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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Shari Canepa

Architecture Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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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

Gustav Alexander Choto has been teaching at CCSF since 2013. Prior to teaching at CCSF he was a regular guest lecturer for the last 8 years in many of CCSF's Construction Management courses.

As an integral member of the City College of San Francisco Construction Management program, Gustav brings more than 15 years of construction industry experience to the team, including 8 years with one of California’s leading general contractors, Webcor Builders. He is currently a Solutions Engineer with Trimble's BuildingPoint Pacific where he is responsible for the cost estimating and BIM solutions, as well as working closely with sales, service, consulting and education. His career focus has been in construction cost estimating with extensive experience in a wide range project types and cost estimating technology. His project experience ranges from commercial office, hotels, high-density residential, mass transit facilities, higher education, hospitals, stadiums and advanced technology facilities at different levels of design (conceptual, schematic, DD, CD, and design build). He brings extensive experience in utilizing various estimating and take-off software, including Vico Office, Modelogix, WInest, Sketch-Up, OST, Sage Estimating, Estimating with Excel, RS Means Costworks, Revit, and Bluebeam. Gustav currently serves as President of the Golden Gate Chapter of American Society of Professional Estimators.

President of American Society of Professional Estimator's Golden Gate Chapter. www.aspegoldengate.org

A San Francisco native, Gustav is an explorer, having traveled throughout much of the western hemisphere and parts of Europe he speaks Spanish, French and Italian. When he’s busy teaching at CCSF or working at Project Frog, Gustav enjoys spending time with family and friends exploring mother nature, hiking/backpacking, sports, cycling, kayaking, skiing, culinary arts, film, live music, fine art and riding motorcycles.

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Olallo L Fernandez

Chair, 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

B.A. Architecture, Minor: Structural Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
M.S.C.E., Construction Management and Engineering, Stanford University

Prof. Gary has been teaching at CCSF since 2008. Currently a part-time instructor and full time Construction Manager.

My Philosophy towards instruction is to take the theory out of school and make the teaching practical. I want the student to walk away with a skill that can translate into work for them.

Outside of CCSF, I am involved in the Boy Scouts of America.

Prof. Gary has been teaching Qi Gong to the public for 15 years, every one of his classes at CCSF starts with a Qi Gong warm up. He also enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering time with his church working to uplift the spirits of those in the world around him.

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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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David A Kesler

Architecture Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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George X Lin

Architecture Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Guillermo Luzardo

Architecture Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Carlos M Melendez

Architecture Department

Construction Engineering, San Jose State University 2011
Civil Engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 2000

Prof. Melendez has been teaching at CCSF since 2013.

With over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, Mr. Melendez offers a unique insight to the Construction Management process having served at various times during his career in the role as the Owner, Designer, Contractor, Subcontractor and Consultant. As a Licensed Civil Engineer, Mr. Melendez completed his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a Masters’ degree in Construction Engineering at San Jose State University; he teaches Construction Management fundamentals as a part-time instructor at City College of San Francisco along with his current position as a Construction Management consultant with Ghirardelli Associates, Inc. Mr. Melendez began his career as an engineer for the public sector in the East Bay, transitioned to the private sector to represent a specialty Contractor, managing construction projects throughout the West Coast and from there moved to a private consulting firm to provide services as a Resident Engineer. He is a strong advocate of the Cal Poly motto, "Learn by Doing" and works to share his practical knowledge by applying it to the theoretical principles of Construction Management.

Mr. Melendez is an active participant with a number of professional organizations including ASCE, APWA and CMAA. He is an active member in with the local Boy Scout Cub Scout Pack, Knights of Columbus and his parish.

In his free time, Mr. Melendez enjoys spending time with his family hiking, cycling and working on his house projects.

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Michelle Marie Nermon

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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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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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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Archibald Chi Woo

Architecture Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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