Mark Cavagnero, FAIA, began his professional career in the New York office of Edward Larrabee Barnes Associates. In 1989, he co-founded Barnes and Cavagnero in San Francisco, later renamed to Mark Cavagnero Associates in 1993.
Mark’s notable project experience has garnered more than 95 design awards from local, state, national and international architectural organizations. The firm was recognized with the AIA California Council’s 2012 Firm Award. The firm ranks #29 in Architect magazine’s The Architect 50, the ranking of top architectural firms in the country recognizing business, sustainability and design excellence. Notable projects include the SFJAZZ Center; Oakland Museum of California Expansion; Community Foundation Santa Cruz County; Sava Pool in San Francisco; Palo Alto Art Center; Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View; ODC Theater Center in San Francisco; UC Berkeley Durant Hall; and the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond. Current projects include the Sonoma State University Weill Commons at the Green Music Center, the San Francisco Public Safety Building (with HOK) and the Moscone Center Expansion (with SOM.)
A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Mark holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Harvard University. He is a licensed architect in California, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Utah.
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