ATLANTA, GA – Mark Chen has been named Director of Design at Heery International. In his new position, Mr. Chen will be responsible for managing and revitalizing Heery’s design practice on a unified national basis. He succeeds Greg Peirce, who retired after 32 years with Heery.
"Mark is a highly respected designer and an articulate communicator whose leadership qualities and professional reputation will bring enormous value to our design practice,” said Bill Heitz, Heery’s President. “Mark has a clear vision for taking the Heery design brand to the next level.”
Mr. Chen comes to Heery from his own firm, Mark Chen Architect, a design and planning consulting firm, based in New York City, whose recent work includes large-scale planning studies for mixed-use projects in Kazakhstan; Chengdu, China; and Philadelphia. He has over 30 years of experience as a designer and planner of commercial, education and health care buildings throughout the U.S. He has also provided urban design and planning services for large-scale projects in the U.S. and abroad.
Mr. Chen’s work has won a number of awards, including a Progressive Architecture citation for the Pediatric Aids Clinic at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York City and a Boston Society for Architects AIA award for Sharon Hospital. His work has been published in Architectural Record and Progressive Architecture.
Formerly the Director of Design at Hillier (now RMJM), Mr. Chen was responsible for design leadership for the New York office and served as the firm's lead designer of GlaxoSmithKline's world headquarters in London. Previously, he was a Principal and Project Designer at Perkins+Will. He assisted with the planning and design of Canary Wharf in London and University Park at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as urban design and planning projects in Beirut and Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Chen received a master of architecture degree from Harvard University and a bachelor of architecture from Cornell University. He is a registered architect in several states and a LEED accredited professional. He has been an adjunct associate professor of architecture at the New York Institute of Technology and at Syracuse University since 2001.
Heery International is an architecture, interior design, engineering, program management and construction management firm with offices nationwide. As an affiliated company of Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world’s leading professional services companies, Heery now operates as that firm’s U.S. buildings operating company. (www.heery.com)