Mark Boekenheide, AIA, LEED, is Senior Vice President for Related Companies, one of the nation’s premier real estate development firms. Headquartered in New York City, the firm develops luxury residential, retail, hospitality and mixed-use developments, including the Time Warner Center in New York City.
After graduating from Syracuse University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, Mark spent the majority of his architectural career with Brennan Beer Gorman Architects. In 1989, Mark relocated to Washington, DC to open and manage the first new office for the firm, where as Managing Partner he oversaw the Hospitality Design Studio within the office, as well as day-to-day management of the office and business development activities.
In 2005, Mark joined Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, an operator of ultra-luxury hotels, as Vice President of Design and Construction. In this position Mark was responsible for working with Rosewood’s development partners and property owners to provide Technical Design Services, which included project programming and planning, feasibility studies, and design team management. During Mark’s tenure at Rosewood, he oversaw the design of the Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta, the Rosewood Sand Hill in Palo Alto, California, the Rosewood Mayakoba, in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, as well as several renovations to Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Cabo, Mexico and Jumby Bay in Antigua.
In 2007, Mark joined Related, and has overseen the design and development of the Viceroy Snowmass, a 150-key luxury hotel located in Colorado; and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a 3000-key, 6.5 million square foot casino resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Currently he is the Senior Director of Design and Construction for Hudson Yards, a 13 million square foot mixed use development of office, retail, residential and hotel uses. In this role he directs all design consultants, coordinates with the general contractor and all city agencies, and monitors budget and design schedule compliance.
Mark is a registered Architect, an NCIDQ-certified Interior Designer, and a LEED-Accredited design professional. He has taught at the Harvard Design School’s Executive Education Program on Hospitality Design and Development, and at the Corcoran College of Art and Design’s Master's of Interior Design program.