Mark Mulligan is Associate Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Design, where he has taught since 1996, and currently serves as Director of the Master in Architecture Degree Programs. He teaches courses in architectural technology, focusing on the relationship between design, detail, and construction. Course offerings include Building Technology and Innovative Constructions: cases from modern Japan. He has also offered design studios at the GSD, including a 2006 urban design studio in collaboration with Peter Rowe entitled Tokyo's New Order.
Mulligan founded his architectural practice in Cambridge in 1998 and has since designed houses, multifamily dwellings, and religious facilities in the greater Boston area as well as in his home state of Virginia, Hawaii, and Costa Rica. His houses have been published in Dwell, UME, and Fine Homebuilding magazines.
Prior to coming to Harvard, Mulligan worked for several years as a project architect at Maki and Associates in Tokyo, where he collaborated on the design and construction supervision of the Tokyo Church of Christ and Kirishima Concert Hall. He is currently editing a compilation of Fumihiko Maki's essays on architecture and the city, to be published by the MIT Press. Mulligan has written and published essays about contemporary Japanese architecture as well as translating Japanese authors into English. He serves on the Faculty Committee of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard.
Mulligan received his BA from Yale University and his MA with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.