2010 Lifetime Achievement Award
Mark Cavagnero Associates
San Francisco, CA
Established in 1988, Mark Cavagnero Associates is known for the design of elegant, well-crafted civic and institutional buildings that elevate community identity. The high quality and subtle integration of the firm’s work, which has received more than fifty local, state, and national design awards, has led to its being entrusted with the rehabilitation of a series of architectural landmarks.
To maintain a cohesive vision and a consistent level of care over the long time span typical of such community-intensive projects (the Sava Pool, for example, developed over a period of nine years), Mark Cavagnero and principals Laura Blake and Kang Kiang have established a solid tradition of mentorship, enabling the firm’s core values and principles to take hold, thus encouraging shared commitment among the staff of thirty.