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2014 Executive Committee

CAF President
Stephan Castellanos, FAIA (2014)
Executive Director CA Commission on Disability Access
(209) 481-9678 |
Throughout his career, Steve has been actively engaged in community affairs. Currently he serves as a San Joaquin Delta College trustee and on the board of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS). Steve has led AIACC and AIA in numerous capacities and served as CA State Architect from 2000 to 2005.

Vice President
Gray Dougherty, AIA, LEED AP (2014)
Dougherty + Dougherty
(510) 654-2544 |
Gray focuses on community oriented projects including public schools and civic buildings, running the Oakland office of the firm. He recently finished his term as the 2010-11 AIACC Vice President/AEP, following a term as the AIACC Associate Director North. In his spare time, Gray watches movies, reads (yes, paper books), rock climbs, snowboards, and plays other sports that don’t have rules. 

bruceMonighanBruce Monighan, AIA (2015)
Monighan Design
(916) 448-1901 |
Bruce has 41 years of experience in the architectural profession and manages a practice that has spanned the country and part of the world. He has been active in the AIA since 1974 serving the AIACC Associate Director North, as the AIACV President in 1987 and 2011, and is currently the AIACC Secretary/Treasurer. He is a Design Review Commissioner for the County of Sacramento, Chairs the AIACV Public Policy Committee and serves as the AIACV representative on the Region Builders Board.

Communications Director
Michael R. Pratt, AIA, LEED AP (2013)
Pratt Architecture
(209) 524-2636 |
Michael has been a leader in the design of Healthcare Facilities for over 25 years. Additionally, he is committed to the advancement of the profession of architecture and has led several boards and committees that serve the architectural community, including as President of CAF in 2010.

Academic Liaison
Norman R. Millar, AIA (2014)
Dean, School of Architecture
Woodbury University, Los Angeles
(818) 252-5130 |
Norman has led the architecture programs at Woodbury University since 1999 during which time enrollment has nearly tripled in size and several new graduate programs have been established. He taught at SCI-Arc, USC, Pasadena Art Center, and UCLA. Norman has served as an accreditation team member on several NAAB accreditation visits, and serves on the Hollywood Design Review Advisory Board, the advisory board for the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, and the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIA. He will be the ASCA President for 2013-2014.

AIACC Executive Liaison

AIACC Executive Vice President
Paul W. Welch, Jr., Hon. AIACC
(916) 642-1705 |
Paul joined the AIACC in 1981 and has been active with all levels of the Institute, within California and throughout the nation. Paul served as executive officer of the CA State Board of Architectural Examiners from 1978 to 1981.


Zachary J. Adams (2014)
(619) 573-8434 |
Zach is an architect and project manager at OliverMcMillan, a San Diego-based development company that creates urban mixed-use projects which enrich communities and create stimulation, interaction, and a sense of place.
Andrew Daymude (2013)
Coastal Management Resources
(661) 703-8414 |
Andrew has been VP/Planning and Entitlements in the Real Estate Division of Tejon Ranch Company. He serves on the board of directors for Shelter on The Hill: A Humane Society and Calvary Chapel of Frazier Park.
Paul Halajian, AIA (2013)
Paul Halajian Architects
(559) 435-1439 |
Paul currently serves as Campus Consulting Architect for California State University, Fresno, is recent past president of the AIA San Joaquin Chapter and chaired the Editorial Board of arcCA, the Journal of the AIACC.
Tom Lollini, FAIA (2015)
Campus Architect, UC Merced
(209) 217-7222 |
Tom has served as a leader in the AIA Livable Communities Initiatives for two decades and on numerous award juries. He also serves on the Alumni Board of Governors for the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.
Michael Porter, AIA (2014)
Michael Patrick Porter Architect
(949) 515-1140 x102 |
Michael has designed numerous buildings that serve as containers for art, including his own home. Prior to establishing his architectural practice, he served as City Planner in San Juan Capistrano, which included the organization and management of the San Juan Capistrano Public Library competition.
Amanda Walter (2015)
Walter Communications
(415) 235-6613 |
Amanda uses public relations, social media, and content development to build thought leadership programs for landscape, architecture and urban planning firms.
Bill Worthen, FAIA, LEED AP (2015)
Urban Fabrick Design
(415) 699-2455 |
Bill served as a member of SF Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Green Building Task Force and as an advisor to former CA Attorney General (now Governor) Jerry Brown. As the AIA’s Director and Resource Architect for Sustainability he served as the profession’s representative on the ASHRAE 50% Advanced Energy Design Guides Steering Committee, the Sustainability Committee of the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council, and the USGBC Research Advisory Committee.



Hitoshe Abe (2014)
Chair of Architecture
(310) 206-3495 |
Principal of his own firm, Hitsohe is a professor and chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design. In 2010, he was appointed Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Chair in the Study of Contemporary Japan as well as Director of the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies.
Ila Berman (2014)
Director of Architecture
California College of the Arts
(415) 703-9516 |
Ila was the founding director and Principal Investigator of URBANbuild–an outreach architectural and urban design program. She has served on juries for the Pan American Biennale, the AIA and ACSA Design Awards, as well as the Urban Design Committee. Ila has founded three project-based R+D labs to expand networks for research, design and practice.
John Enright, FAIA (2014)
Undergrad Architecture Director
(310) 391-4484 |
John has taught at SCI-Arc, Syracuse University, The University of Houston, and USC. He is a co-founder and Principal of the Los Angeles-based, Griffin Enright Architects (with partner Margaret Griffin) which has received dozens of awards for design excellence including national AIA Awards and The American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum.
Kurt C. Hunker, AIA (2013)
NewSchool of Architecture + Design
(619) 890-6173 |
Kurt has been associated with NSAD since 1989 and maintains a consulting practice in architecture, winning multiple design awards from AIA and other organizations. He has been recognized as NSAD Teacher of the Year on two occasions and received the Architectural Education Award from the San Diego Chapter of the AIA.
Quingyun Ma, AIA (2014)
Dean, USC School of Architecture
(213) 740-2083 |
Quingyun is frequently invited as a speaker and juror, including for the prestigious Rome Prize and the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. In 2007, Ma became the dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California, where he has enhanced the program by developing the School’s ties with China and launching a number of global initiatives.
Michael Woo, Hon. AIA/LA (2014)
Dean, Environmental Design
Cal Poly Pomona
Michael was the first trained urban planner elected to the Los Angeles City Council and has served as a member of the L.A. City Planning Commission for seven years. He also chairs the national board of directors of Smart Growth America and the nonprofit organization which runs the Hollywood Farmers Market.
Christine Theodoropoulos, AIA, PE (2015)
Dean, School of Architecture
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
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Before joining SLO this year, Christine served as head of the Architecture Department in the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts since 2003, a faculty member in the department since 1997. Her scholarship has included the architect’s role in international earthquake-resistant design and disaster mitigation.
Tom J. Buresh (2014)
Chair, Dept of Architecture
U.C. Berkeley
(510) 642-4942 |
Tom has been on the faculty at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan and SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, and held visiting appointments at UCLA, UC Berkeley, Rice University, University of Melbourne, UT Austin, and the University of Minnesota. Tom has received distinguished faculty awards and currently holds the Eva Li Chair in Design Ethics at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design.