Frederick Marks, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Six Sigma Green Belt
Visiting Scholar and Research Collaborator
Regulatory Biology Laboratory
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, CA
Frederick Marks has been a licensed architect for over twenty-five years and has a planning & design specialty in healthcare and laboratory science facilities. He holds degrees in architecture and business administration with a major in real estate & urban land economics. Frederick currently serves as a Board Advisor to The American Institute of Architects in Washington, DC, on its Research Committee and its Knowledge Communities Committee. He is also an advisor to the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation- Delos Well Living Laboratory in Rochester, MN and the building systems organization ASHRAE. He is a founding Board member of ANFA, its former Chief Operating Officer and now president-elect. At Salk Institute, Frederick is working with a principal investigator to acquire data about the relationship between the human circadian system and exposure to natural and electric indoor lighting.
Knowledge has been and continues to be at the forefront of what makes professionals of architecture capable of accommodating the needs and wants of their clients and meeting the regulations & standards of the governing entities that apply. Understanding the basis by which human beings react to built environments and appropriately responding to these conditions is an emerging obligation. Through neuroscience and cognitive science research, there is an expectation that new understandings will surface about the interface between behavior and the components of architecture to enable the architect, through translation, to be more responsive and relevant in their design and practice.