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Industry Advisory Council


To view past Advisory Councils, click here or on the photo above

The new Architectural Engineering Advisory Council was formed in 2007 to aid the department in fulfilling its mission and goals. The Council consists of individuals who are leaders in engineering and industries related to Architectural Engineering. Collectively the Council members assist the department head in the following ways: they provide advice, advocacy, access and resources.

The members of our Industry Advisory Council Include:

Paul Kovach

Jan Dougalas

Geoffrey Neumayr, SE

Trailer Martin, SE

John Edmisten, Emeritus Faculty

Dirk Bondy, SE

Consuelo Crosby

Bill Radar, PE, SE

Sarah Storelli

Jim Pappas

Michael Cochran, S.E.

Michelle Jones

Bryan Seamer, SE

Donna Clandening

Shawna Peterson, E.I.T.

Council Members

Paul KovachPaul Kovach

Associate Principal - WJE

Practice areas include: Prepurchase Surveys, Structural Investigation, Roofing and Waterproofing, Repair and Rehabilitation Design, Leakage Investigation, Earthquake Engineering, Construction Claims Evaluation, Facade Assessment

 

Jan Dougalas, SE

Associate - kpff

Jan Dougalas is an Associate with the Los Angeles Structural Division of KPFF. With over 25 years of design and construction experience, she fosters new leaders and helps to refine the skills of the next generation of structural engineers. Jan brings tenacity and focus to the multifaceted design and construction industry, where she flourishes in the team environment.

Geoffrey Neumayr, SE

Deputy Airport Director, Design & Construction - San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Neumayr is the Deputy Airport Director at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and sits on the Industry Advisory Board for Cal Poly's Architectural Engineering program.

Trailer Martin, SE

President - John A Martin Associates & Structural Engineers

Trailer Martin is a nationally recognized Structural Engineer with more than 40 years of experience in the design and construction of large-scale, complex structures in seismically active areas. Highly regarded for his technical expertise, Trailer serves on a variety of seismic review boards, task forces and oversight committees, including appointments for the Cal State University and University of California educational systems. He has also held numerous positions, including two terms as Board Chairman of the State of California’s Hospital Building Safety Board.

John Edmiston

Cal Poly ARCE, Emeritus Faculty

John Edmiston is an Emeritus Faculty Member at Cal Poly.

 

Dirk Bondy, SE

President - Seneca Structural Engineering, Inc.

Dirk Bondy has been a practicing engineer since 1989. His profession interest and expertise is in the area of post-tensioned and reinforced concrete, steel, seimic design, seismic retrofit and vertical load retrofit. In addition to his structural. He has also been published in numerous journals and conference proceedings. He is a registered Civil and Structural Engineer in the states of California, Nevada, Hawaii and Arizona, as well as a licensed contractor in the state of California.

Consuelo Crosby, PE

VP of Business Development - STEMKids, LLC

Consuelo Crosby has over 25 years experience in Urban Engineering Design and Project Management, Consuelo's strength of envisioning the building system, details and construction efficiency facilitates the progress of construction, diminishing time delays while increasing profitability. Consuelo is Co-Founder of Nerdynista.com, a source site for women where STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) meets Style. Nerdynista sets it purpose on encouraging women to persevere in global innovation STEMing from their feminine intellect and outward presence.

Bill Radar, PE, SE

Vice President - Buehler & Buehler

Bill Rader is a Vice President and Engineering Manager for Buehler & Buehler Structural Engineers, Inc. In 2001, he opened the Roseville location and continues to manage and oversee production for this branch office. With 31 years of structural design experience, he has been involved in all phases of the design and construction process. He has a broad background and working knowledge of all material types. His project experience includes single and multi-level office buildings, medical facilities, K-12 schools and universities. Bill is also a member of SEAOC and served two years on the SEAOCC exam committee.

Sarah Storelli

External Relations Lead - Smarter Cities, Collaboration Solutions and Smarter Workforce, IBM

Sarah is a communications and marketing professional with four years of experience in developing successful domestic and global programs for Fortune 25 global technology corporation - IBM - and Fortune 500 and leading B2B ad tech and data storage technology companies, including: NetApp, YuMe, IO Data Centers, VMware, and SilverTail Systems. She has obtained seven years of experience in developing Higher Education platforms and programs in order to advance the ultimate college (and post-college) experience for all students and alumni.

Jim Pappas

Vice President & District Manager - HENSEL PHELPS

Luvelyn has been with Hope-Amundson since 2006. Her expertise includes research and development facilities, educational facilities, commercial office buildings, medical office buildings and manufacturing facilities. She is also a busy mom of two kids and enjoys visiting the Central Coast where she grew up.

 

Michael Cochran

Vice President - Thornton Tomasetti

Michael Cochran has an extensive background in new building design and seismic retrofit and renovation of existing buildings. For more than 20 years, Michael has been an active member of the California engineering community. He has also been an active member on various American Institute of Steel Construction committees. Michael recently served on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s seismic safety task force and contributed to the development of “Resilience by Design,” a report which addressed the city’s greatest vulnerabilities from earthquakes and offered recommendations for improving seismic preparedness.

Michelle Jones

Senior Vice President & Managing Principal - RIM Architects

Michelle Jones, CalPoly graduate from the School of Architecture is the Managing Principal of RIM Architects San Francisco office.   She started her career in an Engineering/Architecture firm in the Bay Area for several years as an Architect integrated closely with Structural engineers with an engineering focus.   She later transitioned in her career with RIM in their Guam office working in diverse markets including Hospitality and Retail coupled with Military design.   14 years ago, she ‘came back home’ to the Bay Area and started RIM’s San Francisco office with a Retail focus.   Since its inception, RIM’s office has developed into a firm with focus in the Commercial market with Design/Build delivery as its primary delivery process.   Michelle is also a certified Interior Designer with NCIDQ.  She is active in CREW (Commercial Real Estate for Women), SAME and DBIA.

Bryan Seamer

Associate/Director of Structural Engineering - LPA, INc.

Bryan Seamer is the Managing Director of LPA’s structural and seismic engineering group. Bryan has over 17 years of experience in the design of new buildings, renovations and seismic rehabilitation of existing buildings. He is responsible for the day to day efforts of the Structural Engineering team at LPA and leads in the organization of the team which includes staffing, business development and operations.  He is passionate about using emerging technologies and innovative design strategies to create safer and more cost effective built environments and sustainable resilient communities.  Bryan holds engineering degrees from both the University of Southern California and Cal State Long Beach and is a licensed engineer in California, Washington, Texas and Minnesota.  Bryan also serves as President of the LPA Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support integrated sustainable design through education and research.

Donna Clandening

Principal, Director – Marketing

With over 25 years of experience in the business development, marketing, public relations, engineering and project management sectors of the A/E/C industry, Donna joined AC Martin as the Director of Marketing in 2007, and is currently a Principal with the firm and a member of the firm’s executive management team. As the marketing director, she has strategically developed marketing plans, reinforced public relation outlets, and has strengthened and developed new business contacts for the firm.  With a hands-on background in the design and construction of projects, Donna works closely with the leadership of the firm to create new avenues for market growth and business development; and helps to guide and develop all specific project pursuit strategies.  Donna received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and has been a past board member of the Society of Marketing for Professional Services and the Asian American Architects and Engineers Association of Southern California.  She currently sits on the Santa Monica Unified School District’s Measure BB Advisory Committee.

Shawna Peterson

Graduate Engineer at Arup, E.I.T

Shawna is a graduate structural engineer at Arup in San Francisco.  She graduated from the Architectural Engineering program at Cal Poly and then obtained her masters in structural engineering at Stanford University. She now resides in the bay area, where she spends her free time hiking local trails, playing beach volleyball, and exploring the diverse and culturally rich city of San Francisco.

 

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