Jury Members

APR Awards Jury Members…

Global Future Design Awards 2021 Jury Panelist:

Andrew Mcmullan
Director Mcmullan Studio

Andrew believes design is optimistic. For 15 years, he held senior-level positions at Allies and Morrison, Heatherwick Studio and was Vice-President of HOK, helping to create award-winning projects that made a deep impact on places and people. In 2018, he founded Mcmullan Studio to evolve his positive design approach by creating community-based projects where wellbeing and diversity are designed into daily life. A graduate of the Architectural Association, Andrew has sat on international award juries and taught at Central Saint Martins and the Architectural Association. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a UK Design Council Expert.

Maria Tsaftari
Design Director / Partner

Maria Tsaftari studied architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and at the School of Architecture of Paris-La Villette. She holds a MS in Architecture from Pratt Institute in New York.

She has worked in practices in New York, before returning to Greece in 2011. Maria joined Urban Soul Project in 2012 as an architect, and was named partner in 2014, currently holding the design director position.

Urban Soul Project was founded by Tasos Georgantzis and Kostas Floros in 2009, based in Thessaloniki, Athens and London, is one of the biggest architectural practices in Greece. It is a multi-awarded architecture firm offering services ranging from architecture, interior and product design. With a wide spectrum of more than 40 skilled professionals, USP is an experienced firm in complex planning permissions that has handled numerous renowned projects, especially in listed buildings around Greece. The studio was recently commissioned with LEED and WELL Certified projects. Τhe firm was awarded with the German Design Award, the A’ Design Silver Award, the International Hotel and Property Award, and finally was an honoree at the Best of the Year Interior Design Magazine Awards in New York City. In 2019 the firm won the BIGSEE award for the Interior Design 2019 and the 100% HOTEL DESIGN AWARD “Best City Hotel.”

Silvia Acosta

Silvia Acosta is an architect, artist, and professor of architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. Based between Providence and Miami, her work maintains linkages between architecture and the arts. It is dedicated to the craft of making, whether at the scale of composing material artifacts or through design-build explorations with her students. Her path through the creative process is informed by the intelligence of the hands and the role of imagination as a generator of ideas to be enacted.

Supporting the uniqueness of personal ingenuity forming architectural work, Acosta is also interested in participating in collaborative projects. As much as architecture comes from individual creativity, it is often a collective effort; in the best of situations, its beauty comes through in the inclusion of humanistic values, both in its making and its offerings. Her approach to architectural practice is founded on two beliefs—joint endeavors outweigh work conceived from a single point of view, and architecture is made and then given away. No matter who sponsors it, architecture is in the world and for the world. These opportunities to make contributions are about observing, listening, and doing. They are also about responding with a sense of obligation towards humanitarian concerns. Acosta has taught at several institutions including Harvard, Yale, University of Miami, Boston Architectural Center, China Academy of Art, Nagoya University, Monash University, Curtin University of Technology, and Equinoctial Technological University.

Talin Leask
Talin Design

Creative Director

Talin is an interior architect and product designer. After working as an interior architect in Qatar and Dubai for a number of years she returned to London to pursue her interest in product design by obtaining a masters degree in Industrial Product Design. During her studies she developed a number of innovative solutions to everyday problems with her most recognisable being The WaterBottle (place link to the water bottle).

Experience in both interior architecture and product design means that Talin is able to guide the creative direction of briefs by utilising her overarching skill-set. In so doing, total design is applied whether working on an interior brief or a product brief.

Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2020 Jury Panelist:

Angela Lee
Principal and Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific at HKS

Angela Lee is a Principal and Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific at HKS. As founding director of HKS Singapore, Angela helped design award-winning medical projects of all sizes. A recognized thought leader, she is often asked to serve as a juror in design competitions and speak at health, technology and design events.

With a career spanning over 26 years in healthcare planning, Angela has participated in more than 1.5 million square meters of healthcare projects worldwide. Her projects have been honored with design awards from both the American Institute of Architects and Modern Healthcare. She has been recognized in publications such as Healthcare Design, Health Facilities Management, Healthcare Design Ideas and Medical Construction and Design.

Adam Anderson
Rhode Island School of Design Department of Landscape Architecture
Director/Founder Design Under Sky

Adam is the founder of Design Under Sky, a small, award-winning Providence-based landscape studio with recently completed projects that are transforming the urban landscape experience in the city.  His work negotiates with the ever changing landscape by understanding the unique phenomenological qualities and cultural influences inherent in a site, and then deploying interventions to create delight, wonder, and curiosity of the living world. He has taught at the RISD Landscape Architecture Department for seven years, and heads the Landscape Architecture Department at Payette Associates, a 175-person Architecture and Planning office in Boston, MA, with several large-scale campus and healing landscape projects both nationally and internationally. Adam received his BSLA from The Ohio State University and an MLA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Sang Yun Lee
Yonsei University Department: Department of Architecture & Architectural Engineering




