Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.Arch Architecture University of Southern California 1999
B.S. Architecture University of Texas at Arlington 1995
B.Arch Architecture University of Southern California 1998

Mark Roberson came to Riverside and California Baptist University in September 2011 to begin his role as founding Dean of College of Architecture, Visual Arts & Design, and to launch the new architecture program.

Prior to coming to CBU, Mark was the Vice President and Director of Design for Fender Architects in Fort Worth, Texas for 15 years. Mark has created cutting edge designs for such buildings as Inspire Insurance Company, All Church Home for Children, Trimble Technical High School, 800 Eight Ave., Energy Fitness, Fillmore Law and many others. Mark is a member of the American Institute of Architects, is LEED certified and is a licensed architect in the State of California. Mark was born in Fort Worth and attended University of Texas Arlington for his undergraduate studies, earning a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from UTA. Mark then earned both a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Architecture from University of Southern California, and worked in L.A. for several years at the Architecture Studio. Mark had previously taught architecture at UTA, USC, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and has been a recurring guest lecturer at the Ecole Des Ponts in Paris, France.

Mark lives in Riverside with his wife, four children, two dogs, and about a hundred fish.

FLM400 - Architecture and Film
DES110 - Design Thought Foundations I
DES112 - Design Thought Foundations II
DES122 - 3D Design Visualizations
ARC310 - Design Studio III – Design of Cities
ARC312 - Design Studio IV –Advanced Design
ARC320 – Portfolio
ARC370 – Professional Preparation
ARC400 - Building Next (Special Topic)
ARC400 - Urban Design (Special Topic)
ARC491 - Architecture Internship
ARC500 – Micro-Urbanisms (Special Topic)
ARC511 – Thesis Preparation
ARC512 – Thesis Studio
ARC570 - Professional Practice

Architectural Design
Urban Design
Modern Architecture
Sustainable Design
Design Thinking
Architecture History

University of Texas Arlington

Architecture and Leadership: The Nature and Role of the Built Environment/Spatial Understanding in Leadership Structure/Philosophy – Book to be released December, 2022 by Routledge Publishing.

“Experiencing the Architecture of Washington DC : The Wisdom of Physically Bringing Forth a New Nation"
International Leadership Association, 24th Global Conference
Washington D.C. (2022)

“If Buildings Could Talk: Architecture and Leadership”:
International Leadership Association, 23rd Global Conference
Geneva, Switzerland (2021)

“The Future of Architectural Education”:
AIA California Council Architectural Education Summit, Woodbury University (2020)

“The Creation of an Architecture Program”:
AIA Inland California, Ruhnau Clarke Architects (2020)

“Architectural Education in America”:
Belmont University (2019)

“Architecture is Frozen Music”: Architecture, Art, Literature, and Music: Aesthetical Insights to Leadership
California Baptist University Leadership Seminar Series (2019)
“Heaping Stones: The Architecture of Meeting God”: Contemplating Warehouses of Worship, California Baptist University (2018)
“The Power of the Arts”:
Leadership Riverside (2016)

“Riverside as a City of Arts”:
Riverside National Day of Prayer (2015, 2016)

“Was God a Modernist?”:
Symposium on Christ and Architecture, Judson University, Elgin, Ill. (2015)
“What Does Christian Architectural Education Look Like?”: Judson University, Elgin, Ill. (2014)
“The Future of Architectural Education”:
American Institute of Architects Inland Chapter (2014)

“The Changing Space of Worship”:
Numerous venues

“Why is Architecture Important?”:
Numerous venues

The Grove Church, Riverside

Riverside International Film Festival: Board of Directors

Riverside International Film Festival: President, Board of

New Threads Theater Company: Board of Directors

Mount San Antonio College Architectural Technology Advisory Board: Member

DOCOMOMO Inland Empire: Founding member

Modernism Committee of the State Historical Resource Commission, State of California: Member

American Institute of Architecture California Council Architect Educator’s Task Force: Member

Leadership Riverside: Arts and Culture Day Committee

Playing piano

Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?”
I said, “Here I am. Send me.”
-Isaiah 6:8 NLT