Principal Profile: Mark Hornberger, FAIA

Mark Hornberger, FAIA

Founding Principal

As Principal-in-Charge of Design, Mark Hornberger is responsible for the coordination and management of Hornberger + Worstell’s planning and design effort for all major projects, focusing on mixed-use, hospitality, multi-family residential, corporate office and higher education projects. In addition, he leads the permit approval processing and public review efforts of the firm.

Over the last two decades, Mr. Hornberger and his design team have completed over forty major projects. These designs are focused on sites across North America, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim/Asia.

Mr. Hornberger’s architecture consistently employs regional materials and geographically inspired forms to provide work environments, recreational amenities, lodging, dining, and meeting/gathering spaces. His gracious projects, with their focus on the relationship of the buildings to the landscape and cityscape, provide inviting access to scenic and city resources in a variety of urban and resort locales.

He combines his expert knowledge of mixed-use requirements with the firm’s regionalist sensitivity to context and materials. The projects derive their distinct identities from the thoughtful and innovative use of building materials and skilled local labor brought together with a considered use of advanced construction techniques.

The sense of place in his projects is heightened by an ability to achieve a seamless interplay between inside and out—his trademark “livable landscape.” He pioneered the design of outdoor function spaces and water features as integrated extensions of the architecture, allowing users and visitors to enjoy fully the unique climate, light and vistas of a particular region throughout the individual properties.

The success of his projects has won Mr. Hornberger the respect of his peers in the development and hospitality communities, where he speaks on design related issues for organizations such as the Urban Land Institute, Resort Forum. He has chaired the Design Awards Committee of the AIA California Council, and, from 1992 to 1994, he was Chair of the Architecture and Design Forum of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He was Chair of the AIA Capital Forum, is a past Director of both AIA San Francisco Chapter and the AIA California Council and is current Chair of the AIACC Task Force on CEQA reform.

Selected Academic Projects:

University Student Union, CSU San Marcos, San Marcos, California
Luskin Conference and Guest Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, California
Rosen Student Center, Stevenson School, Pebble Beach, California
Atwood Residence Hall, Stevenson School, Pebble Beach, California
North Quad Student Housing, California State University, Monterey Bay, California
Student Union Addition, California State University East Bay, Hayward, California

Selected Historic Rehabilitation Projects:

The Ahwahnee Hotel Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan, Yosemite National Park, California
The Olympic Club, San Francisco, California
Hotel Del Coronado Renovation and North Beach Village, Coronado, California
Fairmont Heritage Place at Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, California
Westin St. Francis Clock Bar, San Francisco, California

Selected Hospitality Projects:

The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, California
W Hotel, San Francisco, California
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa, Indian Wells, California
Omni Hotel and Metropolitan Residences, San Diego, California