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Mark Cavagnero

Mark Cavagnero

Founding Partner

Education
Master of Architecture, UC Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University
Organizations

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

History

Mark Cavagnero Associates
Barnes and Cavagnero
Edward Larrabee Barnes/John M. Y. Lee Architects

 
Mark Cavagnero, FAIA, founded Mark Cavagnero Associates in 1988, and 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.
As the founding principal of the firm, Mark provides leadership over the design of all projects within the office. He brings over three decades of expertise in the planning, design and construction and has been recognized for seamlessly integrating environmental, cultural and contextual strategies to curate a holistic design approach, through various building types from education, museums, civic buildings, theaters, and residential buildings. 

His projects are known for careful attention to balanced natural light through all parts of the building, in support of activities and wellness of the occupants. Mark Cavagnero Associates’ approach in design has garnered the firm more than 100 awards from international, national, state, and local organizations.
Mark has personally been recognized with the AIACC 2010 Distinguished Practice Award and the AIACC 2015 Maybeck Award for outstanding lifetime achievement, among many other accolades. He is currently engaged on projects throughout North America, including the new San Francisco Moscone Center Expansion; San Francisco Conservatory of Music; the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, Quest Diagnostics headquarters in New York; as well as projects for Salesforce spanning across Asia, North America and Europe.

Kang Kiang

Kang Kiang

Partner

Education
Bachelor of Science, Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Organizations

American Institute of Architects

History

Mark Cavagnero Associates
Chong Partners Architecture
Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc.
Fee Munson Ebert

 

Kang serves as Managing Partner and responsible for development and implementation of firm wide strategic plan for the office.   His responsibilities include coordination of the firm’s practice globally, and provide requisite management and support to projects worldwide.  He has oversight responsibility for general office administration, and coordinates efforts with firm’s partners, associates and staff to review workplace developments, personnel and policies.  Additionally, Kang provides guidance on general business development and marketing efforts, with active engagement on design and management on a diverse portfolio of Civic/Cultural, Institutional, Academic, Housing, Theater, Workplace, Justice and Historic Renovation projects. Kang brings continuous leadership in design and execution of resilient, technically complex projects.  He has over 25 years of large scale project expertise and direction of award winning projects such as SFJAZZ, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, SF Opera Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera, 555 Howard Street and Monterey Bay Aquarium Learning Center. 

Projects

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
SFO Administrative Campus
SFJAZZ Center
Moscone Center Expansion
The Terrace at the California Academy of Sciences
ODC Theater
Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera
4700 Telegraph Avenue Housing
Slide Ranch
San Francisco Opera Production and Learning Center
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
Sonoma State University Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Commons Amphitheater
Palo Alto Art Center
Tannery Arts Center
University of California, Berkeley Wurster Hall Renovation/Addition
University of California, Berkeley Bowles Hall
University of California, Berkeley Durant Hall

John Fung

John Fung

Principal

Education
Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley
Organizations

LEED Accredited Design Professional

History

Mark Cavagnero Associates
Mitchell / Giurgola Architects
Toyota Motor Corporation

 

John Fung is a principal at Mark Cavagnero Associates. He joined the firm in 2001 and has over 20 years of unique experience in both architecture and engineering, overseeing diverse teams of consultants and agencies.  His background in engineering ensures that a project’s original design intent is well developed and met, while being technically sound and thoroughly-documented. John’s recent experience includes the design and construction of the Oakland Museum of California renovation and expansion project, which received 11 design awards, and the design and construction of the College of Marin completed in 2015, which received five design awards. John is currently overseeing the design and construction of the St. Mary’s College High School Student Chapel project in Albany, California, the Santa Rosa Junior College Burbank Auditorium, and the SFSU Creative Arts Replacement Building in San Francisco.

