Centerbrook Architecture Series Continues Friday, March 6th With Mark Simon, FAIA

February 25, 2009

Our Centerbrook Architecture lecture series continues on Friday, March 6th with Centerbrook partner, Mark Simon, FAIA who will present his visual exploration of sustainable design entitled, “Endearing Is Enduring”.

Mark Simon received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in 1968 from Brandeis University with honors in sculpture, and a Master of Architecture from Yale University in 1972. The son of sculptor Sidney Simon, he learned about design at an early age. He developed his own sculptural skills at Brandeis and, after graduation from Yale, worked as a cabinetmaker, developing a concern for architectural detail. In 1978 he became a partner in Centerbrook Architects and Planners. In 1990, he was advanced to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows.

Mr. Simon’s practice ranges from private houses to commercial, institutional, academic, and religious projects. In 1986, Mr. Simon served as Chair of the American Institute of Architects Committee on Design. Though still enjoying residential projects, his practice includes larger work, notably Nauticus – the National Maritime Center in Norfolk, Virginia; Nortel Networks Executive Briefing Center in Raleigh, North Carolina; Shapiro Admissions Center at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts; the Chemistry Building and School of Business Administration at the University of Connecticut, Storrs; and the Prospect Place Modular Building for the Political Science Department at Yale University.