Mark HerrAIA NCARB | Corporate, Religious
In 1993, Mark was seeking new opportunities to grow, so when Jim Plunkett asked him to form a new studio within PRA he didn’t hesitate. Mark remained at PRA for over 27 years because there was always an opportunity to work on groundbreaking projects or help advance the firm in the industry. He also developed great relationships with his clients and enjoyed being a mentor to them throughout the project process. He is proud of his ability to guide clients through a project, so they are better prepared for their next one.
After 44 years of experience, Mark is ready to put down his drafting tools, but before settling into retirement, he has decided to stay on as a consulting principal. He currently advises partners on unique projects and continues to meet with clients to help them capture their vision. Over the years, he has worked in various studios but primarily focuses on Religious, Corporate and Civic projects. He appreciated that on every project he had the opportunity to work with a variety of people. The end of projects warmed his heart the most. To see a vision become reality and to witness the happiness on his clients’ faces made every project his favorite.
Retiring is bittersweet for Mark because he still loves what he does, but it doesn’t slow him down from pursuing other passions in his life. Mark is a member of a multitude of different groups including the Building and Grounds Committee for his church, the Snow Committee for Lapham Peak State Park, and the Lionel Railroad Club of Milwaukee. He enjoys staying active within many groups and views it as a way to give back to his community. Additionally, he is an avid traveler and outdoorsman. Mark has visited 17 national parks with his wife and plans to visit more in his free time.
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB)
Chairman of AIA Wisconsin Qualifications Based Selection Committee
Former Board Member of Bank Mutual and Bank Mutual Corporation
Bachelor of Architecture – University of Notre Dame, Indiana