A native of Columbus Ohio, Mark found his interest in architecture at a young age. Mark earned a Masters in Architecture from the University of Illinois and an undergraduate degree in Environmental Design from Miami University in Oxford Ohio.
In 1989 Mark founded his own firm, Port City Architecture. After selling his stake years later, he founded a new firm: Port City Design, since renamed ALPHAarchitects in 2008. Mark is a licensed architect in Maine and Massachusetts and is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.