Mark English Architects, AIA


Services Provided
Architectural Design & Planning, Green Code Compliance, Interior Design

Areas Served
San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, the Peninsula.

Business Description
Mark English AIA and his associates at Mark English Architects create beautiful modern architecture, exploring the power of simple forms and spaces specific to place and client desire. Since its founding in 1992, Mark English Architects has designed numerous residential and entertainment spaces throughout California, Texas and Mexico. The firm has a special interest in building in the urban context, with half of its work occurring in San Francisco.

Mark English Architects offers a designer's sense of artistry, supported by practical knowledge gained from years of direct hands-on building experience, having worked as a carpenter on his first realized home design at the age of 19. The team respectfully guides the the client towards what could, and what should, happen in a space - so that they are both pleased and surprised by the results.

Mark's undergraduate experience at CalPoly included rigorous training in engineering and structural principles. Incorporating practical experience with structural systems and energy efficiency to the project early helps to streamline the design process.

Graduate studies at the Syracuse University campus in Florence, Italy complemented Mark's interests in Greco-roman and Mesoamerican archaeology and history.

As a licensed architect, Mark has supported the profession and his colleagues through participation in the AIA, the local AIA's Small Business Committee, and by coaching his peers on new strategies for social media and marketing. He has also promoted principles of energy-efficient design as it relates to compliance with California's Title 24 energy code, as well as green building programs such as Green-point Rating and the California Solar Initiative.

Mark English is the editor of two respected online magazines, and along with co-editor and writer Rebecca Firestone, has created a forum for the local architectural community with"The Architects' Take". A second online publication, "Green Compliance Plus" features residential energy compliance case studies and advice, as well as serving as a portal for Residential Title-24 services tailored for architects as clients.

The Firm is located in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood.
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523 Francisco Street
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It's custom.
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y lighting.
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White Caesarstone.
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The wood was reclaimed and very dry. We then had it sliced to about a 3/8" thickness and mounted it on marine grade plywood, then set it. Very stable!
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The top is made of copper sheet metal, the shaft is stucco.
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Garage sale, believe it or not.
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this was custom assembled by my client!
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It's a type of labradorite granite slab.
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It's a white caesarstone.
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Please get in touch with Gary Hutton design who supplied it.
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We copied this beautiful fireplace wall and used the 4415 HO from fireplacex.com. We live in Colorado and wanted a fireplace that is beautiful but puts out heat. It isnt as long and narrow but looks great. Obviously the room isn't finished but you can get an idea of how it looks
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twinsies!
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It's natural gas by Montigo, about 7 feet long.
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These are a combination of Fleetwood and Wyland doors and windows.
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Thank you very much.
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Lassen Sie Gras drüber wachsen!

Vom Winde verweht: Ziergräser bringen Struktur und Bewegung in jede Gartenlandschaft – und im Herbst leuchtende Farben vors Fenster Full Story
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The Elephant Is Definitely in the Room!

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The cooktop has a downdraft hood, the oven is not vented.
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LOL, Are you asking me or did you answer your own question?
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Dream Spaces: Spectacular Spiral Staircases

Sweeping and sensational, spiral staircases can bring a touch of romance to an interior, as these beauties show Full Story
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Spiral staircases create a great focal point and give a space a completely different feel. Great drama!
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Les lampes XXL envahissent la maison

Comment placer un luminaire de taille géante dans son intérieur. Full Story
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this has a cool effect in the eyes. i want this for my kitchen designs.
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