Mark Brack

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Mark Brack
Associate Professor, Architectural History
URBN Center, 4A20C
Phone: 215-895-6626
Fax: 215-895-4921

Dr. Brack is the Architecture Department`s resident architectural historian. He teaches a variety of courses including the much-admired three-term series on the history of world architecture that is required of all architecture and architectural engineering majors. Dr. Brack also created the department`s slide library that now contains approximately 25,000 images. A large selection of his architectural photographs are also found on the Society of Architectural Historian`s "Image Exchange" web page. As Nesbitt College`s liaison to the University library, Dr. Brack has been crucial to the expansion of the library`s collections in architecture and design. And as chair of the Arfaa Lecture Series, he has invited many world-renowned architects to the Drexel campus. He also serves on Philadelphia`s University City Historical Society`s board of directors. Dr. Brack`s scholarly specializations include: British and American architecture from 1700 to the present; Hispanic colonial architecture in the American Southwest; vernacular architecture; and historic preservation.

Ph.D. Architecture, University of California at Berkeley, 1999; M.S. Historic Preservation, University of Vermont, 1982; B.A. Environmental Planning, University of California at Santa Cruz,1977