Mark Snyder, LEED AP, Principal

Mark has retired from SHKS Architects to pursue full-time farming at Twin Willow Farm in the Snohomish River Valley. Mark will be planting vegetables and raising livestock during the day, playing bluegrass and swing music at night. As a founding principal, Mark enriched the lives of many families, designing house additions accommodating family growth and complementing neighborhood scale in his sixteen years at SHKS Architects. In those public and institutional projects on which Mark was involved, his interest in high-value design was instrumental in the successes of libraries, educational, and work-places.

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