About Me

Hi, I’m Mark J. Terra-Salomão. I’m currently a fifth-year architecture student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture degree. I also have Minors in Architectural History and Philosophy. I was born and raised in Massachusetts. This website is an online portfolio showcasing my projects and explorations. Enjoy your visit!  

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 currently an editor for the student architecture journal (and discussion group) inter·punct. I’ve worked for Oudens Ello Architecture in Boston, Massachusetts, and Albert Costa Architects in Waltham, 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 35 U.S. states and 23 countries, with many more on my wishlist. In the fall of 2016 I studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. My interests outside of architecture include art, literature, film, languages, traveling, good food, humor, tennis, hockey, and Winston Churchill. I plan to pursue my architect’s license, LEED and WELL AP certifications, and am considering graduate studies in landscape architecture.


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