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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:

— To advance the mission of the USC School of Architecture and through fundraising activities, providing support and resources toward student scholarships and professional development programs.

— To strengthen connections between students, alumni, faculty and professionals in the design-build industry, as well as those interested in supporting the USC School of Architecture.

Board Members

USC Architectural Guild Board of Directors 2018-19

Executive Committee 


Milton S. F. Curry

USC School of Architecture


Chuck Whitaker

John Labib & Associates

Vice President

Leslie Young, '95, Assoc AIA, LEED AP, CDP

STIR Architecture


Gary Brennen, P.E. LEED AP

Syska Hennessy Group


Steve Luchetta, ’81, LEED AP BD+C

MATT Construction

Board Members

Susan Bartley, AIA, LEEP, AP

Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP


Annmarie Brintnall 


Jeff Chess, ‘93, PE ENV SP



Walt Cousineau



Vanja Deretic, '04

KPFF Consulting Engineers


Kelly Farrell



James D. House, ’80, FAIA, LEED AP, NCARB

House & Robertson Architects

Tammy Jow, '95

AC Martin

Jennifer Knudsen, ’97, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

CO Architects

Steve Pellegren, DBIA


Amy Pokawatana, ’00, AIA, LEED AP

Hudson Pacific Properties


Rick Poulos, '75



David Swartz, '89

HLW International

James Woolum, ‘94

ZGF Architects LLP

Recent Graduate

Brendan Kempf, ‘14


Parent Representative

Ani Avanessian

Toll Brothers

USC Architecture BOC Representative

Reza Safavi, '84



USC School Architecture Faculty Representative

Doris Sung


USC School of Architecture Student Representatives

Baraka Al Ramah, ‘21

Roxana Bailey, ‘19

USC School of Architecture Advancement

Ratri Lertluksamipun 

Alumni & Constituency Relations

Past Presidents

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