"If I had to pick a random object to represent me, it would be a piece of scuba gear. Scuba is important to me because outside of my career, diving is my passion. When I retire, I intend to have a second career owning a dive operation in the Caribbean."

Mark Kinsel, Assoc. AIA


(501) 400-1115

What excites you about your work?

Providing spaces that over time will generate lifelong memories for people I will never know.

What can you not stop talking about?

The world's oceans and the beauty of sea life that resides beneath their surfaces. I really enjoy vacationing on Caribbean islands and diving on the amazing reefs and ship wrecks there. I can't stop talking about the day I will retire there and begin my second career as a dive shop operator.

What is your favorite website?

My most visited website is probably BleacherReport.com. I can never get enough information about college football and my Arkansas Razorbacks.

What is your favorite quote?

"What you do in life... echoes in eternity."

Very few people know that I...

Lost the big toe on my right foot to a lawn mower accident when I was 8 years old.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Marine Biologist

What was your first concert?

AC/DC warming up for KISS in Memphis in 1976

What is your favorite local place to take visiting friends or relatives?

The Little Rock River Market district

What is your most unusual possession?

Candle holders that were made from anti-aircraft shell casings that my father made while serving as a gunners mate in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theatre during WWII.

What would the title of your autobiography be?

His Father's Son - The Engineer and The Architect

What is the best advice you've ever been given?

"If you can't do anything about it, don't stress over it".