Mark Knutson

Mark Knutson

Denver, CO, US



I hold quality design in high regard and am always seeking opportunities to grow as a designer. I have experience working with my hands and enjoy spending time on site. I grew up in Boulder, Colorado and continue to foster an avid appreciation for the outdoors. I am currently pursuing work in New York City, having completed my Masters of Architecture at the University of Michigan in May, 2015.


Mars Terrain Intelligence Colaborative, New York, NY, US, Technical Design Consultant, Office Manager

Design contributor in the development of conceptual habitats to be deployed in the exploration and colonization of Mars.

May 2015 - current

Davis Partnership Architects, Denver, CO, US, Intern

Jun 2011 - Jun 2013

Tryba Architects, Denver, CO, US, Intern Arhcitect

May 2010 - Jan 2011


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture I

Mar 2013 - current

Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2012

Regis Jesuit High School, Aurora, CO, US, High School, High School

Aug 2002 - May 2006


Honorable Mention, Hines 2015: ROOTED, Honorable Mention

"It is my pleasure to congratulate you as one of the recipients of an Honorable Mention on this year’s ULI Hines Competition. Your submission “Rooted” has been recognized by the jury in particular for “its clear and cogent schematic process, and for a cohesive and thorough healthy environment vision.”

In such a competitive year, receiving an Honorable Mention from the jury is a remarkable achievement in itself. Later this week ULI will issue a press release outlining the 4 finalists, and the 8 honorable mentions selected by the jury from a pool of 120 participating teams, comprising 60 universities from the United States and Canada. In the following days we should be featuring this information on our website, with associated posts reflecting the different projects being recognized.

We are particularly grateful for receiving submissions of this caliber that offer such intellectual stimulation, and help explore the mission and priorities that the Hines Competition and the Urban Land Institute support."



George Christensen Travel Scholarship Award, Scholarship


Design Excellence, The Design School, Arizona State University, Award


Paul H. Klett Memorial Scholarship Award, Scholarship


Eagle Scout, Troop 72, Boulder CO, Award


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