Pamela Stambaugh is the President and Founder of Accountability Pays. Her company provides advisory services to executive teams, gives guidance in executive management and distributes the Harrison Assessments Talent Solution to hire, retain and develop “A’ players. Pamela is a member of the San Diego Rotary Club and University Club of San Diego. A twenty-six year resident of San Diego and she is committed to making San Diego both economically and environmentally sustainable.
André Skupin is an associate professor of Geography at San Diego State University. He received a Dipl.- Ing. degree in Cartography at the Technical University Dresden, Germany, and a Ph.D. in Geography at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Areas of interest and expertise include text document visualization, geographic visualization, cartographic generalization, and visual data mining. Much of his research revolves around new perspectives on geographic metaphors, methods, and principles, outside of traditional geographic domains. Andre’s GIS expertise has been invaluable in developing the Geodesign San Diego program.
Even during his high school years, Tom harbored an interest in vehicles and energy efficiency. He has over 30 years of experience in executive management, technical product design and engineering research and development, particularly in heavy-duty hybrid-electric vehicles and large-scale energy storage technology. He is the recipient of a Lifetime California Community College Teaching Credential, a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a member and past vice chair of the Transportation Committee of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Land Use Water and Energy and Technology committees of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the board of directors of the San Diego Clean Fuels Coalition the US Department of Energy Clean Cities group in San Diego. Tom holds a BS and MS in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a MBA from San Diego State University.
Phil Bona is a Senior Architect at BNIM Architects & Planning in San Diego. Previosuly a Planner at Baucentrum Urban Studio, and Adjunct Professor - Urban Design Studio at NewSchool of Architecture & Design, Chair San Diego Urban Design Committee of the AIA, making recommendations on future development in the region.
Jessica Block, a staff research associate at Calit2, continues to use visualization technology to address environmental issues and natural disasters, particularly wildfires. She is part of a UCSD team, together with researchers from Australia’s University of Melbourne, who in 2012 received an Australian Research Council grant of $1.5 million to design, build, and install wireless streaming sensors that can withstand failures in the field. This leverages expertise developed at UCSD to allow emergency responders to access dynamic environmental data that were previously unavailable in real-time. Jessica previously worked at the immersive visualization Design Theater at Arizona State University, and brings that experience to the SimCenter.
Jacques Chirazi, certified Biomimicry Professional has managed the California City of San Diego’s Clean Technology Program since 2007. His focus is to create economic growth while fostering sustainability. One emerging initiative is to bridge cleantech with biomimicry. He develops and supports a clean technology cluster in San Diego.
Jacques served six years as Senior Project Manager at Bainbridge Inc., a strategic management consulting firm, which provides consulting services for Fortune 500 companies. He currently teaches sustainability courses and clean technology to business students at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University. He holds a Masters of Arts from UCSD Graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies in International Environmental Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from San Diego State University. Jacques is also a certified Energy Manager (C.E.M.), Renewable Energy Professional (R.E.P.) and LEED-GC.
Thomas T.K. Zung, president of Buckminster Fuller, Sadao and Zung Architects was a student of Buckminster Fuller. Prior to joining Fuller, he served as principal designer and project architect to the internationally renowned architect, Edward Durell Stone for many years. While associated with Edward Durell Stone, Zung worked on such notable designs as the New Orleans International Trade Mart; the Master Plan for the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; the General Motors Headquarters building in New York; and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Zung established Thomas T.K. Zung Architects, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio and the following year, 1968, designed the first elongated geodesic dome in association with Buckminster Fuller Synergetics organization. Thomas T.K. Zung Architects and R. Buckminster Fuller merged to form Buckminster Fuller, Sadao and Zung Architects designing numerous Geodesic domes, tensegrity structures, vector equilibriums, museum exhibitions, publications, and Fuller’s last invention, ‘Hang It All’. A Founding member of Buckminster Fuller Institute and SNEC, he is a Distinguished Senior Fellow to the Stanford University Libraries, and author/editor of Fuller’s ‘Anthology for a New Millennium’ published under St. Martin’s Press.
Shoji Sadao (b. 1927), is a principal at Buckminster Fuller, Sadao, and Zung Architects (established in the 1970s). In the early 1950s, Sadao studied architecture at Cornell University, and it is there where he met Fuller, one of his instructors. The two began to collaborate in 1954, and their first project was the massive geodesic dome for the U.S. Pavilion at Expo '67 in Montreal. Other collaborative projects included the Dymaxion World Map, the design and fabrication of the tensegrity (tension + integrity) mast, and the Student Religious Center at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Sadao is also Executive Director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation, Inc. in Long Island City, New York, and had worked closely with Noguchi on many public art projects, gardens, and playgrounds, blending sculpture, innovative materials, and landscape architecture and designs into functional environments. After Noguchi's death in 1988, Sadao oversaw his projects to their completion.