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Sept 23rd | Fellowship Meeting with Mark English

4 Houses: The City and the Countryside

Mark English Architects is located in Downtown San Francisco, on the 5th floor of the Gallatin Building by architect Clinton Day, 1909.

“Our practice is built on providing design that is sustainable because it is sensible and flexible, built to last. We have been providing beautifully tailored homes, work and entertainment spaces since 1992.”




Mark English’s studio approaches each house project as a prototype, developed through site analysis and design.

The presentation will focus on 1 City project and 3 Countryside projects, their origins and development, their differences and consistencies.

Mark will discuss common themes of lighting, material choice and choreography consistent in all of his projects, as well as the tools used to develop the design, and the sources for the original leads.

Learn about the firm’s commitment to each project being initiated through site analysis and design.

Discuss the importance of the 4th dimension in design: time and movement through space.

Discuss the firm’s commitment to using all digital and hand tools in the design of projects.

Discuss the importance of using New Media and an online presence in acquiring new and appropriate work.


Mark English, AIA, is principal.  A Bay Area native, he offers a designer’s sense of artistry supported by practical knowledge gained from years of direct hands-on building experience. Mark earned a bachelor of architecture degree at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and a master of architecture degree at the Syracuse University campus in Florence, Italy.

The firm has designed numerous residential and entertainment spaces throughout California, Texas and Mexico. The firm has a special interest in building in the urban context, with half of its work in San Francisco.

Mark English is the editor of a respected online magazine, The Architects’ Take featuring original interviews and commentary.

Time:        Wednesday, September 23, 2020

                    NEW TIME

                    6:00-7:30 pm Presentation + Discussion

Cost:           AIA Members $10 | Non-members $15 | Students Free

                     * Students contact exec@aiasmc.org to register

Credits:      1 AIA LU (LU credit pending)

Purchase your ticket by 4:00 pm on September 23rd and you will be sent the ZOOM invitation.






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