Mark Watanabe joined Young Projects in 2010 and has worked extensively on the Retreat at Playa Grande in the Dominican Republic and the Broome Street loft in Soho, NYC. He is currently overseeing the construction of a renovation and addition to a townhouse for a photographer in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Prior to his arrival, Mark worked at Andrew Berman Architect where he was a designer on a new entry pavilion at The Sculpture Center in Long Island City. Previously he worked for six years at Allied Works Architecture under the direction of Brad Cloepfil where he contributed to the Museum of Arts and Design at Columbus Circle, the Tribeca Residence, the Dutchess County Residence Main and Guest Houses, and an Arts Center at Hamilton College.
Before moving to New York Mark worked for three years with the Pritzker Prize winning Architect Rem Koolhaas at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam, Netherlands. While at OMA he worked on the Guggenheim Las Vegas, the Prada LA store in Beverly Hills, California, and the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea.
Mark earned a Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture in 1999 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992.