The Works of Arthur Compton Marks  ACM logo  Architect

  • Unveiling the imagination of Marko...
  • You can start by viewing the built works starting with the earliest and clicking Next Project, or use the categorized lists of works below or the sort-able index. Some of the images (especially the plans) link to larger versions.
  • Jim Hillibish wrote a posthumous article on Marko that captures his spirit.
  • If you'd like to send us comments or more information on our dad's work you can send me an email, or go to the comments page.


  • For Sale: The office building, 'Proserv Plaza' at 4041 Batton St NW, North Canton, OH 44720 designed for Friedl & Harris engineering firm is up for auction on Thursday March 26th, 2015.
  • For Sale: proserve plaza with snow, 2015


  • Born Annapolis, MD
  • Later dubbed "Marko" by his father's Naval Academy buddies
  • 1949-1953 Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, OH
  • 1953-1955 Washington and Lee University, Physics, Lexington, VA
  • 1954, 1955 Mount Union College, 2 summers Chemistry, Alliance, OH
  • 1955-1959 University of Virginia, Architecture, Charlottesville, VA 
  • Work
  • 1959-1964 Barcelona and Sitges, Spain
  • 1964 Started work with Lawrence & Dykes. Work there included the Canton Country Day School 1969
  • 1970 Opened his own firm, Canton, OH
  • c. 1973 Hired John Worstell as his chief draftsman
  • 1975+ Stark County District Library Project
  • 1980s Projects for Tisci client/contractor
  • 1987 Worked for Clark, Nexsen, Owen, Barbieri and Gibson, Norfolk, VA
  • 1988-1991 Suarez client, and catamaran designs
  • Died, survived by his wife Toni and their children Tina, Jefferson, and Arthur

Built Projects List

Google Maps List

ACM building sites, Canton, OH


Google earth file


Concepts List

Other Projects

Inventions & Design patents

Awards / Affiliations

  • President, Scarab Honorary Architectural Society, University of Virginia
  • First Prize: Solite Concrete Design Competition
  • Runner-up: Southern Brick and Tile Institution
  • First Prize: Autobus Station, Tortosa, Spain
  • First Place: Gilcrafter Graphics Competition
  • One-man Architectural Show in the Ohio Cultural Center
  • Only architect represented in an MIT show on Futuristic Designs
  • Second Prize: Suburbacar Competition
  • First Prize: Watercolor division, All Ohio Arts Show



  • Sun, light, site, trees, vegetation, water, line, curve,
  • Frank Lloyd Wright, Buckminster Fuller,
  • Eero Saarinen, Gaudí, Spain, Dalí
  • The future, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Progressive Architecture,
  • The sea, LCDR Arthur Duncan Marks,
  • Beethoven, Johnny Cash, Cosell & Ali,
  • Bender's Tavern, jokes, stories, beer, cigars, cigarettes,...