Childs, Mark C. 1959-
Childs, Mark C. 1959-
PERSONAL: Born June, 1959, in Roseville, CA. Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., 1981; University of Oregon, M. Arch., 1983; University of Washington, Seattle, M.P.A., 1991.
CAREER: Arrowstreet, Boston, MA, intern architect, 1979, 1980; ARC Architects, Seattle, WA, project architect, 1984-89; King County Parks and Planning, Seattle, urban design planner, 1991-93; Southwest Land Research, Albuquerque, NM, urban design planner, 1995-96; Mark C. Childs Design Consultant, principal, 1996—. University of New Mexico, associate professor of architecture and planning, affiliated faculty of Landscape Architecture Program, 2002—, director of Design and Planning Assistance Center, 2002-06, founder and director of Town Design Certificate Program, 2004—; academic lecturer in the United States, England, Cyprus, and Greece; conference participant and public speaker. 1000 Friends of New Mexico, charter member, 1995—; Institute for Civic Arts and Public Space, Albuquerque, founder and president, 1996-2001; Alliance for Green Development, member of steering committee, 2000-02; New Mexico Trust for Public Land, member of advisory board, 2000—; Cornerstones, board member, 2002—.
AWARDS, HONORS: Boit Prize for poetry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980; Heritage Preservation Award (with Anthony Anella), State of New Mexico, 1999, for Never Say Goodbye: The Albuquerque Rephotography Project; Innovation in Planning/Historic Preservation Award, New Mexico chapter, American Planning Association, 2002, and Charter Award, Congress for New Urbanism, 2003, both for Doña Ana Plaza Plan; senior Fulbright scholar in Cyprus, 2005; National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Prize, 2006.
(And photographer) Parking Spaces: A Design, Implementation, and Use Manual for Architects, Planners, and Engineers, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 1999.
(With Anthony Anella) Never Say Goodbye: The Albuquerque Rephotography Project (originally published in Albuquerque Tribune), Albuquerque Museum (Albuquerque, NM), 2000.
(And photographer) Squares: A Public Place Design Guide for Urbanists, University of New Mexico Press (Albuquerque, NM), 2004.
Contributor to books, including La Puerta: Doorway to the Academy, Kendall-Hunt (Dubuque, IA), 1997;Architectural Design Portable Handbook, edited by Andy Pressman, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 2001; and Time Saver Standards for Urban Design, edited by Don Watson, McGraw-Hill, 2003. Contributor to periodicals, including Urban Design International, Designer/Builder, Utne Reader, Fine Homebuilding, Planning, New Pacific, and Journal of Urban Design.
Childs’s first book was also published in Chinese.