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Centerbrook Architects and Planners Founding Partner Mark Simon Named to LIU Post College of Management Advisory Board


Rita Langdon,Associate Provost for Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post

Mark Simon speakingBrookville, N.Y. – The LIU Post College of Management has announced that Mark Simon, founding partner of Connecticut-based Centerbrook Architects and Planners, has joined the College's Executive Board of Advisors.

Simon joins 25 industry leaders nationwide appointed to the executive board for the College of Management, one of only 15 percent of schools worldwide to offer AACSB-accredited business degrees.

The College of Management educates more than 800 students from around the globe for employment in a variety of sectors, including public companies, private organizations and nonprofit entities. The College offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fields of accountancy, taxation, business, health care and public administration, government and non-profit management. The College’s MBA is rated one of the best in the country by The Princeton Review and its School of Professional Accountancy was the first school of accountancy and taxation in the nation. The Department of Health Care and Public Administration offers the NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration degree.

The Executive Board of Advisors is composed of prominent business and accounting practitioners as well as experts in the fields of public service and health care administration. The primary purpose of the board is to advise the College of Management administration in the principle areas of program development, strategy, outreach, professional networking and fundraising.

“I worked with Mark on a building project over a decade ago,” said Dr. Andrew Rosman, dean of the College of Management. “The experience was so enjoyable and I learned so much from Mark in terms of project management, poise and creativity that it was obvious that he would bring a lot to the Executive Board of Advisors.” He added, “As an architect with a lot of business experience, Mark’s perspective is unique and will add new dimensions to conversations that will help the College of Management achieve its goal of becoming a destination for the business community, students, and alumni.”

Mark Simon is a founding partner at Centerbrook Architects and Planners, formerly Moore Grover Harper ( His 112 architectural awards include the prestigious American Institute of Architects Architecture Firm Award that Centerbrook received in 1998.

Simon graduated from Brandeis University, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He earned honors in sculpture, and garnered the Memorial Award Prize in Fine Arts. As he believed architecture would touch the lives of more people, he switched his educational emphasis in graduate degree studies.

After graduating from the Yale School of Architecture in 1972, Simon initially built cabinets and houses. After working for Lewis Associates and Warren Platner Associates, he was hired by Charles Moore, his former teacher and dean at Yale. From the start of his career, Simon has been a pioneer in the practice of “green” architecture, beginning with his design in 1973 of an “earth house,” which continues to take advantage of terra firma’s heating and cooling momentum.

He has designed many landmark buildings, among them: Nauticus National Maritime Center (Norfolk, Virginia); Lego Imagination Center at Disney World (Orlando, Florida); Nortel Networks Executive Briefing Center (Raleigh, North Carolina); Shapiro Admissions Center at Brandeis University (Waltham, Massachusetts); the Chemistry Building and School of Business Administration (University of Connecticut, Storrs); and the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center and Kenny Family Field Center (Yale University’s Yale Bowl). Simon’s recent project, in collaboration with Hopkins Architects of London, is Kroon Hall, (Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies), a pioneering, carbon-neutral facility that is receiving global plaudits for its myriad ultra-green systems and design. Simon’s dream to “touch the lives of more people” continues.

To view the members of the College of Management Executive Board of Advisors, visit

Posted 07/25/2013

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