Founding Principal, Mark Engberg, AIA, LEED AP, has 31 years of experience in the design profession, 21 of which have been completed as principal at COLAB Architecture + Urban Design. Engberg has a diverse portfolio of design work in the fields of urban design, architecture and brand inspired design. He was the recipient of the 1987 Boston Society of Architects sponsored Rotch Traveling Scholarship which afforded him the opportunity to study urban architecture and high density residential architecture in 14 countries from Great Britain to New Zealand. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Idaho in 1984 and his Master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Design in 1989 from Columbia University in New York City. He has spent much of his career working on large-scale architecture projects including projects in New York City, Hong Kong, Cairo, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, Portland, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
In 1994 Engberg established COLAB Architecture + Urban Design in Portland on the notion of establishing a firm with wide diversity in project type. The founding principle was: “Design Everything.” As principal and lead designer of the firm, he has produced architectural designs for clients such as Nike, ABC Television, Ferrari, E-Trade, Disney and Gatorade.
Engberg’s design work has been recognized in publications and through awards, including awards from the Portland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Boston Society of Architects. His residential work has recently been published in a book about Northwest regional design. His own residence is featured in a new book about American Mid-Century Modern ranch houses.