รุกขมธุร์ 

(roō’k.-m.-toō’)

‘ruka’ - type of tree
‘mathu’ - sweet/mellifluous

Mark Rukamathu, AIA, NCARB, is a licensed architect in the state of Massachusetts (#951636). As a half-Thai, half-American he grew up across the U.S. east coast, Bangkok Thailand, and Arkansas. Mark has experiece working at architecture practices in Arkansas and Boston – including Marlon Blackwell Architects, Spann Architecture, Merge Architects, William Rawn Associates, ADD Inc. (now Stantec) and his own design practice.

In addition to his work in architecture practice, Mark serves as Director of Special Project at the Boston Architectural College (BAC). He oversees the school’s professional practice curriculum and teaches course on topics of practice and fabrication both onsite and online. He is the BAC’s architecture licensing advisor and oversees the school’s Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) program. Mark is the BAC’s representative on the Boston Society for Architecture(BSA) Board of Directors is an advisor for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Center for Practice.

Prior to his full-time Director position at the BAC, Mark served as an adjunct instructor at the BAC, Northeastern University, Roger Williams University, Rhode Island School of Design and spent three years as a full-time faculty and first-year coordinator at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Mark started his own journey toward architecture with drafting classes in highschool, taking courses at Northwest Arkansas Community College, receiving his B.Arch from the University of Arkansas (2003) and M.Arch II from Harvard GSD (2013).

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