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The 12th Annual

Honoring The World's Best Buildings & Spaces

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The A+Awards Jury

The A+Awards are bigger than just the architectural community. Our 250+ member jury academy is comprised of leaders who are actively shaping the world we live in, representing a sought-after segment of design-savvy professionals including distinguished luminaries from fields as diverse as fashion, publishing, product design, real estate development and tech. Finalists and winners get their work in front of the people who matter and gain recognition as the year’s most influential visionaries.

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Featured Jury

Sara Kolata

Architect and Business Developer, DISRUPT
Sara Kolata is an architect and a digital transformation expert. Her mission is to raise the financial well being of architects. She is the creative mind behind Disrupt Symposium, the biggest Business of Architecture event designed with the purpose to elevate the AEC industry with business education. Sara is also a host of an Arch Talk: Tank show which serves as a platform for industry specialists to talk about business, marketing and profitability in Architecture. Sara helps architects develop online businesses and create online courses. She also works as a business developer for medium to large size architecture firms, helping them manage their finances and implement better client attraction strategies. Read less

Wandile Mthiyane

Founder, Ubuntu Design Group and The Anti-Racist Hot Dog
Wandile is an Obama Leader, dynamic speaker, political analyst, adjunct professor, and architect who holds a master’s in architecture from Andrews University in Michigan. He is a One Young World Ambassador, Resolution Fellow, and TEDx Fellow. He is also the CEO of three organizations: the Ubuntu Design Group, the Anti-Racist Hot Dog, and the Ubuntu Architecture Summer Abroad Design Justice School.
Wandile brings an international perspective to architecture workplace inclusion, shaped by his journey. He was born during apartheid South Africa, went to school in Zimbabwe and the United States, and has worked in both South Africa and the United States. Read less

Nikita Morell

Copywriter for Architects, Nikita Morell - Architects WordShop
Nikita Morell is a copywriter for only architects. She is also the founder of Architects WordShop: an online shop dedicated to helping architects with their words. Nikita specializes in making architecture websites sound more human, less robot — so architects can get a steady stream of ridiculously good projects. Nikita analyzed 663 architecture websites, you can see the results on her website. Read less

Joann Lui

Founder, Joann Lui & Women Architects Collective
Joann Lui, AIA, is a licensed architect and personal brand strategist. Combining 11 years of experience in architecture and marketing, Joann deeply understands the struggles architects go through every day. She coaches and consults with architects to refine who they are and make their voices heard through the power of personal branding.
She founded the Women Architects Collective—a global online community of 4,000+ women building careers they love. To spread the voice of WAC, she also launched the Women Architects Festival, an annual virtual conference celebrating women in architecture.
Joann developed her professional experience as an architect in public space design at Gensler NY and transitioned into a new Content Marketer role at various AEC tech startups such as Monograph and TestFit. Read less

Mette Skjold

CEO and Partner, SLA A/S
Mette is partner and CEO at SLA with over 20 years of experience in sustainable urban planning and architecture in Denmark and worldwide. Mette leads SLA’s strategic urban planning with an emphasis on sustainability in environmental, economic, and social terms. She has extensive experience connecting urban spaces and buildings and the meeting between architecture and landscape architecture. Mette is also responsible for the studio’s complex stakeholder engagement processes, where she succeeds in getting residents, builders, and authorities to enter a joint,trusting collaboration for the benefit of every project. In addition to her involvement with SLA, Mette is a member of the Board of Directors of the Danish Architecture Center. She combines her architectural knowledge with a master’s degree in Leadership & Innovation to continuously push SLA and the industry towards a more sustainable, innovative future for life in our cities. Mette has for several years been participating at the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy as an external lecturer and juror. She is a thought leader and diligent speaker on topics such as nature-based design, SMART cities and sustainable urban spaces at universities and conferences worldwide. @sla_architects, https://www.linkedin.com/company/sla-a-s/, https://www.linkedin.com/in/mette-skjold-73aa222 Read less

Evelyn Lee

Founder, Practice of Architecture
Evelyn Lee, FAIA, is the first-ever Global Head of Workplace Strategy and Innovation at Slack Technologies, Founder of the Practice of Architecture, and Co-Host of the Podcast, Practice Disrupted. Lee integrates her business and architecture background with a qualitative and quantitative focus to build better experiences for the organization's employees, clients, and guests.
She is widely published, wrote a monthly column for Contract magazine for over three years, and a frequent contributor to Architect Magazine. Evelyn has received numerous industry awards, including 2016 40 Under 40 award for Building Design + Construction and the 2014 AIA National Young Architects Award. She recently served as the first-ever female Treasurer to the AIA National Board in 2020-2021. Read less

