Newsletter | Mar/Apr 2008

New Steering Committee Member: Darlene Jang

by Suzanne Stewart
The Steering Committee continues to evolve as our members follow their dreams to new endeavors. Marda Stothers will be leaving presently for Northern Ireland and Darlene Jang will be taking her place on the Steering Committee. Many of you know Darlene from her previous service to OWA nevertheless here is a formal introduction and background on her. Our warmest welcome to you Darlene.

Darlene Jang AIA
Principal, Barcelon & Jang Architecture and Urban Planning

Upon graduation from UC Berkeley to internships, Darlene Jang co-found her San Francisco design studio Barcelon & Jang focusing on gallery architecture, educational facilities and housing. After completing several galleries, she competed in a major design charette for her first museum commission, the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA. This museum commission launched her firm's reputation in museum design. Her practice evolved to adaptive reuse and renovation with the historic Julia Morgan YWCA Building in San Francisco for the Chinese American Historical Society Museum and the new "green" designed Pence Gallery in Davis, CA. She is currently working on a new art center in San Luis Obispo, custom "green" homes and affordable housing employing sustainable design methodologies. Her firm has been recognized through numerous honors, awards and publications. She continues to explore future design direction in not only hybridization of art and architecture, but also in the complexities of tradition in an industrialized urban context.

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