Valerie Schweitzer AIA
Valerie Schweitzer Architects

Valerie Schweitzer, principle and founder of the NY based firm, VSA, has been creating award-winning designs since 2008, with an emphasis on the overlap of art and architecture.  Her Outside-in pavilion was featured in Fall, 2020, to help launch a new design section of the New York Times. She was recently listed in Architizer’s article, 100 Women to Watch For (2021). She and her small collaborative team specialize in place-making that deepens the awareness of context, and utilizes carbon-friendly materials in inventive ways.  Her latest unveiled “bleeding tulip” installation for a courtyard in Los Angeles, and upcoming Hide and Seek apartment house will again strive to marry logic with imaginative wanderings. 

Courtney Goode, RLA, ASLA

Courtney Goode, RLA, ASLA
Founding Principal, Goode Landscape Studio
Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design

 Courtney Goode, RLA, ASLA is the Founding Principal of Goode Landscape Studio, an emerging landscape and urban design practice based in Providence, RI and focused on increasing social equity, biodiversity, and climate resilience in the built environment. Her practice and teaching embrace experimental approaches to design, materials and critical making, community engagement, urban ecology, and visual storytelling. 

She is an award-winning Registered Landscape Architect who has worked for top-tier design firms in Boston, Austin, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brussels. She is an Assistant Professor in the graduate landscape architecture program at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been published in Landscape Architecture Magazine, Landscape Architecture Frontiers Magazine, Kerb Journal, multiple Harvard GSD publications. She has served as an invited speaker, design critic, and exhibitor at schools, museums, and conferences globally. She holds an MLA from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a BFA in Design from the University of Texas.

International Interior Design Awards 2020 Jury Panelist:

Markus BergerMarkus Berger is an Associate Professor in the Department of Interior Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a registered architect (SBA) in the Netherlands and founder and director of The Repair Atelier. He co-founded and co-edits Int|AR, the Journal on Interventions and Adaptive Reuse, that encompasses issues of preservation, conservation, alteration and interventions. His work, research, writing and teaching is a critique on modern architecture and focuses on forms of change such as art and design modifications and interventions in the built environment. Markus is also co-founder of the Full Circle Collaborative, an interdisciplinary group that embraces the circular economy, thinking for its potential to connect the socio-economical and physical links and appease conflict.

Laura Encinas Ortega
Laura studied Architectural Technology at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Spain and completed her degree at Vitus Bering University in Denmark. In 2003, she moved to the UK where she studied Interior Architecture at Oxford Brookes University.

Laura has worked in international projects located in the UK, Europe, and Asia within the environs of award-winning architectural practices. Laura has experience working on commercial, high-end residential, cultural and educational projects from large-scale master planning to bespoke furniture solutions.

She also developed specialized knowledge in Visual Merchandising at BAU School of Design in Barcelona, which led her to work in private commissions involving marketing strategy, retail interior and furniture design as well as collaborating with both national and international retail companies.

In 2018, Laura founded Bicbloc; an architectural design studio focused on creating design solutions to reimagine living spaces that are socially and environmentally sustainable. Laura is interested in the link between practice and academia. She currently teaches at London Metropolitan University and The Interior Design Institute.


Dr. Mohd Zafrullah
Associate Professor IDr Dr. Mohd Zafrullah Haji Mohd Taib was born at FRIM Kepong, Selangor on January 9, 1969. He received his early education at Primary School (FRIM) Kepong and Secondary School at St. John Kuala Lumpur and Tuanku Jaafar Technical School, Seremban. Dr. Mohd Zafrullah received the Diploma in Interior Design and the Dean’s Award from Institute
Teknologi MARA (ITM) in 1991 and in 1992-1994 was accepted into the degree of Master in Interior Architecture at De Montfort University, Leicester United Kingdom. He was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy Architecture from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2010. He is currently the
Deputy Director of Creative Media and Technology (CMT UiTM) and teaches as senior lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Survey, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia.

His experience in consulting on interior design of government and private projects includes corporate design, hospitality, museums and commercials such as the Istana Budaya, Bank Islam, Agro Bank, Public Bank, Royal Seri Menanti Museum, Negeri Sembilan State Museum, Malaysian Nuclear Center, KPT Special Lobby, SIRIM and others. The top honors were UiTM Young Researchers 2008 and National Intellectual Award 2008. Winning numerous innovations at IID UiTM, Pencipta (2008), ITEX (2007), MTE (2008) and furniture design patents. Received UiTM excellent service awards in 2008 and 2014.

