Mark Walsh-Cooke is principal and leader for the Boston office of the international engineering firm Arup. He has over 25 years of experience in mechanical engineering design, analysis, and construction. Mark attended University in Dundee, Scotland where he earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors in mechanical engineering. He has worked internationally in Arup's Sydney and London offices prior to joining the Boston office.
Mark is responsible for managing multidisciplinary project teams and designing a range of building services systems for buildings. These include offices, concert halls, healthcare facilities, laboratories, retail complexes, swimming pools, aquaria, cinema, museums, and a wide range of academic buildings, as well as specialist horticultural buildings with unique environmental controls.
He has particular experience in sustainable and environmentally responsible design for zero net energy buildings and is an expert in low energy design for existing buildings.
Mark is currently a board director for the American Council of Engineering Companies/MA. He is also a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers; the Institution of Mechanical Engineers; and the MA Zero Net Energy Advisory Committee and is an affiliate member of the Boston Society of Architects.
Mark has guest lectured at the BAC on an introduction to MEP Systems for architects and at Harvard University on the integration of the façade and the building comfort control system. He has also assisted in architectural student workshops at MIT.