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Mark Cavagnero

Mark Cavagnero

Principal

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

Principal

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

 

As Managing Principal at Mark Cavagnero Associates, Kang Kiang, FAIA is responsible for direct oversight for several market sectors, overall office management, Marketing, Business Development, PR, and implementations of firm wide goals and objectives. Kang oversees and control operations and activities to promote achievement of the firm’s design oriented objective. In this capacity, he has been leading and positioning the firm to take on innovative design, supported by research and collaboration on projects worldwide. He assists with design presentations, monitor project development and provides direction and support to ensure consistent and high quality firm wide output.

Kang has led numerous sustainable design projects, including the California Academy of Sciences (LEED Platinum), 555 Howard Street (LEED Platinum) and the San Francisco Airport Consolidated Administrative Campus (Zero Net Energy/WELL) among others.

 

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

 

A thoughtful advocate for client-centered design in both the institutional and educational realms for more than 20 years, John brings a unique balance of technical expertise and design insight to our practice. As the office leader in evolving trends for learning environments, John’s expertise crosses formal and informal learning environments in working closely with our higher education clients. He recognizes and solves technical problems as they arise with a sense of clarity and creativity, while keeping an eye on the cohesive design behind the project. John ensures that the original design intent is met and the architecture and engineering disciplines are well-documented and coordinated.  John is a true asset to our clients, our firm, and the many award-winning projects that he manages.

John has directed numerous award winning projects in the office including The Oakland Museum of California, the College of Marin Academic Center and the Saint Mary’s Student Chapel.

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

Brandon Joo

Brandon Joo

Principal

Education
Bachelor of Science, Architecture, University of Virginia
History

Mark Cavagnero Associates
URS Corporation

 

As a Principal with 20 years of experience in the field and 16 years at Mark Cavagnero Associates, Brandon has a diverse portfolio of public and private sector projects. He has worked on several award-winning projects including the Clovis Memorial District Conference Center, Marin Horizon School, Park City Museum, Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, and The Terrace at the California Academy of Sciences.

More recently he worked on the design of the Moscone Center Expansion - a complex, multi-phased convention facility project executed together with SOM.

Brandon has a wealth of experience managing complex projects of varying scale and typology throughout all phases of design and construction. As a generalist, he collaborates closely with clients to achieve their goals while carefully balancing design clarity, thorough technical execution, and nimble management. His current efforts focus on the corporate and hospitality realm as he directs the global design of Salesforce’s unique workplace and specialty event 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
The Terrace at the California Academy of Sciences

Mandy Edmisten

Mandy Edmisten

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

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

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

Federica Carrara

Federica Carrara

Associate

 

Federica has over 15 years of experience in workplace programming, space planning, interior architecture, and furniture solutions. Working with clients to find innovative solutions to complex design problems, she always seeks to create elegant and progressive spaces that enrich the lives of the people who work/live in them. Federica is highly skilled at translating user needs into responsive places of beauty and high performance. With vast experience in design management, conceptual design, design development, branding design, construction documentation and administration, as well as in furniture and finish selections, Federica is able to ensure the efficiency of the entire design execution process.

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Associate

Katy Hawkins

Katy Hawkins

Associate

 

Katy has 12 years of architectural experience, in addition to 4 years of work experience as a structural engineer. This unique blend of design and technical skills, combined with her experience on a wide variety of project types, enables her to work collaboratively with design, construction and client teams. Prior to joining MCA, Katy’s experience focused on commercial adaptive-reuse projects in San Francisco. At MCA, she has worked as a project manager for tenant improvement and new construction projects for nonprofit organizations such as the LightHouse for the Blind, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Mark Jewell

Mark Jewell

Associate

 

Mark Jewell began working at MCA in 2014, and driven by thoughtful exploration infused in his work, he has committed experience on educational projects for 15 years. His core spirit of work is about the people and the role architecture plays in defining who we are and who we want to be. Mark provides great satisfaction and successful projects through navigating complex issues with constrained budgets.  As  Senior Project Manager, Mark will lead the design team and coordinate work with the consultant team. Mark is highly efficient and organized and will ensure that all project disciplines are well-coordinated and in support of the overall design vision. Mark is familiar with the design-build process as it relates to public educational projects, as well as the various stakeholders. 

Grant Weaver

Grant Weaver
 

With over 15 years of professional experience as a designer and project manager, Weaver has led and collaborated on a wide range of design initiatives from museum and commercial interiors to mixed-use multifamily developments. These projects have required a thorough understanding of various construction types (I, III, V) and typologies (low, mid, high-rise), as well as efficient management of large consultant teams.  Prior to joining MCA, Grant led several mixed-use multifamily developments through complex entitlement processes, and oversaw their successful construction. 

Yusun Fesko

Yusun Fesko

Amy Chang

Amy Chang

Andrea Encinas

Andrea Encinas

Andrew Doyle

Andrew Doyle

Andy Lau

Andy Lau

Anna de Anguera

Anna de Anguera

Anna Swistowska

Anna Swistowska

Carol Ishii

Carol Ishii

Christopher Agosta

Christopher Agosta

David Bibliowicz

David Bibliowicz

David Kwon

David Kwon

Ellen Leuenberger

Ellen Leuenberger

Emma Spilsbury

Emma Spilsbury

Joan Young Park

Joan Young Park

Juliana Park

Juliana Park

Kathryn Jerman

Kathryn Jerman

Kyungmin Hwang

Kyungmin Hwang

Lucien Menair

Lucien Menair

Melanie Stepanicich

Melanie Stepanicich

Mercedes Ha

Mercedes Ha

Michael Echavarria

Michael Echavarria

Moshe Porter

Moshe Porter

Muge Bicer

Muge Bicer

Natalie Ramirez

Natalie Ramirez

Nicola McElroy

Nicola McElroy

Olga Luebker

Olga Luebker

Philbert Wiradjaja

Philbert Wiradjaja

Roseanne Knight

Roseanne Knight

Sean Kelley

Sean Kelley

Sean Wong

Sean Wong

Simon Newton

Simon Newton

Steven Brummond

Steven Brummond

Tammy LePham

Tammy LePham

Tara Ogle

Tara Ogle