Faculty / School of Architecture

Alan A. Loomis

Participating Adjunct Faculty

Alan A Loomis, AICP, is an award-winning urban designer, planner and educator practicing in the public policy arena. Presently he is the City Urban Designer for Santa Monica.  Previously Alan led the urban design program at the City of Glendale, starting in 2005 as the City’s first on-staff urban designer. In Glendale, he personally managed the design review of over 30 significant projects, working with some of the most prominent architects in the region during regular crit sessions. Additionally, he directed a wide range of urban design based policy projects, such as the Glendale Downtown Specific Plan, Tropico Station District Plan, Maryland Off Broadway Art & Entertainment District, the Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, and the Space 134 Freeway Cap Park, leading multi-disciplinary teams through an equally wide range of public outreach programs. Prior to Glendale, he worked with the Pasadena firm Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists. He co-edited the book “Los Angeles: Building the Polycentric Region” a survey of regional smart growth architecture and urbanism published for CNU13 in 2005; and he created the DeliriousLA listing of LA area architecture and urban design events now hosted by the LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. Since late 2014, he also serves as one of the Mayor’s appointees on the Pasadena Design Commission. His academic work serves as a bridge into this public policy world, wherein students engage emerging topics and projects of interest for regional municipalities in off-campus workshops, field trips, and research projects.


M.Arch, SCI-Arc
BA, University of Detroit Mercy