Mark Wight is the chairman and chief executive officer of Wight & Company, a top-tier architecture, engineering and construction firm headquartered in Chicago. His pioneering vision to offer Design Led-Design Build services for the public sector has grown the company’s construction value to exceed US$1 billion annually.
His passion for enriching the human experience through world-class design has come to distinguish Wight & Company as an innovator of ideas, technologies and responsible solutions ahead of their time. Under his more than 30 years of leadership, the firm has grown to a vibrant and visionary family of more than 200 design, engineering and construction specialists, each dedicated to creating meaningful impact in the world today and in perpetuity. While Wight & Company receives many prestigious awards, Mark’s greatest reward is witnessing their work elevate the spirit of the lives and communities they touch.
Mark’s lifelong dedication to quality and excellence has reach beyond the built environment to serving the greater community. He is a trustee and past chairman of Glenwood Academy, a board member of the University of Notre Dame Architecture School and a member of several corporate boards. As a founder and former chairman of the YPO Gold EuroChapter and a member of CEO, Mark actively shares his passion for leadership with professional enrichment organizations. In addition to having written and published articles, he is a regular lecturer at the University of Notre Dame and at business and educational forums throughout the country. He is honored to be a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. Mark received a Bachelor of Arts from Reed College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame.