Over more than 30 years of practice, Mark Bunnell has built a reputation for thoughtful design of streetscapes, imaginative public places and campus landscapes. His work focuses on enhancing sense of place, strengthening social fabric, and preserving ecologically sensitive and historic landscapes. Environmental stewardship has been a touchstone of his work, and he brings a thorough understanding of sustainable design techniques to every project.
Mr. Bunnell brings creativity and technical expertise to every project. His ability to collaborate with others–including engineers, architects, and artists–has contributed to his success leading numerous technically complex and prominent projects involving large multidisciplinary teams.
Among a broad range of projects completed locally and around the country, notable work includes collaborative public art projects such as Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids designed with artist Maya Lin; Frederick Douglass Circle, designed with artist Algernon Miller; Harriet Tubman Plaza with artist Alison Saar; and Forsyth Plaza with artist Xu Bing. Among other notable public plaza and streetscape projects are Pershing Square West in Manhattan and Fowler Square in Brooklyn. His campus work includes design of Grabois Quadrangle and Arts Walk at Colgate University, as well as several projects at both Sarah Lawrence College and Trinity College that have dramatically transformed those campuses. Notable adaptive restoration projects include Central Park’s northwest gate, Morningside Park in Harlem, and the Lion House at the Bronx Zoo.
Mr. Bunnell is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Oregon. He has lectured for courses at Columbia University and other institutions on the subject of sustainable site design. He also teaches a course in Landscape Design History for the New York Botanical Garden.