About Me

Hi, I’m Mark J. Terra-Salomão. This website showcases my architectural projects and explorations. Enjoy your visit!  

I’m currently an architectural designer at Shepley Bulfinch in Boston, Massachusetts. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. I also have Minors in Architectural History and Philosophy.

In the past I was an editor for the student architecture journal (and discussion group) inter·punct. I’ve also worked for Oudens Ello Architecture in Boston, Massachusetts, and Costa Architects in Waltham, Massachusetts.

As hackneyed as it sounds, I’ve wanted to be an architect as long as I can remember. This sentiment only increased after entering architecture school and working for architecture firms and in the field. I firmly believe architecture and design should strive always and everywhere for public engagement, and hope to devote my career to making that a reality.

I’m almost done with the ARE - one exam left! Then I plan to pursue LEED AP and WELL AP certifications.

I was born and raised in Massachusetts. I’m an avid – some might say obsessive – reader. I’m fluent in Portuguese (in addition to English), have a working proficiency in Spanish, and usually manage to order food and beers in German and Danish. I’ve traveled to 36 U.S. states and 26 countries, with many more on my wishlist. In the fall of 2016 I studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. Fun fact: I’m an ordained minister and can officiate legally-binding marriages. My interests outside of architecture include art, literature, film, languages, traveling, good food, craft beer, humor, tennis, hockey, and Winston Churchill.


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