A Registered Architect and Urban Designer, New Zealand Institute of Architects representative on the Urban Design Panel Hamilton for 3 years and Trustee of the Hamilton East Community Trust for 10 years.
Working in his profession and in arts community activities in South Africa and New Zealand for over 20 years has given him experience with different cultures, contexts and ages, enabling development of personal qualities and capabilities of innovation, creativity, budget control and communication.
His passion for art started in his school days, when it was one of his elected subjects and where he developed skills in pencil drawing, sculpture, photography, oil and watercolour painting. These creative pursuits continue to be applied in Mark’s spare time and in his daily practice of architecture and design in his Hamilton and Tauranga branches.
Mark lives with his wife Abigail and their three young children in Maungatapu, and as a family they enjoy being part of the Tauranga community.