“I HAVE THE HIGHEST REGARD FOR MARK’S CONTRIBUTION AT THE MACK FOR ALL THESE YEARS. I HAVE SEEN HIS QUIET AND PROFOUND INFLUENCE ON GENERATIONS OF STUDENTS. ONE OF THE BEST TEACHERS I HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO WORK WITH.” Professor Dean Hawkes
As a tribute to Mark Baines, our much loved colleague and friend who sadly passed away in April 2020 after a ferocious battle with pancreatic cancer, we are gathering together memories of Mark from across the globe.
Mark taught at the School for over 30 years and influenced countless students and staff, as well as the school, and in turn architecture itself, throughout his career. Through his thoughtful, quiet and sensitive approach to teaching, and indeed to life, he was able to encourage students to take time to think and design buildings and spaces which were rooted in reality.
Mark developed a clear strategy to support this, the 6 C’s: Context, Content, Composition, Construction, Comfort and Communication. He later introduced Confidence to reinforce the need for his students to be proud of their work and achievements. These C’s have formed the foundation of much of the teaching we continue to do at the Mackintosh School of Architecture.
Mark will be greatly missed by MSA and by those he worked along side, as well as the generations of students that he taught. This is where you come in. If you would like to share your memories of Mark and let us know where you are now, please fill in this index and return to Missing in Architecture.
Thanking you in advance.