Faculty

Bryan J. Varner

Bryan J. Varner is a California attorney and a LEEDâ„¢ Accredited Professional with more than 25 years of experience. His practice is concentrated in construction, general negligence and real estate litigation. He is past president of the Redwood Empire Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute and is a Certified Construction Contract Administrator.

Matthew Cardle

Matthew Cardle is Principal Architect and Founder of SOLV Architecture Studios in Rohnert Park, California. For more than 20-years he has focused on preserving the energy embodied in the built environment through specialized solutions. He began his career as a draftsman and participated in the digital reformation of architecture as a discipline.Matthew is also an expert on professional standards of care, building envelopes, and waterproofing.

Peter Daly

Peter Daly, B.A., combines a 31 year construction background with 21 years of experience in dispute resolution. As a builder, he has constructed over $150 million of residential and light commercial projects. He has extensive knowledge of wood frame construction, cast-in-place concrete structures, and of the application of high-end materials and finishes. He has expertise in all aspects of the management and construction of residential construction projects with particular expertise in the areas of planning & approvals, bidding & estimating, scheduling, contract compliance, change orders, subcontract management, workplace safety, and standards of care. As a certified arbitrator and mediator, Peter has assisted in the resolution of over 750 construction, homeowner association, real estate, insurance, commercial, consumer, and other disputes since 1991. He is a recognized authority on construction disputes through his articles in local and national publications and through his participation in industry organizations.

Peter Gang

Pete Gang is a California-licensed architect and general building contractor with over 30 years of experience. Specializing in "spirited green design", his firm, Common Sense Design, has completed several hundred residential and small commercial projects since 1991. In 2003, Pete co-founded the year-long Green building Professional Certificate Program at SSU where he taught through 2008. His is a LEED-Accredited Professional, a BPI Building Analyst Professional, a certified HERS Rater, and a Fellow of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy.