Mark Bacon, AIA

Creative Director / Senior Associate

Mark Bacon, AIA

Creative Director / Senior Associate

For 10 years, Mark has worked on projects varied in scale, circumstance and place. As a result, he has developed a disciplined design process to translate client goals into projects informed by collaboration, thoughtful planning and rigorous detailing. His design-centric expertise leverages the best idea, no matter who suggests it, by the identifying opportunities and constraints to provide a clear direction for resolution.

Prior to joining BVH, Mark received his post-professional masters of architecture from Kansas State University. Following graduation, he relocated to Pennsylvania to work at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects. During his time at BCJ working on higher education and residential projects, he came to understand there is a profound opportunity to live, practice and teach in the Midwest. Since arriving at BVH, Mark has been involved in diverse projects with an intent focus on material logics as it relates to the user experience and constructability.

Mark has also taught numerous design studios as an adjunct professor of architecture at Kansas State University, Marywood University in Scranton, PA, and, currently, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

What is your favorite place you have visited?
Saint Lucia.

What are you optimistic about?
I believe people desire well-designed spaces that enable memorable experiences; it is my responsibility to help people see the possibilities.

How do you engage your community?
My wife and I support City Impact.

What is your area of interest or research?
I focus my research on the user experience as it relates to materials, which have an intrinsic embedded intelligence.

What is your inspiration?
I am inspired by the pastoral landscape of the Midwest and the lessons of unintentional beauty we learn from it.