Mark Busse has joined MGA Architecture in Vancouver as the new director of brand, culture, and community. Busse is a communication strategist and designer specialized in fostering community engagement as a catalyst for positive change.
Busse will play a key role in honing the studio’s capabilities to meet the needs of community-focused projects from both a strategic engagement and social sustainability standpoint.
“As a studio, we are passionate advocates of sustainable solutions to climate change and the built environment has a crucial role to play—for us, serving our community and delivering projects that are sustainable from the environmental and social point of view are our most important goals. We focus our design work on projects that have an impact globally, and since 2012 that has taken shape in low-carbon, mass timber design, and innovation. We are very excited to have Mark join our team at this pivotal moment as we continue the momentum and explore the massive potential of engaging further with our community and how local impact affects global change,” said Natalie Telewiak, principal at MGA.
Busse is a graduate of UBC’s Visual Arts Program and TWU’s School of Business. He is a certified graphic designer and fellow of the Graphic Designers of Canada. He was co-founder and managing director of Industrial Brand. Prior to joining MGA, Busse was a director at HCMA Architecture + Design, where he led their TILT Curiosity Labs initiative. Busse is a Dialogue Associate with the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
“After more than a decade of guiding strategy and communications in the AEC sector, I am excited to become part of MGA’s evolving story about the power of design and architecture to create social good,” commented Busse on his new role. “And I am thrilled to support the MGA team as it develops deeper connections with the local community, inspiring current and future generations to tackle the pressing issues of our time through the power of sustainable and meaningful design.”