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Biographical Information: Speakers & Panelists
(listed in alphabetical order)


CHRISTOPHER ADAMS

Christopher Adams is a city planner and architect who has practiced in Europe, Canada, and the United States.  Much of his career has been at the Office of the President of the University of California where he at one time was Director of Long Range Planning.  He has been involved in the search for UC’s tenth campus site from inception of the process in 1988 until its selection in 1995, and he has continued to be involved in planning the new campus and the community which will surround it.  On the day of this Symposium his office moved officially to Merced where he will be the Campus Planner.  He has degrees from Stanford and Berkeley. He is a long time resident of Berkeley, where he has been active in architectural preservation and community planning activities.


ROBERT BERDAHL

Robert Berdahl took office in July of 1997 as the eighth Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley.   Prior to his arrival at Berkeley he had served, since 1993, as President of the University of Texas at Austin. From 1986 to 1993 he was Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Berdahl earned degrees from Augustana College, South Dakota, the University of Illinois, and the University of Minnesota.   A historian by training with special interest in German history, he served as a member of the history faculty at the University of Oregon from 1967 to 1986, where he also served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1981 to 1986.   As President at UT Austin and Chancellor at Berkeley he has taught freshmen seminar classes and worked to strengthen a sense of community on campus.  He has authored two books and numerous articles on German history, and has received numerous honors and awards.


BRIAN BOXER

As Regional Vice President in EIP’s Sacramento office, Brian Boxer, AICP, specializes in the environmental and land use analysis of urban and downtown specific plans, redevelopment plans and major development projects for educational institutions, private developers, and public sector clients.  He has extensive experience with the public presentation process.  He served as Project Director for the University Community Concept Planning Process which laid the planning foundation for the future community that will develop around the UC Merced campus, and is currently serving as Project Director for the Merced University Community Plan and EIR.   He has served as project manager or director for such diverse higher education projects as the award-winning Site Selection Study and EIR for the California State University in Ventura, the Stanford University San Hill Corridor Projects EIR, the UC San Joaquin Campus Site Selection EIR, the UC Davis LRDP EIR, the UC Davis Environmental Design Building EIR, The UC Davis CARTS Facility EIR, the Stanford University General Use Permit EIR, and the New Children’s Hospital EIR at Stanford.  He holds an M.A. in Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs, Princeton University, and a BA in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


JUDY CHESS

Judy Chess is a Principal Planner for the Physical and Environmental Planning Unit in Capital Projects at the University of California, Berkeley.  Her responsibilities include program planning for long-range planning, seismic improvement planning and coordinating the campus’ New Century Plan, a strategic vision for campus facilities.  Previously she was responsible for project compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act and coordinating project planning with local and state agency reviews.  She has been a municipal planner for the City of Berkeley, where she worked on downtown development, zoning and community planning, and has worked in the private sector in Vancouver, Canada. She has also taught in the certificate program in Landscape Architecture at UC Extension.  She holds M.A.s in City and Regional Planning and in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.


ROBERT JUDSON CLARK

Robert Judson Clark is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art and archaeology at Princeton University. He is the Curator of the Roma/Pacifica: The Phoebe Hearst International Architectural Competition the Berkeley Campus, 1896 - 1930 exhibit, displayed in the Berkeley Art Museum December 1999-April 2000.  He received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. from Princeton University, where he taught from 1968 to 1996. In 1972 he organized the landmark exhibition, "The Arts and Crafts Movement in America, 1876-1916," and wrote the book of the same name. He has published extensively on architecture and the decorative arts in Germany, Austria, England, and the United States, and contributed to the book Towards A Simple Way of Life: The Arts and Crafts Architecture of California, published by UC Press.  He is currently completing monographs on architects Louis Christian Mullgardt of San Francisco and Joseph Maria Olbrich of Vienna and Darmstadt.


HANDEL EVANS

As president of California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI),  Handel Evans took charge of development of the CSU’s 23rd campus in 1996.  Evans holds the distinction of being key to the successful development of two of California’s newest public four year universities - CSUCI and CSU Monterey Bay - which  have been based on public/private partnerships and the conveyance to the CSU of public land, buildings and infrastructure worth tens of millions of dollars.


