Austin Allen, Ph.D., ASLA (B.A. Landscape Architecture '82)
Partner, Design Jones LLC
Former associate professor Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University; Film/Communication, Cleveland State University; and Landscape Architecture, University of Colorado Denver. Partner, Design Jones LLC, with Diane Jones Allen, recipients 2016 ASLA Medal of Honor for Community Service Award. Ph.D. and M.A., Ohio University; BA Landscape Architecture, UC Berkeley; AA, Laney College.
Laura Allen, AIA, LEED AP (M.ARCH '07)
Associate and Project Leader, TEF Design
Laura Allen is an Associate and Project Leader at TEF Design, a local practice known for its regional modernist work throughout the greater Bay Area. Her diverse portfolio over the past 12 years includes educational, multifamily housing, healthcare, and cultural developments – including the preservation of historically-significant properties -- bound by a sensitivity to client, the environment, and place. She earned a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History with a Concentration in Visual Arts from Barnard College/Columbia University.
Managing Principal, Hart Howerton
Eron is an architect and urban planner for Hart Howerton working throughout the US and abroad. He is the Managing Principal of the San Francisco office, and his skills span early master planning, design and construction. Education: Yale University, Masters of Architecture; University of Colorado, BS Architectural Engineering
Chief of Planning, National Park Service, Golden Gate NRA
A landscape architect whose educational background includes the Harvard GSD and University of Arizona, Brian now guides the development of Golden Gate National Recreation Area in the Bay Area. He was previously a professor at Cal Poly and taught a glorious semester at Cal.
Michael Bell (M.Arch '87)
Professor of Architecture, Columbia University
Michael Bell served as a Director of the Master of Architecture Program at Columbia University (1999-2014) and is founding Chair of the Columbia Conference on Architecture, Engineering and Materials. Books include: Slow Space, Engineered Transparency, 16 Houses, Space Replaces Us and the forthcoming Housing After Banking with Eunjeong Seong.
Dean & Professor Emeritus, College of Environmental Design
Professor Richard Bender is an Architect and Civic Engineer. He has been Dean of CED, Chairman of the Architecture Department there and practices in the US and Internationally.
Achva Benzinberg Stein (B.A. Landscape Architecture '69)
Professor Emerita, City College of New York and Lecturer, UC Berkeley
Achva Benzinberg Stein, FASLA, is professor emerita of the City College of New York, currently teaching at the University of California at Berkeley, and a practicing professional. Professor Stein was given the Community Service Award of the American Society of Landscape Architects in recognition of her lifelong commitment to public landscape design. She has taught and worked in the US, Europe, Israel, India and China, and was twice awarded Fulbright Fellowships. Her projects with neighborhood groups, non-profit organizations, public housing authorities, and Government agencies focus on meeting social needs while seeking to heal the damage caused by poorly managed urban development. She is the designer of the Moroccan Courtyard at the Metropolitan Museum of New York.
President, MJB Consulting - Berkeley, CA
Mike Berne is the Founder and President of MJB Consulting, a Berkeley, CA and New York, NY-based retail planning and real estate consultancy retained by public, non-profit and private sector clients across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. to undertake market analyses, devise tenant-mix strategies, advise on site planning and spearhead implementation efforts. He has guest-lectured several times for the College of Environmental Design.
Therese A. Brekke (M.C.P. '86)
Senior Planning Director, FivePoint
Therese Brekke, a graduate of UC Berkeley, has cultivated expertise preparing long-range plans. Her work has received two National American Planning Association Awards: Outstanding Plan of the Year, Kansas City’s Strategic and Comprehensive Plan, and the Hard-Won Victory Award, for the Candlestick Point-Hunters Point Shipyard Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
Marc Cavagnero (M.Arch '83)
Founding Principal, Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects
As the founding principal of Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects, Mark provides leadership over the design of all projects within the office. Whether a project is designed solely by Mark, or in a collaboration with another firm, Mark is adept at leading the team to make decisions that reinforce the original design intent. Mark brings over three decades of expertise in the planning, design and construction of civic, educational and cultural facilities and his efforts in the process will aid in the creation spaces that are inspiring, functional, durable and well-detailed. Mark’s work has been recognized with over 100 design awards for more than 30 completed projects. Mark was personally honored with the 2015 lifetime achievement Maybeck Award and the 2010 Distinguished Practice Award from the AIA California Council, the State’s two highest honors. Under Mark’s leadership the firm ranked #8 in Architect magazine’s ranking of the top architecture firms in the country for design in 2014. The firm also received the 2012 Firm of the Year Award from the AIA California Council.
Michael C. F. Chan, AIA (B.A. Architecture '08)
Principal, Michael C.F. Chan & Associates Inc.
Michael Chan is a graduate of USC Arch, graduate study at UC Berkeley CED and M.Arch at Harvard GSD. Beside traditional practices in architecture and interior design with numerous awards and publications, he also involves in products and furniture design with his MCFChan Collections for Global Views and The Rug Co.
Sean Charpentier (M.C.P. '02)
Interim City Manager, City of East Palo Alto
Responsible for City Administration with 107 staff, an annual operating budget of $34.7 million, and a $20 million biennial capital budget.
Dr. Hsin-Hsien Chiu (M.Arch '07, M.S. Architecture '09, Ph.D. Architecture '13)
Lecturer, Department of Architecture
Hsin-Hsien Chiu is currently a lecturer and research scholar in Dept. of Architecture in CED, as well as Direct of Research in an architecture firm in San Francisco. Hsin-Hsien has been working in architecture practice for many years, including with architecture firms, construction, and development companies in The United States and Taiwan. He has won several international architecture competitions individually, as well as placing first in several competitions as part of a team. Meanwhile, he is a writer and columnist for multiple publications on topics involving architecture, new media, health care, design and fashion. He has published books, design projects, and articles on international conferences, architecture/ design magazines, newspapers, and national broadcast interviews.
Karen Christensen (M.C.P. '77, P.h.D. '80)
Emerita Professor, City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley
Karen Christensen served as both Chair of the Department of City & Regional Planning at CED, and Chair of its undergraduate Urban Studies major. She developed the undergraduate minor program in City Planning and is a Research Associate in the Institute of Urban & Regional Development. Publications include Cities and Complexity: Making Intergovernmental Decisions and articles for the Journal of Planning Education and Research. She has served as principal investigator for various housing and community development plans and projects in the State of California and nationally and was a Special Assistant to the HUD Regional Administrator (Region IX) for Federal Regional Council.
Ari Daman AICP, LEED AP, SITES AP, RLA
Ari Daman is an accomplished landscape architect and urban designer with a broad range of project experience. He has successfully led numerous national and international master planning, urban design and landscape architecture projects. In 2017, his foundation established the LAEP Award for Excellence in Landscape Design at the University.
Kevin Day, AIA (M.Arch '95)
Design Principal and Director of HGA Architects and Engineers
Kevin Day is a graduate of CED. He is the Design Principal and Director of HGA Architects and Engineers in San Francisco.
Charles (Chuck) Daymond (B.Arch '60)
Architect, Charles Daymond Architecture
Born in Ferndale, Michigan, Chuck Daymond studied architecture at the College of Environmental Design after transferring from the University of Michigan after one year. During his time at CED, he won the Mario Ciampi Art in Architecture Award. After graduating, Daymond worked for College of Engineering Professor Steve Medwadowski at his office in San Francisco. Throughout his career, he worked on interesting architecture projects including: wineries, the Comstock and Fontana apartment buildings in San Francisco, schools in Walnut Creek, office buildings, laboratory facilities, hotels, convention centers, resorts, shopping centers, restaurants and all forms of housing. Daymond has traveled all over Asia and Europe, often by rail.
John Dennis (B.A. Landscape Architecture '98, M.L.A. '00)
Landscape Architect, City and County of San Francisco
John Dennis is a Landscape Architect who has focused on improving the life of San Franciscans for over twenty years. John currently leads of team of Landscape Architects for San Francisco Public Works, overseeing a number of large and small scale, multi-disciplinary public realm projects. Working closely with communities throughout the city, John has developed an expertise in participatory design, urban design, complete streets, green infrastructure, and placemaking. Prior to his current role at the San Francisco Public Works, John has worked with some of the Bay Areas most recognized Landscape Architecture firms including Peter Walker and Partners, and the SWA Group. John has also taught at the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning UC Berkeley. John is a proud, fifth generation San Franciscan who feels lucky to be able have a positive impact on his own community in a great city!
