WADA 2019 Jury

2019 World Architecture & Design Awards Jury:

Angela Lee
CHA, EDAC, LEED AP | Principal

Role: Managing Director – Southeast Asia HKS
As managing director of Southeast Asia, Angela is responsible for the overall performance and strategic direction of HKS in that region. She has 22 years of healthcare planning experience and participating in the design and planning of over 1.1million square meters of health care projects worldwide. These LEED and JCI Accredited medical project shave ranged in size from 1,400 to325,000 square meters with bed counts from 30 to 1,650 beds.Angela’s projects have been honored with design awards from both the AIA and Modern Healthcare. She has been recognized in publications such as Healthcare Design, Health Facilities Management, Healthcare Design Ideas and Medical Construction and Design.

Bruce Moore
Professor of Architecture

Drury University
Professor Bruce Moore, one of the founding faculty, is past acting and associate director of Drury University’s Hammons School of Architecture and now teaches in environmental technology and design studios directed toward technology.

Karl Daubmann
Dean + Professor

College of Architecture and Design
Karl Daubmann is an architect at the forefront of digital design. He is Dean of the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University. His architectural practice DAUB (design, architecture, urbanism, building) focuses on expanding the relationship between design and technology, particularly between digital/robotic fabrication and building. Daubmann is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. Between 2010 and 2014 Daubmann was the Vice President of Design and Creative Director for Blu Homes where he led a multidisciplinary team that developed green, prefab houses that folded for shipping across North America.

Daniel Caven
Daniel Caven Design

Daniel Caven, of Daniel Caven Design, is an experimental designer and architect. His ideas are based on exploring parametricism in generative design and encompassing ideas of energy, nature, and fluidity. Daniel’s advanced skills in emerging systems and technologies has allowed him to be a leader in cutting edge technologies and fabrication specialties through the means of 3D printing, scripting, and high level digital technologies. Daniel has been featured / published around the world for projects, research, animations, and competitions throughout his career.In his professional career, Daniel has worked on many different high profile projects, such the Astana World’s Expo, world’s first freeform 3D printed house, in Chattanooga, TN, and the world’s first 3D-printed office in Dubai.Daniel held multiple scholarships from Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago, IL as well as SCI-Arc, in Los Angeles, CA.

Paul Urbanek
Vice President, Corporate Design Director SmithGroup

Don’t look for Paul to play it safe. “The biggest risk you will face is not taking one,” he suggests. “I have tried to live my professional life by going outside of my comfort zone and not being afraid to take that risk.” Paul’s approach has translated into an array of notable projects. He has served as lead designer on world-class scientific research labs, academic buildings, R&D facilities and museums, including the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams on the Michigan State University campus, and the First Automotive Works R&D center in Changchun, China. “I always consider the trust clients extend to me to create architecture for them,” notes Paul. “It is a privilege I don’t ever take for granted. These clients have great expectations; to create works that exceed those expectations is a challenge I relish.” As for what the future holds, “I want the flying car,” he declares. “The engineers promised us that when I was a child. Now it’s time to ante up.”

Simon Twose
Senior Lecturer – Architecture School of Architecture
Dr Simon Twose is an architect and senior lecturer at the School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His work focuses on drawing, particularly in the territories between art and architecture practices. Twose has published and exhibited widely, including invited contributions to five Venice Architecture Biennales.


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.

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.

Prof. Dr. Nangkula Utaberta
PhD (hons) in Architecture, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Field of Expertis :Islamic Architecture
Nangkula Utaberta is an International Writer, Architect, Professor and Researcher who has written 22 academic research books of Architecture. He is a Malaysian Permanent Resident who has been living for more than 15 years in the country. Born in Indonesia, Nangkula obtained his Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Architecture degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in Johor Bahru as the Best Graduate of Architecture in 2005 and 2009.

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
Jim Stevens is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at Lawrence Technological University, College of Architecture and Design, where he is the founding and acting Director of makeLab, a digital fabrication and design studio. As director, Jim oversees research, publication and industry-sponsored design projects. Additionally, Jim conducts frequent makeLab workshops and lectures across the U.S. and internationally in China, Europe and India. Jim is coauthor of the book Digital Vernacular, Architectural Principles, Tools and Processes (Routledge 2015). Prior to his appointment to the faculty at Lawrence Tech, Jim was the founding principal of a North Carolina Architecture firm.

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
Howayda Al-Harithy is Professor of Architecture at the American University of Beirut. She obtained a Bachelor of Architecture from the Oregon School of Design (1985), a Master of Science in Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1987) and a PhD in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University (1992). She joined AUB in 1994 and served as Chair of the Department of Architecture & Design from 2003 to 2006 and from 2009 to 2012. She was also a visiting professor at Harvard University, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and at Georgetown University.

Gutman Yehoshua
Architecture: Faculty Person

BA in Architecture with Honors BArch Pratt Institute, Brooklyn New York (1996), and Master of Architecture (MAAAD) GSAPP, Columbia University, New York, New York, (1998).
Senior Lecturer at the Architecture Department, Bezalel Academy of Arts and design. Previously lectured at the Technion and internationally.
He is recognized in the professional field, has won many prizes and is invited to lecture and teach in Israel and around the world.
Owner and partner in Gutman Assif Architects Ltd, which is engaged in diverse design and planning fields: urban planning, infrastructure, residential architecture, offices, commerce, mixed uses, public buildings and design. The firm’s clients include government offices, local authorities, and government companies, private entrepreneurs.

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)

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