Architect Mark D. Lyon, Inc. Since 1987

La Jolla Landmark
Business Since 1987
Architect Mark D. Lyon, Inc.

In 1991, I was introduced to the La Jolla Community Planning Association by Fritz and Fred Leibhardt. Business was slow and I had time on my hands. Several Architects, which I considered to be my peers, told me if you want to be considered a respected Architect in La Jolla, this is something you should do. I jumped in with both feet. I rose up through the organization quickly. I thought, wow, I must be good. I later realized, that wasn’t it at all. As anyone who has been involved in a community organization knows, warm bodies willing to volunteer rise quickly. I soon became a Trustee, Officer and finally President, a term I served for six years. The CPA was a wonderful experience, and I recommend to anyone interested in community development join the CPA and get involved. As a young Architect I became an expert in code interpretation, coastal development policies, agency and political impacts on growth and I helped write parts of the La Jolla Community Plan. When the economy picked up inthe mid 90’s, I benefitted from this experience. The greatest benefits to me however, were the people I met and ultimately the friends I made because of the organization. Unfortunately, some have passed. However, I must say thank you to all of you who helped me, encouraged me, advised me and sometimes criticized me. You all know who you are. I truly cherish our friendships. Thank you.

Since this month Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the opening of our firm, I would like to say a special thank you to a number of Architects who coached and supported me during those years. Fred Liebhardt, Gene Weston, Bob Moser, Roy Drew, Dale Nagel and Henry Hester. As a side note, these brilliant minds all practiced and are continuing to practice Architecture into their 80’s and 90’s. Architecture is a positive and honorable profession. I intend to practice the hell out of it.

Architect Mark D. Lyon, Inc.
410 Bird Rock Ave. · 858.459.1171

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