Mr. Mark Palmer, AIA

Associate Vice President,

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Washington, DC


Hi. I'm currently a Senior Associate at RTKL's Washington DC office in Healthcare Architecture. I work primarily as a designer in the studio with a focus on exterior building design, master planning, detailing, sustainable design, and research. I've worked on healthcare projects in the US, Canada, Asia, and the Middle East, and I've made mistakes and learned something new on each one. I believe that architecture and design should always be approached and driven by a desire to make the world a better place. Over the past few years, my design philosophy has been driven by an interest in culture, ecology, social impact, and thinking about buildings as systems rather than objects.

I'm fascinated by plants, animals, and the natural world. I love to travel, read, and write. I fancy myself an amateur artist, DJ, graphic designer, and chef, but that may or may not be the case. Sings exclusively in falsetto.


  • Architectural Design
  • Energy Analysis and Design
  • Sustainable Building Design