Architect Mark D. Lyon, Inc. Since 1987

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Business Since 1987
Architect Mark D. Lyon, Inc.

Architect Mark D. Lyon, Inc.

I originally opened the Office in La Jolla out of necessity, since it was close to home. But I keep it here out of desire. Others have described why we all love living here better than I can, but La Jolla is also a special place to practice Architecture.

My family and I just returned from Europe and I was able to take them to Rome and St. Peters Cathedral. This time I was able to see my Son’s face as he walked through the entry and looked up. As his eyes widened and his jaw dropped, I saw why I do what I do.

St. Peters is one of those buildings that Architects visit for the obvious reasons. It is one of the best! It is my favorite because it inspires me in a unique way. When I stand in this magnificent space, I am anxious to get back to drawing, sketching and creating. It makes me want to try harder.

Michelangelo, the Architect for St. Peters lived until he was 89. For a person to live to that age in the fifteenth century was not only amazing it was almost unreal. I believe, the reason for his longevity was that he was never satisfied and was so driven, as few that share his position in the evolution of human endeavor, to achieve what he did.

Inspiration is what drives us all in different ways. St. Peters inspires me. La Jolla also inspires me. Not the same obviously, but the feelings are the same. It’s the variety of Architectural styles, textures, colors and details all combined on a three dimensional backdrop of magnificent natural beauty. It is one of the best.

On many occasions, I will talk to friends or Clients who have traveled to all parts of the world, and almost to the person, they return to La Jolla and admit there is no better place.

We can all all find things that inspire us, we just need to pay attention. La Jolla’s potential is unlimited and it is why I am thankful every day that I am one lucky Dog.

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

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