Mark J. Wenger (Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee)
Mark J. Wengeris Colonial Williamsburg Foundationís director of facilities and joined the Foundation in February 1979 as an architect. He has held a variety of positions. Presently his work involves directing the various building maintenance groups, landscape, custodial and materials management. Prior to joining Colonial Williamsburg, Mr. Wenger was in a private architectural practice in Norfolk, Virginia centered on preservation and adaptive reuse. He has also been a consultant to various individuals and corporations such as Rigid Tool, General Electric, and the West Virginia Parks and Recreation Division.
Mr. Wenger graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a bachelor of architecture degree in 1974. In 1978 he received a master in architectural history from the University of Virginia where he also taught early 19th century American architecture. He is a licensed architect in Virginia and Louisiana and has a small private practice Spence Wenger PC Architects in Williamsburg.
†††† Mr. Wenger is a member of various professional and social organizations. He is chair of the James City County Board of Zoning and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission. He is a member and past vice chair of the Williamsburg Landing board. He is currently a member of the American Institute of Architects and chair of the state historic resources committee. He is assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout troop 135 in Williamsburg sponsored by Kingsmill and vice president for properties for the Colonial Virginia Council. He is active in a number of outdoor and conservation groups and is presently president of the Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club. Personal interests include backpacking, camping, fishing, cycling, canoeing, model railroads, and general travel. He and his wife Linda have two grown children.