2017 Design Awards JuryCategory
Mark Jensen, AIA
Jensen Architects .
As the founder of Jensen Architects, Mark Jensen cultivated his view of the art and science of architecture into an award-winning design practice that celebrates inquisitiveness, craftsmanship, and partnership. These values came naturally to Mark, who grew up among artisans and designers, and deepened through his academic and early experience in the United States and Italy. After earning a Bachelor of Architecture at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, a program recognized for its emphasis on building science, he worked with renowned architects Superstudio, Jim Jennings and Mark Mack, as well as noted fashion designer Enrico Coveri. An active member of the San Francisco Bay Area arts and design community, Mark is a former chair of the California College of the Arts (CCA) Interior Architecture Department and the Headlands Center for the Arts Board of Trustees. Mark’s work is noted for bridging culture and construction: His recent notable projects include the Minnesota Street Project, the David Ireland House and archive, SFMOMA’s sculpture garden, and SHED, a modern grange in Healdsburg. He is a licensed architect in California.