Mark Mack: Housing vs. Architecture

Architecture Department Fall 2009 Lecture Series

Mark Mack, principal of Mack Architect(s), is known for his design sensibility, clarity of form, and simplicity of construction. Prior to establishing Mack Architect(s) in 1984, Mack worked for Hans Hollein in Vienna and Hausrucker and Emilio Ambasz, Inc. in New York. He eventually opening an office with Andrew Batey in 1978. Mack Architect(s), which began in San Francisco and is now located in Venice, California, has had numerous housing projects in Japan and Austria and institutional projects in the U.S. and abroad.  His currents work remains focused on multifamily housing in Europe and Asia, residential and cultural projects in the United States as well as hospitality projects in the Middle East. Mack taught architecture at the University of California – Berkeley, and since 1993, has been a professor of architecture at the University of California – Los Angeles.  Additionally, he has been a member of the visiting design faculty at Harvard University, Rice University, University of Chicago, and Southern California Institute of Architecture. Mack’s architecture has been published in hundreds of national and international journals including Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, Global Architecture, Casa Vogue, and Abitare.  He has also lectured widely in the United States and Europe.