Throughout his career Mark developed a portfolio that emphasizes contextual design – buildings that are sensitive to the unique environment in which they are placed. He also has extensive experience in site redevelopment and rezoning, project design and marketing. Another important area of focus has been on cost-effective construction and detailing for high, medium, and low density residential projects as well as various institutional, office and commercial projects.
Prior to co-founding Architecture Unfolded in 2010, he managed the design and construction of numerous high-rise and high–density residential projects in the 10 years he worked at Burka (Varacalli) Architects in Toronto.
His project experience as a Project Architect and Designer for several large projects in the Greater Toronto Area included the Marilyn Munroe 50 and 56-storey (Absolute) towers in Mississauga, the redevelopment of NTCI school and The Republic in Toronto, St. Thomas of Villanova School in King City, and Park Lake Condominiums in Toronto.
As principal at Architecture Unfolded, he worked on a number of individual buildings and master planned communities, including a townhouse and condo development in Kitchener named Victoria Common, the Ion Condominiums – a 6 storey building on top of an existing 5 storey parking garage, and multiple large scale apartment infill projects.
He earned a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Hons) in 1997 and a Bachelor of Architecture in 2000 from the University of Waterloo. He was honored with the RAIC (Royal Architectural Institute of Canada) Award for his thesis upon graduation. He became a member of the Ontario Association of Architects in 2004 and a LEED professional in 2009.