Projects

St. Mary’s College High School Student Chapel
College of Marin New Academic Center
Oakland Museum of California
Community School of Music and Arts
Marin Horizon School
Marin Center Master Plan
Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education Center
Superior Court of CA, Five Master Plans

Felicia Dunham

Felicia Dunham

Senior Associate

Education
Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Courses in Landscape Architecture, UC Berkeley Extension
Organizations

LEED Accredited Design Professional
Registered Architect

History

Mark Cavagnero Associates
Stantec Architecture
Werner & Sullivan

 

Felicia Dunham is a Senior Associate at Mark Cavagnero Associates. She joined the firm in 2008 and brings 30 years of experience on public and commercial projects, such as the California Academy of Sciences, Oakland Museum of California, Whole Foods Market, Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera, San Francisco Justice Facilities Master Plan, College of Marin and SFJAZZ Center. She is adept at managing large scale projects and consultant teams and highly sensitive in integration of historic and new building elements in recognizing the value of place making. Her portfolio of work includes various LEED Certified projects, achieving Silver, Gold and Platinum Certification. She is currently managing 555 Howard, the San Francisco Unified School District ArtsCenter and the Hamlin School.

Projects

555 Howard
San Francisco Unified School District ArtsCenter
Hamlin School Expansion and Renovation
Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera
Oakland Museum of California
San Francisco Justice Facilities Master Plan
San Francisco Opera Production and Learning Center
Whole Foods Market, Oklahoma City

Brandon Joo

Brandon Joo

Senior Associate

Education
Bachelor of Science, Architecture, University of Virginia
History

Mark Cavagnero Associates
URS Corporation

 

Brandon is a Senior Associate at Mark Cavagnero Associates. With the firm since 2004, Brandon has worked on several award-winning projects including the Clovis Memorial District Conference Center, Marin Horizon School, Park City Museum, Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, and The Terrace at the California Academy of Sciences.
Most recently he worked on the design of the Moscone Center Expansion - a complex, multi-phased project executed as a team of SOM with Mark Cavagnero Associates. The $350 million project is currently in construction to expand and repurpose the existing 1.2 million square foot facility to a more contiguous 1.5 million square foot facility while also improving its surrounding pubic realm in the heart of San Francisco. Currently, Brandon is overseeing the global design of Salesforce’s unique workplace and specialty spaces stretching across the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Projects

Salesforce Worldwide
Mission Square
Moscone Center Expansion
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
Park City Museum
Clovis Memorial District Conference Center
South Monterey County Courthouse
Marin Horizon School
San Roque School
Magnes Museum
South Monterey County Courthouse
The Terrace at the California Academy of Sciences

Paul Davison

Paul Davison

Senior Associate

Education
Diploma in Professional Practice & Management, Newcastle University, England
Bachelor of Architecture, Newcastle University, England
Bachelor of Arts, Newcastle University, England

Organizations

The Royal Institute of British Architects

History

Mark Cavagnero Associates
LMN Architects
Mark Cavagnero Associates
Ratcliff
Dunwoodie Architects

 

Paul joined the firm in 2007 and brings a diverse range of in-depth experience in higher education, civic, lab, healthcare and cultural projects, as well as experience in a variety of procurement methods. Paul managed the programming, design and construction of the new Mammoth Lakes Courthouse and the UC Berkeley Durant Hall, and also assists the office in the technical design and implementation of projects ranging from SFJAZZ to the Palo Alto Art Center.
During 2013-2016 Paul worked in Seattle as a Principal at LMN Architects where he led the design management for a large scale Convention Hotel in downtown Seattle and the technical exterior design for the Clean Technology Lab Building at Washington State University. Rejoining the firm in early 2016, Paul shares his keen eye towards the design ambition and technical implementation of our work and enjoys working collaboratively with our teams to achieve it. Paul received his degrees and architectural registration in his native England, and was a founding member of the San Francisco chapter of the RIBA.  Paul has a passion for the value of design and teaching and is involved in the ACE Mentoring Program as well as having sat on the organizing committee of the Seattle Design Festival, and guest teaching at WSU and Cal. Paul is currently managing all phases of the Weill Institute of Neurosciences.