Reed Dillingham (B.LARC '65)
Reed has been a practicing landscape architect in Berkeley for more than 45 years. His work is focused on public and institutional projects.
A. Ghigo DiTommaso
Trained as an Architect and an Urban Designer in Florence, Ghigo sharpened the tools of the trade in Barcelona, where he practiced the profession, conducted academic research, and taught for several years before relocating to the Bay Area to join the Rebar Studio in 2012. He is now devoting his passion for cities and his design skills to Gehl, while also teaching at the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design.
Dennis Dong (B.A. Architecture '72)
Senior Principal, Calpo Hom & Dong Architects
Dennis Dong was in the Peace Corps in Micronesia from 1972 to 1976. Shortly after, he co-founded Calpo Hom & Dong Architects in Sacramento in 1984.
Marc Fisher, AIA
Vice Chancellor of Administration, UC Berkeley
Marc Fisher is the Vice Chancellor for Administration at UC Berkeley. Marc joined the Berkeley campus in the fall of 2017. Prior to this Marc was the Vice Chancellor for Administration at UC Santa Barbara and the Campus Architect. He has been in the UC system for 23 years, beginning his career as Director of Design and Campus Architect at UCLA.
Benjamin Fu (B.Arch '98)
Interim Director of Community Development Department, City of Cupertino
Ben has worked in architecture and urban design for the last 20 years. Ben’s current role with the City of Cupertino involves the management of the Community Development Department that consists of the divisions of planning, building, housing, and code enforcement. Ben continues to be involved in community events.
Frank L. Fuller, FAIA (M.Arch '73, M.C.P. '76)
Architect and Urban Designer, Urban Field Studio
Architect and urban designer with Urban Field Studio, designing with neighborhoods, downtowns, and transit rich communities.
Andrea Gaffney (M.C.P. '09, M.L.A. '09)
Marsha Gale (M.C.P. '86, M.L.A. '87)
Managing Principal, Environmental Vision
Marsha Gale is managing principal of Environmental Vision, a specialized consulting firm she co-founded in 1993. The firm’s practice focuses on visual assessment, landscape and aesthetic mitigation design, and computer modeling and visual simulation. In addition to expert testimony before the California Energy and the California Public Utility Commissions, Gale has lectured internationally on the subject of visual simulation techniques for environmental planning and design. Currently she is consulting on aesthetic assessment of the new A’s waterfront ballpark in Oakland and is also directing visual studies for energy and infrastructure improvement projects such as the Moss Landing battery energy storage system in Monterey County and upgrades to a 350-mile transmission line that crosses the Mojave Desert.
John Gibbs, WRT (M.L.A. '00)
John is a landscape architect and urban designer with over twenty years of experience. As a Principal at WRT, his work reflects his belief that open space infrastructure―whether at the scale of parks, plazas, or streets―is a crucial part of human and natural ecology. His practice encompasses parks, urban wilds, streets, city districts, and adaptation strategies in coastal communities.
Managing Principal, Greensfelder Real Estate Strategy
Greensfelder Real Estate Strategy Greensfelder provides strategic planning, market analytics and location intelligence, and real estate development services including San Jose and Boulder’s economic development/retail plans, market strategies for retailers, repositioning programs for “dead” malls, mixed-use project implementation, and recently authoring ULI’s Emerging Trends 2019’s Retail and Last Mile narrative.
HKS, Regional Design Director
Thom’s career has given him the opportunity to provide design leadership for a wide variety of award-winning projects around the globe. As Regional Design Director for HKS’ Pacific Region, he applies his love for an inclusive process of design and problem-solving to many building types with his belief that designing without assumptions based on user- and research-based methodologies provides a pathway to meaningful, effective, innovative and sustainable environments.
Marc Guberman, AIA, LEEP AP
Partner, Foster & Partners
Marc joined Foster + Partners in 2008 and has since worked on a broad range of international projects. In 2011 he relocated to California to set up Foster + Partners’ office in San Francisco, where he is currently based, working on the design and construction of Apple’s new campus. He is deeply committed to innovation in design, science and technology and is interested in how an organization's unique structure and culture is reflected in its building design.
