Mark's family first came to Arrowtown for the gold rush in 1864, before settling in all corners of the district. This connection to the land, has instilled a desire to create work that is to be proud of.
Mark has been an Architect in the Queenstown region since 2001. He originally worked for Queenstown’s first Architect John Blair where he learnt his craft and became the lead architect on many of John’s most extensive local houses, and winery projects.
Mark set up his own practice Mark Read Architect in 2011. In 2013 he joined Siân to create Team Green Architects.
Mark is passionate about retaining the beauty of this incredible place, where he has spent the majority of his life, by creating architecture that reflects the local vernacular and is specific to both brief & place.