Mark Holmquist Architect, PLLC
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Experienced, forward thinking architect. Based in New York City, MHA is a full service firm specializing in residential and commercial work.

My aim as an architect is to create timeless charismatic forms that enrich the lives of my clients. My approach to design starts with a functional analysis of the client’s needs and an examination of the
site whether a plot of land or an existing space to be renovated. I believe that when working with the client, we make choices that foster the client’s own sensibilities to reflect their lifestyle. Together we embark on a design journey towards a fulfilling result, both beautiful and practical.

I earned a Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Pennsylvania where I was a recipient of The E. Lewis Dales Travelling Fellowship. I also hold a Bachelor’s Degree in the Design of the Environment and the History of Art from Penn. During the course of my study I was influenced by a tradition of architecture that nurtures beauty from function.

As the lead architectural designer at Drake Design Associates, NYC, from 2002 to 2015, the variety of my work included residential projects and civic commissions. The creative evolution and vast practical experience I gained has been invaluable, particularly the influence of color and materials on built form. From the understated formality of refurbishing City Hall, to the theatricality and glamour of residential projects I am expert in visual tempo and effect.

Using my own grounding in Swedish simplicity, I edit even a luxury based project and distill it to its own clarity.

I have effectively managed projects with strict construction schedules and have successfully worked with many of Manhattan’s most stringent co-op boards. My relationship with many of New York City’s best contractors has led to seamless construction efforts.

I am a LEED Certified professional and an active member of the New York Chapter of The American Institute of Architecture, sitting on its Interiors Committee.

Services Provided
Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Building Design, Deck Design, Drafting, Floor Plans, Garage Design, Green Building, Handicap-Accessible Design, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Home Restoration, House Plans, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, Laundry Room Design, New Home Construction, Project Management, Sustainable Design

Areas Served
Astoria, Kew Gardens, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachussets

Certifications and Awards
Member of the Interiors Committee of the American Institute of Architects, LEED Certified, recipient of the Dales Travelling Fellowship
Contact: Mark Holmquist
Location: New York, NY 10065
License Number: 022198
Typical Job Costs: $75,000 - 4 million
10% to 15% of Construction Cost, Flat fees also available. I try to be as flexible as possible and enjoy all types and sizes of projects.
Commented: What's the kitchen backsplash? It's silver backed mosaic tile by Bizzaza. The client entertains a good deal but also wanted to leave the kitchen open. Since the backsplash is visible, the mosaic provides a glamorous look befitting ...
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Commented: What is this cabinetry material? The panels are of sheets made of bamboo ( an easily renewable resource) and recycled wood fibers.
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Commented: What is the gray material on the wall? It's Venetian plaster.
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Commented: Where did you source the stainless steel shelves and countertop? From a restaurant supply company in downtown Manhattan.
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Commented: What is the orange material on the countertop? It's Lavastone. Incredibly durable in extreme heat and cold. After all, it's Lava!
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Commented: What is the floor material in this kitchen? The floor is custom cut from slabs of marble. There are 5 different types. The pattern looks random but it's not. It's a very expensive floor but a similar effect could be achieved using 5 types of ti...
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