May-Britt Frank-Grosse

Editor in Chief, baunetz id
May-Britt Frank-Grosse studied architecture in Germany at BTU Cottbus and TU Stuttgart and holds a certificate for Sustainability and Communication from Leuphana University Lüneburg. Since 2006 she has been working as an architecture & design journalist and consultant, amongst others, for BauNetz, the largest German-language online platform for architecture. Since 2019 she has been Editor-in-Chief of the companies interior & design magazine baunetz id (www.baunetz-id.de). She is committed to the relevance and communication of interior design and sustainable building topics. As part of the project team, she was responsible for the program of „Heinze Klimafestival für die Bauwende“ in 2022. The Climate Festival brings together all stakeholders from the building industry to discuss, develop and initiate tangible solutions for the future. Read less

Julie Payette

Founding Partner, v2com newswire
Julie Payette is a Founding Partner of v2com newswire, the first and preeminent international architecture and design newswire service for promoting projects to the world’s largest specialized media network – more than 6,500 media outlets in 97 countries. As an international publicist specializing in design and architecture for more than 25 years, Julie remains focused on the highest standards of design and leads v2com’s relentless pursuit of quality projects and the most promising young talent from around the world. In recognition of her extensive industry experience and expertise, Julie has been selected as a jury member for prestigious international competitions including the Frame Awards, Architizer A+ Awards, Architecture MasterPrize, LOOP Design Awards, and Rethinking The Future. In 2021, Julie received the prestigious Ambassador of Quality in Architecture award, a distinction of the Order of Architects of Quebec (OAQ). Read less

Monica von Schmalensee

Senior Architect / MDA, White Arkitekter
Monica von Schmalensee is a senior architect at White Arkitekter. In her role as CEO of the company 2010-2017 she established the practice internationally and doubled its size. Monica continues to develop the practice in her current role as strategic advisor. She was appointed as one of the Mayor's Design Advocates between 2017-2022, a collection of individuals who support the Mayor of London and his staff in the delivery of the Good Growth by Design agenda. She is also Co-Chair international Council at Van Alen Institute . Monica has been a juror at WAF for many years and on the International jury for New London Architecture. Monica is often engaged as a keynote speaker at a wide range of renowned international conferences. Monica was awarded Community Builder of Year 2016 by the organisation ‘Swedish professionals for the built environment’ and in 2017 she was named the second most powerful person in Swedish architecture and design by publication Tidskriften Rum. During 2018 Monica was appointed by the government as chairman of the "Sustainable Cities Council" and she was recently appointed new Chairman of the Board at the Form / Design Center in Malmö . And Chairman at the Swedish Centre for Innovation and Quality in the Built Environment. Monica has been asked to be an advisor for the new Nobel Center in Stockholm. Read less

John Gendall

Writer & Editor
John Gendall is a writer and editor specializing in architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Monocle, and Dwell. John is the author of Rocky Mountain Modern (Monacelli, 2022) and a contributing author to the Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture. He has taught at Harvard Graduate School of Design, Pratt Institute, and Parsons The New School for Design. @johngendall Read less

Jaycee Chui

Founder and Design Director, More Design Office (MDO)
Jaycee Chui founded MDO in 2014. An ARB qualified Architect and interior designer, Jaycee has over 16 years of experience in London, Hong Kong and China’s Mainland. Her international background fused in Eastern and Western cultures, helps to develop the practice across China.
Her approach focuses on the emotional response to space and design and the beauty of everyday spaces. As a female designer, trained in the West and working in Asia, Jaycee represents a new generation of designer; unlimited, energetic, and a role model for the 21st Century designer/businesswoman. Read less

Karim Rashid

Kreator, Karim Rashid Inc.
Visionary and prolific, Karim Rashid is one of the most unique voices in design today. With more than 4000 designs in production, over 300 awards to his name, and client work in over 40 countries, Karim’s ability to transcend typology continues to make him a force among designers of his generation. His award-winning designs include democratic objects such as the ubiquitous Garbo waste can and Oh! Chair for Umbra, interiors for Morimoto restaurant, Philadelphia and Semiramis hotel, Athens, and exhibitions for Corian and Pepsi. Karim has collaborated with clients to create democratic design for Method and Dirt Devil, furniture for Artemide and Magis, brand identity for Citibank and Hyundai, high-tech products for LaCie and Samsung, and luxury goods for Veuve Clicquot and Swarovski, to name a few. Karim’s work is featured in 20 permanent collections and he exhibits art in galleries worldwide. Karim is a perennial winner of the Red Dot award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, Interior Design Best of Year Award, and IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award. Karim is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences, globally disseminating the importance of design in everyday life. Read less

