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Board of Directors

Executive Committee


David Kirsh, Ph.D.
President, 2021 – Present

Department of Cognitive Science
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Kurt Hunker, FAIA
President-Elect

Director of Graduate Programs, Chair of Graduate Program in Architecture
NewSchool of Architecture + Design
San Diego, CA

Sergei Gepshtein, PhD
Secretary

Director, Adaptive Sensory Technologies Center for Neurobiology of Vision
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, CA

Laura Wolszon, Ph.D
Treasurer

Scientific Associate
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
La Jolla, CA

Frederick Marks, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Immediate Past President, 2019 – 2020

Visiting Scholar and Research Collaborator Regulatory Biology Laboratory
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, CA

Board of Directors


Thomas D. Albright, Ph.D.
Past President, 2013 – 2014

Professor and Director
Vision Center Laboratory
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, CA

Gordon Chong, FAIA
Past President, 2007 – 2008

Former Principal
Chong Partners Architecture
San Francisco, CA

Gilbert Cooke, FAIA
Past President, 2015-2016

Dean Emeritus
NewSchool of Architecture + Design
San Diego, CA

John Paul Eberhard, FAIA
Founding President, 2003 – 2004

Board Member Emeritus
Gaithersburg, MD

Eve Edelstein, M.Sc., M.Arch., Ph.D. (Neuroscience)

EDAC, Assoc AIA, F-AAA
Pratt Institute,
Co-Founder, Clinicians for Design,
Scientific Advisor, Tuned | Lombardini 22

Fred Gage, Ph.D.
Past President, 2005 – 2006

Professor
Laboratory of Genetics
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, CA

Claire B. Gallagher, M.Arch., EdD. Associate AIA

Professor
School of Education, Georgian Court University
Lakewood, NJ

Steven Henriksen

Vice President for Research and Biotechnology
Dean, Graduate College of Biomedical Science
Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA

Norman Koonce, FAIA
Former Board of Director & Emeritus Advisor

Former Executive Vice President and CEO
The American Institute of Architects
Washington, DC

Kenneth A. Kornberg, AIA

President
Kornberg Associates Architects
San Diego, CA

Eduardo Macagno, Ph.D.
Past President, 2009 – 2010

Professor and Founding Dean
Division of Biological Sciences
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Upali Nanda PhD, Associate AIA, EDAC

Director of Research and Senior VP, HKS Inc.
Executive Director, Center for Advanced Design Research and Evaluation (CADRE)
Associate Professor of Practice, Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
Houston, TX

Betsey Olenick Dougherty, FAIA

Partner
Dougherty Architects, LLP
Costa Mesa, CA

Satchidananda Panda, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, Panda Lab, Regulatory Biology Laboratory
Salk Institute
La Jolla, CA

Alan Penn

Professor in Architecture and Urban Computing
The Bartlett School of Architecture
University College London
London, UK

Ramesh Rao, Ph.D.

Director, Division of California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Jcaobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Matthew Smith RA, NCARB, LEED®AP, EDAC

Principal Architect
University of California San Diego Facilities Design & Construction
La Jolla, CA

Alison Whitelaw, FAIA
Past President, 2011 – 2012

Principal
Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Inc.
San Diego, CA