Mark Nielsen

Favorite Project & Why

My first project with VIA, the Seattle Monorail Project – The excitement of bringing this technology to Seattle’s commuter system was infectious.

Favorite Thing About Your Job

Witnessing the evolution of an idea. Solving design challenges, producing the documents from which to build this idea, seeing the drawings you had produced at the job site during construction, and ultimately walking through the completed facility, whatever its deemed use or purpose, brings a substantial feeling of accomplishment.

Favorite Thing to Do

I am an avid writer, guitarist, and artist. I really enjoy walking through a pristine wilderness or a vibrant urban setting equally, for each “scenescape” has a story and every story is has a song; and with every song there’s at least one painting.

Mark Nielsen