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Mark Smeaton AIA, President

Mark grew up in the South Bay area of Los Angeles and received his professional architectural degree from Cal Poly Pomona.   He co-founded Crux Studio Inc. in 2004 after accumulating more than 26 years experience in designing and managing commercial, institutional and privately funded projects. His experience includes projects such as boutique office buildings, single and multi-family residential, industrial tilt-up, specialty retail and a child development center. Although Mark has a broad knowledge of construction technology, his true talent and creativity lie in architectural design.   He has been a registered architect in California since 1989 and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.  He was a 2000, 2009, co-chaired in 2011and is the current 2012 Chair of the Pasadena Foothill AIA Design Awards. Mark has also served as a studio jurist at Woodbury University College of Architecture.  Mark wishes he had more time to devote to his interest in photography as well as his passion for backpacking and fly fishing in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.