HARRISON FRAKER

Harrison Fraker is currently Dean of the College of Environmental Design (CED) at Berkeley and William Wurster Professor in the Department of Architecture.  As Dean he has worked successfully to increase funding support, expand the number of endowed chairs in the College, increase graduate fellowships and program support and involve more alumni in the College.  He initiated a strategic planning effort, obtained additional grant funding, and has strengthened ties of the College with the professional design community.  He serves on the campus Executive Campus Planning Committee, helped initiate the New Century Plan process at Berkeley, and chairs the campus Design Review Committee.  In recent years he has presided over the complex planning for the nearly $30 million dollar seismic upgrade and facilities enhancement of CED's home, Wurster Hall, and the temporary relocation of much of the College to other parts of the campus including an innovative pre-engineered temporary building complex that he proposed. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Berkeley Art Museum and has increased partnership efforts between BAM and CED.


TRUDIS HEINECKE

Trudis Heinecke has been Director, Physical Planning, University of California, Merced since April 1998.  She has been responsible for physical planning and capital project development for the new 2,000 acre campus which also includes collaborative planning with the landowners and local government agencies for the 8,300 acre University Community adjacent to the campus site.  She has been involved with the tenth campus project for almost ten years since the site selection process was initiated.  In March she will be returning to the UC Office of the President as Director of Long Range Resource Planning.

She began her 26-year university career at the UC Irvine campus, serving in planning positions at the College of Medicine and as Director of Physical Planning for the campus.  At the UC system office, she has served as Director of Capital Improvements Planning and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. She has been an active member of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), serving as its president in 1997-98; SCUP is a professional society which focuses on academic, facilities, resource, and institutional planning issues.  She has an M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA.


THOMAS E. LOLLINI

Thomas E. Lollini, FAIA, is the Director of Physical and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley.  He is presently responsible for long range and current planning for the UC Berkeley campus. He holds a Master of Architecture and B. S. in Architecture degrees from the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning.  Current major planning projects at Berkeley include a joint City/University Southside Area Plan, redevelopment of campus properties in the cities of Albany, and the development of a strategic facility renewal plan for the Berkeley campus. Before becoming UC Berkeley’s planning director in 1996, he spent five years managing capital projects for the campus.

He has served on numerous civic and professional boards and committees, including the Regional and Urban Design Committee of the AIA, and authored several articles and research papers on urban design and planning policy focused on sustainable development and civic reinvestment.


DONLYN LYNDON

Professor of Architecture at UC Berkeley, Lyndon is Director of the Mayors Institute on City Design - West, Editor of Places, and Board Member of the International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design (ILAUD).  He is a Partner in the design firm of Lyndon/Buchanan Associates, and Chair of several awards competition juries. His recent design and planning projects include Principal Architect for residential projects at the Sea Ranch, CA, and Austin, TX; Project Director of the Menlo Park Center City Design Plan; Design Consultant for Berkeley’s Center Street Public Improvements and Downtown Public Improvements Master Plan; Principal Design Consultant for Bayer Inc., Berkeley; and Project Director of the 25-year Master Plan and Design Guidelines for Bayer Inc. He is co-author with Charles Moore of Chambers for a Memory Palace.  His academic and teaching work has been honored with the AIA-ACSA’s 1997 Topaz Award, and appointment as UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Professor. Recent design recognition  includes the AIA/Sunset Citation, the AIA Urban Design Award, the AIA Twenty-Five Year Award, and election as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Lyndon teaches design studio and seminars in urban design and architectural theory. His current research activity includes the project “Managing a Sense of Place.”  He received undergraduate and M.F.A. Architecture degrees from Princeton University.


DAVID NEUMAN

As University Architect and the Associate Vice Provost for Planning at Stanford University, David Neuman guides the overall land use planning, physical design and cultural resources stewardship of the 8,2000 campus, medical center, research park, marine station, and other related areas during the current intensive period of capital facilities renewal / replacement and real estate development exceeding $1.25 billion in magnitude.   A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he previously served as Campus Architect and Associate Vice Chancellor for Planning at the University of California, Irvine.

Neuman holds degrees in liberal arts, architecture and American studies, has completed post-graduate studies in urban planning and environmental studies, is a contributing editor of Planning for Higher Education, is a frequent speaker at national and regional planning conferences, has consulted on planning for several major university systems, and organizes an annual Stanford lecture series on architecture and landscape.  Campus plans, historic preservation projects, and individual building and landscape designs he has worked on have won nearly fifty national, state and regional honors.   His publications include Critical Architecture and Contemporary Culture (Oxford Press, 1994) and the recently published Guidebook to the Stanford Campus (Princeton Architectural Press, 1999).  He is working on a third book, The Continuance of the Classical Tradition.


CHARLES OAKLEY

Charles W. "Duke" Oakley has been Campus Architect at UCLA since the spring of 1986. During that time UCLA has put in place more than $1.5 billion dollars of total project cost. There is presently about $2 billion worth of capital projects under management or in planning for the campus. Duke received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth and a Masters of Architecture from Penn where he studied with Louis I. Kahn. After architecture school he worked for I.M. Pei and Partners in New York City.  He moved to Los Angeles in 1976 and worked in the Los Angeles office of John Carl Warnecke & Associates, of which he became Director of Design in 1982 and Office Director in 1984.  During his tenure at UCLA the campus has undergone a transformation from a suburban to a quasi-urban density. It has been his charge during this ongoing transformation to regain a sense of coherence for the campus, without lapsing into a mindless repetition of campus kitsch, and to improve the quality of both the architecture and the campus spaces created or reformed thereby.


STEFANOS POLYZOIDES

Stefanos Polyzoides is a registered architect and principal of Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists, based in Los Angeles; he is also an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Southern California (USC). He was born in Athens, Greece, received his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude and Masters in Architecture from Princeton University, where he has also been a Visiting Professor, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1973.  His career covers the areas of architectural and urban design education, design and theory. His professional experience spans institutional and civic buildings, historic rehabilitation, commercial projects, housing, campus planning, and urban design.  He is a co-founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism, a national association of over 1,600 architects, planners, engineers, developers, government officials and environmentalists who are working toward the restoration of existing urban centers, the reconfiguration of suburbs, and the protection of nature within an integrated regional structure, and is co-author of the Ahwanhee Principles.


CAROL TOMLINSON-KEASEY

Carol Tomlinson-Keasey was named Chancellor of UC Merced in 1999 and comes to the position after more than 20 years of UC experience.  After completing her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in Developmental Psychology, Chancellor Tomlinson-Keasey served as a Professor at UC Riverside for 15 years, becoming chair of the Department of Psychology, associate dean and then acting dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. In 1992, she moved to UC Davis to become vice provost of Faculty Relations.  Before being named Chancellor, she served at the Office of the President as vice provost for Academic Initiatives.  As a Professor, Carol Tomlinson-Keasey was named the Distinguished Teacher at UC Riverside in 1985 and was elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Society.  Her publications include three books and numerous scientific chapters and articles.  Her vision of the campus includes maintaining the UC focus on outstanding research and teaching while using the new technologies to increase access to students throughout the Central Valley.


PAUL V. TURNER

Paul V. Turner is Wattis Professor of Art at Stanford University, where he teaches the history of architecture.  His publications and research interests range from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century subjects to studies of Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and other modern subjects.  His book Campus, An American Planning Tradition received the Hitchcock Award from the Society of Architectural Historians, as the most important publication on architectural history of 1984.  One of Turner's recent projects has been chairing the Stanford committee overseeing the extensive restoration of Wright's Hanna House, damaged in the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989.


DOROTHY A. WALKER

Dorothy Walker retired in 1995 from the University of California system as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Property Development at the Berkeley campus.   She was the first woman in the UC system to hold a non-academic administrative position at the vice-chancellorial level, and had previously served as Associate Director of the Campus Planning Office and as Director of Community Affairs at UC Berkeley.  During over 20 years of service at Berkeley she had a lead role on major projects including the acquisition and development of the University’s Clark Kerr Campus (housing some 800 students and faculty), development of the Foothill Housing, creation of the 1990 Long Range Development Plan, and development of UC Berkeley’s first for-sale faculty housing.   She was also involved in various transportation planning initiatives and was the founder of the innovative multi-agency Berkeley TRiP (Transit/Rides/Parking) program which promotes alternatives to single-car commuting.  Walker was the founding president of the American Planning Association and served as chair of the City of Berkeley’s Planning Commission, in addition to a variety of on-going civic involvement

 

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