Mark Pothier

Mark Pothier

New York, NY, US



I am an aspiring multi-purpose designer and architect, based in New York City. I am constantly seeking new opportunities, inspirations and experiences in design and everything related to it.



Freelance, New York, NY, US, Consultant

Data analysis and visualization; GIS and data integration; digital workflow strategy; architectural and sculptural design development; complex geometry rationalization; digital/analog fabrication prep; algorithmic/computational design

May 2014 - current

SHoP Architects, New York, NY, USA, Associate

Project management, facade rationalization and design,
construction drawings (arena, plaza), masterplanning, construction administration, software tools development, sustainable technology development

Jun 2014 - Mar 2018

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Teaching Assistant / Fabrication Lab Monitor

Teaching Assistant in the Visual Studies sequence; classes include Architectural Drawing and Representation 1 and 2, Fundamentals of Digital Design, and Parametric Realizations

Fabrication Lab Monitor at the Laboratory for Applied Building Sciences

Sep 2012 - May 2014

Handel Architects, NEW YORK, Architectural Intern

May 2013 - Aug 2013

STUDIOS Architecture, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

May 2012 - Aug 2012

City Architecture, Cleveland, OH, US, Architectural Intern

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant for the History of Modernism course and Digital Design Foundation course

Sep 2010 - Jun 2011

Eisenman Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Jan 2011 - Mar 2011

Office for Planning and Architecture, Harrisburg, PA, US, Architectural Intern

Jun 2010 - Sep 2010

STUDIOS Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Jun 2009 - Feb 2010


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2011 - current

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Bachelors, DAAP

Sep 2007 - Jun 2011


ACSA-AISC Student Design Competition, 2nd Place

2nd Place for design of steel pedestrian bridge submission "Adaptive Connections", with Andrew Maier, Vahe Markosian and Jim Stoddart


ULI-Hines Competition, Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention for ULI-Hines submission "Mills District South", with Dan Choi, Suk-Young Hwang, Eivind Karlsen and Justine Shapiro-Kline


Architizer A+ Awards, Honorable Mention

Special Mention for "FY-Langes", with Rand Abdul-Jabbar, Aisha Alsager, Susan Bopp, Justin Fabrikant, Rikki Frenkel, Joanne Hayek, Elektra Kontoroupi, Nick Reiter and Jennifer Romeo


Areas of Specialization