Kurt Hunker, FAIA

M.Arch, Harvard University
BS Architecture, The Ohio State University

Kurt acted as Project Designer and Consultant to Davy Architecture for the Monarch School for Homeless Children, which earned the “Project of the Year – Public” award from the San Diego Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). His designs have been published in regional and national periodicals. Kurt has been a guest lecturer at the San Diego Museum of Art and Friends of San Diego Architecture, and in July 2013 he served on the design jury for the Nathaniel Owings Award for Environmental Excellence sponsored by the California Architectural Foundation.

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Eve Edelstein, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Neuroscience, University College, London UK
M.Arch, NewSchool of Architecture & Design
M.S. Sensory Neuroscience
B.A. Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Dr. Edelstein’s background includes clinical practice and research at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery in London, MIT/Harvard Hearing Science Lab and US Naval Medical Center & NASA, among others. Eve’s work with the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, the Academy of Architecture for Health, the Berkeley Prize Teaching Fellowship, and as Principal Investigator for the AIA College of Fellows Latrobe study advances pedagogy, research and practice. Edelstein directs the Design + Health Collaboratory, a consulting, educational and research network of international architectural firms, academics and researchers at NewSchool, UCSD, SDSU, UBC, and UW among others universities. The Collaboratory was selected to join the inaugural AIA Design + Health Research Consortium.

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Mike Stepner, FAIA

B.Arch, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
AIA Fellow
Institute of Urban Design, Fellow
American Institute of Certified Planners, Fellow

Stepner served as San Diego City Architectfrom 1988 to 1992, and later for the San Diego Economic Development Corporation as Director of Planning and Housing. He was also the faculty associate at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. He also serves on the Centre City Project Area Committee and on the State Historic Building Code Board.

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Joseph Kennedy

M.Arch, Southern California Institute of Architecture
MA International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
BA Architecture, UC Berkley

Joseph Kennedy is an architectural designer, writer, artist and filmmaker who specializes in sustainable building, ecological design, and community development. After many years of teaching sustainable building techniques in Africa, Asia, Europe, United States and South America, he now teaches architecture at NewSchool of Architecture & Design. Joe is a co-founder of the organization Builders Without Borders, and international network of ecological builders who advocate the use of local, affordable materials in construction. Widely published in journals, proceedings and books, he also co-edited The Art of Natural Building, now in its greatly expanded second edition.

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