EARL MARK

Associate Professor, Architecture

Education: Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, PhD; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Lab, Master of Science; University of New Mexico, Master of Architecture; State University of New York, B.A.


Earl Mark serves as Associate Professor of Architecture. Prior to this appointment, he was a lecturer at the MIT Department of Architecture, a senior teaching fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and visiting lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich. He holds a Ph.D. in Architecture with a Minor in Cognitive Science from Harvard University, a Master of Science in Media Technology from the MIT Media Lab, a Master of Architecture, and a BA in Architecture and Mathematics. In spring 1998, Earl Mark was the Thomas Jefferson Visiting Fellow at Downing College and a Visiting Associate of the Martin Centre of the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge. He was previously a senior software engineer at Computervision Corporation in Bedford, Massachusetts. He was awarded Bentley Systems Educator of the Year in 2009. 


Mark is also actively involved in private practice part-time at Johnson, Craven, and Gibson Architects in Charlottesville. Recent research projects include: Virtual Jamestown: A computer reconstruction of the Fort, Statehouse and Site at Colonial Jamestown, Developed in partnership with Virginia Tech and the Jamestown Rediscovery Center, June 2003 ? present. Lewis and Clark Encountering the West Project, A visualization of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, developed in partnership with the UVA Geostat Center and the Virginia Center For Digital History, 9.2002 ? Present. Exploring new pathways between virtual and physical models, as presented at ECAADE, fall 2003, an investigation in customizing control over CNC tool pathways in working with real materials. Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, A study of the vaulting geometry and methods of laser scanning, using advanced modeling techniques and in partnership with two technology companies, January 2001 - 2005. A Digital Reconstruction of the Larkin Building and other computer visualizations at the National Building Museum Exhibit ?On the Job: Design and the American Workplace?, 11.2001 - 8.2002. Prof. Mark is responsible for directing the development of computer based resources and their use in the curriculum. He teaches, performs research, and has published in the areas of computer aided design, digital moviemaking and animation, and design research.