As Managing Principal, Mark is responsible for the design efforts in the MENA region, working closely with Clients in the development of their projects, leading business development for the office as well as coordinating with the other Global HOK offices. Mark is a key member of the HOK global team contributing to the architecture and interior design teams, in creating innovative projects both locally and internationally. Specific areas of focus include Justice, Corporate, Events and Entertainment, Commercial, Healthcare, Education, and Science and Technology markets.
Mark’s 38 years of experience in the industry, with the last 6 ½ years in the UAE, he has worked with some of the largest consultancies in the region and several international architectural practices in the United States. His experience spans a broad range of projects, including the design and overall management of office buildings, corporations, government facilities, airports, retail, law firms, banks, financial institutions, hospitality, schools and manufacturing facilities. Mark’s specific expertise also includes business development, client management, design/ build, project management and planning of large and complex design & construction projects.
Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana, USA and is a registered Architect in the United States.
HOK is a global design, architecture ,engineering, and planning firm founded by George Hellmuth, Gyo Obata and George Kassabaum in 1955 in Saint Louis, Missouri and has grown into a firm of 1800 persons in 25 offices.
HOK’s mission is to provide exceptional design ideas and solutions to our clients through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art.
HOK’s design solutions result from a collaborative process that encourages multidisciplinary professional teams to research alternatives, share knowledge, and imagine new ways to solve the challenges of the built environment.