Mark W. Smith

registered architect

Years of Experience


Professional Registration

  • Registered ArchitectVirginia

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Board of Zoning Appeals for the City of LynchburgVice-Chairman
  • Board of Code Appeals for the City of LynchburgChairman
  • Lynchburg Fire Department MuseumBoard Member
  • Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church - Building CommitteeChair
  • Lynchburg Housing Collaborative Council


  • A.A.S. Degree in Drafting and Design Technology - Central Virginia Community College1981
  • EarthCraft Certification - Environmental Structural Building Strategy2015
  • 2012 Virginia Rehabilitation CodeSeptember 2016

Mark Smith is an Owner/Principal with Architectural Partners.  He has been with the firm since 1994.  He is responsible for project development and management beginning with design conceptualization, space analysis, master planning, construction documents, and continuing through construction administration.  With Mark’s background in historic structures and construction management, he has successfully led many projects through all stages of planning, design, and construction administration. In conjunction with overseeing these processes, he researches building codes, AIA contracts, and project manual documents to insure the clients’ quality and safety standards will be met.  Mark has experience working in many different types Owner/Contractor/Designer teams to deliver projects to suit the owner’s requirements.  Mark’s commitment to meeting our client’s specific needs and his involvement in our community is valued asset to our firm.

  • What is an interesting fact about you? 200 lbs
  • What Non-Profit do you support? Salvation Army
  • If you could create an undiscovered Crayola crayon color, what would it be? Camo
  • What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Motorcycle riding with my buddies
  • What is your favorite season? Spring
  • What is your favorite food? Steak
  • Choose a movie title for the story of your life. Dumb and Dumber
  • If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Baja
  • If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be? Play banjo
  • What is your favorite quote? "When in doubt, gas it" -unkown