Class Notes

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Jim Porter (Architecture ’64) is in his fourth semester of a ceramics program at the University of Nebraska, where he is a former faculty member. He took his first class in ceramics as an undergraduate at Cal Poly but many years passed before he was able to resume his interest. One of his pieces was accepted for an art exhibition and he’s looking forward to other opportunities to display his work.

Jorge Lee (Architectural Engineering ‘72) will present about his experience working at the Golden Gate Bridge to the second International Bridge Congress in Santiago, Chile.

Tony Sissons (City & Regional Planning ’72) and his consulting firm completed redistricting of the city council districts of Peoria, Ariz. The firm provided residents with a free online redistricting application and the city council adopted one of the submitted resident-drawn plans.

Glen Matteson Glen Matteson (City & Regional Planning ’73) will teach an introduction to railway engineering at Cal Poly during spring 2018. As a rehearsal, during September and October he will present a series of weekly public lectures at the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum. Anyone with actual railroad engineering experience is welcome be a guest speaker.


Timothy WilsonTimothy Wilson (Architecture ’76) retired from the City of Redlands in 2016 after many years of serving several Southern California cities and water districts.







Bob JacobsenBob Jacobson (Architecture ’80) is semi-retired and living the good life in Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, Mexico.







Tom WuchererTom Wucherer (Master of Architecture ’87) is celebrating his sixteenth year of ownership of YWS Design & Architecture, a global design firm specializing in hospitality, gaming, retail, dining and entertainment. Recent and current projects include the ultra-lux Crown Towers Hotel in Perth, Australia; “golftainment” venue Topgolf in Las Vegas; and the Allied Esports Arena in Las Vegas.


George GarciaGeorge Garcia (Architecture ’89), in conjunction with his award-winning firm garcia architecture + design, recently designed and launched a new business venture. The Butler Hotel, a retro-tech boutique hotel, is located in a converted auto repair garage in the emerging MOJO district of San Luis Obispo.

Peter LoebPeter Loeb (Construction Management ’92) is currently working as a project executive and limited partner at Charles Pankow Builders. Projects include a $180 million luxury hotel on the Sunset Strip and several large projects in negotiation including high-rises, office buildings and a public-private partnership at Los Angeles International Airport. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Shona (Human Development ’94) and their 18-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son.


Jonathon Spears Jonathon Spears (Landscape Architecture ’93) spent twenty months in Chicago working in a variety of areas of landscape architecture after graduating Cal Poly. After leaving Chicago, he and his wife moved to Las Vegas and Jonathon started Sage Design Studios, Inc., an award-winning landscape architecture firm. Jonathon thanks his success to the base of instruction received at Cal Poly as well as his wonderful staff that pushes him to achieve higher standards in his work and himself.


Tam LeTam Le (Architecture ‘11) launched Slope and Swell, a boutique print magazine about design and travel.


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