Mark van Summern

Mark van Summern



“As a third-generation architect, understanding how design positively influences one’s life has been part of my own experience for as long as I can remember. I see it as my job to make sure others experience the same.”

As a leader of the firm’s workplace practice with more than 40 years of professional experience, Mark has been instrumental in overseeing the growth of the practice across the United States, and taken an active role in the development of the firm’s emerging Design Strategy team. He helps craft creative workplace design solutions for his clients with a focus on human performance. Over his career, he has successfully managed the design of over 35 million sf of interiors for many of the Fortune 500 corporations across diverse industries. A strong believer in the importance of business development, Mark is proud to actively cultivate long-lasting relationships with clients and mentees, a marker of his commitment to the design industry of the present and future.

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Mark is always on the lookout for up-and-coming trends in office design, proactively developing and incorporating new workplace strategies and real estate analysis into his work.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (203) 251-7429
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  • Education

  • University of Michigan, B.Arch; M.Arch
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects