Bernard Zimmerman, a co-founder of the architecture department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, a 35-year faculty member and a leading practitioner in Southern California, died on June 4 in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 79. Zimmerman, who helped start the department in the early 1970s, was a “vocal critic and demanding instructor to many,” says faculty colleague Kip Dickson. He was president of his own Los Angeles firm, Zimmerman Architects and Planners, and a partner in several other locally based companies. Zimmerman co-founded the Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design and helped launch its Architecture + Design Museum. In 1999 he received a lifetime achievement award from the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects.