Master of Architecture, Tulane University, 2006
Bachelor of Architecture, Tulane University, 2006
CERTIFICATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
• Bywater Neighborhood Association - Board Member, Zoning Committee, Housing Committee
• Foundation Preparatory Charter School - Board Member, Facilities Committee, Finance Committee
A Tulane-educated New Orleans-area native, Mark Heck is as local as they come. He is a versatile architect who has seen New Orleans both pre- and post-Katrina. He has worked on commercial spaces such as Parlor Recording Studios and a multitude of residential projects from single family homes to an 87-unit multifamily housing project. His institutional work includes the NOCCA Forum Expansion and W. Smith Jr. Elementary in St. Bernard Parish, which was the area’s first government-funded new construction project after Hurricane Katrina. This project -- like the rest of his work throughout the city -- helped him understand the importance that new and/or improved buildings can have by creating a visual representation of a community’s growth.
Mark’s longevity in the area has led to good working relationships with many state and local regulatory agencies, most notably the Historic District Landmarks Commission and the State Historic Preservation Office. Mark’s extensive versatility and ability to navigate the many disparate aspects of a project always reflect the client’s needs, which he makes the central point through which he bases all his decisions in a project. Mark understands the importance of client engagement, making it as important as a structure’s characteristic when adapting a building. Mark’s approach is founded on the marriage of the client’s needs and a deep understanding of design development. This foundation helps him navigate the disparate details of construction, documentation, and regulatory agencies to successfully turn a client’s concept into reality.
• Maison Blanche Annex - New Orleans, LA
• Private Residence - Ponchatoula, LA