Jury Members

APR Awards Jury Members…

Global Future Design Awards 2023 Jury Panelist:

Lindsey May
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Strategic Initiatives 

Lindsey May is a Registered Architect and designer based in Washington D.C. She is the founding principal of Studio Mayd—an architecture and design studio working on residential, cultural, and community projects.

In addition to contributing to the built environment through design projects, she is the Assistant Director and a Professional Track Faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

Before landing in DC, Lindsey worked in architecture and fabrication studios around the world including: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis, SOFTlab, and Rafael Vinoly Architects. Lindsey holds a Masters of Architecture from Princeton University and a Bachelors of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan.

Mohammad Gharipour
Area Chair / Director, Architecture Program

Mohammad Gharipour is professor and director of the Architecture Program at the University of Maryland, College Park. He serves as an affiliate faculty at the National Center for Smart Growth and Persian Studies Program. Dr. Gharipour obtained his PhD in architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Gharipour’s scholarship and work has earned him several prestigious national and international awards and grants, including the Society of Architectural Historians (2008), Dumbarton Oaks (2010), National Endowment in Humanities (2015), Fulbright-Hays (2016), Foundation for Landscape Studies (2016), Council of Educators of Landscape Architecture (2016), American Institute of Architects (2018), Fulbright (2019), and National Institute of Health (2020). In 2016, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine named Gharipour as a minority scholar making their mark in U.S. academia.

In addition to organizing and chairing more than thirty panels and conferences, he has presented his research at many international venues, including MIT, Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Adelaide, University of Toronto, Dumbarton Oaks, Indiana University, University of Arizona, University of Sydney, Central European University, Bogazici University, Walters Museum of Art, the Center for Jewish History, and Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lawrence Kim / A+U Lab
Architecture and Urbanism Laboratory

A+U LAB is a design collective and collaborative practice for architecture and urbanism. Led by Lawrence Kim, AIA, LEED AP, A+U LAB engages in diverse projects through design consultancy and research working regionally and internationally. We approach design at multi-scalar levels studying the issues arising within and at the intersection of architecture and urbanism. Architecture is examined as a cultural, social, and spatial discipline addressing the programmatic and contextual issues, and urbanism is examined as the study of how inhabitants of cities interact with the built environment. Urban design, a direct component of urbanism, moves beyond the study of urban spaces as the practice that actively shapes the urban areas and the city with systems of strategies and interventions that integrate people with the built environment. A+U LAB sees design as the means to envision a better-built environment and to initiate great transformation. We emphasize research-based design and strive to produce innovative works that are grounded in meaningful and lasting ideals.

Jason S. Johnson
Associate Professor

Jason Johnson has practiced and taught architecture in North and South America and Europe. He is a founding partner of the Laboratory for Integrative Design at the University of Calgary and has published and exhibited design work related to research in the areas of responsive architecture, generative design, digital fabrication, and integrated techniques. He is the co-author of Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students a primer on generative design strategies for the beginning design student.

Ivy Song
Manager & Design Director, IVVA (SHANGHAI), INC.
Chief Landscape Consultant, Kinpan Awards
Vice president of Kinpan Award Jury panel
ASLA Member
The Architecture MasterPrize 2022 Winner

Ivy Song holds a master’s degree in landscape design from Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology. Having been engaged in real estate landscape design for many years, she excels at building an integrated landscape system for commercial, residential and model areas of real estate projects, and has rich experience in landscape development. Ivy is the landscape creator for a series of luxury residential properties developed by Longfor Group in Xiamen, the promoter of the five-dimensional landscape R&D and design system of Longhu Group, and the builder of the landscape system of Seazen Holdings. She has managed hundreds of commercial and residential landscape projects throughout China, and the unique standardization system she established for Seazen Holdings is highly recognized in the industry.

Ivy founded her own design practice IVVA (SHANGHAI), INC. in 2019. Under her leadership, IVVA has actively launched business in the domestic and foreign markets to strengthen the international visibility of Chinese design. The practice has completed a great many landscape projects worldwide, including overseas projects such as Cityclou, Elsou, Parkone and Elsol in the Philippines, Canang Sari Villas and NDC in Indonesia, and domestic projects like the Landscape Improvement of Shanghai Prodor Music Hotel, an urban renewal project in Baoding City, Wuyou Mountain House in Guanyin Mountain, Hainan Tower Building, and China’s first Beach Resort, etc. Ivy has published articles on multiple platforms explaining her design philosophy and understanding about the market, and delivered open lectures about the evolution of landscape. Besides, she was invited to introduce the landscape map data model at the 2020 GBE Asia-Pacific Landscape Trend Forum, which won wide recognition and more than ten thousand online views.

