New practices: Mark Physsas Architects
The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone
Mark Physass Architects, South East
Founded June 2014
Main people Mark Physsas
Where have you come from?
I recently worked at 3DReid and have worked for Capita Symonds, Pascall & Watson, Gensler and Architects Co-Partnership.
What work do you have?
We have a retail project in a department store on Oxford Street, two private residential projects and a small refurbishment within an international airport.
What kind of projects are you looking for?
I have more than 10 years experience working on airports and I am a board member of the British Aviation Group. I enjoy working on airports as you get to work on a great variety of projects like masterplanning, retail, baggage, terminals and piers. We are aspiring to grow in the airport sector, but I would like to maintain working with our retail and residential clients.
What are your ambitions?
I get excited about new technologies and seeing how they can be used in architecture. I want to use my technical knowledge to experiment with materials and collaborate more down the supply chain to get more out of the products we use.
How do you market yourself?
I have recently started a blog where I publish events I have attended and projects I am working on, this is linked to Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. I am also using my experience as a team leader to showcase work at networking events.