Mark is a respected planner and urban designer who has impacted a wide range of policies, programs and projects in cities and towns throughout the greater Pacific Northwest and nationally. His practice has included roles in public agencies, design firms, and as a teacher, panelist, author and critic writing on design in the public realm. Mark’s portfolio has focused on downtown plans, corridor plans, master plans for town centers, gateways and civic centers, urban parks, and transit-oriented development sites. It also included developing policies, land use regulations, and design standards and guidelines that govern streets and private development. He was the lead designer for several high-profile projects involving public works, such as the Mercer East project in Seattle, the Waterfront Esplanade in Port Angeles, the Pacific Street outdoor room in Tacoma, and the 4th Street Gateway in Bremerton. For many of these projects, he managed teams of consultants including transportation planners, economists, landscape architects, and public involvement specialists.
Mark is a well-known known architectural critic and is a regular speaker at national conferences. He obtained a Bachelor’s in Architecture, cum laude, from University of Oklahoma, and a Masters in Urban Planning from Hunter College.