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Mark Roberson, M.Arch

Founding Dean, College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design
Dean of College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design
Professor of Architecture

Office Phone: (951) 552-8652
Office Location: James 446
Office Hours: By appointment only

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

    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

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

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

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    University of Texas Arlington

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    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

  • Church Membership & Activities

    The Grove Church, Riverside

  • Community Service & Involvement

    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

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Playing piano

  • Personal Philosophy

    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