Mark Cavagnero, FAIA, is the Fall 2018 Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professor of Practice, a CED alumnus, and the founding principal of Mark Cavagnero Associates. Mark provides leadership over the design of all projects within his firm, and he has guided its growth into a design-centered practice serving clients internationally. His work embodies a timeless quality, visible in a broad range of renovation and new construction work. Mark is focused on creating tangible spaces that encourage the ephemeral aspects of human interactions. Whether a project is designed solely by Mark, or a collaboration with another firm, Mark is adept at leading the team to make decisions that reinforce the original design intent. Mark brings over three decades of expertise in the planning, design and construction of civic and cultural facilities and his efforts in the process will aid in the creation spaces that are inspiring, functional, durable and well-detailed. His work has been recognized with over 100 design awards for more than 30 completed projects. Mark was personally honored with the 2015 Maybeck Award for outstanding lifetime achievement and the 2010 Distinguished Practice Award from the AIA California Council. Under Mark’s leadership the firm ranked #8 in Architect magazine’s ranking of the top architecture firms in the country for design in 2014. The firm also received the 2012 Firm of the Year Award from the AIA California Council.