Title: Faculty Associate
Web Page: http://design.asu.edu/
Mark C. Vinson FAIA/AICP/NCARB, is a Registered Architect and Certified Planner, with expertise in architectural and urban design, historic preservation and critical regionalism. A native of Arizona’s historic Clifton-Morenci mining district, he holds bachelors and masters degrees in Architecture and Building Design from Arizona State University (ASU), as well as professional development certificates in preservation from the University of Nevada-Reno and golf course design from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
Recently elected to the American Institute of Architects National College of Fellows, Mark is the recipient of several professional awards, including the Arizona Architects Medal, Governor’s Honor Award for Historic Preservation, the Arizona Preservation Foundation’s President’s Award and the Alumni Service Award from The Design School at ASU. He is co-author of the award-winning Arizona Highways book Landmark Buildings: Arizona’s Architectural Heritage and has individually authored numerous articles in publications such as Journal of Arizona History (AHS) and Vision (APA), while presenting at diverse venues on the topics of architecture, urban design and historic preservation.
Mark has both private and public sector experience, was Tempe’s first Historic Preservation Officer and is currently Tempe’s City Architect / Design & Preservation Manager, as well as a Faculty Associate in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.