© 2008 – 2022  |  Bartos Architecture, Inc.



300 8th Avenue, Suite 202 | San Mateo, CA 94401 | 650-340-1221

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verb \kə- ‘la-bə – ə -.rāt\intransitive verb

~to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor.

~to cooperate with an agency or instrumentality with which one is not immediately connected.



We collaborate with our clients, consultants and colleagues.


We advocate for the public, our clients, and the profession of Architecture.


We research in support of design. We believe that the best designs are discovered.


We educate our clients, the community, our profession, …and ourselves.


We make sustainability an integral a part of our practice.



A History...

We are a healthy and growing firm thanks to our faithful clients and our dedicated staff. We have completed many projects over the course of the past five years.

Bartos Architecture represents a continuation of the spirit of CSS Associates Architects, which was established by Architect Birge Clark in the early 1900s. CSS was one of the most active firms in the design and construction of public school facilities in the Bay Area during the post-World War II years.

In 2007, Mark was elevated to Vice President of Dreiling Terrones Bartos Architecture. Later that year, at the beginning of the Great Recession, Mark founded Bartos Architecture as an independent practice.

We are collaborators in a conspiracy to make the world a better place - while having lots of fun. We are currently proud to be celebrating our 5-year anniversary.

Signif icant Events


Bartos Architecture is founded by Mark Bartos.

The Great Recession Begins in earnest.

We find our new "digs" at 4 West 4th (affectionately known as IVWIV or "Ivy Tower West").

We are located in a building that housed Napster, YouTube and other startups.

We are located in Downtown San Mateo by choice.

During those first days,we put a lot of work into creating and outfitting our work space.

We establish great ongoing client / service oriented relationships.


Our team expands. Our space expands, doubling in size.

Modernizations, Reconfigurations, New construction Career Technical Education projects

Program Management and Construction Management are added to services.


Our team expands. Our space expands, doubling in size (adding the "Annex").

We add Landscape Architecture to our services

John Nolen, our mentor and close friend, passes. His spirit lives on with us.

More Modernizations, Reconfigurations, New construction Career Technical Education projects, and Construction Management


Continued Growth

Mark serves as Vice President of the AIASMC. Eric is the Associate Director of the AIASMC.


The year of the AIA San Mateo County - Mark serves as President, Eric as Director, and

Monica is Associate Director of the AIASMC.

We initiate our first high school summer intern program (Martin joins the team.)


Completion of CUHSD 3.7MW Solar Project.

The second annual summer intern program kicks off with the name - Bartos School of Architecture.



Completion of the Los Gatos Saratoga Union High School District Master Facilities Plan leading to the passage of the LGSUHSD Measure X Genral Obligation Bond Election


Lots happened this year!


Due to the exigencies of Silicon Valley rents in the downtown area of San Mateo, We relocated our offices to the Bayshore Office Development on Amphlett Blvd. We "christened" our new offices as the International Headquarters of Bartos Architecture

Completion of CUHSD Master Facility plan leading to the passage of the

CUHSD Measure AA General Obligation Bond Election


Career Technical Education Engineering facility at Westmont HS and

Career Technical Education Arts and Media Center at Prospect HS


So Far So Good!