UDAD Awards Juries

Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2024 Jury Panelist:

Michael Fifield, FAIA, AICP
Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Oregon, ACSA Distinguished Professor of Architecture

Michael Fifield conducts research in housing, community development, and urban design. He has addressed residential design for all scales and economies in his design studios, courses, and seminars.

Fifield has held numerous administrative and teaching positions, including Architecture Department Head and Director of the Housing Specialization Program (University of Oregon), Department Head (Penn State University), and Graduate Program Coordinator and Director of the Joint Urban Design Program (Arizona State University).

As an architect and urban designer, he has received numerous local, state, and national awards in both his professional practice and as a faculty member. Grants and awards include the NEA, DOE, HUD, a AIA award, American Planning Association awards, a national design competition award, teaching awards, Progressive Architecture Citation, Fulbright Commission, and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. 

While Director of the Housing Specialization Program at the University of Oregon, the program received the National ACSA/AIA Housing Education Honor Award. Fifield has been a General Services Administration (GSA) Peer Reviewer since 1999.  In 2018 he conducted housing research in Portugal as a Fulbright Research Scholar.

Fifield’s latest project is a book in progress, with a working title: The Poetics of the Small House and Garden.

Aura-Luciana Istrate, PhD.                                
Dr. Aura-Luciana Istrate is an Assistant Professor in Sustainable Urbanism and Smart Communities at the School of Architecture, Planning, and Environmental Policy at University College Dublin, Ireland. She is the Primary Coordinator of a Doctoral Network (C-NEWTRAL) under a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie-Actions scheme, aiming to advance new approaches for integrated planning of climate-neutral cities through citizen engagement and city governance decision-making support. She is co-leading another Horizon Europe project (REALLOCATE) focusing on rethinking the design of streets and public spaces to leverage modal shifts towards climate-friendly active mobility in 10 European Cities. Involved in several other European and national projects, her main research interests concern public spaces, active mobility, integrating nature-based solutions in cities, and improving urban liveability. She aims to create a bridge between urban design and planning practice and scholarly research.

François Blanciak, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Architecture
College of Design and Engineering
National University of Singapore

François Blanciak is a French architect and Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore. His research in the field of architectural history focuses on interwar and post-war modernism, with a particular emphasis on cultural exchanges between Europe and Asia.

Seeking to highlight how modern architectural canons have been shaped by non-Western forces, his writings have appeared in New Geographies, October, Architectural Research Quarterly, and Volume, among other journals. Blanciak is the author of Siteless: 1001 Building Forms (MIT Press, 2008), a book that draws a parallel between the structure of the Japanese language and building morphology as an attempt to resolve instrumental conflicts in architectural research. His second book, Tokyoids: The Robotic Face of Architecture (MIT Press, 2022), investigates the robotic aesthetics of Japanese architecture, and demonstrates how the image of the robot originated in architectural theory, long before the birth of robotics as a modern science.

Blanciak previously taught at Sungkyunkwan University and the University of Sydney. He holds a DPLG Architect degree from École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Grenoble, as well as a master’s and a PhD in architecture from the University of Tokyo.

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.

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.

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.

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

Lucky Tsaih, Ph.D., LEED AP BD+C; is an associate professor at the Department of Architecture, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology to teach the environmental technology, sustainability and BIM course sequence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research is in the area of architectural acoustics, building with well-being concern, sustainable K-12 school design, long term care facility IEQ assessment and design as well as sustainable design strategies and decision making. While working as a faculty member, Dr. Tsaih also works as an acoustical and green building consultant for projects where they allow her to transformed acoustic and sustainable design concepts into the reality of constructed architecture. She is a member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics of ASA, Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE).

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.

Previous Juries

Anirban Adhya

Department of Architecture Associate Professor
Lawrence Technological University

Anirban Adhya, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design. Anirban, through his teaching, scholarship, and service, focuses on the theoretical, methodological, and systemic dimensions of architecture in the city. His work connects, and extends, domains of urban ecology, spatial typology, and everyday urbanism, with critical positions on human-nature interaction, ecological well-being, and social ethics. Major research foci include processes of metropolitan restructuring and design responses, comparative principles and practices of urbanism, and the problem of publicness in architecture and urban design. As an urban design expert, Anirban has served locally consulting groups and communities in Buffalo NY, Warren MI, and Seattle WA. As a winner of the Fulbright Specialist award (2019-2024), he has shared his knowledge globally working with institutions in Costa Rica, India, and Italy.

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 is an Artist and Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She teaches courses that lie at the intersection of art, architecture, design, and writing. Her studio practice includes painting, collage, installation, and public art. Litchfield has received numerous grants and commissions for her work including the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, NYC Public Art for Public Schools, and most recently from NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 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.

Andreea Vasile-Hoxha

Andreea is an award-winning architectural & landscape architectural designer and researcher whose interests lie between the intersection of geology, biology, ecology, horticulture, and landscape architecture in the context of the (post-) Anthropocene. Her research and practice agenda focus on understanding the perpetually changing ecosystems surrounding us, while pushing the boundaries of the traditional methods of deploying the designs into the built environment.

Her graduate thesis, “After Plastics: The Gardens of the Glacial Foreland”, has been granted several national and international awards from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA), the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), as well as the World Landscape Architects (WLA), and has been published in the Al-Tiba9 contemporary art magazine. More recently, the project has been selected to be exhibited at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale – TERRA in fall of 2022.

Andreea practiced at Rossetti in Detroit and Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG in New York City, and she is currently a Site Designer at SmithGroup, as well as the co-founder of KALA.studio. She has been appointed as an adjunct faculty in the School of Architecture at Clemson University and has been a long-time NOMA member, currently serving as the Midwest Region University Liaison. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she was named the 2020 Gregory S. Baldwin Fellow.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.