After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and his Master of Architecture & Urban Design from the University of Florida in 1973, Markus A. Frankel worked as a Design & Project Architect for Ferendino, Grafton, Spillis, Candela and for Kenneth Treister Architects. Soon thereafter, in 1976 Markus founded Frankel & Associates & now Frankel Benayoun Architects. Markus Frankel has designed and produced several award-winning projects including Governmental, Commercial and Residential Project. Markus has become known for his contemporary Architecture vernacular, with sensitive landscape integration at the ground plane and bold rooftop designs. His consistent design aesthetic always combines the interior with exterior landscaped environments, blurring the lines between indoors and out.
Markus Frankel was the Principal Architect for various large-scale municipal and private projects which involved public assembly projects such as the Miami Beach Judicial Facility/Historic Renovation of the Old City Hall; Additions & Renovations to the Miami Beach Convention Center; The Jackie Gleason Theater of Performing Arts; Bass Museum of Art; the Mount Sinai Medical Office Tower & Garage. Mr. Frankel was also the Principal Architect for numerous Religious, Educational, Medical Facilities, Hotels and Mixed Use Residential and Garage Projects. In his service with many civic organizations, Municipal Planning & Zoning/Environmental Boards and committees and his work as a Real Estate Developer of various residential and commercial projects, Markus has displayed a strong commitment to his community, his clients, and the built environment.