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Mark Dannettel has 25 years of experience in architecture, engineering, façade design and building technology in both in Asia and the U.S. He has worked in architectural practices, engineering/consulting firms and construction companies. Prior to joining Thornton Tomasetti in 2007, he worked as a specialist façade contractor, with built projects including the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago, a cable-net and double façade for the Loyola Information Commons in Chicago, and a cable-supported glass wall for the Newseum in Washington, D.C. His façade consulting work includes numerous commercial and residential towers, civic and institutional structures, hospitals, airports and hotels.

Mark leads the Building Skin practice in the firm’s U.S. West and Pacific Rim regions. He is an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He is the author of several publications and papers and a frequent presenter at industry conferences.

Mark, a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Architecture degree from Arizona State University in Tempe. He has taught architecture at several universities, including Southern California Institute of Architecture where he currently teaches “Advanced Building Skins.”

Originally from Baltimore, Mark’s career has taken him around the world many times. He has lived in Phoenix, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand before settling in Los Angeles. He has also visited Canada, the U.K., Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Taiwan, China, Malaysia and Australia.