Mark has been with Wheeler Kearns since 1989 and became a principal in 2001. He has completed numerous projects ranging from small custom made furniture pieces to numerous single-family residences. In 2002, Mark completed the Beverly Art Center, which received a Richard Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence.
He graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 and obtained a Master of Architecture degree from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1989. While at UIC, Mark received departmental awards for Excellence in Design in 1987 and 1988. His diverse past work experience has included carpentry, furniture design and building, co-ownership of a construction/development company, and work on low-income housing.
Mark has taught graduate level studio and furniture design courses at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in addition to serving on numerous juries. He has also completed numerous exhibit installations including an international show sponsored by Formica Corporation and a show at the Renaissance Society called the “Turn of the Century Home.” In 1997, Mark designed and built an award-winning entry in The Epilepsy Foundation’s “Golf Around Chicago,” and in 2017, Mark’s furniture design was featured in AIA Chicago’s “Functional Objects by Architects” (FOBA) exhibition, which ran in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Mark is a registered architect in the State of Illinois and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He is a former vice president of the Beverly Area Local Development Corporation, and the former head hockey coach at St Ignatius High School.
Mark resides in Beverly with his wife, Meredith, a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. They have three children – Jill, Josh, and Robby, and recently welcomed their first grandchild.