Leadership Lecture Series: Higher Education
Join us as we explore the many challenges that designing within an established campus brings with Bill Glass, Emily Marthinsen, Janet Tam, and Gary Strang.
About Your Panelists
William Glass was born in El Paso, Texas and came to California to study architecture in the 1960s. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and his Masters in Architecture and Urban Design from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. His studies included photography, fine arts, film, and multi-media. Bill is a practicing architect in the San Francisco Bay Area and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. His firm, Glass Associates, Inc., has been recognized for design excellence through competitions, awards, and the publication of its projects.
Emily Marthinsen served as UC Berkeley’s Assistant Vice Chancellor, Physical & Environmental Planning (2005-2018) and Campus Architect (2014-2019). She was responsible for implementing UC Berkeley’s 2020 Long Range Development Plan and other strategic design plans including campus/city planning and real estate development initiatives.
As Campus Architect and Planner, she was also responsible for design review, environmental entitlement under the California Environmental Quality Act and the campus project approval process.
Janet Tam, FAIA, is a founding partner and the current CEO of Noll & Tam Architects in Berkeley, CA, a 43-person firm that has been in practice for 28 years and has majority women staff. Janet is a licensed architect and a LEED Accredited Professional with a BA and MArch from UC Berkeley. Janet’s work focuses on the design of projects in the public realm striving to make a visible and positive difference within their communities. She has led dozens of community projects in some of the most diverse municipalities in California. Janet’s almost 40 years of practice have been dedicated to helping translate diverse community aspirations and experiences into architecture for the common good.
Gary Strang is a licensed landscape architect and architect with degrees from UC Berkeley and UC Davis. He founded GLS Landscape/Architecture in 1993. He has received three ASLA National Honor Awards: in 2000 for Beth Israel Chapel and Memorial Garden in Houston, in 2006 for Residence Hall Units 1 & 2 at the University of California Berkeley, and in 2011 for the 22 acre Hunters View HOPE SF neighborhood. He has taught at the Universities of California at Berkeley and Davis, exhibited work in New York, San Francisco, and Berkeley, and lectured and published widely on issues of infrastructure and landscape.