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Mark McWilliams

Project Coordinator


I was raised in a rural town in northwestern Pennsylvania and am a first-generation college graduate. I started traveling the world in high school and became captivated by the diverse culture and architecture I experienced, which later inspired me to pursue the latter in my studies at The Pennsylvania State University. There, I was awarded a few accolades for my work, affirming that I had chosen the right path. Throughout my studies, I became heavily involved in AIAS (serving as Vice President from 2015-16, and President from 2016-17) as well as SEED (Students for Environmentally Enlightened Design), which focuses on sustainable design and community service. During my involvement I helped to complete a shipping container library for the African Library Project that was sent to Southern Africa. My goal for the future is to become a licensed architect as well as a sustainability advocate. Outside of work I love to do DIY projects, travel the world (when the budget permits) and be outside hiking, kayaking, or camping with family and friends.

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What's the most adventurous thing you have ever done?

My family and I went on an 8 mile hike through the Australian outback with no plan on how we were going to get back to the Sunshine Coast (a 45 minute drive, Uber was illegal) and almost ended up sleeping on a bus bench.

Dream Vacation you have never been?

It's a toss up between Machu Picchu, Dubai and Cairo.