Jon Mark Capps | Senior Designer/Studio Coordinator

Architecture is born from a strong concept (or concepts) in the built form with the ability to create a critical discourse of where we are as a society, according to Mark. He believes that architecture reflects the society's aesthetic values and technical capabilities while being both poetic and inspiring.

"I have been very fortunate to work with some of the most dynamic thinkers in our profession on both national and internationally acclaimed projects ranging in scale from high-end custom residential, educational, and cultural projects to airports and large-scale mixed-use projects," he says.

Mark notes that every project has a series of inherent challenges requiring due respect for the clients’ visions and economic constraints. Thinking outside the box and investigating beyond convention helps to develop a successful project that shines new light on what is possible. "This is one of the values I have in common with the team at NewStudio," he says. "We revere Architecture as a noble profession that involves intensive, thoughtful, and creative work that is environmentally sensitive and aesthetically inspiring."

Somethings You Might Not Know About Me: 

  • I grew up surfing in Florida; while I have lived in New York for 25+ years, I do not consider myself a "New Yorker."
  • I love fly fishing, especially in Patagonia, Argentina.
  • My father was a classical musician, so music is a big part of my life. I enjoy all forms from classical to alternative to current electronic.

Favorite Place:
Oh, there are so many! I love both nature and the city environments, both mountains and beaches. Some places dear to my heart: the Swiss Alps; Patagonia, Argentina; Florence, Italy; St. George Island, Florida; and the beach in Montauk.

Favorite Office Equipment:
The 3D printer we are getting, right Melissa? :) Also, carmine red Prismacolor® pencils; their lead consistency is amazing for sketching.

When I’m not at NewStudio, I am:
With family and friends, or I am traveling to new and exciting places, enjoying the arts, going to the beach in summer, or playing soccer.

M.S. Advanced Architectural Design, Columbia University

B.A. Pratt Institute