Mark J. Hulme

It has long fascinated me how many diverse career paths are available to the trained architect, yet so few grasp or create the opportunity to broaden our design scope and bring better products and services to a client. The opportunity to learn and grow is one I constantly seek. Since 1995, I have been involved in diverse construction and architectural projects, including retail, office and interiors, as well as community college and K-12 educational facilities. Prior to joining Marx|Okubo, I served as a project architect for a Los Angeles-based architectural firm, where I worked on construction document preparation, project management, specifications writing, governmental plan processing, and construction administration.
Marx|Okubo Associates
Oct 2015 - Present
Assistant Vice President
Marx|Okubo works on behalf of private owners, lenders and equity managers, to bring functional, realistic solutions to the complex issues involved in real estate investment.
  • Provide architectural consulting - property condition assessments, sustainability reviews and owner’s representation-related services across CA and AZ
  • Conduct CASp reports and other disabled-accessibility reviews of office, shopping center, industrial and multifamily properties
Flewelling & Moody
Oct 2003 - Oct 2012
Project Architect
Architecture firm specializing in educational design for the K-12 and Community College market.
  • Managed and staffed teams from initial design & DSA approval through construction administration: modernization & new construction
  • Led presentations to clients, community groups, school boards, and interview committees
  • Reviewed projects for LEED and CHPS compliance; Coordinated Revit office standards
  • Chaired ESOP Committee; Developed corporate intranet/wiki and Quality Assurance tools
  • Redesigned company website & graphic materials, Prepared RFPs and RFQs
Spencer Hoskins Associates
Jun 2002 - Oct 2003
Project Designer
Community College architectural design, later merged with NTD Architects.
  • Design & documentation of community college buildings
  • Performed site feasibility studies, Created 3d project renderings
  • Presented to various client groups and task forces
  • Created company's public-facing website and graphic identity
MCG Architecture
May 1998 - Apr 2002
Intern Architect/Lighting Designer
  • Designed/Documented a variety of local/national retail, office, and interiors projects up to 80 acres, including site planning, documents from predesign to CDs, 3D rendering / animation
  • Lighting Design - responsible for proposals, design concepts, lighting layout, product specification, photometric calculations, and creation of design guidelines
KGM Architectural Lighting
May 2000 - Aug 2000
Intern Lighting Designer
  • Introduced 3D modeling & rendering capabilities
  • Performed lighting layout/specification
  • Created presentation boards
University of Southern California, School of Architecture
Aug 1998 - May 2001
Teaching Assistant
  • Architecture 211 - Materials and Methods of Building Construction
  • Architecture 215 - Design for the Thermal and Atmospheric Environment
  • Architecture 315 - Design for the Luminous and Sonic Environment
Giroux Glass
1995 - 1998
  • Created detailed shop drawings for our work on the Getty Center Museum interiors
  • Designed & implemented company website
Certified Access Specialist Institute
Aug 2018 - Present
Director of Professional Standards (Public)
    USC School of Architecture
    Oct 2015 - Present
    Jury Reviewer
      California Architects Board
      Oct 2014 - Present
      Subject Matter Expert
      Developing and evaluate test topics and questions for the California Supplemental Examination (CSE)
        AIA Pasadena & Foothill
        Jan 2006 - Dec 2007
        Finance Committee, Communication Director
        A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
        • Coordinated writing & publication of AIApf website and newsletters
        • Co-chaired planning & promotion of regional technology symposium: BIM Revolution
        Harvard University
        Graduate School of Design - Executive Education
        Jul 2018 - Jul 2018
        Harvard University
        Graduate School of Design - Executive Education
        Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
        University of Southern California
        Master of Building Science - Environmental Controls Systems
        1999 - 2002
        University of Southern California
        Architecture - Bachelor of Architecture
        1993 - 1999
        University of Southern California
        Communication - Bachelor of Arts
        1993 - 1999
        Traveling Fellowship, Finalist
        University of Southern California Architects Guild
        Research Proposal: Pacific Rim Vernacular: Architecture and Traditional Housing
        Student Lighting Design Competition, Finalist
        IESLA / DLF
        Office Lighting Design and Fixture Design (Wall Sconce)
        California Architect
        • License #C32413
        LEED Accredited Professional
        • Speciality: BD + C
        Certified Access Specialist
        • CASp-563
        Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI)
        • Member in Good Standing

        Utar Pollard, Architect, IBI Group
        Mark is an exceptional project architect with an eye for detail in all aspects of his work. Mark is a self starter and takes initiative to strive for a better product for the end user, the clients, and for the company he represents. He is an excellent team player and is always helpful to share any knowledge he has with those he works with.
        Sam Sahand, Architect, Flewelling & Moody
        Mark is a very bright individual with great sense for how to approach and solve problems. Mark is very dedicated to his work and his family and friends. His calm demeanor makes him very approachable and he is always willing to help people. I have had the pleasure to work with Mark for many years and his professional attitude was always outstanding.
        Collyn J. Nielsen, Ed.D., Principal, Hart High School
        "[You] have done a tremendous job in working with and listening to our staff and delivering our beautiful buildings on time. ...dependable, approachable and consistent."