AIA, LEED® AP, Design Director
As a design director in SOM’s Chicago office, Mark Nagis serves as team leader and oversees design strategy for commercial, hospitality, residential, and mixed-use projects varied in location, size, and complexity. His work elevates the intention of the client through a lens of collaboration, sustainability, and clarity that is consistent with SOM's ethos. Through every project phase, Nagis works alongside clients and project stakeholders to communicate milestones and achieve project objectives.
Nagis joined SOM in 2008, following design positions with architecture firms in Los Angeles and Chicago, where his work ranged from master planning and construction administration to large-scale mixed-use projects and public spaces. From 2006 to 2016, Nagis also taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology, advancing education and research for digital technologies and design thinking. Nagis also brings his passion for design innovation and collaboration beyond the office, serving as a guest critic and lecturer for a variety of organizations and institutions.