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Mark R. Griffith Joins HLW International Los Angeles Office as Principal and Director

HLW Seeks Expansion in California with Griffith's Leadership

LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Mark R. Griffith, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has joined HLW International LLP as principal and director of the Los Angeles office.  In this role, Mark will lead the business development, operations and oversee the expansion of HLW's presence in California.  Mark brings more than 25 years of professional experience in the architecture and design profession. In recent years, Mark was responsible for the growth, business development and strategy of five principle markets: commercial, healthcare, education, federal and aviation.

Mark, a Los Angeles native, has worked throughout the United States and internationally through all phases of architectural design, including initial concept and design development and preparation of construction documents and construction support.  Mark began his career in Southern California. He has held various leadership positions at Parsons, Perkins + Will and Leo A Daly.

"Mark's addition to our team is another step toward HLW's commitment to Better Performance by Design," said Scott Springer, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, principal-in-charge, Los Angeles & Shanghai.  His combination of professional experience, business development and strong interpersonal skills are exceptional. With his leadership, I am confident that our Los Angeles office will continue to grow and develop as a formidable part of our international practice."

With expertise in architectural design, planning and development, Mark has been involved with a variety of buildings, such as health care, high-tech facilities and higher education projects. Mark specializes in commercial and hospitality/entertainment buildings.  Mark's hospitality and entertainment projects include the Hotel Bel Air, Jonathan Beach Club, Disney's Tower of Terror in Orlando, Sony's Metreon in San Francisco, Sony's Mediage in Tokyo and the Vdara Resort Hotel and Spa at City Center Las Vegas, a 57 story, 1,495-key boutique resort complex.

Mark received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and an MBA from California State University, Fullerton.  Mark is a member of the AIA, Urban Land Institute, Design Build Institute of America, Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association and the Themed Entertainment Association.  He is a LEED Accredited Professional.

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About HLW International, LLP

Sustaining a successful practice for over 128 years, HLW International provides comprehensive architecture, planning, interior design, and engineering services on many high-profile projects located throughout the United States and around the world. HLW maintains a global presence with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, London, and Shanghai. The firm designs buildings and interior places for a diverse portfolio of clients ranging from broadcast and media, financial corporations, technology companies, academic institutions, and multi-family and mixed-use buildings.

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