Meet Mark Candelaria, an extraordinary architect and culinary enthusiast whose life is a beautiful fusion of design and flavor. He is a true renaissance man who loves art, architecture, cuisine, entertaining and all things beautiful.
From his childhood days playing with LEGO® and Lincoln Logs, to founding his firm, Candelaria Design, his passion for creativity has paved a remarkable journey.
Mark’s journey in architecture began at CCBG Architects, where he worked alongside the esteemed George W. Christensen. Under Christensen’s guidance, Mark developed a passion for exceptional design and warm, personalized service. In 1999, Mark opened his own firm, Candelaria Design, and it has thrived since its establishment. As his firm expanded, Mark carefully assembled a team that shared his values, infusing every project with a sense of purpose. His portfolio of inspiring creations leaves clients and friends in awe of his artistic vision and dedication to beauty in all aspects of life.
But his talents don’t end with architecture, with a passion and talent for cooking, Mark is the first-ever “archichef”! Whether he’s crafting mouthwatering recipes for loved ones or clients, he finds joy in the art of cooking. Recently, Mark unveiled his book, Mark Candelaria Homes: Designs for Inspired Living, which not only showcases his architectural wonders but also offers a taste of his personal culinary creations.
Mark epitomizes living beautifully in all aspects of his life and with this, we hope he inspires you as he never fails to inspire us.