Following Oriental design wisdom, Ivy works to create infinite scenes out of limitations. With a unique insight into the market, she helps brands upgrade their image and enhance competitiveness, and creates landscape that has a soul in spite of the constraints of budget and site area.

Fabian Neuhaus
Associate Professor

Dr. Fabian Neuhaus, PhD, received his doctorate in urban planning from University College London, the Bartlett. His research interest are temporal aspects of the urban environment. His research focuses on the topics of Habitus, Type and Ornament in the sense of Activity, Technology and Memory. He has been a guest critic at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Architecture Association AA, University of Arts London, London Metropolitan University at the Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Design, the University of Plymouth at the School of Architecture. For his Masters of Science in Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture, he was awarded a distinction. He has worked with architecture and urban design practices in the UK and Switzerland as well as on research projects at universities in Switzerland, Germany and the UK. He is the principal author of www.urbantick.org and co-curator of nextcalgary.ca.

Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2023 Jury Panelist:

Angela Lee
FAIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Angela Lee is the Managing Director, of Asia-Pacific, and a Partner at HKS. As founding director of HKS Singapore, Angela’s portfolio includes award-winning medical projects of all sizes. In 2022, she was elevated to AIA College of Fellows in recognition of her professional achievements and her contributions to society. Angela is a recognized thought leader whose healthcare projects are consistently LEED and JCI Accredited. She has received design awards from both the AIA and Modern Healthcare and has been recognized in publications such as Healthcare Design, Health Facilities Management, Healthcare Design Ideas, and Medical Construction and Design.

Karen Nelson
Dean and Faculty, Architecture
Boston Architectural College

Karen Nelson is the dean and faculty of Architecture at the Boston Architectural College. In 1994, Karen began teaching design studios at the BAC followed by theory seminars and faculty development courses. Karen practiced architecture working on housing for people with AIDS in NYC, a school building in MA, and on commercial projects. Karen’s passion for contemporary art and architecture, landscape architecture, and linguistics inform her teaching and practices.

In 2011, Karen received the Edmund C. Toomey Award for Student Advocacy. In 2012, working with Tina Blythe and Len Charney, Karen received an NCARB grant to explore Collaborative Global Practice. Karen has also served as adjunct faculty in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design from 1995–2012.

Karen received her Master of Architecture from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Science in Art and Design from MIT.

Bing Chen
Senior Associate Professor
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Dr. Bing Chen ( 陈冰 ) is a Senior Associate Professor in Urban Planning and Design at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) Design School. He is a researcher, designer, and educator in the fields of Architecture and Urban & Rural Planning.

Bing holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Sheffield, UK. His research interests focus on ‘sustainable planning/design strategies (for urban regeneration & rural revitalization)’, ‘evidence-based design for healthcare environment’, ‘ageing and community’, ‘building environmental assessment methods’, and ‘education for sustainable development’. He has been involved in several interdisciplinary studies including research projects funded by EPSRC, AHRC, Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province and other funding bodies.

Ling-Li Tseng

Ling-Li Tseng is an expert in the field of experiential space and installation art. She holds the position of Assistant Professor at the Institute of Architecture, National Yang-Ming Chiao Tung University. In addition, she co-founded Serendipity Studio and has received several international awards, such as the Red Dot Best of the Best Award and the Good Design Award. Her multidisciplinary background as an educator, researcher, and artist enables her to seamlessly integrate the fields of science, engineering, and art into her works, creating a harmonious blend of imagination and practicality.

Luis Pancorbo. Architect. Ph.D.

Luis Pancorbo is Associate Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Virginia. He focuses his professional practice on the submission of international architectural competitions. Associated with Ines Martin Robles, he founded Pancorbo Architects in 2004. The office has won 17 awards in different competitions and 20 awards for their built work, including the AZ Awards in Canada, AR awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the Faculty Design Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Their work has been published in more than 60 international architectural magazines.

His academic research interests focus on the technical dimension of architecture and its influence on the methodology of architectural design, the relationship between the theories of the technical object and the architectural object; American industrial architecture; industrial ruins, and derelict productive landscapes. He has widely published in peer-reviewed journals, and was granted a Ph.D with a dissertation about some of these topics entitled “Albert Kahn Inc. Architecture as a Technical Object”. Luis was Associate Professor at the School of Architecture of Madrid for 8 years.

Andrew Saunders
Associate Professor of Architecture
Director of the Master of Architecture Program
Coordinator, ARCH 502

Andrew Saunders is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and founding principal of Andrew Saunders Architecture + Design, an internationally published, award winning architecture, design and research practice committed to the tailoring of innovative digital methodologies to provoke novel exchange and reassessment of the broader cultural context. The practice innovates at a number of scales ranging from product design, exhibition design, and residential and large-scale civic and cultural institutional design.

