Design Director & Founder of Studio Mark
Courtney Mark's reputation in the lighting design industry is built on performance, trust, and, most importantly, creativity. Mark loves the world of architecture and design and is incredibly proud to be part of it. "There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a project you envision come to life".
Over the past 18 years, she has played a leading role in the design, management, and construction of over 38 high profile and award-winning projects spanning the GCC, North America, Central America, and Asian markets. Although shifting her primary focus to hospitality lighting design in 2007, Ms. Mark has collaborated on projects in a range of sectors throughout her career including landscape, master planning, city beautification, commercial, and high-end residential.
Six years after leaving New York’s vibrant lighting design scene to establish and run CD+M’s designated hospitality lighting design studio in Dubai in 2013, Ms. Mark widens her umbrella back out to the global design industry with the launch of her own lighting design practice.
STUDIO MARK is a Full & Select Service Lighting Design Practice with a focus on Hospitality and Refurb. We provide Lighting Design services from Concept/Schematic Design through Construction Administration. Through our collective backgrounds in architecture, Interior design, and fine arts. We contribute a unique and comprehensive design approach that is aesthetically grounded in international architectural and visual design vocabularies.
The launch of STUDIO MARK has come after witnessing first-hand the shift in the local design market over the years. In a 21st-century design market, we realize that designing and building beautiful solutions isn't enough. We partner with the top and forward-thinking creatives in the design industry. And we are proud to be part of their teams.
Prior to joining CD+M, Ms. Mark held a Senior Designer position with Reveal Design Group for two years and spent eight years as a Senior Designer and Associate with AWA Lighting Designers, leading the firm’s newest international design studio in New Delhi, India. Her work is frequently published in trade publications across the globe.