Mark Gardner


Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects - Partner


Quick Bio

Mark L. Gardner, AIA is a principal at Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects (J/GA). Located in New York City, J/GA is an award-winning design practice and studio that works across scales from product design to interiors to buildings. Mr. Gardner has led many of J/GA’s design initiatives, and works to best understand the role of design as a social practice. His firm has won an AIA National Honor Award and numerous AIANY design awards. The practice is currently working with a non-profit partner on a Honey Bee Study Center in Dodoma, Tanzania.

Mr. Gardner currently serves as Assistant Professor for Practice and Society at the School of the Constructed Environments, Parsons the New School for Design. He previously taught Professional Practice at PennDesign from 2007-2012. He also currently serves on the Board of Overseers at The University of Pennsylvania School of Design.

Mr. Gardner serves as Advocacy Chair for nycobaNOMA, the New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects and Co-Chair of the AIANY Diversity & Inclusion Committee. He is Co-Chair of the Van Alen Institute Program Leadership Council and a Fellow of the Urban Design Forum.

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