Mark MorenoTitle: Associate Professor
Office Location: Architecture 124
Phone: (269) 471-6398
M. Arch, Harvard University Graduate School of Design 1991
B.S. in Architecture, University of Texas at Arlington 1985
With over 17 years of teaching experience at 4 universities Professor Moreno is well prepared to teach design and lecture courses. His teaching interests center on Placemaking and Person/Environment relationships with methodologies involving hands-on experiential activities. Professor Moreno received the Daniel Augsberger Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011.
Since 1985 Professor Moreno has worked for many firms and on his own, as Stockton Moreno Designs in the capacity as lead designer on residential projects, a bank, and most recently, a dental office, an addition to a Montessori School, and a private dwelling. Current commissions include assessing the existing conditions and facilities utilization of Buchanan Public Library and guide the organization through a schematic design process intended to generate local interest and funding.
As a long-term board member and long range planning committee member at Curious Kids Museum, Saint Joseph, MI, Professor Moreno has extensive professional and volunteer service hours and was instrumental in assuring success with the most urban addition called, Silver Beach Center. Often as a volunteer, He conducts special architecture curricular units for Brookview Montessori School, Benton Harbor, MI and generates professional graphics to raise funds. With a passion to teach about and promote the discipline and importance of Architecture, He developed and directs the summer architecture camp, Renaissance Kids,SM and visits local schools. Teaching and service have inspired research focused on developing architecture curricula for elementary age children and writing a children’s book. Students have been involved in each of these endeavors.