Mark Hirschbeck
Growing up in Buffalo, NY, Mark's curiosity for landscape was sparked by exposure to the integrated parks and greenways of Frederick Law Olmsted and their effect on city life. In his study and practice, he values the ephemeral qualities of natural landscapes and spaces that are both equitable and sustainable, with a specific interest in pairing horticulture and various other media across different scales.

Since joining MVVA in 2017, Mark has contributed to the design, documentation, and construction of several projects, including the Cambridge Crossing parks system in Cambridge, MA, the Albright Knox Art Museum campus in Buffalo, NY, One Dalton Hotel and Residences in downtown Boston, the University of Massachusetts at Boston academic landscape, and several private residential landscapes on Martha's Vineyard.

Mark received a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University with distinction in research for his thesis work. As a student, he was an LAF Olmsted Scholar, recipient of an ASLA Distinguished Student Honor Award, and a national medalist heavyweight rower. Beyond practice, Mark is an avid illustrator and enjoys exploring historic gardens, arboretums, and botanical gardens across the country.

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