He has written in a series of international journals and papers in the fields of sustainable design, Islamic architecture, museum design, hospitality and design. Formerly a Senior Designer, Design Manager, Chairman of the Interior Design textbook at the Ministry of Education Malaysia, Book
Writer for Dewan Bahasa, as External Examiner at several Universities, Invitational speaker and Expert Panel of TV al Hijrah program, Panel and Jury for Design Competition, Reviewer journals, Post-graduate examiners and supervisor for Master & PhD programs, Panel members of the
Malaysian Architects Board of Architecture (MAPSM) and Malaysia Quality Assurance (MQA)

Arniatul Aiza Mustapha
Academic background from architecture, construction, project management and interior architecture. field of interests in interior
design, project management, building construction and curriculum for interior architecture. All academic pursued from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia. Phd in Specialism of Built Environment; with topic of Interior Design Work Development Plan Framework. Masters of Science In Integrated Construction Project Management; with dissertation topic of Spatial Management for University’s Active Learning Space. Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management; with dissertation topic of Thermal Comfort in High Schools in Klang Valley, Malaysia and Diploma in Architecture; with dissertation topics of Malaysian Identity in Shop Houses, Malaysia as well as ‘Kajian Dekorasi Kuil Cina in Kuala Lumpur’ (A study on Chinese Temple in Kuala Lumpur).

Working experiences as technical assistant in architect firm, junior q.s in contractor company, assistant project office in developer company, project management advisor in interior design firm and currently teaching in UiTM Puncak Alam.

Global Future Design Awards 2020 Jury Panelist:

Dr. Danielle S. Willkens

Assoc. AIA, FRSA, LEED AP BD+C is a practicing designer, researcher, educator, and FAA Certified Remote Pilot who is particularly interested in bringing architectural engagement to diverse audiences through interactive projects. Her experiences in practice and research include design/build projects, public installations, and on-site investigations as well as extensive archival work in several countries. As an avid photographer and illustrator, her work has been recognized in the American Institute of Architects National Photography Competition and she has contributed graphics to several exhibitions and publications. Willkens was the recipient of the Society of Architectural Historians’ (SAH) H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship. Selected design and research projects can be found at archDSW.com and her work has been featured in CRIT, the Journal of Architectural EducationTimeOut LondonThe Washington Post, EAHN’s Architectural Histories, Dialectic, and the SAH research blog.

John Maruszczak
Associate Professor
School of Architecture
Member of the UT Arlington faculty since 1984. Professional experience with Raimund Abraham, New York and Arquitectonica, Miami. Received UT Arlington’s Distinguished Award for Creativity and Research, 1991, and Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Educator’s Travelling Fellowship, 1986. Numerous major awards in architectural competitions, including most recently: Honorable Mention, YKKAP Shelter Idea Competition, Tokyo, 1996; Fourth Prize, Minamata Memorial Competition, Minamata, Japan, 1995; First Prizes for the Dallas Police Memorial ,1995, and Chicago Miegs Field, 1994 (with E. Baum); First Prize for Visionary Landscapes competition, 1994; and First Prize in the 1993 Computer Forum competiton of the San Francisco AIA. Honorable Mention in Progressive Architecture Annual International Furniture Competition, 1986; First Prize, Mitsui Home International Residential Competition, 1989; and Third Place in the 1990 Shinkenshiku Residential Design Competition. Work published in Progressive ArchitecturePrinceton JournalJapan ArchitectTexas ArchitectLandscape Architecture, and in The Education of an Architect, Rizzoli.

Brian Bell
Professor of the Practice

Brian Bell is co-founder and principal of BLDGS, an architecture and urban design firm located in Atlanta, Georgia (USA).  Brian’s interests are focused the nature of architectural experience and the relationships between contemporary buildings and cities – how both can and should be developed together to create rich and complex spatial and social experiences.  This interaction extends through most of the office’s work, including projects for cultural/arts institutions and galleries, higher education, corporations and multi-family housing. Brian is also a Professor of the Practice in Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Design where he teaches advanced graduate level design studios.  His academic focus has most recently investigated the interaction of private and public space in cities with projects such as a U.S. Consulate for Muharraq, Bahrain, and contemporary models for urban, mixed-use high-density residential housing, transit-oriented development, and new mixed-use office buildings in Atlanta.  Brian received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University.

Recent firm awards include a 2017 Architectural League of New York Emerging Voices Award, and both Atlanta AIA and Georgia AIA “Firm-of-the-Year Awards” in 2019 and 2017 respectively. 

