Mark Hinshaw, FAIA
Mark Hinshaw, FAIA, has an influential career spanning architecture, planning and journalism. His election to the AIA College of Fellows in 1994 recognized the unique professional fusion that had made him effective as Bellevue’s City Architect during the formative decade of his tenure there, beginning in 1982. He served as AIA Seattle President 1992-93.
More recently in a consulting practice that spans design and planning as Director of Urban Design with LMN Architects, he has gained increasing prominence and regard as a speaker and writer, in a variety of local, national, and international media. While his popular column in The Seattle Times has brought Seattleites a fresh look at the phenomena of their own city, designers from around the nation and the world have gained their impressions of Seattle’s urban achievements from his writings in Architecture, Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture and other professional journals. Mark has described the influences that have shaped his unique way of looking at cities, as observer and problem-solver, in a wide-ranging view that spans the urban horizon “from public policy to psychology.” In addition to his consulting in communities around the Northwest, Hinshaw lectures widely on the subject of urban design at conferences and workshops.