Image: Moscone Center Expansion | © Henrik Kam
Site, Volume and Light
The lecture will touch on a range of project types which are all similarly grounded by core values of site responsiveness, manipulations of volume to make form and the fundamental importance of daylight.
About Mark Cavagnero
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.
Master of Architecture, UC Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University
Architectural Critic, Columbia University
Lecturer, UC Berkeley, Stanford
Board of Directors, Headlands Center for the Arts
Marin Civic Center Conservancy Board
Mill Valley Planning Commission
San Francisco Arts Commission
Advisory Design Review Board, AIA