Oswald Jenewein
Senior Lecturer
School of Architecture
Oswald Jenewein is an architectural designer, educator and researcher working on the convergence of architecture and design of built landscapes, geopolitical territories and spatial regimes in context of Ecological Environments. Oswald is an Assistant Professor in Architecture for Ecological Environments and Digital Design at the College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington where he also founded and directs FUELED – the Future Environments Lab For Ecological Design. He is also a Lecturer of Architecture at the Institute of Design, Department of Spatial Design at the University of Innsbruck and an external thesis reviewer at the University of Tallinn, Estonia. Oswald was a 2019 Marshall Plan Research Fellow working on his recently published paper “The Texas Coast as Geopolitical Territory: Operations and Processes in Coastal Landscapes of Oil.” As part of his pedagogical approach in educating students as responsible, global citizens and critical thinkers, Oswald is serving as International Studies Coordinator and Co-Chair of the Curriculum Committee at the College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs at UT Arlington. He is also the Second Year Studio Coordinator in the BSc. Program in the School of Architecture at UT Arlington, implementing Digital Methodologies of Design, Representation, and Fabrication. He teaches architecture design studios, and courses in ecological design, visual communication and architectural theory. Over the past years, Oswald won several research grants and exhibited in different venues in the United States and Europe including the Venice Biennale. He has organized lectures, panel discussions, and exhibitions internationally. Recent publications include “Designing towards Ecological Environments. A Modular Approach to Structure a Design” and “The Texas Coast as Geopolitical Territory: Operations and Processes in Coastal Landscapes of Oil” Oswald received his professional master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Associate Professor
Kevin Erickson is the founding principal of KNE studio, based in New York City, and an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, where he is Chair of the Detail + Fabrication Program Area within the School of Architecture. The work of KNE studio is fixated on simple and forward thinking design ideas that create new value on multiple scales. In 2013, KNE studio was invited by actress Bette Midler’s NYRP Foundation to design a boathouse and outdoor classroom in upper Manhattan. In 2012, they won the Warming Huts Design Competition to build a winter pavilion alongside Frank Gehry, and previously received an honorable mention in the Tokyo Fashion Museum on Omotesando Competition, and were a finalist in the urbanSHED International Design Competition. The studio has received an AIANY Design Award, an ACSA Faculty Design Award, and the Next Landmark Award at the 2012 Architecture Biennale in Venice. Recently, Kevin co-curated 5×5: Participatory Provocations, a traveling exhibition featuring work by 25 young American architects and was invited to serve on the Van Alen Institute’s Program Leadership Council.

FAIA Professor

Professor David M. Chasco, FAIA, is Professor and past Director of the Illinois School of Architecture (2004-2014). Chasco was originally a member and associate with Gunnar Birkerts and Assoc. from 1983-1994, Design Architect with DiClemente Siegel Design/Gunnar Birkerts FAIA from 1997-2002, joined the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in 1994, and served as Interim Dean from 2002-2004.

Chasco received his Master of Architecture (1980) and B.S in Architecture (1977) from the Illinois School of Architecture in Urbana-Champaign. He was the recipient of the school’s prestigious Plym Travelling Fellowship in 1992.

Roberto Bucheli
Part-Time Lecturer
Roberto Bucheli is a graduate Core I studio instructor in the School of Architecture where he focuses on teaching digital skills to incoming students. He received a Bachelor of Architecture in his hometown of Quito at Universidad San Francisco in Ecuador and both Master of Architecture and a Master of Science in Digital Design – Fabrication at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2019 Jury Panelist:

Angela Lee
Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific Principal AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP

Angela Lee is a Principal and Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific at HKS. As founding director of HKS Singapore, Angela helped design award-winning medical projects of all sizes. A recognized thought leader, she is often asked to serve as a juror in design competitions and speak at health, technology and design events.

Alexandra Barker
Assistant Chairperson of Graduate Architecture, Adjunct Associate Professor – CceGraduate Architecture & Urban


Alexandra Barker Is currently the Assistant Chair of the Graduate Architecture and Urban Design Program. Previously she coordinated the MARCH program since it began in 2001. She also teaches core studios and history/theory seminars. In 2007, Barker and Catherine Ingraham received a grant from NCARB to create a seminar that integrates practice and the academy. In 2008, Barker and Nico Kienzl received a FIPSE/CSDS grant to integrate sustainable practices into the GAUD curriculum. She is a principal of Barker Freeman Design Office, a New York practice employing material research, fabrication technologies and system design as generative tools in the development of multivalent spatial solutions.

Donald Conning




María Arquero de Alarcón
Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism
Director, Master of Urban Design

María Arquero de Alarcón is an associate professor of architecture and urban and regional planning, and the director of the master of urban design at the University of Michigan Taubman College. Her work advances urban strategies promoting cultural and environmental values in territories under conditions of scarcity. María leads MAde Studio, a research-based, collaborative design practice that offers integrated expertise in architecture, landscape, and urbanism. Through a combination of grant-funded research initiatives, urban design experimentation, and site-specific interventions, MAde Studio focuses on the co-generation of socio-spatial strategies addressing urban transformation in collaboration with local partners and residents. Her design and research has been recognized with an ACSA Collaborative Practice Award (2019), AIA Michigan Design Awards (2013-2015), BSA Award Citations (2013-2014) and an ACSA Faculty Design Award (2012).