David Benjamin

Principal, The Living
David Benjamin is Founding Principal of The Living and Associate Professor at Columbia GSAPP. His work combines research and practice, with a focus on an expanded and actionable framework of environmental sustainability. Recent projects include the Airbus NIS Engine Factory (a low-carbon lighthouse project for the future of manufacturing), the Princeton University Embodied Computation Lab (a new building for research on robotics and IoT), and Hy-Fi (a branching tower for MoMA PS1 made of a new type of biodegradable brick). Read less

Louis R Pounders

Design Architect, ANF Architects
Louis R Pounders, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, received a BA from Rhodes College and the Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He worked for I M Pei & Partners in New York before returning to Memphis. A member of the American Institute of Architects, Pounders was National Chair of the AIA Committee on Design, the only architect from Tennessee to hold this position. He is a member of the AIA College of Fellows and serves on the National Board of Peer Reviewers for the GSA Design Excellence Program. He was recognized by AIA Tennessee with the William Strickland Lifetime Achievement Award and is also the recipient of the Francis Gassner Award, the highest honor presented by AIA Memphis. Pounders is a Distinguished Alumni of Rhodes College and was a Visiting Artist in Architecture at the American Academy in Rome. Pounders co-authored two books on Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Memphis and wrote Frank, An Architect’s Dog, a children’s board book on architecture. His projects have received 43 local, regional and national design awards. Pounders recent work includes the Southwest Tennessee Community College Library, the Fine Arts Building for the University of Tennessee at Martin, the Alex Haley Home Visitor Center in Henning, TN, and the Solar Farm Information Center near Brownsville, TN. Read less

Jonsara Ruth

Designer, Co-founder, Design Director, Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design
Jonsara Ruth is co-founder and Design Director of Healthy Materials Lab (HML) at Parsons School of Design, where she is an Associate Professor and Founding Director of the MFA Interior Design program. At HML, Jonsara brings creative leadership to the ambitious goal of improving the health of underserved communities through the transformation of design and material practices. At Parsons, Jonsara cultivates new understandings of design through her teaching, research, and convening experts from a wide variety of fields for large-scale symposia and public events. Material curiosities drive her research. Jonsara is a designer, artist, and founder of Salty Labs, a collaborative studio improving human and environmental health through imaginative design. She has led creative and production teams to achieve award-winning designs and to mass-produce the healthiest, environmentally friendly children’s furniture available in America to improve indoor air quality and children’s overall health. Elevating everyday human experience is her underlying pursuit. Currently, she serves on the board of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, and was recently awarded, with Alison Mears, the 2022 Women in Architecture Innovation Award from Architectural Record. Read less

Mari Balestrazzi

Global Director, Environments Design, Airbnb
As Director of Operations for Environments, Mari oversees the team that designs Airbnb’s offices worldwide, and collaborates with real estate developers to create new models of housing that support Airbnb’s goal to make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way.Before assuming her role at Airbnb Mari held numerous positions within the hospitality design industry. Most recently she was Vice President of Design Services for Hyatt Hotels in Chicago, where she oversaw design for Hyatt’s portfolio of full-service hotel brands throughout the Americas region. Prior to Hyatt Mari was the Group Director, Architecture at Value Retail based in London and Senior Vice President of Design for Morgans Hotel Group in New York. Mari’s first in-house role was as Global Director of Design for St. Regis Hotels. Before transitioning to in-house design roles, Mari got her start as Studio Director for Aero Studios Limited in New York City where she oversaw new construction and renovation projects, both residential and commercial, including the hotel 60 Thompson and Giorgio Armani’s private residence in Manhattan. Read less

Ning Ma

Founding Partner, MARS Studio
Ning Ma, founding partner of MARS Studio. Born in China, Ning graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a master’s degree in architecture. Prior to founding MARS Studio, Ning worked in MAD Architects in Beijing and Bjarke Ingels Group (B.I.G) in New York. His past design projects include S.Pellegrino Flagship Factory in Italy, Harbin Theater, Xiamen Xinhee Headquarter, Sanya Phoenix Island Villas, Taipei Bade Road Residential Towers, Brooklyn Twin Towers, Ecuador super high-rise residence and so on. Ning founded MARS Studio in New York in 2019 and subsequently opened a Beijing office in 2020. In short years since opening MARS Studio has won numerous international awards and has gained wide media including Archdaily, Designboom, Gooood, Dezeen, Inheritage, Aspects Media, AC Architecture, Hospitality Design Magazine, Global Design, IFDM, IDEAT and many others. MARS projects have been selected as the Architizer A+Awards winner in 2021 and 2022. Ning has been selected for the AD100 YOUNG in 2022. Read less

