Mark Cavagnero Associates


Client since: 2020

MCA’s vision is responsive to the ever-evolving need to unify the social and built environments. The firm consistently pursues design solutions that will ensure long-term benefits for their communities to build resources that will last for generations. In pursuit of innovation, MCA investigates design concepts through an iterative process that resolves complex design issues with clarity and simplicity.


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Through the values instilled by founder, Mark Cavagnero, MCA is especially sensitive to the cultural heritage and the legacy of place. Adhering to this philosophy by carefully investigating the alignment of each client’s program with a site’s cultural roots and social patterns of place, MCA designs a specific response to each context.

The firm was founded in 1988 as Barnes and Cavagnero, and in 1993 became Mark Cavagnero Associates, grounded in a set of core values with a strong focus on public and institutional projects and a belief in the power of collaboration and community building. MCA consists of over 70 multi-disciplinary professionals who are committed to its socially- and environmentally-conscious practice, which has made significant contributions to San Francisco’s civic life.

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