Mark Hartenstein

Mark Hartenstein

New Providence, NJ, US



Currently, I am a second-year MBA and senior undergraduate architecture student at Washington University in St. Louis.  I would like to use both degrees to inform my design thinking, as well as to learn frameworks for managing design and business processes.  My MBA coursework thus far has focused on strategy, data analysis, operations, and marketing.  Not only am I an extremely hard-working and creative student, but I have also grown adept at juggling a variety of philanthropic and extra-curricular responsibilities.  I have found that I am ultimately more fulfilled when the diversity of my involvements is balanced.  By taking great pride in my work and staying organized, I can ensure the satisfaction of both myself and my superiors.  More importantly, I am an outgoing, upbeat person who tries to have fun and maintain a positive attitude in everything I do.

Throughout my studies and internships, I have grown to understand that my design approach can be summarized by two complementary constructs.  The first is an organizational system rooted in analysis, whether based on functional needs, aesthetic consistency with the project’s environment, or insights from research.  Equally as important, inspiration for the unique character of the design is derived from stories, added elements of complexity, or purposeful breaks in the system.

Whatever it is that I do, I thoroughly enjoy being challenged.


Gensler, New York, NY, US, Design Strategy Intern

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Olin Business School at Washington University, Saint Louis, MO, US, Design/Market Research Consultant

Jan 2013 - May 2013

KL Architects, Murray Hill, NJ, US, Intern

Jul 2011 - Aug 2012

Tyco International, Facilities & Office Management Intern

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008


Washington University in St. Louis, Masters, Olin Business School - MBA Program

Aug 2012 - current

Washington University in St. Louis, Bachelors, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

Aug 2009 - current

New Providence High School, High School, Public

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009


A-B Inbev Inegrative Case Experience (ICE) Competition, Award

Group winners of the Anheuser-Busch Inbev Case Competition for creating a comprehensive strategy to help the Budweiser brand regain lost market share.


Danforth Scholar, Scholarship

The Danforth Scholarship honors students who embraces high ideals, whose life choices are guided by personal integrity, selflessness, a commitment to community, and a dedication to leadership and academic excellence.


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