|Alumnus Jon Lundstrom received his bachelor's in architecture in 1975.|
Noted architect and Cal Poly Pomona alumnus Jon Lundstrom was recently named a California State University 2008 Alumnus Advocate of the Year.
With close to 2 million alumni in its ranks, the CSU has one of the largest networks of advocates in the country, with Cal Poly Pomona accounting for more than 105,000 alumni. Each of the 23 campuses relies on its alumni to build support at the local, state and federal levels.
Lundstrom serves as managing and design principal of Lundstrom & Associates, an architectural firm based in Santa Ana. The firm focuses on higher education, research, municipal, institutional, medical, office, commercial and renovation projects.
“I enjoy the variety of challenges on higher education projects,” Lundstrom says. “A large part of our practice is the renovation and adaptive reuse of university buildings. It is gratifying to be part of changing something old into something new, high-tech and a productive place to learn.”
Lundstrom earned a bachelor's degree from Cal Poly Pomona in architecture in 1975. He is a registered architect in four states with more than 32 years of experience in both the private and public sectors.
“The campus has benefited greatly from Lundstrom's involvement,” says President Michael Ortiz. “He was a two-term president of the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association and served as co-chair of the Alumni Association's golf tournament committee in 2006 and 2007, helping to raise over $50,000 for student scholarships in two years.”
As the Alumni Association's CSU Alumni Council representative since 2002, Lundstrom has participated in several Alumni Legislative Day events. He has been a member of the President's Council since 2000. Through the College of Environmental Design, he is an active member of the Dean's Advisory Board, and has assisted the department of architecture by serving as a panelist for senior projects.
“I am grateful and surprised to receive the award,” he says. “I consider myself a volunteer and someone who really cares about the university. I hope to be a positive influence, helping to advance Cal Poly Pomona toward progress and growth.”