Introducing : Our NEW Leadership Lecture Series!

To celebrate the AIA East Bay’s new office in Berkeley, California, the chapter is honoring architects, urban planners, and landscape architects who have helped shape the East Bay. The series is organized to highlight various project types: Renovations, Planning/Urban Design, Institutional, Civic, Higher Education, Multi-Family Housing, and Single-Family Housing. 

Each event’s participants have been selected due to their design excellence, contributions to architectural education, and/or advancement of the profession of architecture in the East Bay. This series will provide insight into the careers of members of the architecture community through a short presentation from the participants, moderated discussion, and Q&A. 


The chapter has confirmed the following events and participants. 


February 23rd - Renovations / Interiors

Discussion about saving, preserving, and re-using buildings  with Kava Massih and Larry Strain. This panel will be moderated by Heather Sanders-Jacob.

Kava Massih
Larry Strain, FAIA, LEED AP
Heather Sanders-Jacob, AIA, LEED AP

March 7 - History of Bay Area Architecture

Understanding the history, trends, and analysis of architecture with John King and Mitchell Schwarzer. 

John King
Mitchell Schwarzer

March 21st - Planning / Urban Design

Highlighting master planning and larger urban developments with Dan Solomon, Matt Taecker, Nancy Keenan, and Frank Fuller. 

Dan Solomon, FAIA
Matt Taecker, AIA
Nancy Keenan, AIA, LEED AP
Frank Fuller, FAIA Member Emeritus, NCARB

April 25th - Institutional

Looking at the influence of healthcare, education, recreation, and public works in the East Bay with Marc L’Italian, Clarence D. Mamuyac, Jr., and Chuck Davis. This panel will be moderated by Ursula Currie. 

Marc L’Italian, FAIA, LEED AP
Clarence D. Mamuyac, Jr., FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Chuck Davis, FAIA Member Emeritus
Ursula Currie, AIA

May 25th - Civic

Civic architecture plays an important role in every community but understand how these architects sensitively created public icons in the East Bay with Craig Hartman, Rodney Friedman, and Mark Cavagnero. This panel will be moderated by Susi Marzuola.

Craig Hartman, FAIA
Rodney Friedman
Mark Cavagnero, FAIA
Susi Marzuola, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

June 15th - Higher Education

Designing within an established campus brings many challenges that will be explored with Bill Glass, Emily Marthinsen, Janet Tam, and Gary Strang. 

Bill Glass, FAIA Member Emeritus
Emily Marthinsen, FAIA Member Emeritus
Janet Tam, FAIA
Gary Strang, FASLA, AIA

July (Date TBA) - Multi-Family Housing Affordable Housing

The Bay Area is experiencing a housing crisis and these architects pursue quality design for housing with tight budgets with Peter Waller.

Peter Waller, AIA

August (Date TBA) - Multi-Family Housing

These architects challenge how housing can be transformative with Stanley Saitowitz and Rod Henmi.

Stanley Saitowitz

September (Date TBA) - Single Family Housing

This project type allows for the exploration of ideas at an intimate scale with Richard Fernau, Anni Tilt, and Robert Swatt.

Richard Fernau, FAIA
Anni Tilt, AIA
Robert Swatt, FAIA