My work history has given me a wide range of skills. Those experiences include high-rise beach front condominiums, multi-family residential, government, retail, and educational projects.

Mark Hawley

As a child my interest in architecture began during summer vacations at my grandparent’s home in Evreux, France. My grandfather was a design engineer who owned drafting tools that fascinated me. During following summer vacations to France, I discovered a country rich in architecture. I also discovered wine, cheeses, and especially le sauscisson sec.

I graduated from Rutherford High School in Panama City, Florida. In 1983 I received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. During summer and winter breaks from Auburn I worked with a Panama City firm designing beach houses and working on a large local campus project for Florida State University.

After graduating I looked to Nashville for my first full-time job. That firm was Kline Swinney Associates. After ten years I decided to try “the other side of the table.”

I took a position as Project Manager with Tennessee Board of Regents’ Middle Tennessee State University, and, after five years I became Project Manager at Austin Peay State University. In 2002 I returned home to Panama City and opened my own firm, The Associates Architects. In 2012 I joined forces with Kline Swinney Associates.

My work history has given me a wide range of skills. Those experiences include high-rise beach front condominiums, multi-family residential, government, retail, and educational projects. One of those educational projects included my award winning renovation of my 1960’s high school auditorium.

I enjoy participating in my community. I have served as the Chairman for Callaway, Florida Planning Board, volunteered for Florida’s Disaster Service Worker program and as an evaluator for the Safety Assessment program. I also was an officer in the Lion’s Club of Port St. Joe, Florida.