He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arkansas and a Masters in Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His current practice and research interests lie in computational geometry as it relates to aesthetics, emerging technology, fabrication and performance. He has significant professional experience as project designer for Eisenman Architects, Leeser Architecture and Preston Scott Cohen, Inc.

He has taught and guest lectured at a variety of institutions, including Cooper Union and the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and, most recently, he was Assistant Professor of Architecture & Head of Graduate Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.

In 2004 he was awarded the SOM Research and Traveling Fellowship for Masters of Architecture to pursue his research on the relationship of equation-based geometries to early 20th century pioneers in reinforced concrete. His current practice and research interests lie in computational geometry as it relates to emerging technology, fabrication and performance. He is currently working on a book using parametric modeling as an analysis tool of 17th century Italian Baroque architecture. Most recently Andrew won the ACADIA international fabrication competition for the production of the Luminescent Limacon. The design for this lighting fixture was inspired by Flemish baroque portraits of the Dutch ruff and builds on computational and material research from his seminar Equation-based Morphologies.

Masoud Akbarzadeh
Weitzman School of Design at Penn

Masoud Akbarzadeh is a designer with academic background and experience in architectural design, computation, and structural engineering. He is an Assistant Professor of Architecture focusing on Structures and Advanced Technologies and the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory (PSL) director. He holds a D.Sc. from the Institute of Technology in Architecture, ETH Zurich where he was a research assistant in the Block Research Group. In addition, he has two degrees from MIT: a Master of Science in Architecture Studies (Computation) and a MArch, the thesis for which earned him the renowned SOM award. He also has a degree in Earthquake Engineering and Dynamics of Structures from the Iran University of Science and Technology and a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering. His main research topic is Three-Dimensional Graphical Statics, a novel geometric method of structural design in three dimensions. In 2020, he received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award to extend the methods of 3D/Polyhedral Graphic Statics for Education, Design, and Optimization of High-Performance Structures. He is also a Co-PI in a $4.6 million grant funded by National Science Foundation to investigate high-performance, self-Morphing building blocks across scales toward a Sustainable Future. Has also received a $2.4 Million ARPA-E Grant to Research the Design of Carbon-Negative Buildings starting September 2022.

Karen Van Lengen
Kenan Professor of Architecture
Dean (1999-2009)
University of Virginia

Karen Van Lengen, FAIA, is the William Kenan Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia. She is an internationally recognized architect, researcher, and academic leader. Van Lengen has been a pioneering figure in bringing sonic awareness and design to the discipline of architecture, and her current research focuses on the exploration of sound and communication as an integral part of the public realm. As a research fellow (2012-14) at the University’s Institute for Advanced Technologies in the Humanities, she created an ongoing web-based project, Soundscape Architecture. This project, in collaboration with artist Jim Welty, celebrates the aural qualities of iconic examples of architecture using visually engaging interpretive and analytical processes. Their extensive body of work can be found at https://soundscapearchitecture.com/.

As the recipient of a Jefferson Trust Grant, she has also studied the aural qualities of the University’s “Academical Village” with students, faculty collaborators, and Jim Welty. This body of work can be found at: http://soundscape.iath.virginia.edu/ListeningToTheLawn. Van Lengen continues to build experimental sound installations to develop new communicative systems for public engagement, and to demonstrate how the design of sound may positively influence architectural concepts and their subsequent spaces.

Victor Yu-Chieh Lin
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Dept. of Architecture

Doctoral Candidate, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
M.Arch, University London College (The Bartlett, UCL)

Applications of Robotics and Parametric Design
Architectural Designs (1) (2)
Computer-Aided Manufacturing and Applications
Computer Applications in Architecture (1)
Digital Building Model
Robotic Arms Construction Process

Xiaodi Zheng

Associate Professor, Assistant Dean
Vice Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture
Tsinghua University School of Architecture

Tsinghua University,  Beijing,  China

Ph.D., cum laude, 2009-2014(First  Prize of Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Tsinghua University)
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, USA
Master in Landscape Architecture, Advanced Placement, 2001-2003
Tsinghua University,  Beijing,  China.

Meng-Ting Tsai
Associate Professor, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Department of Architecture 

Dr. Tsai is currently active at the research on Timber structure and construction system, including the development of timber-steel composite component, seismic assessment and energy simulation of wooden hybrid structure system. Prior to be the faculty member in Taiwan Tech, he earned his PhD degree in University of Tokyo, and worked as an Architecture designer in Singapore. Dr. Tsai’s current ongoing project focus on the parameter study and proposal of wooden hybrid structure system used for the urban regeneration, especially the renewal strategy of aged building based on wooden components. Part of his research work has been adopted and applied in practice, such as hybrid timber-steel roof structure system in Elementary School, and so on.

