Faculty In Review

Architecture Department

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Jose V Aran

Architecture Department

Degree in Architecture from the National University of Mexico.See Resume in my web page: www,jose aran.com

Ten years teaching History of Architecture in the National University of Mexico and five years teaching design in the same school.Teaching at CCSF since 2003

"My approach to teaching has always been design-oriented. The Knowledge obtained in all courses should be reflected on the design board. This implies a synthesis of all disciplines in our profession.choices."

"My professional experience has been design, design development, project managing, and construction supervision in Mexico and the US."

Two-time winner of the National Design Contest for housing in Mexico.


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Argelia Barcena

Architecture Department

Prof. Barcena has been teaching at CCSF since 2009


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Andrew J Chandler

Chair, Architecture Department

M.Arch., Virginia Polytechnic and State University; B.Design, University of Florida

Architecture Department Chair and Full-Time Instructor, Andrew Chandler, AIA has been teaching in higher education since 1989.

Mr. Chandler has been chair of the department since Fall 2004.

Aside from his administrative duties, Mr. Chandler teaches design studio, with a focus on students discovering, acquiring and developing approaches to architecture that encompasses the design, technological, environmental, and socio-cultural realms of their worlds.

His private architectural practice has garnered local, state, and regional design awards from the American Institute of Architects.

He is keenly interested in pedagogical design and is committed to bringing his experience in this arena to CCSF.


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Gary K Ching

Architecture Department

B.Arch, California College of Arts and Crafts

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Gustav Alexander Choto

Architecture Department

San Francisco State University, City College of San Francisco

Prof. Choto has been teaching at CCSF since 2013

Gustav Alexander Choto is an Estimator for Webcor Builders. He works in Webcor’s Corporate Estimating division as well as in project operations. He has practiced construction management for more than ten years for recognized companies, including six years at Webcor Builders. His career focus has been in the California marketplace with extensive experience in hard bidding, negotiated projects, and design build budgeting and preconstruction. His project experience ranges from commercial office to hotels, high density residential, hospitals, stadiums, and advanced technology facilities. He also serves as a faculty member for City College of San Francisco’s Architecture and Construction Management departments teaching courses in estimating and construction graphics.

Estimator at Webcor Builders

President of American Society of Professional Estimator's Golden Gate Chapter

Travel, Cycling, Camping, Kayaking, Foriegn Language


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Kathryn Cousineau

Architecture Department

B.A., Stanford University; B.F.A., M.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute; M.A., Dominican University

Ms. Cousineau has taught at CCSF for the past 25 years.

She feels that it is important to show students, by example, the curiosity to go beyond the expected, the ongoing quest for understanding, and the joy of discovery. Education is a life-long personal journey, that challenges and fulfills us, and connects us to the varied journeys of others.

Ms. Cousineau is a participant in the Marin Arts Council, Marin Society of Artists, S. F. MOMA, S. F. Fine Arts Museums, Ancient Hellenic Arts Council and S-MOVA (Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Artist member).

Some of her extracurricular activities are painting, gardening, music (violin), hiking, swimming and travel (Europe, US, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, So. Pacific).


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Olallo L Fernandez

Architecture Department

A.B., M.S., University of California, Berkeley

Part-time instructor, CCSF, 1981-2004 Full-time instructor, CCSF, 2004-present.

I first started at City College of San Francisco in 1974 as a student. I had a general idea that I wanted to be a architect, but I had no real plan on how to turn this idea into a reality. City College, and the students I met there, gave me that opportunity. I returned to City college in 1981 as a part-time instructor. In my years at City college, I've taught courses in drafting, beginning design, and construction documents. My primary focus, however, has been in construction management. I enjoy the diversity, enthusiasm, and intelligence of the students at City College. I like getting to know the students in my classes, as well as learning their hopes and aspirations, and, in a small way, also helping them to achieve those goals.

