Mark Hirschbeck
Growing up in Buffalo, NY, Mark’s initial interest in landscape architecture came from experiencing Frederick Law Olmsted’s Delaware Park and parkway plan and seeing how vital these green spaces were to the development of the city. Other inspirations include MVVA’s Bailey Plaza at Cornell University for its attention to regional and institutional character as well as sustainable design, and landscape architect Martí Franch’s innovative work in Girona, Spain to expand the city’s green infrastructure using inexpensive landscape management tactics.

Mark received a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture with Distinction in Research from Cornell University where he focused on urban landscape remediation and served as a faculty research and field assistant. As a student, he earned an ASLA Student Honor Award and was also a Landscape Architecture Foundation University Olmsted Scholar. Prior to MVVA, he interned with Wendel Architecture and Engineering and LaGuardia Design Landscape Architecture.

Mark joined MVVA in 2017.

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