Lucky Shin-Jyun Tsaih

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Department of Architecture
Associate Professor

Ph.D. University of Florida, USA

Architectural Acoustics
Environmental Technology

Tim Victorio

Tim Victorio is a Lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses. Tim’s research at UVA explores various disciplines and technologies, working with robotic additive manufacturing as well as using Mixed Reality not only for representation and immersion, but as a tool to aid in the design and fabrication of full-scale builds.

Tim is the Co-Founder of UVA Sawmilling, A sustainability initiative started at the University of Virginia that seeks to redirect the current material pathway of fallen trees on Grounds by milling and processing material for student, faculty and staff research projects. This program promotes exposure to and education of the lumber industry and works to upcycle this material back into University buildings.

Tim has worked professionally as a set designer and an architectural designer on projects spanning from concrete furniture to residential design and urban redevelopment. He received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia School of Architecture and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Boston College.

Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2022 Jury Panelist:

Redkolis Maria.
Architect. Member of the Union of Architects of Russia,

International Union of Architects, UIA.
Based in New York.

In 2014 she received a diploma in the specialty Architect.

Carried out projects for the design of residential and industrial facilities, landscape, and urban planning from the design stage to full implementation. Took part in national and international architectural competitions, won prizes.

Since September 2017, began collaborating with the Naked Heart Foundation as part of the Play with Purpose program to create inclusive play parks and playgrounds. 12 projects of public play parks were implemented in different cities of Russia, 6 of them were built in cooperation with the Coca-Cola Foundation, as a legacy of FIFA 2018.

All projects were implemented under the supervision of Maria based on the project developed by her and technical documentation.

In June 2020, became a Member of the Union of Architects of Russia.

Now works as a freelancer, carries out design projects for residential and public buildings, as well as projects for the improvement of private residential buildings.


Sandy Litchfield
Associate Professor
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sandy Litchfield teaches courses that lie at the intersection of art, architecture, design and writing. Her studio practice– which focuses on contemporary representations of landscape and urban ecology­– includes painting, collage, installation, and public art.

Litchfield has been commissioned to make permanent public art for the Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA Arts and Design) and NYC School Construction Authority, Public Art for Public Schools Program. Her work has been recognized by Americans for the Arts, 2019 Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review, and CODAmagazine, Transformative Walls V 2019, CODAworx. In addition, Litchfield’s artwork has been exhibited in numerous museums including the DeCordova Museum, The Portland Museum, and The Fitchburg Art Museum. She has received fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Puffin Foundation, and the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation. Her work has been selected for review by The Brooklyn Rail, New American Paintings, The Boston Globe, and Art New England.


Joongsub Kim
Professor at Lawrence Technological University

Joongsub Kim, PhD, RA, AIA, AICP, is a full professor at Lawrence Technological University (Michigan, United States) and directs its architecture college’s urban design program and Detroit Studio (an off-campus, community-based design studio in Detroit). After receiving a Masters in City Planning and Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in Environment and Behavior from the University of Michigan, he engaged in various applied research studies and projects in socially responsive design, urban design, community development, and environmental psychology. He served as a reviewer for grant competitions for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Kresge Foundation Innovative Projects in the United States. He has received numerous grants and other awards from National Endowment for the Arts, National Science Foundation, American Institute of Architects, Boston Society of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Kellogg Foundation, and Graham Foundation. His work has been published in various peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Urban Design, Urban Design International, The PLAN Journal, Places Journal, Environment & Behavior, Local Development and Society, International Journal of Community Well-Being, and Architectural Record. His book What Do Design Reviewers Really Do? was published by Springer Press.


Carey Clouse
Associate Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
University of Massachusetts Amherst

SMArchS, Architecture and Urbanism, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BArch, University of Oregon

Carey Clouse is an Associate Professor in Architecture and Landscape Architecture.  She holds a post-professional degree (SMArchS) in Architecture and Urbanism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BArch from the University of Oregon.  Clouse is the recipient of a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship to India and the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship in New Orleans, LA. Clouse teaches courses that address the overlap between social justice, environmental stewardship, and urbanism.  In an effort to bolster interdisciplinary research and learning at UMass, she teaches in both the architecture department and the landscape architecture regional planning department (LARP). In addition to teaching, she is co-partner of Crookedworks, an architecture-design-build firm.


Naomi Darling
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Naomi Darling teaches design studio courses with a sustainable lens focusing on climate, culture and materiality at Mount Holyoke College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In all of Darling’s studios, students are given design problems to learn the tools of visual communication through analog and digital drawing and fabrication, with the goal of nurturing students’ individual voice and passions. Darling holds a Bachelor of Science and Engineering in Civil Engineering and Architectural Design from Princeton University, a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and a Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture.

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.