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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.
In 25 years of practice I’ve designed a lot of ‘Ground up’ projects; schools, retail, automotive, and municipal. ‘Ground up’ means -you have a site with no buildings on it, and we put one there! Also many ‘Tenant Improvements’ (TI); restaurants, offices, and retail. ‘TI’ means you lease a space, and you need to make it work for your business. I’ve also done many ‘Single and Multi-family Residential’ designs from a pretty neat pool house to accessibility renovations for a 70,000 sf resort hotel. I’ve also worked in the historic area over the years. In California, I’m proud to have been involved in the design of the Bay Area Children’s Museum, renovation and new construction of an historic group of buildings at East Fort Mason, Sausalito. I’ve worked on a few significant projects in Northern AZ as well as Architect of Record for projects in Bisbee, AZ. My recreation experience ranges from being a member of the design team for Hance Park on Central Avenue, Phoenix, 1989 and the Hewlett-Packard Employee Recreation Area, Santa Cruz Mountains and several municipal aquatic centers across the Valley.
I’ve been interested in alternative building materials for over 20 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, Living Building, Zero Net certified building, an independent consultant is often 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. My personal preference is Net Zero, the European definition which is passive design strategies and solutions only.
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.