Gisela Baurmann
Visiting Associate ProfessorGraduate Architecture & Urban Design

Gisela Baurmann practices and teaches architectural design in Europe and the US. She is founding partner of the architecture office Büro NY based in New York and Berlin. Her research investigates fabrication techniques of the decorative arts as conceptual methods of design to generate structural and material proposals with local specificity. Gisela Baurmann’s design, in collaboration with Jonas Coersmeier and Sawad Brooks, was chosen as finalist and first runner-up in the World Trade Center Memorial Competition, with over 5,200 participants the largest design competition in history. Other awards include: New York State Council on the Arts Grant, Kinne Fellow Prize and Honor Award for Excellence in Design, Columbia University. Gisela was a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program) and Fulbright Scholar. Recognized design competition entries are: Lecture Hall Complex, RWTH Aachen, finalist, New Silk Road Cultural Park, China, finalist, Green Plaza van Alen Institute competition, 2nd prize, among others.

Lilian Crum

Art + Design
Assistant Professor + Director, BFA Graphic Design + BFA Interaction Design

Lilian Crum is a Detroit-based visual artist and designer. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and previously received her HBA in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College. 

She is a founder and partner of Unsold Studio, a collaborative art and design studio that focuses on producing work for creative culture and the public good. Clients include Cranbrook Art Museum, Will Leather Goods and Culture Lab Detroit, and the studio is involved in community-development initiatives such as Impact 48 through the AIGA Detroit chapter. The studio has recently exhibited Cornell College in Iowa and Pratt Institute in New York City. 

Lilian’s personal work is exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. She is represented by Alison Milne Gallery in Toronto, Ontario, the Art Gallery of Ontario Sales Gallery in Toronto, Ontario, and James Robertson Art Consultants in Toronto, Ontario and London, England.

Dylan Baker-Rice
Visiting ProfessorGraduate Architecture & Urban Design

Dylan Baker-Rice is currently a Visiting Professor of Architecture at Pratt’s Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design. He is the principal of Studio Baker-Rice which he founded in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to opening his studio he was a co-director of AFFECT-T in Hong Kong. He has pursued a varied career in architecture and design graduating from Appalachian State University with degrees in Anthropology/Sustainable Development and Construction Technology before earning his Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture. Initially working as a Designer in New York with Asymptote Architecture he later moved to London to work with Zaha Hadid Architects before starting the studio. In parallel with his design work Dylan has contributed to various academic journals and publications, taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong, and St. Joseph University of Macau. He has acted as an architectural critic at Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Pratt Institute, the Architectural Association in London, The University of Hong Kong, and University of Saint Joseph in Macau.

Jaime Correa is an Associate Professor in Practice and the former Director of the Master in Urban Design at the School of Architecture of the University of Miami (position held from 1996 to 2014) where he was also the Knight Professor in Community Building.

He is one among the 14 architects and town planners that launched the American New Urbanism movement, one of its most important promoters in Latin America, and also one of its most significant critics. From 2013-2017 he has served as a Climate Reality Mentor under the tutelage of former Vice-President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore. His professional firm is engaged in a new type of urban design practice focusing on social innovations, bottom-up urbanism, the creation of real estate value through morphogenetic disrupions, generative codes, self-organization and its interconnection with structured and unstructured information. His projects explore: incremental master planning, super-graphics and the physical representati

Paul Chan
Professor of Design and Construction Management 
ment of Management in the Built Environment

Paul Chan is Professor of Design and Construction Management. The Chair addresses questions of processes that enable whole-life thinking in the development and realisation of building projects. Future practices and accompanying new technologies are looked at from a sociotechnical perspective, exploring how they can contribute to constructing better buildings and communities.

Global Future Design Awards 2019 Jury Panelist:

Peter Bishop
Professor in Urban Design The Bartlett School of Architecture Faculty of the Built Environment

I am an urban planner and urban designer. I am a director at the architecture firm Allies and Morrison and Professor of Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture. I am interested in the strategies and approaches that can be employed to shape cities within the social, economic and political forces that operate.

Dr David Bohua Tann

David has twenty-six years of teaching, research and management experience in the UK higher education sector, starting as a lecturer, senior lecturer, principal lecturer and then took up academic leadership and managerial positions since 2005. As an academic, he has been actively engaging in curriculum development, validation, accreditation, student experience, international partnerships, student recruitment, external examination and a variety of committee activities. Prior to joining UEL he was the Assistant Dean (International) at the School of Engineering and Computing, University of the West of Scotland, having previously served as Head of Department at London South Bank University and Deputy Head of Department of Engineering at the then University of Glamorgan (now South Wales). He worked at British Coal South Wales and as a Structural Design Engineer in Cardiff for a number of years, structures that he was the main designer for include the Cardiff Copthorne Hotel and SHAW building in Wales. David was one of the youngest university graduates and tutors in China after graduating with a top student of the year award at the age of nineteen and before settling down in the UK.  