Projects

UCSF Weill Institute
UC Berkeley Durant Hall
Mammoth Lakes Courthouse
SFJAZZ Center
Lakeport Courthouse
San Francisco Justice Facilities Master Plan
Palo Alto Art Center
Quest Diagnostics

Joseph Holsen

Joseph Holsen

Senior Associate

Education
Bachelor of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture
Organizations

ARE

History

Mark Cavagnero Associates
Foster and Partners
Woods Bagot
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Fernau & Hartman
Frank Israel Design Associates

 

Joseph is a Senior Associate at Mark Cavagnero Associates.  Joseph brings over 25 years of experience on large commercial, high profile retail, institutional and high end residential projects. Recently he worked on Apple's new Campus in Cupertino with Fosters and Partners. Prior to that he lived and worked in London, England delivering Apple retail projects throughout the European Community. He is currently the project director on the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and project manager for the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts and Art Center in San Francisco, California.

Projects

San Francisco Unified School District ArtsCenter
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Christopher Campbell

Christopher Campbell

Associate

Education
Master of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle
Organizations

Registered Architect

History

Mark Cavagnero Associates
Anderson Anderson Architecture

 

Christopher brings over 15 years of professional experience in a range of projects in the U.S., and Asia — including academic, cultural, high-end office and residential projects.  Christopher has lead the design team on a number of important projects including the Lakeport Courthouse, the San Francisco School of the Arts, Mission Square, and Executive Briefing Centers for Salesforce.  His design sensibilities are complemented by strong 3D graphics skills and a solid understanding of construction, resulting in a clear and well-documented design process.

Projects

Salesforce Worldwide
Mission Square
Lakeport Courthouse
San Francisco School of the Arts
Quincy Courthouse Addition
Monterey Bay Aquarium Learning Center

Rosanne Nocerino

Rosanne Nocerino

Controller

Education
Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Berkeley
Courses in Business Law & Accounting UC Berkeley Extension
CHFC and CLU, American College of Financial Services
Organizations

BAFOG – Bay Area Financial Officer Group

History

Mark Cavagnero Associates
Architectural Resources Group
Riechers Spence & Associates

 

Rosanne Nocerino is a Controller at Mark Cavagnero Associates. She brings over 15 years of experience managing all aspects of administration of an A/E firm.

Federica Carrara

Federica Carrara

Katy Hawkins

Katy Hawkins

Tim Waters

Tim Waters

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Mark Jewell

Mark Jewell

Carol Ishii

Carol Ishii

Juliana Park

Juliana Park

Beth Olson

Beth Olson

Sean Kelley

Sean Kelley

Jiane Du

Jiane Du

Laureen Neilly

Laureen Neilly

Olga Luebker

Olga Luebker

David Kwon

David Kwon

David Bibliowicz

David Bibliowicz

Anna de Anguera

Anna de Anguera

Natalie Ramirez

Natalie Ramirez

Ryan McBrayer

Ryan McBrayer

Ellen Leuenberger

Ellen Leuenberger

Andy Lau

Andy Lau

Lucien Menair

Lucien Menair

Simon Newton

Simon Newton

Emma Spilsbury

Emma Spilsbury

Jose Ramirez

Jose Ramirez

Suzan Ozcelik

Suzan Ozcelik

Jen Redel

Jen Redel

Jamie Tonn

Jamie Tonn

Ricardo Moreno

Ricardo Moreno

Heather Fredriksz

Heather Fredriksz

Nicola McElroy

Nicola McElroy

Sara Sepandar

Sara Sepandar

Sean Wong

Sean Wong

Tammy LePham

Tammy LePham

Namhi Kwun

Namhi Kwun

Mercedes Ha

Mercedes Ha

Kathryn Jerman

Kathryn Jerman

Matt Ininns

Matt Ininns

Travis Howe

Travis Howe

Trent Fredrickson

Trent Fredrickson

Muge Bicer

Muge Bicer

Marcus Simons

Marcus Simons

Yusun Fesko

Yusun Fesko

Andrea Encinas

Andrea Encinas

Jamie Colburn

Jamie Colburn

Tanita Choudhury

Tanita Choudhury

Conyee Chan

Conyee Chan

Anna Swistowska

Anna Swistowska

Manon Berlioz

Manon Berlioz

Karina Andreeva

Karina Andreeva

Joan Adriana

Joan Adriana

Anna Pawlowska

Anna Pawlowska