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Mark became a partner in the firm of McMillen Pynn Architecture, L.L.P. in January 1998. In 2007 Mark R. Pynn opened his own office, Mark Pynn Architect, L.L.C. with the retirement of his partner Darryl McMillen.

Before becoming a partner, Mark returned to work with the firm of Darryl Charles McMillen Architect P.A., Architect in 1988. Mark also worked with Darryl's office from 1980 to 1984. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho in 1979.

Mark has developed a wide range of experience through working with several outstanding firms in North and Central Idaho. This experience includes a variety of educational, commercial, recreation, financial, governmental, and religious building types, as well as large scale commercial and personal residential projects. From master planning and schematic design, interior design and lighting design, through construction administration, Mark has been involved in all phases of a project's development.

Mark has been involved with several outstanding residential projects throughout the Wood River Valley and Intermountain region.

Mark's designs have won numerous design awards from The American Institute of Architects and other professional associations. Such awards included a residence which won an "Award for Excellence" in design, given by the Idaho Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and a Regional Design Award from the National Association of Home Builders. Mark was involved with the design of the executive residence (Governor's Mansion) for the State of Idaho.

Mark was selected to provide design services for the Wood River Aquatic Center, a proposed new multi-pool indoor aquatic facility planned for Ketchum, Idaho. Also he has provided master planning services to the City of Ketchum for their Park and Ride Lot. With this master plan the city now learned how to fit three major recreational and arts facilities with parking on a limited site in a graceful manner. 

Mark has been a member of the design team for the development of the Hagadone Corporation's Coeur d'Alene East Resort development. This development included site and golf course master planning, clubhouse, restaurant, hotel and facilities design and cost evaluation.

Mark was the Project Architect for the Henley Aerodrome Museum of Transportation (now called the "Silverwood" Theme Park) in Athol, Idaho, and he has been an integral member of the design team for the Coeur d'Alene Greyhound Park.

Mark is professionally registered in Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming states and is NCARB certified. 

Mark is currently serving as a Commissioner on the Blaine County Planning and Zoning Commission.

He has served as an Advisory Council Member to the University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture and the Vice Chairman of the Sun Valley Planning and Zoning Commission for ten years.

Mark is a member of the American Institute of Architects where he served as the Chairman of the Summit 2000 Western International Design Awards Program, several State of Idaho AIA awards programs, (which he chaired), and he has also served as the President of the Idaho Mountain Chapter of The American Institute of Architects, for two terms.




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