Clara Sandrini
Architecte DPLG, Docteur de l’Université de Paris 8, HDR rattachée à l’ED TESC

Rémi Papillault
Professeur des ENSA, Toulouse

Fernando Vidal
Principal, Managing Director, Sao Paulo

As a kid, Vidal used to move his bedroom’s furniture around just to observe how it would change his daily routine. During family trips around the world, he would always pay attention to the interaction between people and spaces in different cultures. Born and raised in São Paulo, Vidal embodies the city’s restless personality and is always looking for inspiration in arts and multiple sports.

Marshall Arne
Associate Professor of Architecture

Professor Marshall Arne joined the faculty at the Hammons School of Architecture full time in 2001.  Prior to this, for 18 years in practice, he held design leadership roles with architectural firms in the San Francisco bay area, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Kansas City, Missouri.   He continues to practice as principal of Art & Architecture LLC as well as participating in national and international architectural design competitions.   In 1993, Professor Arne was awarded the prestigious Plym Traveling Fellowship from the University of Illinois resulting in extended residence in Paris, France studying the dynamic of contemporary modern architecture in the historic urban fabric of this great city.  In 2008-9, Professor Arne took sabbatical leave to return to Paris, as well as Barcelona Spain, to investigate the relationship between culture and design as genesis for architectural conceptualization. 

Per Franson
Head of the Architectural Lighting Division

Per is an architect and educator as well as Head of the Architectural Lighting Division .Per has been teaching in numerous courses on all levels. 20 years of running his own practice Per has great experience of the profession and is keen on bringing practice, education and research closer together.

Lilian Crum

Art + Design
Assistant Professor + Director, BFA Graphic Design + BFA Interaction Design

Lilian Crum is a Detroit-based visual artist and designer. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and previously received her HBA in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College. 

She is a founder and partner of Unsold Studio, a collaborative art and design studio that focuses on producing work for creative culture and the public good. Clients include Cranbrook Art Museum, Will Leather Goods and Culture Lab Detroit, and the studio is involved in community-development initiatives such as Impact 48 through the AIGA Detroit chapter. The studio has recently exhibited Cornell College in Iowa and Pratt Institute in New York City. 

Lilian’s personal work is exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. She is represented by Alison Milne Gallery in Toronto, Ontario, the Art Gallery of Ontario Sales Gallery in Toronto, Ontario, and James Robertson Art Consultants in Toronto, Ontario and London, England.

Prof. dr. Jonas Jakaitis
Associate Professor & Head of the Department of Design, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Jonas Jakaitis is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Design at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. He holds a PhD in Arts. He is a member of the Lithuanian Association of Architects and the Association of Lithuanian Landscape Architects. Jonas is involved in a range of programmes, projects, commissions and workshops. He is a certified architectural expert, an expert at the Lithuanian Evaluation Centre of the Quality of Studies and a member of the certification commission for architects on behalf of Lithuania’s Ministry of Environment. He is a participant in many international and national conferences and seminars.

Emmanuel Combarel
ECDM Studio 




Steve Coy
Associate Professor
Art + Design

Steve Coy received a BFA from the University of Michigan (2001) and an MFA from University of Hawaii (2007). He is currently an assistant professor of Graphic Design at LTU.

Coy works in many mediums ranging from street art, performance, video, installation, new media, design, and photography: often in various combinations. He currently lives and works in Detroit, Michigan. His works have been displayed in Beijing, Sydney, Melbourne, Berlin, Art Basel Miami, Honolulu, and London among other cities.

Prof. Mark Blaschitz 

Teaches as a professor for housing, basics and design in the architecture department. Deputy Chairman of the Architecture Study Commission in university politics.


World Architecture & Design Awards 2019 Jury Panelist:

Silas Chiow
AIA, Director of SOM China

Silas Chiow has served as director of SOM’s China office since 2003. In this capacity, he is responsible for steering the firm’s overall strategic objectives and growth of regional offices in close coordination with U.S.-based managing and design partners.

Having joined SOM in 1987, Chiow draws on more than 20 years of experience as an architect, urban planner, and project manager. He has helped clients successfully define their goals and requirements for a range of complex projects including large-scale master plans, mixed-use developments, and high-performance buildings in commercial, office, hospitality, cultural, education, and other market sectors.

Derek Kawiti
Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Digital Design School of Architecture

Derek has a dual background as an academic at the Victoria University of Wellington – where he holds a Senior Lectureship, and as an architectural practitioner as director of a fledgling multidisciplinary practice – CILOARC.

Derek graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Auckland before going on to gain a Masters of Architecture from the Architectural Association – Design Research Lab in London.

He has more than 12 years’ experience in both commercial and domestic scale architecture having worked in both New Zealand and international practice environments including London, the Caribbean and Italy.

Jacqueline McIntosh
Senior Lecturer – Architecture School of Architecture

BA UBC, MBSc (Dist) Victoria University of Wellington, PGCHLT Victoria University of Wellington, MArch(Prof) Unitec


Howayda Al-Harithy
Professor Architecture and Design




Jan Smitheram
Associate Dean Academic Development School of Architecture

My current research project involves working on a URF funded project researching how architects think about the body when they design. Papers currently under preparation address questions of architectural representation, performativity, occupation and affect.

