Mark Lakeman, Firm Principal & Lead Designer

Mark is a national leader in the development of sustainable public places. In the last decade his work has resulted in more than one hundred and twenty new community-generated public places in Portland, Oregon alone. Through his leadership in Communitecture and it’s 501©3 affiliate The City Repair Project he has also been instrumental in the development of dozens of participatory design projects and organizations across the United States and Canada. Mark works with governmental leaders, community organizations, and institutions in many diverse communities.


Presentations and Workshops by Mark Lakeman (Partial List):

  • Dwell Magazine, 1st Speaker, Sustainable Design Conference, San Fran, 2007
  • Keynote Speaker, Arts & Cultural Development Conference – Michigan, 2007
  • 2010 Olympic Facility Designs – Presentations & Facilitation, Whistler, BC, 2006
  • US Green Building Council, Keynote Presentation – Annual CA Conf, 2005
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Conf. – Sustainable Visioning, 2005
  • The City Repair Project, Oversight for more than 150 projects, 1996 – 2010


Patrick Donaldson, Project Architect

Patrick Donaldson is a registered architect in Oregon and Alaska. He has a diverse background working with many project types, including interpretive museums with extensive public programs and spaces, retail facilities, emergency response structures, and affordable family housing. Patrick has a Masters of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and Bachelor Degrees in Art History and Architectural Studies. Patrick has also studied in Europe and performed community development work in Nepal where he has assisted communities by designing and building schools out of locally available materials.