MBA student Simon Tam's dispute with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over an application to trademark the name of his band, The Slants, is receiving attention from major networks including BBC World News, NPR and Time.
School of Business
M.Arch., Arizona State University
BS in Architecture, Penn State University
Sustainable Community Development
An architect and urban planner, Peter designs green homes and remodels, with a focus on sustainable technology and resource conservation. His prior experience includes work in Boston, Leipzig and Berlin, Germany. He's a Faculty member in the Dept. of Architecture at Portland Community College, and has taught at the undergrad and graduate levels for 8 years. As a City Councilor, he established Bend's first conservation-based water rates, created a Cottage Development Code and increased the City's energy quotient from renewable sources from 5 to 11%.
- LEED Accredited Professional
- Former City Councilor and Planning Commissioner in Bend, Oregon