I am also working in collaboration with Simon Twose, our research explores the relationship between the body and the built in terms of theory and practice. Our research will be made available through conferences and journal publication.

James Stevens
Department Chair + Associate Professor

Stevens is chair of Architecture + associate professor of Architecture at Lawrence Technological University in the College of Architecture and Design. He is the founding and acting director of makeLab, a digital fabrication and design studio. As director, Stevens oversees research, publication and industry-sponsored design projects. Additionally, he conducts frequent makeLab workshops and lectures across the U.S. and internationally in China, Europe and India. He is the co-author of Digital Vernacular, Architectural Principles, Tools and Processes (Routledge 2015).

Prior to his faculty appointment at Lawrence Tech, Stevens was the founding principal of a North Carolina architecture firm. He is a licensed architect in the State of Michigan, certified by the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) and is a professional member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He is the recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Medal for Excellence in the Study of Architecture and is currently a Coleman Foundation Fellow. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from North Carolina State University (2007) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design (1994).

Dr Morten Gjerde
Head of School School of Architecture

Assoc.Arts(Architecture) , B.Arch(Hons) , PGCert(Urban Planning) , M.Research(Urban Design)Dist, PhD in Architecture.My teaching and research reflect my background as a practicing architect and urban designer.From this perspective I view the built environment holistically, across space and time. Details and discrete development projects should connect with and reinforce ideas at progressively larger scales, up to that of the city. In this area of my work I am concerned with the way individual projects, often undertaken by private interests, can be managed to meet the needs of the project sponsor as well as to contribute to wider social aims. Included in these wider aims are those associated with streetscape appearances and aesthetics.

Andre Brown
Prof Interdisciplinary Design School of Architecture

Professor André Brown is Professor of Interdisciplinary Design at the School of Architecture.

André’s research and teaching is in the field of architectural technologies and their inter-disciplinary application. More specifically this takes in areas that include digital architecture, urban & heritage issues, sustainable technologies and technological innovation.

His research on computer aids for design development dates to the 1980s. He has been Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Architectural Computing, published by SAGE, since its inception 17 years ago. He was elected President of the European organisation for education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design (eCAADe) from 2002 to 2006 and retains membership of the eCAADe Council. He has been conference organiser of both an eCAADe Conference (1999, Liverpool) and CAAD Futures Conference (2005, Vienna)

Gutman Yehoshua
Architecture: Faculty Person




Prof. Dr. Rahinah Ibrahim
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Design & Architecture, UPM

Ph.D. (Construction Engineering & Management) Stanford University, USA
Field of Expertise : Architecture / Informatics Design /Intergrated Design & Management / Timber (IBS) / Sustainable Product Development.

Angela Lee
Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific Principal AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP

Angela Lee is a Principal and Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific at HKS. As founding director of HKS Singapore, Angela helped design award-winning medical projects of all sizes. A recognized thought leader, she is often asked to serve as a juror in design competitions and speak at health, technology and design events.

Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2018 Jury Panelist:

Ajla Aksamija
Ajla Aksamija, PhD, LEED AP BD+C, CDT is an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She received PhD in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with an emphasis on technology and environment. Her interdisciplinary research approach spans architecture, engineering, material and computer science. Her research expertise includes building science and sustainability, emerging technologies, digital design and representations, information modeling, and innovations in architecture.

Ala Hason
Managing Director Principal RA

Ala Hason is a Principal and Managing Director of the HKS Dubai office. He works with clients to discover ways that architecture can help them achieve their goals. He defines a successful project as one that is influenced by local context and heritage, and he brings a global perspective and expertise in urban design to his work.

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Department of Architecture,


Daniel Brown holds the interdisciplinary chair Professor of Design Studio in the Wellington School of Architecture. During his 14-year professional architecture career, Daniel was Vice-President from 1990-96 of one of the most prominent architecture design firms in New York, Emilio Ambasz and Associates (EAA). Emilio Ambasz was Curator of Design at the Museum of Modern Art and two-term President of the Architectural League. EAA explicitly challenged the boundaries of architecture, producing highly innovative and provocative new solutions for design that have won innumerable awards. The firm is best known for the award-winning Casa de Retiro Espiritual in Cordoba, Spain, which has been extensively published and exhibited twice at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The architecture projects designed during Daniel’s seven-year tenure at EAA have been published in 12 books (including eight monographs) and over 200 international journal articles, and they have won seven international awards. Prior to EAA, Daniel worked for Richard Meier and Partners in New York, Harry Seidler and Associates in Sydney, and Brown Daltas and Partners in Rome.

