Mark Paz

Mark Paz

New York, NY, US



I am originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico and began my career and education as an artist.  I studied painting, drawing, photography and graphic design for three years before studying architecture.  I have seven years of architectural education and have obtained two Masters degrees.  I obtained my Master of Architecture from UNM in May of 2010 and received a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in May of 2011.  

     I have six years of professional experience in several architectural design offices.  I have worked on many projects and competitions throughout the world including Mexico, Japan, China, Brazil, Russia, Finland and Israel.  I have experience in both architecture and urban design and am interested in creating successful civic and cultural projects. 

     I have an advanced knowledge of several software platforms including Rhino, Sketchup, ACad, VRay and the Adobe Cs5 suite.  I also have a working knowledge of Revit and 3ds Max.  

My passion in architecture evolves around creating spaces that heighten the human experience and are constructed as designed without losing there integrity.  



Laguarda.Low Architects, LLC, New York, NY , Project Designer

Project designer on a variety of large scaled mixed use developments and master plan's primarily in China and Japan. Experience in water front development and entertainment districts which combine many programs including hotel, residential, retail and restaurants. Experience from project conceptual design through design development drawing packages on projects ranging from 80-100,000 square meters.

Apr 2012 - current

HWKN, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

Intern architect working on several design teams including the design team for the fire island pines pavilion which is part dance club and bar. Primary responsibilities included rhino modelling, rendering and helping produce diagrams and drawings for client presentations.

Feb 2012 - Mar 2012

FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, New York, NY, US, Architect Intern

As an architectural Intern I have worked on a wide range of projects and worked in teams ranging from three to five. I have collaborated on the design of large master plans in Central America as well as aiding in producing diagrams and renderings for large cultural project such as a museum and concert hall. Experience is in three dimensional modeling, design and graphic work and coordinating projects in teams.

Oct 2011 - Feb 2012

Siegel Design Architects, Junior Architect

Junior Architect at a small firm. Contributed to every aspect of each project including drafting, design, construction administration, presentations and digital modeling. My primary responsibility was serving as lead Cad technician and coordinating construction document sets.

Feb 2007 - Jan 2009


Columbia University, Masters, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design

Jun 2010 - May 2011

The University of New Mexico, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2008


Henry Adams AIA Gold Medal, 1st Place


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