Mark Cork

Mark Cork



“Now in my 24th year with Mahlum, I am a partner and leader of the firm’s flourishing higher education and healthcare practices. I’m also passionate about local and statewide advocacy efforts, previously serving as president for AIA Washington Council.”

Mark leads the firm’s Higher Education studio and serves as Partner-in-Charge of Operations. He offers a wealth of insight into campus and facility planning issues for both educational and healthcare institutions. His engaging management style and detailed knowledge of facility planning strategies have enabled him to provide deft leadership for numerous campus projects, including the University of Washington West Campus Housing Phase I, which won a 2013 National AIA Housing Award and a 2013 SCUP Honor Award for Excellence in Planning. Mark leverages his management skills to support the health of the firm as he oversees and guides all aspects of Mahlum’s operations.

Mark is currently serving as a Local Board Representative for the AIA Washington Council Board of Directors, as well as an Advocate Director for the AIA Seattle Board of Directors. Both positions allow him to advocate for the architectural profession and public policies that promote healthy, livable communities. A LEED Accredited Professional, Mark holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and is a registered architect in Washington, Oregon, and California.