D. Greg Henderson, AIA, NCARB (M.Arch '03)
Co-Founder and CEO, ArxPax
Greg leads Arx Pax Labs in their mission of protecting people, property and communities from natural disasters by reexamining the relationship between natural forces and the build environment. Their SAFE Foundation promises this protection while enabling the responsible development of low value, urban infill areas subject to floods, earthquakes and rising sea levels.
Rod Henmi, FAIA and NOMA
Director of Design, HKIT Architects
Rod Henmi has compiled a distinguished career as an award-winning architect, educator and advocate for social justice. His professional career focuses on community-oriented projects such as affordable and senior housing, schools and municipal buildings. He expands opportunities for minority architects through his service with the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and serves as chairperson of the board of Kimochi, a non-profit serving senior citizens.
Roy R. Hernandez
President/CEO, ThirdWave Corporation
Roy Hernandez is the President/CEO of ThirdWave Corporation, Los Angeles. He’s been a Tech innovator on emerging technologies (Smart Cities/Internet of Things) for 30 years. He is an author, inventor, and patent holder for Rapid Workflow®, an Enterprise Architecture methodology. He founded CASA Alumni, CASA Alumni Scholarships, and publishes ByDESIGN.
Charles A. Higueras, FAIA (M.Arch '81)
Program Manager, San Francisco Public Works Justice Facilities Improvement Program
Charles A. Higueras, FAIA is the San Francisco Public Works program manager responsible for the City's Justice Facilities Improvement Program (JFIP), a $1.4 Billion program to build new justice and public safety facilities to replace the aged Hall of Justice. Charles has had a continuous commitment to industry and civic involvements. He served on the State of California Architect’s Advisory Board and was president of the San Francisco Chapter of the AIA in 2004. Charles is currently a board member of the S.H. Cowell Foundation.
David P. Howerton, FASLA, AICP (M.L.A. '77)
Chairman, Hart Howerton
David Howerton, FASLA, AICP, leads Hart Howerton, a design firm with a global practice with offices in San Francisco and New York. He is actively involved with major assignments in all regions of the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and around the Pacific Rim. This includes planning, architecture and landscape assignments for large landowners, developers, and leaders in responsible land stewardship.
President, Jabba Development Strategies
Nori Jabba, CNU-A, President of Jabba Development Strategies, provides strategic planning, communications and engagement for smart growth projects. She has 30 years of experience in land use planning, public and community affairs, and corporate real estate; an MURP degree from George Washington University, and a B.A. from Grinnell College.
Christopher Jung (B.Arch '90)
Design Director, Associate Principal, ELS Architecture & Urban Design
Since joining ELS in 1992, Mr. Jung’s diverse portfolio features retail and entertainment, performing-arts, and education facilities. As an office leader in BIM design management and workflow his most notable projects include the Hunan TV studio theaters and the recently completed University of California, Berkeley intercollegiate aquatics training center.
Chris Kent (M.L.A. '93)
Managing Principal, PGA Design
Christopher Kent is Principal at PGAdesign, landscape architecture in Oakland that works on a broad range of projects throughout California and occasionally beyond.
Jonathan Kershner (M.Arch '12)
Associate, WRNS Studio
Jonathan is a Designer and Project Architect at WRNS Studio, an award-winning design firm in based San Francisco, CA. He is also a Lecturer at the CED teaching BIM Theories and Methods. At WRNS, Jonathan focuses on the design and construction of Higher Education facilities across California.
Sylvia Kwan, FAIA, LEED AP (B.Arch '76, M.Arch '78)
Principal, DLR Group|Kwan Henmi
Since founding Kwan Henmi Architecture/Planning in 1980, and now as principal at DLR Group|Kwan Henmi, Sylvia has been a leader in the field of architecture. With 38 years of industry experience, Sylvia has led projects in high education, transportation and civic works.
Joan Lamphier (M.C.P. '70)
Joan Lamphier has practiced planning and environmental review in the Bay Area for over forty years. She has worked for eighty local jurisdictions and specializes in complex industrial and high tech projects.
