- LEED GA
Mark Kaminski joined Canopy in September 2021 to pursue his passion for high-performance sustainable design and to help tackle the housing affordability crisis in Chicago. Mark’s interest for sustainable architecture stems from his education at The Illinois Institute of Technology and study abroad experience in Germany. Mark received his Professional Degree in Architecture in 2015 and is currently working toward licensure.
Before joining Canopy, Mark worked on a variety of mixed-use, hospitality, and commercial projects in Chicago and other areas around the country. In his free time, Mark enjoys traveling with his girlfriend, spending time with his pets, running, sketching, reading, back country camping, and playing 16” softball.
Bachelor of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
What is the best trip you've taken?
Backpacking the Wind River range in Wyoming
What motivated you to become an architect?
The opportunity to create spaces that can have a positive impact on people’s everyday life.
If you had to pick one word that best represents Canopy's culture, what would it be, and why?
Inclusive. Everyone’s input is sought after and valued.
What music do you listen to while working towards a deadline?
Jazz helps calm the nerves.
What was your first job?
Dog or cat person?
Why not both?
Where do you feel most at home?