Mark is a registered architect with more than 25 year’s hands-on experience and has worked on the design of over 1000 shops both in New Zealand and overseas. He is the principal of Studio Gascoigne and is passionate about design and encouraging creativity and innovation. With a background in theatre and the music business before obtaining his architectural degree in 1984, Mark combines his interests in theatre and architecture with specialist lighting design.

Outside work Mark’s interests are varied and, as well as spending time with his family, he enjoys skiing, motorcycle racing and still plays lead guitar in a rock band.