There’s a reason Mark rose from project architect to principal at Tiscareno Associates in just five years—he has that combination of leadership skills, design sense, and technical know-how needed to shepherd sophisticated projects from concept to construction.
Drawing on his more than 30 years of experience in architecture, working on everything from single-family homes to mixed-use and commercial developments, Mark is able to orchestrate the efforts of designers, contractors, and consultants in service of a singular vision while doing everything in his power to ensure each project is on time, on budget, and up to code. Mark couples a keen eye for detail with a holistic view that seeks simple, practical solutions.
And the results speak for themselves. Solera, a ten-acre redevelopment in Renton, WA, Mark worked with the owner and city staff to find design solutions to meet both the city's design expectations and fit within the cost constraints of affordable housing during a time when all meetings were virtual and within a strict, six-month window of opportunity for approval. Redmond Square, a mixed-use residential and commercial project in Redmond, WA, Mark was responsible for the design coordination of two 300+ unit buildings to meet the requirements of Redmond’s complex entitlement process. His responsibilities also include construction contract administration. Modera Redmond, a 300-unit residential project, also in Redmond that presented unique zoning constraints and site challenges, Mark led the design team that devised an elegant Y-shaped layout that maximizes light, rentable square footage, and came as close as possible to the client’s desired unit mix.
A proponent of “honest design,” Mark eschews the overwrought for the understated. He’s drawn to plans that are authentic and true to form, and prides himself on being able to look at a site and see the potential within. “I think of my role as guiding clients in directions that are beneficial to the project without adding anything unnecessary.”