Board of Directors

Executive Committee

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

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

David Kirsh, Ph.D.Vice President
Professor and Chair
Department of Cognitive Science
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Betsey Olenick Dougherty, FAIA
Secretary

Partner
Dougherty Architects, LLP
Costa Mesa, CA

Kurt Hunker, FAIA
CFO

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

Steven Henriksen
Immediate Past President, 2017 – 2018

Vice President for Research and Biotechnology
Dean, Graduate College of Biomedical Science
Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, 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, MArch, Ph.D. (Neuroscience)
EDAC, Assoc AIA, F-AAA
Director, Human Experience Lab
Perkins + Will
San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

Laura Wolszon, Ph.D.
Scientific Associate
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
La Jolla, CA