Kurt Lavenson (B.A. Architecture '83)
Principal Architect, Lavenson Design and Lecturer, Department of Architecture
William Leddy, FAIA
Founding Principal, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
A founding Principal of LEDDY MAYTUM STACY Architects in San Francisco, William Leddy, FAIA, believes that architecture has an important role to play in leading our communities toward a just, carbon-neutral future. Internationally recognized with over 150 design awards, LMSA was the 2017 recipient of the National AIA Firm Award.
Joe Leitmann (P.h.D. City and Regional Planning '92)
Resilience Team Leader, The World Bank
Joe Leitmann is Lead Disaster Risk Management Specialist at the World Bank, heading teams on resilient recovery and urban resilience at the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery in Washington, DC.
Rudolph Letsche (M.Arch '15)
Intermediate Designer, WRNS Studio
Rudolph is a practicing architect at WRNS Studio, where he has been realizing buildings for the University of California in Davis and Merced, as well as for biotechnology labs and offices in the Bay Area. In addition to buildings, Rudolph is passionate about the city and continues to develop his body of research begun with the Branner fellowship and Master’s thesis while studying at the CED.
Gordon L. Linden, AIA, AICP (B.Arch ’68)
Senior Consultant, Expo 2020, Dubai
Gordon Linden graduated from UC Berkeley in 1968, commencing his career as an architect in SF. He subsequently joined the Peace Corps and began his involvement in international work which has continued to this day with assignments throughout the world. He is a researcher and author of books on International Expositions. He is currently an advisor to Dubai's forthcoming Expo 2020.
Dan Lindheim (M.C.P. '72, Ph.D. City & Regional Planning '86)
Assistant Professor of Practice, Goldman School of Public Policy
Dan is on the faculty of the Goldman School of Public Policy and also teaches at DCRP. He was Oakland’s City Manager and previously its Community and Economic Development Director. In prior lives, Dan has been a World Bank economist, a senior Congressional staffer, and President and CEO of two leading high tech software companies. Dan is a DCRP grad (MCP, PhD) and also a licensed attorney.
Principal, HSL Development
Heidi Lubin is a real estate developer focused on affordable, profitable and uber-green multifamily real estate as a means of positively impacting climate change and housing affordability. She is particularly knowledgeable in co-living, modular construction, workforce housing and renewable energy including new business models in ZNE and/or embodied carbon reduction.
David Lynn (B.A. Architecture '84)
CEO and Founder, Everest Healthcare Properties
David Lynn is CEO and Founder of Everest Healthcare Properties, a national private equity platform. Everest is a division of a global Fortune 500 company with over $90 billion in AUM. Dr. Lynn is a recognized industry leader and expert in real estate investments with a successful history of over 220 transactions totaling over $20 billion. He was formally a senior executive in leading institutional firms including Cole REIT, ING Clarion Partners (a division of ING Global Real Estate), and AIG Global Real Estate. He earned his degrees at UC Berkley, Cornell University, MIT, and the London School of Economics. Dr. Lynn has published six widely acclaimed books and over 80 articles.
Patricia Lynn (B.A. Architecture '86, M.S. Civil Engineering '89)
Deputy Regional Commissioner & Chief of Staff, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration
Patricia Lynn is a senior real estate development executive and professional architect, with a highly successful track record of managing the operation, development, design, and construction of of large-scale, multi-sector class A office, government, and high tech properties in the U.S. and international markets. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture, and a Master’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering and Construction Management both from University of California at Berkeley.
Gerry Macclelland (B.Arch ’68)
Vice President, URS
Project and Construction Manager for institutional projects including UCB Foothill Student Housing, Oakland Federal Building, UCLA and Stanford Hospitals and Transbay Transit Center.
Northern California Managing Principal, Steinberg Hart
Katia is the Northern California Managing Principal at Steinberg Hart. She has worked with clients and diverse communities designing education, civic, hospitality and commercial projects in the US and Mexico. By emphasizing collaboration among design team partners, she creates powerful environments that have a positive impact to the people who use them.
Tom McKeag (M.L.A. '87)
Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
Tom McKeag, MCP, MLA, is the executive director of the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry (BCGC), a founding editor of Zygote Quarterly magazine (http://zqjournal.org), and former instructor of the BioWerks studio course in the Industrial Design department, California College of the Arts and Biomimicry Column writer at Greenbiz.com.
