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USC ARCHITECTURAL GUILD

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  • USC Architectural Guild Mission
  • Guild-Run Programs & Events
  • Board Members
  • Past Presidents

Founded in 1958, the USC Architectural Guild serves as a support group for the School of Architecture by forming a unique link between students, alumni and faculty at the School of Architecture and the professional community. The Guild has provided countless hours and significant financial support to the School throughout its history, making a direct impact on students’ lives and the design/build industry overall.

GUILD-RUN PROGRAMS & EVENTS: Annual Dinner, Student Programs & Support, Golf Tournament


Members of the Guild are leaders in the architecture, design, construction, engineering, finance and real estate development industries. As a result of the generous support of members and donors, the Guild is able to support a number of educational, networking and career development resources for students, preparing them for their professional careers. 


USC Architectural Guild Mission

The mission of this all-volunteer support group, affiliated with the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California, is to provide industry expertise, networking support, and fundraising assistance to advance and enrich the student experience through professional development, career services, mentorship programming, materials and technology support, and global study fellowships.

 
Board Members

USC Architectural Guild Board of Directors 2019-20


Executive Committee 


President

Leslie Young, ‘95

STIR Architecture


President-Elect

Gary Brennen

Syska Hennessy Group


Secretary

Amy Pokawatana, ‘00

Hudson Pacific Properties


Ex-Officio

Chuck Whitaker

John Labib & Associates


Board Members


Susan Bartley, ‘97

Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP


Annmarie Brintnall

Gensler


Jeff Chess, ‘93

Psomas


Ron Elazar

Morley Builders


Roger Fricke

Clark Construction


James House, ‘80

House & Robertson Architects, Inc.


Jenna Knudsen, ‘97

CO Architects


Steve Pellegren

Bernards


Bee Rarewala, ‘00

HED


Dan Stafford, ‘89

MATT Construction


James Woolum, ‘94

ZGF Architects LLP


BOC Representative

Reza Safavi, ‘84

Caruso


Parent Representative

Ani Avanessian

Toll Brothers


Faculty Representative

Doris Sung

USC School of Architecture


Recent Graduate Representative

Brendan Kempf, ‘14

AECOM


Graduate Student Representative

Barbara Aquirre, ‘21


Undergraduate Student Representative

Baraka Al Ramah, ‘20

Michael Gonzalez, ‘20

Past Presidents

2018-2019: Chuck Whitaker

2017–2018: Steve Luchetta

2016–2017: Michael Marquez, AIA

2015–2016: Daun St. Amand, AIA

2014–2015: Martha L. Ball, AIA

2013–2014: Reza Safavi, AIA

2012–2013: Jon Mills, AIA

2011–2012: Mark R. Nay, AIA

2010–2011: Walter Cousineau

2009–2010: Cory Ticktin, AIA

2008–2009: Robert Newsom, FAIA

2007–2008: Bob Murrin, FAIA

2006–2007: David W. Cocke, S.E.

2005–2006: Thomas Wulf

2004–2005: G. Michael Gehring, FAIA

2003–2004: John R. Conaty

2002–2003: Michael White, AIA

2001–2002: R. Doss Mabe, FAIA

2000–2001: Richard C. Baptie

1999–2000: Martha Welborne, FAIA

1998–1999: Grant Kirkpatrick, AIA

1997–1998: Charles Muttillo

1996–1997: Sharlene Silverman Lyon

1995–1996: Douglas Gardner, AIA

1994–1995: Christopher Durkee

1993–1994: Patricia Ford

1992–1993: C. Terry Dooley

1991–1992: Michael O’Sullivan

1990–1991: Virginia Tanzmann, FAIA

1989–1990: Gary McCormick

1988–1989: Arthur Golding, FAIA

1987–1988: Michael Sanchez

1986–1987: Lance Bird, FAIA

1985–1986: Ronald Altoon, FAIA

1984–1985: David Travers

1983–1984: George Hayakawa

1982–1983: Howard C. Smith

1981–1982: Harlan H. Pedersen, AIA

1980–1981: Robert A. Reed, AIA

1979–1980: Emmet L. Wemple, FASLA

1978–1979: Thomas B. Moon, FAIA

1977–1978: John R. Campbell, AIA

1976–1977: Harry B. Wilson

1975–1976: Robert Bolling, FAIA

1974–1975: Dorian Hunter, AIA

1973–1974: Tom Sutton

1972–1973: Richard Dorman, AIA

1971–1972: Gin Wong, FAIA

1970–1971: Charles Fry

1969–1970: Robert Faxon

1968–1969: Stephen Stepanian

1967–1968: Herman O. Ruhnau

1966–1967: Lee B. Kline, FAIA

1965–1966: Robert Field, AIA

1964–1965: Henry Silvestri

1963–1964: Clinton Ternstrom

1962–1963: Rowland Crawford

1961–1962: Frank Gruys

1960–1961: Whiting Thompson