Mark Kessler
    M ark is an Associate Professor at UC Davis, where he teaches studio classes in interior architecture. He is an architect and was a founding partner of the architectural firm FACE. His work has been published in leading design journals, including Progressive Architecture, Metropolis, and Home. A house constructed of rammed earth appears in the book, Weekend Houses, by Penelope Rowland (Chronicle Books, 2000). From 2003 through 2005, Mark left the design field to work as a union organizer for SEIU Local 1000 in California.

    Mark is researching the neo-classical architecture of the Western United States in the early 20th-century. In 2008, he was awarded a research grant from the American Institute of Architects. His article, “Educate, Preserve, Reuse: The Good (Not Great) Garage Buildings of San Francisco,” appears in the AIA Report on University Research, Vol. 4. Mark is presently working on a book about the historicist garage structures of San Francisco.

    He received his B.A. from Columbia University and his Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.