Ivan Bernal

Ivan Bernal is a designer, educator, and curator. He is currently the Director of the Architecture and Urban Design Programs at Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design, and Guest Curator at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles. He holds a Master Degree from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) where he graduated with honors and was awarded Best Thesis for his research between primitive shapes and familiarity.

Ivan is interested in expanding the current and future role of Architecture, its cultural and urban impact, its aesthetics, and its evolution in different settings and venues. He has served as full-time faculty at Syracuse University School of Architecture and SCI-Arc. Prior to opening his practice, Ivan led studios in South America and The United States. His work has been exhibited in galleries around the world, and his research sits at the intersection of formal familiarity and non-traditional representation techniques exploring alternate realities.

Mariam Jamaludin
Mariam Jamaludin is an Associate Professor at Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying. Her area of interest is Sustainable Architecture, Universal Design and Tourism Architecture. She studied environmental Planning for her master degree and obtained her doctoral in Sustainable Architecture from the Manchester Victoria University, United Kingdom, in 2004.

Martin Gold
Associate Professor School of Architecture
Professor Gold has over twenty-five years of engagement in architectural design, teaching, and research with a focus on the interrelationships among architecture, ecology, culture, and resource stewardship at urban and residential scales. He is a member of the Doctoral Research Faculty and supervises PhD and Master of Architecture students in addition to leading design studios and lecture courses in the graduate program at the University of Florida. His work explores design opportunities for sustainable living in coastal communities underpinned by the critical need for integrating resiliency, mobility, and sustainability toward emergent urban forms. Gold served as the Director of the UF, School of Architecture From 2008 to 2014. He establishing the CityLab satellite programs in Orlando and Sarasota Florida to bring students in closer contact with the profession and the communities they will serve. He currently serves as the Program Director of CityLabSarasota, a satellite program studying issues of sustainability and resilience through architecture and urban design while promoting implementation through community engagement and professional practice. He leads funded research-based design projects and is a founding member of the Florida Resilient Community Initiative (FRCI) at the UF College of Design Construction and Planning. He serves as the Executive Director of the national consortium of academic programs
Architecture + Construction Alliance (A+CA). Professor Gold maintains a small award-winning architecture firm; is a registered architect in Florida; holds an NCARB certification; and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.


Michael Budig is Assistant Professor in Architecture and Sustainable Design at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Before joining SUTD he was a senior researcher at the Singapore ETH Centre’s Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) from 2011 to 2014 and was leading a Singapore based research team for Gramazio & Kohler’s professorship for Architecture and Digital Fabrication (ETH Zurich). The project included PhD research, industry collaborations and design studios for Masters in Architecture students from ETH Zurich and NUS Singapore.

Prior to the activities at FCL Michael Budig was teaching and researching at Studio Hadid, University of Applied Arts Vienna, and the Institute for Experimental Architecture.Hochbau, University of Innsbruck. He is a registered architect (EU-wide, Austrian Chamber of Architects) and was principal at Moll Budig Architecture. Built projects include housing and industrial projects like a metal recycling company and soap production facilities, both located in Innsbruck (Austria). His main research focuses on parametric design, and digital fabrication and construction.

Nancy Clark
Associate Professor School of Architecture




Narein Perera
Chartered Architect at Archt. Narein Perera




Nathalie Tornay

Ecole Nationale Supérieure D’Architecture de Toulouse · Laboratoire de Recherche en Architecture



Rubén Alcolea
Visiting Professor

Rubén Alcolea is involved in academiaand develops a professional practice.Specialized inphotography and modern architecture, is author of bookssuch as Picnic de Pioneros (TC, 2009); Premios Pritzker: Discursos de Aceptación (Arquia, 2015); or the four volumes Inter: Photography and Architecture (MUN, 2016). Alcolea has curated exhibitions as well as chaired public programs and conferences. In 2000 he founded his own architecture office, alcolea+tárrago Opens an external link. His practice has received prizes for built work and awards in more than 30 open competitions.


“Architecture really is a multi-headed beast,” states Sven, and he means that in a good way. “It’s why I went into the field. I like that each project has untapped potential. But I did not anticipate that I would be working on so many different types and scales of projects, which I really enjoy.” As one of SmithGroup’s corporate design directors, Sven has led the design of a variety of mixed-use, commercial, planning and institutional projects from Washington, DC to India. Perhaps endless untapped potential is what draws Sven to music, too. He plays and listens to music as a creative outlet and, if not for architecture, would have pursued a career in sound design. He even has a desire to master the oud, an obscure pear-shaped stringed instrument with origins in the Mideast and North Africa. Other cultures clearly pique his interest: If he could go anywhere in the world, “I would take a private train across China with my family, with tours, hiking, and feasting along the way.”

Per Franson
Head of the Architectural Lighting Division

Per is an architect and educator as well as Head of the Architectural Lighting Division .Per has been teaching in numerous courses on all levels. 20 years of running his own practice Per has great experience of the profession and is keen on bringing practice, education and research closer together.