourism and preservation. On the heels of his senior year, Mark biked across country with Bike and Build, a nonprofit that organizes service-oriented cycling trips to benefit the affordable housing cause.
Prior to joining WRNS Studio, Mark held internships at Chicago-area architectural engineering and construction companies. Currently, he is working on tenant improvement and healthcare projects, helping with the construction administration and submittal process. On weekends, you’ll see Mark biking around San Francisco, scouting out the best baked goods, and immersing himself in the city’s architecture and design scene. His motto: ecosystems are all around!