Mark Cabrinha Appointed the New Associate Dean

Mark Cabrinha has been appointed the new associate dean for academic affairs in the CAED. Mark’s responsibilities will include overseeing student and curricular affairs, coordinating diversity and inclusion programs, and working closely with the dean and associate dean for administration to further the mission of the college. As an alumnus of the college, Mark looks to this opportunity to be an advocate for the students and faculty in support of the college’s multi-disciplinary engagement in the built environment.  He will also continue his involvement in the integrated design curriculum in architecture teaching part-time.

Mark earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. in Architectural Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to joining Cal Poly, he practiced as a registered architect in Chicago for seven years with a focus on developing innovative learning environments for K-12 schools. Mark has taught at Cal Poly since 2002, sharing his passion for integrated design studios and continuing the college’s Learn by Doing tradition through digital fabrication. 

The college expresses its deep appreciation for the work Michael Lucas has done as associate dean for the past three years. He will work with Mark to transition over the summer and Mark will assume his new role in September 2017.

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