Though I've sought to specialize in the field of Construction Management, I have been involved in all phases of the design and construction process. For over twelve years I was an Architect at ED2 International, a San Francisco Architectural firm. While there, I headed up construction administration on projects including a $30 million library for Sonoma State University, a number of research facilities for the University of California, and a number of school facilities here in San Francisco. I have also been a Project Manager on a number of projects, coordinating all of the design efforts of our firm as well as our consultants. Before that I spent over two years in the public sector working as a Project Manager for the San Francisco Housing Authority. While there, one of my projects included the construction of a new $30 million, 203 apartment, development and renovation of the Alemany housing development. Prior to that, I worked for one of the pioneering firms in the field of Construction Management, O'Brien Kreitzberg & Associates.


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Marcus G Gary

Architecture Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Julie Patrice Head

Architecture Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Amily Shiu-I Huang

Architecture Department

B.A. Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, with high honors; M. Architecture, Columbia University

CCSF (Part-Time Instructor); University of California, Berkeley (Lecturer); California College of Arts, San Francisco (Lecturer); University of Colorado, Boulder (Honorarium Instructor)

I am interested in perception, that is, learning to see and seeing beyond the obvious. We all have the potential to do this. I often draw inspiration from the works of conceptual artists, land artists, light artists, and scientists. In the built environment, perception is inherently tied to the choice of materials and details. I am interested in material investigations at multiple scales, from accessory designs to full scale buildings.

Professional Experience: Current owner, Amily Huang Design and Remodeling, Oakland; Gensler, NYC; Saladino Group, NYC; C.Y. Lee and Associates, Taipei, Taiwan; RTKL, Hong Kong, China.

Professional Organizations: AIA, Architect Member, East Bay, Registered Architect, Colorado, and IDP Certificate.

Awards, Honors, and Progessional Recognitions: Women's International Leadership Fellow, 1997-1998, NYC; Eisner Prize, Honorable Mention, 1995; Women and Work: A Handbook, Co-Author, Pg. 118-121, 168-172, Garland Publishing, 1996.


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Jerry W Lum

Architecture Department

B.A., M.Arch., University of California, Berkeley

Teaching Experience: LTS, CCSF Architcture Dept., 1990-1991; Tenure track, full-time faculty 1991 w/tenure 1992; Architecture Dept Chair 1998-2004; Full-Time Instructor 2004-present.

My primary interest lies in the cognitive aspects of design thinking, particularly as it relates to the development of each student's design process and voice. As an instructor, I try to provide guidance to this end by responding to the experiences, knowledge, skills, and behaviors of my students, on an individual and group basis; and then enabling each student to employ a heuristic process that leads to an appropriately responsive (and even inspired) solution. It is the subjective nature of heuristic reasoning that captivates my interest.

Professional Experience: Over a period of twelve years, I have provided design and project management services in the capacities of principle, senior design associate, design director, and project designer/architect for projects diverse in scale and building type. Notable projects include the following: The Exploratorium, San Francisco a participatory science museum (MBT Architecture); Energy Efficient State Office Building, Sacramento (MBT Architecture); Chevron Park, San Ramon (MBT Architecture); 222 Sutter Street, San Francisco high rise renovation of the historic W.J.Sloane Building (MYCIX Corporation); University of California Santa Cruz, Academic Core Masterplan (ED2 International/SWA Group); Marin YMCA (ED2 International); Proctor's Jewelery, Flagship Store, San Francisco Centre (Lum Teeters Architects); Yin Place, Flagship Restaurant, San Francisco (Lum Teeters Architects); HoneyBee, a subsidiary of Spiegel women's fashion store, W.Virginia (Primo Angeli/Jerry W. Lum Architects)

Awards, Honors, and Progessional Recognitions: Yin Place III: Chinese Modern, Restaurant/Hotel Design International, May 1989; Yin Place III, Architectural Lighting, January 1989; Chang Residence, Hillsborough, Sunset Magazine 1989; California State Energy Efficient Office Building Sacramento, Architectural Record; California State Energy Efficient Office Building Competition Third Place, Progressive Architecture; The American Institute of Architects Scholastic Award/The AIA School Medal/Certificate of Merit from the Henry Adams Fund for Excellence in the Study of Architecture at University of California, 1977; Bakewell Drawing Prize 1976; MBT Graduate Fellowship 1975


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Guillermo Luzardo

Architecture Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Carlos M Melendez

Architecture Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Paul Nowicki

Architecture Department

A.A., City College of San Francisco; B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Mr. Nowicki has taught at CCSF since 1977.

