Parade of Lights 2011 Halifax, Nova Scotia
This Project was done in collaboration with Clayton Blackman, Adam Palissero along with a design team of over forty talented architecture and engineering students at Dalhousie University. For the 2011 parade of lights the team wanted to push the concept for what an 'EcoFloat' could be. The seven orbs were powered by bikes and accompanied by the student design team, faculty and staff dancing and waving to christmas carols while interacting with the crowd, generously passing out high fives and smiles.
Earthlink Internet Cafe 2012 The Gambia, West Africa
This branding and design project was done by Mark while teaching architecture in The Gambia, West Africa.  The project included a redesign of the store front, company logo and business cards for a local internet cafe located along a busy highway.  To see an interesting animation about the project, click here. To see the 'making of' videos, click here.
Nocturne 2011: Surf's Up Halifax Nova Scotia
This project started as a material investigation, searching for an innovative way to build surf boards using common materials. The surf boards are made from standard 2 x 4s that were laminated together and then shaped with a CNC router. They were then sealed with fiberglass and resin to create small air pockets for buoyancy and light penetration. The tool paths for the mill were solved by using parametric logic. A black and white image of wood was rastered with three defined tool bits set as its parameters. The opportunity of using parametric design allows for an infinite amount of patterns to be used. 
The surf boards were first on exhibition for Nocturne Art at night 2011, and are now used to shred wakes on Lake Okanagan!
Collaborator: Clayton Blackman
 
Nocturne 2010: Lanterns  Halifax Nova Scotia
A series of projects made of wood were installed as lamps as part of Halifax's 2010 Nocturne: Art at Night.
Nocturne 2009: Lamella Archway, Light Grid Halifax Nova Scotia
(top) Coinciding with the building of the lamella in Ross Creek, the moch up for the project was displayed during Nocturne, acting as an archway and gateway to one of the courtyards where further artworks were displayed. 
(bottom) The second installation was done in collaboration with Mark Asteltine and Jen Kudlats.  The project is comprised of hundreds of glow sticks strung in a grid pattern over the lobby of the Dalhousie Architecture Building.  The grid pattern articulated the plane of two floors slabs across the open space of a large stairwell, also extending through the window to the outside.  The installation was temporal, lasting only as long as the lifespan of the glowsticks. 
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