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Mark Brack
Mark Brack, PhD
Emeritus Associate Professor



Dr. Brack served as the Architecture Department's resident architectural historian until his retirement in 2022. He teaches a variety of courses including the much-admired four-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.

PhD Architecture, University of California at Berkeley, 1999
MS Historic Preservation, University of Vermont, 1982
BA Environmental Planning, University of California at Santa Cruz,1977

British and American architecture from 1700 to the present

Hispanic colonial architecture in the American Southwest

Vernacular architecture

Historic preservation