As founder of ‘Mark Dudek Associates’, Mark is a specialist education design consultant and award-winning design architect focusing on school and pre-school environments. His design work over the past 20 years has included public and private sector education projects, residential and leisure developments such as the Glasshouse Cafe at RHS Wisley, UK. He was commissioned to design landmark innovation projects such as the Department for Education’s ‘Classroom of the Future’ at Yewlands Secondary School and has completed numerous nurseries, children’s centres, school refurbishment projects and high-end residential projects. Mark is a senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at several architecture schools, UK and internationally, most notably serving the Research Fellow at Sheffield University School of Architecture, 1997-2014. He is a prolific writer and has most recently completed an architectural biography entitled Practice: the Work of Stiff and Trevillion. His first book, Kindergarten Architecture, a comprehensive guide to early years architecture, was published in 1995 and was described as ‘a landmark publication’. The third edition of Schools and Kindergartens – a Design Manual, is being published by Birkhauser shortly.