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Mark Warner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Designer

Mark creates sustainable designs that are durable yet graceful within contextually sensitive environments. The sustainable aesthetic of his design solutions brings each institution’s unique aspirations to life, consistently exceeding client expectations. Mark has been recognized by the New York State Eastern Chapter of the AIA, which awarded its highest honor to his achievements for projects with the University of Michigan and the National Parks Service. His designs demonstrate a passion for harmoniously uniting materials and craftsmanship within architectural solutions that are both physically enduring and artfully delicate.

Publications

Room Service: Integrating Food into the Residence Hall

by Sara Stein, Mark Warner

Duke University, Wannamaker Quad

Students today live a 24/7 lifestyle, so residential life and campus dining teams are adapting to improve student services, wellness, and opportunities for community engagement. An increasing number of campuses are integrating food into the residence hall – not only in apartments and suite-style units, but also as focused community spaces that serve residents in a variety of ways. Vibrant social spaces with soft seating, flexible furniture, and a kitchen or food-prep area are popular with good reason: food has always served a cultural function – at the center of social occasions and even unifying regions. In a residence hall, integrating community kitchens and/or a food-service function can highlight the importance that food plays in wellness, education and culture. A kitchen can support residential life programming, enable students to share their culinary heritage, and logistically complement somewhat limited weekend or late-night food service elsewhere on campus. Our recent projects with Trinity College, Duke University, and Pace University integrate food service in varying ways to enhance residential life programs and enrich the student experience.

Representative Projects

exterior view of campus buildings rendering

Pace University

Campus Master Plan Implementation

Pleasantville, NY

Student Life

A sustainable Master Plan consolidates two primarily commuter suburban campuses into one residential campus.

Exterior view of building at dusk

College of Saint Rose

Centennial Hall

Albany, NY

Student Life

Performing at 39% below energy code, this residence hall is more efficient than 77% of the dormitories we're monitoring.

view of classroom

Northwestern University

McCormick Tribune Center Medill School of Journalism

Evanston, IL

Academic Innovation

A popular "front porch" design fosters and encourages faculty and student interaction and collaboration, with the multimedia auditorium serving as the venue for the local Town Meetings.

GE 53 night view

General Electric

Renewable Energy Global Headquarters

Schenectady, NY

Workplace

Embodying GE innovation, the reinvention of Building 53 reinvigorates the iconic brand for the 21st century.

view of main entrance

Science Island

Kaunas, Lithuania

Science & Technology

Dynamic net-zero design communicates a city's reinvention as a high-tech hub.