Mark is a licensed architect in Chicago working with the firm of Harley Ellis Devereaux. He has over 25 years of experience in a various project types, primarily focused on affordable senior housing. Mark graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago and learned his drawing and sketching skills through those architecture classes. The instructors emphasized the importance of documenting the environment by requiring students to maintain an active sketchbook. Filling it with ideas, inspirational quotes and designs as well as using it as a journal. While in school, Mark participated in a nine month study abroad program based in Versailles, France documenting his travels through Europe in pencil sketches and watercolors. Mark was drawn to the medium of color pencils while working on his thesis project and has used it predominantly since.
He has continued keeping active sketchbooks filled with conceptual drawings, urban sketches, journaling and anything else that inspires him. He routinely utilizes freehand drawing to develop project designs and details in his work and always encourages younger architectural staff to draw by hand.
Mark is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specification Institute and resides on the northwest side of Chicago.
At the Seminar this summer Mark will be teaching Workshop 6: Urban Sketching with Color Pencils.
Area of specialty in sketching Color pencil with pen and pencil
We love seeing the motion in Mark’s work and are looking forward to seeing him in action this summer!
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