Mr. Nowicki's instructional goal is "to expose students to all possibilities" and "to give them confidence that their goals are achievable".

In his leisure time, he enjoys model building and watercolor painting.


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Deepika Padam

Architecture Department

University of Michigan - Master of Architecture
Guru Nanak Dev University - Bachelor of Architecture

Prof. Padam has been teaching at CCSF since 2013

Deepika Padam is the founder and Principal of BLEND architecture in San Francisco. Licensed architect since 2008, Deepika earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Guru Nanak Dev University and Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan. Deepika has worked for a number of architecture firms with over 12 years of professional work experience, and has been engaged with the AIA through volunteer service and leadership roles in local, regional and national venues. Her prominent leadership roles include serving as the President for AIA and USGBC local chapters, and Editor-in-Chief for national Young Architects Forum. She is a versatile architect with an environmental consciousness, collaborative approach, global perspective and cultural sensitivity. Her diverse design experience includes civic, education, justice, commercial, residential, and transportation facilities. She has received honors for her work and service, recently winning the national 2013 AIA Young Architects Award and AIA Committee on Design Knowledge Scholarship.


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Nestor C Regino

Architecture Department

City College of San Francisco, Architecture Major
A.B. Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
M. Arch., University of California, Berkeley

Adjunct Professor, 1982-1988,
Tenured Professor, 1988-Present

My years of teaching have given me some insights on how students learn and we all have different learning modalities and levels of learning. My charge as a teacher is to find that balance in the classroom between all the learners in class yet still challenge my students to learn and do well, especially in such a diverse setting as our College. I see learning as a whole of oneself. We are the sum of all our parts where all of our experiences become resources of learning and expressing.

Most recently I have re-focused my teaching on software. The changes in technology has rapidly advanced our learning and our understanding of the world. I find this ever changing world fascinating and challenging. It enhances our creativity and makes us solve problems. Exploring software can be a real headache but it can also give us these "aha" moments that are so rewarding and self-achieving. I hope to share these moments with my students.

CCSF
Former Department Chairperson, Former Facilities Committee Co-Chair, Member of the Filipiino American Association of City College, Visitation Valley Community Centers Board Member, Ex-Offico Board Member of the American Institute of Architects, Former Senior Staff Architect for Community Design Center in San Francisco.

Licensed Architect California

I am also a saxophone player playing Tenor, Soprano and Alto Sax. Tonality and sound are the things I try to achieve in my playing. My dream is to sound like Stan Getz, play like Cannonball Aderly, and jam like Maseo Parker.


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Theodore F.J. Revlock

Architecture Department

B.Arch, Spring Garden College; Grad. Dipl. Des., Architectural Association, UK

Part-Time Instructor.

His interests lie in looking at design as a multifarious discipline with particular focus on its spatial consequences. He manifests his academic interests in the constructed world through the design group which he directs, sea.design. His portfolio includes a wide variety of project types, some of which include event spaces (performance space, exhibitions), residential (single family, multi family), commercial (restaurants, retail, hospitality), urban (multi-use high-rise, intercity rail systems), and institutional (museums, themeparks, airports). More specifically, his list of past projects includes an airport in the Middle East, a Museum of Water, a winning closed-competition for a theme park in Rome, Italy; numerous elevated railroad stations in Philadelphia; a 21st century landscape design for a 15th century Estate House in the UK, world climates themed park in the Middle East; and a Master Plan for the Presidio. He has placed in a number of international competitions and has published work in numerous journals throughout the globe.


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Monica I Tiulescu

Architecture Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Simon M Udell

Architecture Department

B.Arch., M.Arch., University of Southern California

Mr. Udell has taught at CCSF for the past nineteen years.

His educational goals are for his students to develop to the best of their abilities, to open up the fields of architecture and design to them, and to develop their ability to work in both two and three dimensions. He also feels that students should become their own best critics.

Mr. Udell is an advisor to the CCSF Architectural Student Association and has also been a member of AIGA and AIA.

In his leisure time, he paints, draws and collects Pez dispensers. He also does volunteer work for Community Impact and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and has been a previous board member of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.


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Shou-Kang Tony Wong

Architecture Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.



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