Ian McRae (M.L.A. '17)
Visiting Professor, University of Tennessee; Research Analyst, UC Berkeley
Ian McRae is a visiting professor at the University of Tennessee and a research analyst at UC Berkeley. He develops methods to evaluate the environmental performance of design proposals under different climatic conditions with the goal of informing new design strategies that achieve a sustainable form of urbanism.
Janet Moody McMurtry (B.A. Architecture '81)
Board Member, BAMPFA Board of Trustees
Janet Moody McMurtry formerly worked at Walker and Moody Architects, where she primarily focused on restaurants and residential projects. In addition to designing her own home and outbuildings, she enjoys consulting on small building projects and assisting friends with landscaping projects. She is currently serving on the Board of Trustees for the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
Founding Partner, CMG Landscape Architecture
Willett is a founding partner of CMG Landscape Architecture and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. His work reflects his range of interests with a consistent focus on landscapes of broad value and public appeal. His project experience includes community-based design, sustainable urban systems, planning rooted in ecological understanding, and making historic resources relevant today. For Willett, good public spaces have clear purpose, whether symbolic or utilitarian, and contribute to community identity as memorable additions to the landscape.
David J. Neuman, FAIA, LEED AP, BD+C
Neu Campus Planning, Inc
David is the Founding Principal of Neu Campus Planning, a programming, physical planning and management development consultancy, which utilizes a unique '360 degree' approach developed after 40 years of experience as both an internal senior administrator and an external consultant for prominent research universities, major corporations, leading preparatory schools and prominent non-governmental organizations.
David Nieh (M.Arch '89)
Founding Partner & Managing Director, Clear Peak Group
Adam Noble (B.A. Architecture '91)
Managing Partner & Founder, Fastcast
Adam Noble is the founder of Fastcast LLC an environmental consulting and software firm dedicated to furthering the quality of design through building performance simulation.
Kenneth Olivola (B.A. Architecture '74, M.Arch. 79, M.C.P. '80)
Director, International Division, John Snow Inc.
Since receiving Berkeley degrees, Kenneth Olivola has worked on international development projects around the world for UNICEF, and for the past 30 years with a public health firm (John Snow, Inc.) as Director for International Development.
Stephan Paliwoda, AIA, CSI, LEED (B.Arch '68)
Principal Architect, Alaska District of the U.S. Corps of Engineers
Recently retired after almost 50 years of varied and enjoyable architectural practice experiences -- as an employee, an employer, and as a federal government architect -- in California and Alaska.
Principal, Gordana LLC
An architect, designer and urban planner with a design practice in Palo Alto, California and teaching Workshop at École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Marseille.
John Lambert Pearson (B.A. Landscape Architecture '08)
Senior Associate, Office of Sheryl Barton
After helping to plant a California native garden in elementary school, John Lambert Pearson was inspired to pursue landscape architecture at the age of 12. Through studies at Berkeley and over 10 years of experience at PWPLA and O|CB, he has pursued interests in social and cultural factors of design while integrating aspects of sustainability, resiliency and phytoremediation.
Richard C. Peters, FAIA, DPACSA
Emeritus Professor of Architecture, UC Berkeley
Richard Peters taught at UC Berkeley for 35 years, serving as Chair of the Department of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Thesis Studios during his tenure. He has also served as Director of the San Francisco Chapter of the AlA and is a past president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. He was a partner in the architectural firm Peters, Clayberg and Caulfield and is an internationally known lighting consultant who has completed many projects for Bay Area architectural firms. Peters recently published The Houses of William Wurster: Frames for Living, with co-author Caitlin L. Brostrom.
Senior Associate, Hart Howerton
Christopher is a licensed architect in California with 20 years of experience in architecture, urban design and masterplanning. Current projects include the Emeryville Public Market, the Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Plan, and multi-family residential buildings across the US. Christopher is an Instructor at Academy of Art University.
Mark Rhoades, AICP
CEO, Rhoades Planning Group
A 28 year professional in urban planning and real estate development. Expertise in housing policy and implementation.
