Mark D. Stumer is one of the founding principals at Mojo Stumer Associates Architects. He has practiced architecture as a principal for over 30 years. Before the formation of Mojo Stumer Associates Architects, he worked for a New York City architectural firm where he was lead designer on many award-winning projects.
Mr. Stumer sees architecture as an entire design process where the architectural design does not end with a building form but must include the function and aesthetics of the interiors for the project to be complete. His expertise in architectural design, interiors, and project management enabled Mojo Stumer Associates Architects to develop into the organization it is today. His responsibilities, besides his architectural projects, include design development and interior design, marketing, social networking, public relations, and firm management. He was instrumental in starting the Interiors Department at Mojo Stumer Associates Architects 22 years ago, takes pride in its present status, and has an active role in its design direction and daily management.
Mr. Stumer graduated Pratt Institute in 1974 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and became a Registered Architect in 1979. He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects, National Association; American Institute of Architects, New York/Long Island Chapter; New York State Society of Registered Architects; and Architectural League of New York. He is a member in good standing with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and is registered in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
As a firm principal and respected design leader in the field, he has been asked to lecture at many design and institutional functions. He has donated his time to educate elementary school students to the wonder of architecture.
Mr. Stumer presently sits on the board of the Architectural Landmarks Commission for Kings Point, New York, and in 2013, he was appointed to the Planning Commission. He serves as a board member of the Great Neck Arts Center and was a Trustee for nine years and head of the Building Committee at Temple Beth El of Great Neck, one of the largest Reform Congregations in the country. He was a board member of Engineers Country Club for over six years and led their construction campaign as trustee and architect.
In 2005, Mr. Stumer was very proud to be appointed to the Board of Trustees of Pratt Institute, one of the nation’s leading architectural schools and his alma mater. In 2010, he was appointed chair of the Building & Grounds Committee.
He has been recognized for his charitable work by being the honoree of the Tilles Center “Swing for Kids” Golf Outing, the Great Neck Arts Center Gala, and the Temple Beth El Golf Outing.
In recent years, Mr. Stumer has revitalized his passion for photography and has become an accomplished photographer, photographing many Mojo Stumer projects. His architectural photographs have recently been widely published.