Mark West has taught architecture for over thirty-five years at universities in the US, Canada, and Europe, while working as an artist, inventor, and independent researcher.
He is the inventor of fabric-formed concrete techniques for architecture and engineering structures and the author of The Fabric Formwork Book: Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete (Routledge, 2016). He received his practical education working as a builder, and his professional architectural education at The Cooper Union. His works, as both builder and artist, merge the disciplines of drawing, sculpture, painting, architectural design, construction, and structural engineering. Most recently he has moved his work to Montreal, Canada where his speculative and practical experiments have free reign in the Surviving Logic atelier (www.survivinglogic.ca).