Mark Bearak, Principal

Mark Bearak, Principal


My name is Mark Bearak and I am a principal at dtls.ARCHITECTURE in New York and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University. I have over a dozen completed projects and currently have eight projects under construction throughout the New York City and Hudson area.

I am a licensed architect primarily on residential architecture. I was born in Chicago, but have spent time in North Carolina, Georgia, France, California and finally New York. I studied architecture as an undergraduate at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta which led me to Paris, where I focused my studies on the mathematics behind Le Corbusier’s architecture. I received a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University in 2008. 

Professionally I have over a dozen years of experience, working on projects ranging from furniture installation to community master planning. The bulk of my working experience has been in New York working on new construction in residential architecture for the firms of Skidmore, Owing and Merrill and the Office of Design and Architecture.

I am an avid runner; while living in Los Angeles I worked as a running coach for Nike which led me to become a marathon runner. After running dozens of marathons, I have found that running not only gives me physical health, but also mental strength and a serene outlook on life. Philosophically, I believe that having integrity of work is of paramount importance.

You can find my educational and previous work at my website: