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Mark Lymer, Registered Architect, State of Arizona, #36886 

  • I went back to school at Arizona State University at 30 yrs old in ’83. I have a BS and Masters in Architecture. I was licensed in the State of Arizona in 2001. 
  • 2009, City of Tempe, Neighbor of the Year.  Mitchell Park West Neighborhood Association.

Experience

In 20 years of practice I’ve done a lot of ‘Ground up’ projects; schools, retail, automotive, municipal, etc…def: you have a site with no buildings on it, and we put one there! Also many ‘Tenant Improvements’; restaurants, offices, retail, etc…def: You lease a space, and you need to make it work for your business. If the public will be entering your business the city will require a ‘building permit’. I do the drawings that get you one. It is a pretty efficient process for myself and consultant team, how many consultants depends on the project. I’ve done projects in many cities across the Valley, the state and California.

About ‘Green’  

I’ve been interested in alternative building materials for over 15 years and that includes several types of construction; Rastra, straw, Earth ship, E-crete, ICF, etc. The most energy efficient design starts with the site strategy and using local building material manufacturers.  If you would like to a have a Green Globe, LEED, Passive Energy, Zero Net certified building, an independent consultant is usually required for the certification process.  I will be happy to work with your outside consultant selection or I can recommend someone. The City of Phoenix Green Code is also an excellent alternative.

Software

I run a professional version of Autodesk Autocad, it is the industry standard and makes coordination with engineers and others more efficient. And it’s still drawing, very similar to pencil on paper.  I’m also learning 3-D software called Sketch-up. I’ll be up to speed very soon.