Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

Gilbert Cooke, FAIA | President
Dean Emeritus
NewSchool of Architecture + Design
San Diego, CA

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

Betsey Olenick Dougherty, FAIA | Secretary
Partner
Dougherty + Dougherty Architects, LLP
Costa Mesa, CA

Frederick Marks, AIA | CFO
Director of Science and Technology
AC Martin Partners, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Thomas D. Albright, Ph.D.  | Immediate Past President
Professor and Director
Vision Center Laboratory
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, CA

Board of Directors:

Steve Altman, DBA
Former President
NewSchool of Architecture and Design
San Diego, CA

Gordon Chong, FAIA | Past President
Former Principal
Chong Partners Architecture
San Francisco, CA

John Paul Eberhard, FAIA | Founding President
Board Member Emeritus
Former Latrobe Fellow
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
Professor
Laboratory of Genetics
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, CA

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

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

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

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

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