Mark Eclipse AIA, LEED AP (he/him/his)

A Principal at PCA, Mark brings 25 years of experience to the programming, planning and design of projects ranging from higher-education and multi-family residential to retail.

Mark believes that every client has a message to convey, and is focused on helping them communicate their stories in built form. Dedicated to sustaining the firm’s high level of design, he believes in a rigorous process that sheds preconceptions and, ultimately, leads to work with soul and substance.

Educated at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Art and Washington State University, Mark is active in the Roslindale, Massachusetts arts community, and as an artist/photographer/architect, he explores the connections between people, cultures and environments.

  • I’m from  Tacoma, WA

  • My education  BArch Washington State University, MArch University of Pennsylvania

  • Why PCA?  It's the best place you'll ever work.

  • My earliest architectural memory  watching Mike Brady on The Brady Bunch

  • A space/place that has affected me is  I've always been drawn to Gothic Cathedrals. Amiens and Chartres are the perfect convergence of technology, space and art.

  • I'm inspired by  creative people.

  • What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?  I created a spreadsheet that calculates ratios of ingredients in different baked goods recipes.

  • Coffee or tea?  Coffee. I've come to love doing my own pour over every morning. I don't think I can ever go back to office coffee.

  • Ball point or felt tip?  No self-respecting architect would ever use a ball point pen.

  • On my playlist  Billie Eilish, Nirvana Unplugged, Song Exploder and How I Built This Podcasts

  • A secret talent that no one knows about  It's been a long time, but I can ride a unicycle

  • A volunteering cause I support  When I first moved to Boston, I loved going to artists open studios in Fort Point and the South End so now I help to run the yearly open studios in my neighborhood.

  • My best vacation  Not really a vacation, but my summer semester of grad school was 6 weeks in Japan, 1 week in London and 6 weeks in Paris. Class was an hour a day and the rest of the time was spent wandering, eating, and sketching.