Mark Jolicoeur

Principal, Chicago

As a young boy Mark would intently watch the hustle and bustle of construction sites near his home in the Chicago suburbs, collecting bits of site debris to later turn into his own creations. Mark realized early on that he is a doer: solving client problems has kept him passionate about the industry for over thirty years.

Mark works with a variety of public and private institutional clients, with deep experience on projects ranging from single additions to complex multi-school construction efforts.

Mark’s work philosophy is all about relationships. “When there’s a tough issue, you want Mark Jolicoeur on your side,” says his wife. He enjoys building trust as a friend and advisor to his colleagues and clients, and strives to advocate for their needs.

When asked what’s most fun about architecture, Mark says “It’s a puzzle. We’re taking a variety of components and then creating a final picture. Except you’re not just putting them together, you’re creating the pieces first, and then putting them together.”

Mark and his wife
Fun fact
Fun Fact

Mark draws inspiration from being active, bicycling, traveling and playing drums in a band with his wife.

“Life ain’t no dress rehearsal: enjoy it now.”

Favorite saying from Mark’s uncle

Case Western
Tinkham Veale University Center, Cleveland, Ohio Case Western Reserve University
Social Commitment

Mark has served as a board member for a number of social service agencies and is a leader of the firm’s Social Purpose Group. This commitment to giving back is a testament to his ability to serve his clients, his colleagues, and his community.

Deer Path Middle School “The Cube,” Lake Forest, IL
Recipient the Outstanding Project award from Learning by Design Magazine, and the Award of Distinction from the Illinois Association of School Boards Exhibition of Educational Environments.

Mark's Featured Work

Tinkham Veale University Aerial
Case Western Reserve University Tinkham Veale University Center
Cleveland, Ohio
University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Building
Cincinnati, Ohio
Lisle Elementary School
Lisle, Illinois