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Marks Thomas Principal Michael Blake Earns Certified Educational Facility Planner Designation

Baltimore, MD, August 19, 2015 – Marks Thomas is pleased to announce that Principal Michael Blake recently received the Certified Educational Facility Planner (CEFP) designation, a mark of excellence developed to reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities of a competent educational facility planner. Mr. Blake becomes one of less than 15 in the Mid-Atlantic to achieve this designation.

The Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), creator of the CEFP credential, observed that “An individual who has been certified by CEFPI has achieved the highest qualification in our profession. Clients can appoint CEFPs with confidence that they have been examined for competence by our association.”

“Our many clients in the educational space will benefit from the knowledge gained through achieving this certification,” Mr. Blake said. “I’m pleased to have earned it, and am grateful to CEFP for its efforts in upholding the highest standards quality in educational facility planning.”

The planning and creation of flexible, state-of-the-art learning environment is one of Marks Thomas’ core competencies. Our design experience includes a wide variety of projects for schools, colleges and universities, including campus master plans, site designs, classrooms, lecture halls, academic offices, residence halls and historic building restoration. We have achieved national recognition for our academic architecture with a National AIA/CAE Educational Facilities Award of Design Excellence.

About Marks Thomas
Founded in 1967, Marks Thomas is an established, award-winning architectural firm focused on creating environments that enhance our clients’ business, the user experience, and the entire community. The firm is a leader in the creation of senior communities, student housing, adaptive reuse, waterfront housing, urban mixed-use communities, and institutional projects.

About CEFPI
The Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) is the only professional organization whose principal purpose is improving the places where children learn. CEFPI embraces a diverse group of professionals with one single goal – building healthy, safe, high performance and sustainable learning environments that enhance student and teacher performance and support culture and community vitality. To learn more, visit www.cefpi.org.

Press Contact:
Faith Nevins
faithn@marks-thomas.com
Phone: 410.539.4300