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Mark Hildreth

Lecturer, Construction Administration; Project Manager, Pavarini McGovern

Mark Hildreth is a Project Manager at Pavarini McGovern, part of the STO Building Group, a leading global construction management firm. Mark specializes in managing unique and architecturally complex projects in New York City with previous experience in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area spanning the Cultural, Education, Commercial, and Hospitality sectors. Specific experience includes work with architects Tod Williams Billie Tsien, Davis Brody Bond, ZGF, and RAMSA, with clients that include Princeton University, Smithsonian Institution, and currently the Irish Arts Center.

With his more than ten years’ experience, Mark understands the importance of synergy and connectivity among teams as a determining factor of success when it comes to overseeing more challenging projects. Given his diverse background, Mark is able to leverage a combination of perspectives to bring a multifaceted and cohesive approach to managing all aspects of the job. Mark covers these techniques, along with other industry foundations as part of the Elementals of Construction Management course at Columbia. Rooted in the current construction landscape and contextualized with tangible, real-world examples, this course is designed to connect the dots between the theoretical aspects and practical applications of the skills required to manage day-to-day operations. As part of his course, students will learn not just the what and the how, but the why.

Mark is an alumnus of Columbia University’s master’s in construction administration program and obtained his undergraduate degree in building construction with a minor in real estate from Virginia Tech. Mark is a member of the CMAA Metro NY/NJ Chapter and the founding President of the Columbia School of Professional Studies CMAA Student Chapter. He serves as the Faculty Advisor to the Construction Administration Student Association (CASA) and is a LEED Green Associate pursuing LEED AP BD&C accreditation.

Research and teaching interests include historical preservation, cultural world heritage sites, and sustainability in construction.


  • M.S., Columbia University
  • B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University