Mark G. FeinknopfEmeritus Member

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In 1963, Mark G. Feinknopf, AIA, graduated from Harvard University with a Master of Architecture degree. Returning to Columbus, he joined his father’s firm and taught architecture at The Ohio State University for five years. Mark had a fascination with public transportation, producing an extensive plan for a downtown transportation hub in Columbus as his master’s thesis, a plan that received renewed interest in the 1990s. In a newspaper article, Mark commented, “Some people in this community would like to think I am a visionary … but our job as architects is to help people create futures.” Though Mark Jr. had worked as a carpenter’s apprentice and an architectural draftsman for the firm, it was not until after his graduation from Harvard that he became a true partner to his father. To reflect this change, the firm became Mark Feinknopf & Associate in 1965. In 1999, Mark became an emeritus member of the firm. He is now a recognized facilitator of the Georgia Network for Nonviolent Communication working through an organization called Sacred Space.


  • Harvard University
    Master of Architecture, 1963
  • Yale University
    Bachelor of Science (Industrial Administration)