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Mark Parry

Member Since: May 14, 1999

Company Information

Idea Studios
Professional Title: Architect


Company Information

IDEA Studios creates properties of distinction through the integration of architecture, interiors, and landscape with time-honored design principles, contemporary green technologies and regional sensibilities.

Studio projects include residential, specialty commercial and hospitality properties. We specialize in historic rehabilitation and transformational renovations.

IDEA Studios’ design principles, attention to detail and regional sensibilities have proven to travel well with an extended client base from Hawaii to Maine. We have Ideas and will travel.

Our sensitive, collaborative architectural services produce highly personal, artful designs for individuals and businesses. With a heritage of artisan architects our practice is built on a sound, balanced philosophy of design. Our hybrid design/build team process creates a whole greater than the sum of it’s parts.

IDEA Studios passionate approach offers a commitment to service and provides ultra custom designs for the work place, home and leisure.




Contact Information

Primary Email: mark@ideastudios.com

About Mark Parry

Wm. Mark Parry AIA is a practicing architect and enthusiastic educator in architectural history. He founded IDEA Studios in 1988 and created www.artisanarchitecture.com  a web based design/build alliance in 2013  for preserving, promoting and providing the art and craft of architecture.

Mark is a Federally Qualified Historical Architect and Architectural historian. He established his sustainable, site driven principals while studying for his concurrent degrees in Architecture and Interior Architecture at Arizona State University.   Mark interned, (and was later added as staff,) with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in Scottsdale, AZ.   Mark was mentored by Calvin C. Straub, FAIA, Dean of Architecture at USC and ASU (1920-1998). Calvin was a second generation Artisan Architect and an inventor of mid-century modernism from whom Mark gained his continued appreciation for the art and craft of Architecture.

Mark believes real passion for architecture is caught, not taught and practices sustainable, site driven design principals. He shares his love of architectural history and artisan architecture through his seminars, lectures, courses, tours and architectural practice.