John N. Roberts (M.L.A. '74)
Principal, John Northmore Roberts & Associates
Principal, John Northmore Roberts & Associates" Founder of the Landscape Architecture firm John Northmore Roberts & Associates in Berkeley, CA in 1984, and a former Beatrix Farrand Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at UC Berkeley. Recent professional projects include: YOUNTVILLE TOWN CENTER, Yountville, CA; BOEDDEKER PARK, San Francisco, CA; and REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK VISITOR CENTER, Orick, CA.
Alice Roche (M.Arch '01)
Founder, Alice Roche Jewelry
Alice Roche received her M.Arch from Berkeley in 2001. For the past 13 years she has run Alice Roche Jewelry selling her work in museum stores and galleries nationwide. In 2019, she became a Founding Director of The Kevin Roche Study Center of Modern Architecture in New Haven, CT.
Alessandro Rozza, AIA (M.Arch '05)
Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Alessandro Rozza brings about fourteen years of domestic and international experience in designing a variety of projects that include major civic, institutional, retail, hospitality, corporate and commercial complexes and buildings. His dual experience as structural engineer and architect informs a multidisciplinary approach, merging architectural and engineering processes projects that explore the ideas of physical and social context, sustainability and object-making.
Larry Schadt (B.A. Landscape Architecture '91, M.Arch '99)
Principal, Gelfand Partners
Larry is an architect and landscape architect with over 24 years of design experience, including 19 in architecture and 5 in landscape architecture, including working for the Office of Lawrence Halprin. He joined Gelfand Partners in 2002 and became a principal in 2007. Larry’s duties include project management, design, construction documents and construction administration. He has been project architect on several award winning projects, and is experienced in campus design for complex projects.
Jessica Seaton (M.Arch '80)
Principal, Seaton Wilson Architects
Jessica Seaton and her husband, Keith Wilson, are founding partners of Seaton Wilson Architects, an architecture and interiors firm specializing in retail store design and commercial tenant improvements. In 1988 Seaton Wilson Architects were among the first designers to begin building ""street front"" retail, redefining the retail store as a dramatic experience inviting consumers to participate in the retail narrative. They have renovated historic structures for retail use all over the country, winning recognition for their restoration work from the NYC Historical Society and the National Park Service, as well as building free standing retail structures and hundreds of store interiors. In recent years Seaton Wilson Architects has become a design consulting firm, freeing Jessica to consult not only on retail branding but also on the design of residential homes in the Bay Area. She has designed and built over twenty new homes in Mill Valley, Ross, Kentfield, Palo Alto, and Belvedere. Jessica received her MArch from UC Berkeley in 1980. She won the Branner Traveling Fellowship in 1979 and the Eisner Prize in 1980.
Carol Shen (B.A. Architecture '69)
Managing Principal Emeritus, ELS Architects
Carol Shen received her M.Arch from MIT in 1971. She was the project design manager for international airport projects at Bechtel, Inc. and for over two decades, was managing principal with ELS Architecture and Urban Design where she was committed to collaboration and recruited young designers that thrived, many of whom became leaders in today’s practice. At ELS, she was principal-in-charge for several mixed-use projects, including the Clarke Quay five-block historic redevelopment along Singapore’s riverfront; the adaptive re-use of historic Konak Pier in Izmir, Turkey; and The Rouse Company’s Pioneer Place in downtown Portland, Oregon. She served on and chaired the editorial board of arcCA, AIACC’s journal, and served on several national and regional design award juries and committees, as well as the National AIA Jury of Fellows 2006-08.
Chandni Sheth (M.Arch '16)
Designer, Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
Chandni Sheth is a designer at Valerio Dewalt Train Associates in San Francisco. She has worked in a variety of scales of the built environment. Currently focused on commercial work, her experience includes private high-end residential projects to public K-12 education and affordable housing. Her interest in architecture is deeply rooted in the intersection of narrative, representation, and the unexpected relationships formed in the built environment. She received her Bachelor of Science in Management Finance from The Georgia Institute of Technology and her Master of Architecture from the University California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley she taught architecture studios and continues to be involved as a guest critic.
