Stephan Castellanos is an esteemed Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), with a practice based in his hometown of Stockton since 1979. With a strong leadership background in the AIA California Council, he has served as a board member, Vice-president, and elected Representative to the national AIA Board. In 2000, Governor Gray Davis appointed him as the State Architect, where he oversaw design and construction for California’s public schools and community colleges. During his tenure, Castellanos created the Excellence in Public Buildings Program, which still exists today.
Castellanos has been a Delta College Board of Trustees member from 2008 to 2020, served on the California Community College Trustees Board of Directors for the Community College League of California, and is a past president of the American Institute of Architects California Council. As an architect with a passion for California community colleges, he brings a wealth of experience and understanding of the strong connection between facilities and education to the FoundationCCC Board.