Gangi Architects is the design division of Gangi Development. The Studio operates as an open network where collaboration is celebrated in all areas of design, construction, and development industry. The fundamentals of architecture design (scale, program, site, type, and scope) are explored and developed into sensitive resolutions. Our work emphasizes a procession of sequential spaces, the translation of energy into form, and the use of beauty as a solution generator.

MARK GANGI AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Formed Gangi Architects as a division of Gangi Development in 1990, and is currently Vice President, Chief of Design.  Internship served under the direction of Panos Koulermos FAIA.  Worked on project team in Studio Koulermos and was involved in many projects ranging from Europe to Asia.  Exhibitions of the Studio’s work in New York at Cooper Union, and Venice, Italy at the Masieri Foundation. Worked on design team for the Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy.  Worked on two Architecture Books: 20th Century European Rationalism and Panos Koulermos, Architect.  Recently involved in Panos Koulermos – the Complete Works by the Academy of Architecture, Switzerland.  Personally designed over 50 projects ranging from Urban Design of Mixed – Use Main Streets and Town Squares to complex technical production of Environmental Analytical Laboratories.

Above: Frank Gallo, Panos Koulermos and Mark Gangi in Venice, Italy 

Recently completed construction of the Museum of Water + Life, with Michael Lehrer FAIA, which is a 17 acre museum campus with two museum facilities, museum store, museum cafe, research facility, and conference center.  Project is Design + Build and is performed under a joint venture partnership, Lehrer Gangi Design + Build.  Focus of project is Sustainability Research and Education.  The Museum of Water + Life has been rated LEED Platinum – the highest rating possible under the LEED rating system.

Consulting Architect for Moule + Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists – Design Team member for Uptown Whittier Specific Plan Charette, Design Team member for Sarasota Florida Specific Plan Charette.   Architect of Burbank Classical Arts Center – Performing Arts / Dance / Music / Radio Station / Mixed Use Facility in Downtown Burbank.

Adjunct Professor University of Southern California School of Architecture from Fall 2006 – 2009, 2011

Research

Formed GreenLaden 2009 – Research, Green Retrofit, Energy Analysis with Thomas Spiegelhalter RA, EU, ISES, SBSE, LEED

Summer ‘07 – Conducted Survey and Curator of Show titled ‘Spotlight on Modernism’ – a Survey of Modern Architecture in the Pasadena Foothill Chapter Area of the AIA.

Professional

AIACC – Liaison to California Department of Water Resources 2012, 2013

Chair 2013 AIAPF Leadership Committee

Committee 2013 AIA Leadership Institute

Committee 2011, 2012, 2013 – AIA Center For Civic Leadership

Committee 2010 – AIA Civic Engagement / Leadership Network

Chairman and Founder 2010 to present – Citizen Architect Committee AIA – Pasadena & Foothill Chapter (AIAPF)

President 2009 AIAPF

AIACC (California Council) Board Member 2008

Board Member 2008 to 2012 – AEB Architecture Evaluation Board County of Los Angeles

Board Member 2008 to 2010 – ACE/LA Architecture Construction Engineering Mentor Program

Vice President 2008 / President Elect 2009 AIAPF

Secretary and Co-Treasurer 2007 AIAPF

Chairman of 2006 Design Awards AIAPF

Finance Committee 2006/2007 AIAPF

Chairman of Audit Committee AIAPF

Chairman 2007 of Spotlight on Modernism Committee AIAPF

USC Architecture Guild since 1990

Member of the American Institute of Architects since 1990

Licensure

Licensed Architect in California – since 1997 License number C27202

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards NCARB Certified

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional 2.2

Education

Bachelor of Architecture 1990

University of Southern California School of Architecture

Honors

AIA California Council John. S. Bolles Fellow

Dean’s List University of Southern California School of Architecture

Gamma Sigma Alpha – All Greek Honors Society

Awards and Publications

Honor Award for Excellence in Design, The American Institute of Architects California Council    2009

Honor Award for Excellence in Design, The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles    2008

Honor Award for Excellence in Design, The American Institute of Architects Pasadena Foothill Chapter    2007

Merit Award for Savings by Design, The American Institute of Architects California Council    2008

Green Good Design Award®, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and  Design, The European Centre for

Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd.,    2009

LEED Platinum Certification, United States Green Building Council    2008

Honor Award, Architectural Foundation of Los Angeles Design Green Awards    2008

American Architecture Award®, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and

Design, The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd.,    2008

The American Institute of Architects California Council    2008

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles    2008

Beyond Green™ High Performance Building Award, Sustainable Building Industry Council    2007

The American Institute of Architects Pasadena Foothill Chapter    2007

Gold Nugget Grand Award for Excellence and Value for the Best Sustainable Commercial Project, PCBC    2007

Merit Award for Best Public/Private Special Use Facility, Pacific Coast Builders Conference    2007

Books work published in

Sustainable Energy Systems in Architectural Design – A Blueprint for Green Building: Dr. Peter Gevorkian; McGraw Hill; pgs 48, 71-74

Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering – The Complete Green Building Design Resource: Dr. Peter Gevorkian; McGraw Hill; pgs 81-87

Solar Power in Building Design – The Engineers Complete Design Resource: Dr. Peter Gevorkian; McGraw Hill; 127-131, 196-208

1000x Architecture of the Americas  Book  Verlagshaus Braun (Publisher)  Water + Life Museums and Campus 

GREEN Architecture Now!    Book    Taschen Publishing

Ecological Architecture    Book    Braun Publishing.   

 Recent Publications

2006    November    USGBC – LA.org; “USGBC – LA Case Study: Diamond Valley Lakes Museum and Campus”; DVL

2007    February    LA Architect; Site profile”, DVL

2007    April    ArchNewsNow.com; “Water + Life: Diamond Valley Water + Life Museums Campus by Lehrer + Gangi Design

2007    May    The Architect’s Newspaper; “Supersized and Sustainable”

2007    May    Azure magazine   “Forms & Functions: Green Museums in the Golden State”

+ Build”

2007    July    GreenSource; July 2007; “A Desert Oasis: Case Study – Water + Life Museum Complex”

2007    July    California Home + Design;“View: Water + Life Museum Complex”

2007    August    Worth : “Que Syrah, Syrah”

2007    August    Building Design + Construction:  “Two Museums, One story”;

2007    Fall    Architect Product Spec Guide; “Water+Life Campus”

2008     August    International New Architecture,“Water+Life Museum and Campus”

2008     July/August    Glendale Business “Gangi Development / Architects garner top ‘green’ award”

2008     April    Curbed SF  “Game Over: Renzo’s Academy Lost the LEED Race”

2008    April    USGBC Newsletter; “Desert Museum Complex Receives LEED Platinum”

2008    April    ArchitectureWeek.com    website    N/A    People & Places

2008    April    TheSlatinReport.com    website    Peter Slatin    Gold Star for LEED Platinum Museum

2008    April    Inhabitat.com    website    Mike Chino    The World’s First LEED Platinum Museum

2008    April    TalkGreen.ca    website    Mike Chino    The World’s First LEED Platinum Museum

2008    April    Digg.com    website    Mike Chino    Water + Life Complex: World’s First LEED Platinum Museum

2008    April    Real Estate Journal    Newspaper  Water + Life Museums Certified LEED Platinum

2008    May    DBUrbanDesign.com    website  The First LEED Platinum Museum

2008    May    LucasKrech.com    website    Lucas Krech    Museums go solar

2008    June    Metropolitan Home    Magazine    Katherine Lagomarsino    Forces of Nature “2008 Year’s Best Design 100”

2008    June    New York Times    Newspaper    Felicity Barringer    The New Trophy Home, Small and Ecological

2008    June    Interior Design    Magazine   A Desert Oasis

2008    June    archinnovations.com    website    Kim Tran    AIA/LA Architecture Awards

2008    June    Eco-Structure Magazine    Magazine      Museums Secure Platinum Rating

2008    June    AIArchitect.com    website    Zach Mortice    Next to a Real Oasis, the Water + Life Museums Offer a Refuge of Sustainable Design

2008    June    California Real Esate Journal    Magazine   Southern People

2008    July    Space    Magazine  The Wisdom Oasis: Lessons on water and life in a sustainable environment

2008    July    FloorBiz.com    website   SBIC Announces its 2008 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building Awards Program

2008    July    Buildings    Magazine   Desert Museum Complex Receives LEED Platinum

2008    July    The Architects Newspaper    Newspaper   The Green Museums

2008    July    arcCA    Magazine    Michael Lehrer    What’s Love Got to Do with It?

2008    July/Aug    Fabric Architecture    Magazine    Platinum Green

2008    August    ArchitectureWeek.com    website    Leigh Christy    Desert Museums in Platinum

2008    August    AmericanArchitectureAwards.com    website    2008 American Architecture Awards

2008    August    Magazine  Water + Life Museums and Campus

2008    September    Form    Magazine  AIA Design Awards Honor

2008    October    Architecture Week.com    website    Brian Libby    Los Angeles AIA Awards 2008

2008    November    InteriorDesign.net    website    Mairi Beautyman    USGBC’s LEED 2009 Approved

2008    November    Environmental Design + Construction    Magazine  Water + Life Museums and Campus

2008    November    1000x Architecture of the Americas  Book  Verlagshaus Braun (Publisher)  Water + Life Museums and Campus

2008    December    Western Real Estate News    Newspaper   Lehrer + Gangi Receives ‘Design/Green’ Honor Award

2009    January    Sources & Design    Magazine   Swatches

2009    January   Inland Empire Business Journal,  “Real Estates Notes”

2008/2009    Winter    PREPTalk, “Design Excellence for a Sustainable Future”

2009    April     Moto Trend Magazine,    Magazine        “The Birth of a Notion,”

2009    April    GREEN Architecture Now!    Book    Taschen Publishing.

2009    July    Ecological Architecture    Book    Braun Publishing.

2009    December    Museum Design Lab    Magazine        Energizing Museum

2009    Braun, Germany    Desert Architecture

2009    July    Ecological Architecture        Braun; Germany

2009    3rd Quarter    arcCA    Magazine        2009 AIACC Design Awards: Honor Award For Architecture

2009    September    Deutsche Bauzeitung             Trends Energie: Nachhaltigkeit Im Vergleich

2009    December    Nachhaltiger.net;    Online        Energizing Museums

2010    Azur, Hong Kong    Magazine        Best Selection of Shanglin

2010    February    TheArchitect’sNewspaper.com    Online        News: Sourced Up

2010    October    Western Real Estate News            Radiant Systems Beginning to Supplant Conventional HVAC