Charles Shin (B.Arch '04)
Vice President of Development, Prado Group
Charles is responsible for the execution of all aspects of Prado Group’s development and redevelopment projects. Prior to joining Prado, he was the Director of Development with JS Sullivan Development, LLC. In this role, Charles led and managed the company’s real estate development and construction activities over multiple projects and teams including design, entitlement, permitting, construction buyout, and closeout. He began his career as an architectural designer and project manager with Stanley Saitowitz I Natoma Architects Inc. an award-winning firm based in San Francisco. Charles holds a BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley, an MSRED from Columbia University, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Cathy J Simon, FAIA
Architecture + Urbanism
Cathy Simon’s award-winning work includes the Haas School of Business’s Connie and Kevin Chou Hall, Genentech’s B35 and the Bay Area Metro Center, reinvented historic structures: the Ferry Building, Pier 1 and 140 New Montgomery, and urban design of numerous postindustrial Bay Area waterfront sites: Treasure Island and the SF Giants’ Mission Rock.
Elliot R. Stein (B.A. Architecture '71)
Former Executive Director, ULI
Elliot is the immediate past Executive Director of ULI San Francisco. He is a real estate economist with 45 years experience in the real estate industry including leadership roles at CB Richard Ellis, Ernst & Young and KPMG.
Franz F. Steiner (B.Arch ’61)
Most recently owned a firm with 40 to 60 staff with a portfolio of civic, education, preservation and housing work. Now retired and looking for more challenges in architecture.
Janet Tam (B.A. Architecture '76, M.Arch '82)
Principal, Noll & Tam Architects
Janet Tam is a founding partner of Noll & Tam Architects in Berkeley, a 45 person, Woman-owned firm focused on public sector architecture. She holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Architecture from CED. Janet’s specializes in facilitating a community participatory design process among diverse interest groups.
Lori Tsung (Ph.D. City & Regional Planning '98, M.C.P. '98)
Lori is engaged in regional and economic development issues of the Pacific Rim, especially as it pertains to environmental impacts.
Jose Vilar (B.A. Architecture '73, M.Arch '79)
Managing Partner, Baker Vilar Architects
Managing Partner of Baker Vilar Architects.
Ben Waldo (M.L.A. '15)
Landscape Designer, SWA Group
Ben Waldo began working for SWA San Francisco after a summer teaching for [IN]Land. Since then, Ben has worked on numerous domestic projects, and is co-author of the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial.
Chris Wasney (M.Arch '88)
Founding Principal, CAW Architects
A founding principal of CAW Architects, Chris Wasney leads the firm's work in the higher education market and and has special expertise in the adaptive reuse of historic structures.
Keith Wilson (B.Arch'76, M.Arch '79)
Founding Partner, Seaton Wilson Architects
Keith Wilson lives in Marin County and has his painting studio at The Sea Ranch.
Steven Winkel, FAIA, PE, CASP (B.A. Architecture '71)
Building & Accessibility Code Consultant, Preview Group
Architect, Landscape Architect, Civil Engineer, Certified Access Specialist. Building & Accessibility Code Consultant with Preview Group. Building Standards Commission, Architect Commissioner
John L. Wong, PLA, FASLA, FAAR (B.A. Landscape Architecture '74)
Principal, SWA Group
Since joining SWA in 1976, John Wong has directed an array of projects, from the design and crafting of small gardens to the large-scale planning and design of neighborhoods, towns, and new communities. He has extensive experience in North America, the Middle East, and Asia—particularly in Japan, Korea, and China. Over the past two decades, John has led more than 150 campus improvement projects at Stanford University, including the award-winning DAPER Master Plan and the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts. He and his teams have designed the groundscapes for 12 of the 100 tallest buildings in the world.
Paul Woolford Design Principal, HOK San Francisco
Paul Woolford is a Design Principal for HOK in California; responsible for some of the firm’s most innovative and creative buildings. He is a recognized industry leader, whose award-winning work has focused on being a design catalyst for helping people rethink the relationship between themselves and their environments.
Partner, Surfacedesign, Inc.
Roderick is an award-winning landscape architect and founding principal of Surfacedesign, Inc.. He brings a comprehensive knowledge of plants and years of experience working on both public and private projects. Roderick received his MLA from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and his BA in Music.
Principal, ELS Architecture and Urban Design
Since joining ELS in 1987, Jeff has worked on a wide variety of project types encompassing all aspects of the design process. He has extensive experience in performing arts, music and entertainment venues and currently leads the ELS Arts and Entertainment sector.