Mark Macek man outside smilingMark Maček has designed and built furniture under the name Maček Furniture Company since 1995. The firm specializes in custom-made, one-off projects for residences, businesses, schools, and religious institutions. In 1990, Mark earned a Bachelor of Architecture from U.T. Austin, and afterward, apprenticed with master craftsman Louis Fry. Maček Furniture Company launched production lines at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), in 2005 and 2006. Mark has built furniture in collaboration with Andersson Wise Architects, Larry Speck, Page, Miro Rivera, Alterstudio, Pollen Architects, Furman Keil, Paul Lamb, Gensler, Dutch artist Maarten Baas, and the National Football League. In 2013, the Texas Society of Architects awarded Mark the Artisan Honor Award for a career of making. He has participated in group design exhibitions at the Mebane Gallery, Gallery Lombardi, Design Within Reach, and Cloud Tree Studios. Mark is a member of the Guild of Austin Artisans, a local organization seeking a renaissance of architectural ornament and handcraft. Mark has taught woodworking and furniture design at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture, since the fall of 2006, and he is grateful for every day that he teaches.