Mark Mack began his career in 1978 in northern California as part of the partnership of BATEY&MACK. He established his own firm, MACK Architect(s), in San Francisco in 1985, and gained further recognition for his firm’s modern and colorful designs of residences, restaurants, commercial showrooms and cultural institutions. In 1993 MACK Architect(s) moved to its current home in Venice Beach in Southern California.
MACK Architect(s) projects have been published in hundreds of national and international journals including Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, Global Architecture, Casa Voghue, Abitare and Hauser, and Architectural Digest. In addition, MACK Architect(s) work has been included in many exhibitions worldwide and enjoys recognition for its blend of architecture purity and humanizing atmosphere of color and materiality.
As principal designer, Mack’s typographical approach to design has always been informed by his academic interests and practice. Since 1993, he has been a Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA. He was previously Professor of Architecture at the Univeristy of California, Berkeley, and has been a member of the visiting design faculty at Harvard University, Rice University, University of Chicago, and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC). Mack was co-founder and editor of Archteype Magazine and has contributed numerous articles to such journals as the Harvard Architecture Review and Progressive Architecture.