Mark Searls

Mark Searls

AIA, LEED AP - Associate Principal

“Knowing that I have the ability to lead a team to create something beautiful that will impact people’s lives makes me incredibly happy. Every day brings new opportunities to share and mentor younger staff.”

Mark’s work focuses on the thoughtful integration of buildings into their urban context. He is driven to design buildings that honor their circumstance, which leads to beautiful, rewarding, and resilient spaces for the users and public. With over 30 years in the industry, Mark has built a solid reputation for design excellence and outstanding professional service. Guiding healthcare projects in the Southeast U.S., Mark works collaboratively with project teams throughout all phases to ensure projects uphold their design intent and enable clients to achieve their larger, mission-based goals. Mark is committed to furthering the architectural profession and regularly works with architecture and design students as a design critic at various colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Our Perkins Eastman

Mark is highly personable and approachable, traits that that bring added value to Perkins Eastman’s strengths in building and nurturing client relationships, firm culture, and exceptional service.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (704) 927-6503
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  • Education

  • University of Illinois - Chicago, M.Arch, B.Arch; University of Colorado - Boulder, B.E.D.
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects