LRS Architects Expands Marketing Team; Welcomes Mark Luke to Serve as Marketing Manager
LRS Architects, which prizes creativity, innovation and collaboration, has hired Mark Luke as the firm’s new Marketing Manager. In his new role, Mark will focus his work on client proposals, pitches, and internal and external communication, bringing his significant background and expertise in marketing and business growth to LRS.
“We could not be more pleased that Mark has joined our incredible team here at LRS,” said Director of Business Development & Marketing Jewel Kayfes, who oversees the firm’s marketing efforts. “His experience in marketing will greatly assist LRS in our mission to be known as one of the most innovative and sustainably-minded architects in the Pacific Northwest.”
Prior to joining LRS, Mark served as Business Development Manager and Partner for White Rabbit Group, a web and mobile app development firm. At White Rabbit, Mark worked on fostering thriving business-to-business relationships with major brands including Spotify, Instacart, and Carl’s Jr. Mark’s initiative and hard work helped White Rabbit scale from just three employees in 2017 to a team of over 100 professionals in just six years. His experience also includes a stint as Marketing Manager for Eagle Security Systems of Chico, California, a family-owned company dedicated to commercial and residential security.
Mark graduated from CSU Chico with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Marketing. He holds several certifications from HubSpot and is a member of Bend Chamber of Commerce, Bend Young Professionals, and the Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA).
“I am thrilled to join such an exciting team here at LRS,” Mark said of his hiring. “This is definitely a setting where I feel I can grow my experience while simultaneously helping LRS attain its objectives in sustainable architectural development.”
About LRS Architects
LRS Architects is a majority women-owned architecture and interior design firm with offices in Portland and Bend, Oregon. Founded in 1976, the award-winning practice is driven by a passion for good design that goes beyond aesthetics to create vibrant communities and spaces that support the well-being of those who inhabit them. With 137 design professionals, the firm is committed to partnering collaboratively with clients to positively shape the human experience through the physical environment. The diversity of the firm’s project experience provides a broad perspective and proven expertise in design, problem-solving, documentation, and project delivery methods. The firm’s work, while centered in the Pacific Northwest, is found throughout the United States in over 30 states, as well as in China, Canada, and Nicaragua. Recognized with dozens of awards, the practice’s work has been featured in hundreds of publications, including Architect, Fast Company, ENR, and Office Snapshots, among many others. LRS is an Oregonian Top Workplace Award Winner 2016-2022.