Mark is the Director of Architecture & Design Services and founded the practice in 2005 having been Senior Architect at Stevenage Borough Council
Educated at Dulwich College, Mark studied Architecture at Westminster University as a full time student, graduating with an honours degree. After leaving Westminster, Mark gained employment as an Architectural Assistant at Curtis Taunton Partnership in Epping where he learnt the basics of his profession. During this time Mark grew convinced that the key to good architecture was having a healthy relationship with his clients and providing a trustworthy professional service based upon mutual understanding and respect.
In 1997 Mark returned to education as a part time student at Greenwich University to study for his Diploma in Architecture, graduating in 2001.
In 1999 Mark left Curtis Taunton to take up the position of Architectural Assistant at Stevenage Borough Council where his first project was the refurbishment of Stevenage Swimming Pool.
In 2002 Mark returned to Greenwich University to complete his Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Architectural Practice, graduating top of his year, and was subsequently accepted to the register of Architects and promoted by Stevenage to Senior Architect.
During his time at Stevenage Mark was responsible for all the architectural projects carried out by Stevenage’s in house architects department, managing a staff of four working on a wide range of projects. Mark was also personally responsible for a Lottery funded community centre extension and a sustainable sports pavilion.
Mark is married to Jackie and they have two children, James and Isobel.
Mark oversees all the projects undertaken by architecture & design services ltd. and places particular emphasis upon the client’s requirements, design and quality.
A committed and enthusiastic team player who thrives on the challenge of designing and project managing high quality spaces and buildings to completion, Mark’s desire is to create spaces and buildings that are both technically and aesthetically pleasing and which fulfil the client’s brief and aspirations. “My focus is on the clients' interests and needs; I am an excellent listener and I enjoy being questioned at every turn, which I believe to be essential to creative success”.
Mark's particular specialist areas are housing, educational establishments, community buildings and leisure centres.