Mark R. Shoemaker, AIA


Mark Shoemaker joined the firm in 1981. He has led the design of commercial, health-care, transportation, and research projects.

Mr. Shoemaker was the design principal-in-charge for Salesforce Transit Center, a 1.5 million-square-foot multi-modal transportation center for San Francisco that will be the first new high-speed rail station in the United States. He has also led design teams for three airport projects: the new Louis Armstrong International Airport project in New Orleans; the new terminal for Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson Airport, the first free-standing airport building in Canada to be LEED certified; and North Terminal at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., which has won numerous design awards.

Mr. Shoemaker’s office experience includes the Salesforce Tower, a 61-story tower — the tallest in San Francisco — adjacent to the new Salesforce Transit Center; FMC Tower at Cira South, a mixed-use office, residential, and retail tower in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Huaneng Headquarters and Baosteel Headquarters towers in Shanghai, China; 223 23rd Street, an office/residential project in the Crystal City district of Arlington, Virginia; Cira Centre in Philadelphia, which includes the integration of 30th Street Station, a large Amtrak rail hub; Bloomberg Tower, which includes the Bloomberg headquarters in New York City; Cheung Kong Center in Hong Kong; and the World Financial Center in New York City. He was the design team leader for the interiors of the executive floors at the NTT Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and for two office towers that included the renovation of historic buildings; the Investment Building in Washington, D.C. and Key Center in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to towers, his projects include the Owens Corning World Headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, which received a LEED Silver rating for sustainable design strategies used prior to the establishment of the LEED rating system.

He has led design teams working for renowned hospitals and medical research institutions. These health care projects include the Medical and Research Translation (MART) Building at Stony Brook University in New York; Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Sidra Medicine in Doha, Qatar; Gonda Practice Integration Building at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota; the Victor Yacktman Children’s Pavilion at Lutheran General Health System in Park Ridge, Illinois; St. Luke’s Medical Tower at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. His institutional work also includes the Science and Engineering Research and Classroom Complex at the University of Houston and the National Children’s Museum in National Harbor, Maryland. Mr. Shoemaker has been a visiting professor at Pratt Institute and a lecturer at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the Georgia Institute of Technology, which included a year of study at l’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, France and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.