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MKThink Team

 

MARK MILLER

Mark Miller is an accomplished creative, entrepreneurial professional who founded and led the award winning businesses MKThink and Project FROG. He has an impressive history serving multiple corporate leadership roles including Founder, Chairman and CEO positions steering the companies to commercial and industry respected success.

Trained as an architect and planner, Mark excels at generating and connecting building, environment, human behavior and technology thought leadership – particularly for strategic assignments that require integrated creativity, vision and practical implementation.

Mark has recently returned to the leadership of MKThink as CEO and is also the Director of the newly created Innovation Studio. From a professional services platform, MKT integrates Research, Analysis, Planning, Design and Technical Services to provide thoughtful solutions to contemporary building issues and opportunities.

Prior, Mark founded and served as CEO of the successful clean tech start-up company Project FROG, Inc. (Flexible Response to Ongoing Growth). He successfully launched Project FROG in 2006 leading the company to successful venture-company backing and early-stage commercial success. His work at FROG also includes innovative designs and technology that have gained recognition across the globe.

 

STEVE KELLEY

Steve Kelley brings nearly 30 years of architectural and planning experience to his role as Principal & Co-founder of MKThink and he leads the firm’s Architecture Studio and firm’s overall design vision. He remains at the forefront of the industry with his insightful understanding of complex design issues and the numerous design awards Steve’s projects have received speak for his design skills and creativity.

Additionally, Steve is a Co-Founder of Project Frog, Inc. and brings a global perspective to a wide range of projects, having designed numerous large-scale urban projects nationally as well as in Asia, Latin America and Europe.

 

NATE GOORE

Nate’s diverse work history gives him a multifaceted background spanning architecture, information technology, banking, marketing and product development.

Throughout his career Nate has worked with Fortune 100 clients in the retail, financial, and manufacturing sectors, as well as many leading academic institutions. His primary focus is on integrating business processes, technology, and organizational changes with the physical environment to create lasting economic value. As Principal at MKTHINK, Nate oversees strategic initiatives, combining his diverse consulting backgrounds to develop high value solutions for our clients.

After graduating from Cornell University with a B.A. in Psychology, Nate completed his Masters in Architecture at Harvard University.

 

MATTHEW PIETRAS

A licensed architect in New York and California, Matt joined MKThink in 2003 after cutting his teeth in the Big Apple at Mitchell/Giurgola Architects. As Director of Architecture at MKThink, Matt has developed a strong track record leading multi-disciplinary teams through technically complex projects and approvals processes. His organization, methodical approach, and comprehensive knowledge of building codes and standards ensure high-quality and effective project delivery. And, with an eye on the big picture at all times, Matt’s savvy and smarts allow him to guide his teams to produce the best and highest results to handle each client’s challenges.

In similar stride, Matt also dedicates himself to community involvement and mentorship. He has brought his architectural background to numerous pro bono endeavors, including the NAACP, New York’s La Casita Women’s Shelter, and San Francisco’s Koshland Park Improvements. He also advises burgeoning architects through their internships, has presented on a variety of technical topics, and has served on architectural juries at UC Berkeley’s Department of Architecture and at the San Francisco Academy of Art.

 

SIGNO UDDENBERG

With a background in sustainable engineering and human-centered design, Signo brings technical expertise to projects intersecting human behavior and the environment.  His particular focus is on understanding how physical environments affect user choices and activity patterns. Having completed several user-design projects in conjunction with the Hassno-Plattner Institute of Design (d.School), Signo enjoys the process of uncovering the needs and insights that forecast human choices, and he works to map those insights to design decisions. Recently he completed a month-long field research project in the Philippines studying the inter-relationship among energy use, facility orientation & typology, and user activities. Signo holds a BA in Natural Science from Pepperdine, a BS in Civil Engineering from USC, and a MSc in Sustainable Design & Construction from Stanford.