Mark Cuellar established his architectural practice in Chicago in 2002, and gained recognition as a specialist in single-family residential and commercial interiors. Award-winning projects have been located world-wide, with projects throughout the US, Australia, Angola, and the Middle East.
After 10 years of business, Mark put the company on hold and joined a long-time client, Argo Tea Cafe, as a full-time development specialist helping to build the brand from the 2nd location to over 60 locations world-wide. Responsibilities expanded outside of typical architectural duties to that of construction management, project management, and cross-functional team leadership.
Having relocated to Southern California in 2015, Mark is now focusing on select residential projects and commercial design and development consulting with a focus on brand, experience, and place-making.
Bachelor of Architecture, 1995, The University of Texas at Austin
Licensed Architect in California (C-37800) Illinois (001-017862) & New York (033700)
LEED Accredited Professional
Chicago Registered Energy Professional
Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), National & Long Beach/South Bay Chapters
Member, Project Management Institute (PMI)
AWARDS / PUBLICATIONS / SEMINARS:
“Green Airplane Rating” in recognition of sustainability leadership for Argo Tea Cafe
AIA Chicago Honor Award for Interior Architecture for Touch Salon
Speaker at AIA Illinois PDC, On the Home Front: Current Residential Design
AIA Chicago Interior Architecture Award for I&S Residence
Mark A Cuellar, AIA, LEED AP
Southern California & elsewhere