Koichi Takada

Principal, Koichi Takada Architects
Koichi Takada belongs to a new generation of architects that strive to bring nature back into the urban environment — an approach he matured after living in Tokyo, New York and London. In 2008, Koichi established Koichi Takada Architects in Sydney, Australia. His mission was to bring the nature he loved as a child, back into the ‘concrete jungle’ through design. His architecture reconnects humans to the natural environment, drawing inspiration from organic forms and local contexts. His architecture can be experienced through all the senses, with a signature design aesthetic that has won him an international reputation for design excellence. @koichitakadaarchitects @koichitakada_official Read less

Jay Blades

Founder Director , Jay and Co
Jay Blades is the nation’s favourite furniture up-cycler who inspires individuals, companies and charities to transform old furniture into works of contemporary design. Jay is the host of BBC1’s primetime heart-warming show The Repair Shop.This year, Jay released two documentaries, Jay Blades: Learning to Read at 51 on BBC1 and Jay Blades: No Place Like Home on Channel 5.In 2021, Jay starred in BBC2’s Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop.In addition to presenting, Jay spends a large amount of time working on furniture projects for commercial and individual clients, running workshops and motivating disadvantaged people in the community. Read less

Vincent Martinez

President & COO, Architecture 2030
Through his 16-year tenure at Architecture 2030, Vincent Martinez, Hon. AIA, has been working to solve the climate crisis by catalyzing global building decarbonization efforts through the development and activation of robust networks focused on private sector commitments, education, training, and public policies. Vincent is an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and was the 2018 chair of the AIA Energy Leadership Group, a former member of the AIA Sustainability Leadership Group, and was the 2022 chair of the AIA Committee on Climate Action and Design Excellence. Read less

Jeff Echols

Vice President of Community Development, EntreArchitect
Jeff Echols is the Small Firm Whisperer and he's on a mission to change the way small architecture firms do business. He's the Vice President of Community Development at EntreArchitect, the Host of the Build Your Brand podcast, and the daily live-stream show, Context & Clarity. Jeff leverages 30 years of experience working in, starting, and managing architecture firms to connect, mentor, and support a growing, worldwide community of small firm architects who are out to change the world. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffechols/
Instagram: @jeffechols @contextclarity. Read less

Michael Ingui

Partner and Founder, Baxt Ingui Architects and Passive House Accelerator
A partner at Baxt Ingui Architects since 2000, Michael believes in creative collaborations and allows his artistic process to inform his designs, blending art and architecture to award winning spaces and groundbreaking businesses. Michael is also co-founder of BIA Interiors (2016), an integrated and forward-thinking interiors firm within Baxt Ingui. A leader in High performance buildings, Michael is also the founder of the Passive House Accelerator (2019); and co-founder of Source 2050 (2021). Read less

Dave Pigram

Director / Senior Lecturer, supermanoeuvre / University of Technology Sydney
DAVE PIGRAM invents new design and material systems to produce memorable experiences and climate positive outcomes. He is co-director of the international award-winning architecture and innovation practice supermanoeuvre. A pioneer in Algorithmic Architecture and Robotic Fabrication, Dave’s work has been widely exhibited internationally including at multiple Venice and Beijing Architecture Biennales, the Centre Pompidou, New York's Storefront for Art and Architecture and the UN-Habitat World Urban Forum. He has lectured at the Architectural Association, Bartlett; Columbia and Princeton Universities, the Alaska Design Forum and Architekturforum Zürich. Dave was Director of the Masters of Advanced Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney; the first Researcher in Residence of the NCCR for Digital Fabrication at ETH Zürich; Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of Michigan; and a Research Affiliate at MIT Media Lab. He was a project leader at Studio Daniel Libeskind, NY. supermanoeuvre has won the ‘Smarter Hobart Challenge’ international design competition; YAF Atlanta Design Build Competition; a Red Dot Design Award; Architizer A+ Juried and Popular Choice Awards; an Australian National Urban Design Award and were recently named ‘Most Innovative International Architecture Firm - Australia’ (BUILD UK). Their design process artefacts are in the permanent collection of the FRAC Orléans. Read less

Tao Zhang

Principal & Board Member, Sasaki
Tao Zhang, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP-ND, SITES AP Tao is a principal and serves as Chair of Design Culture on Sasaki’s Board of Directors and as a trustee on the firm’s non-profit arm Sasaki Foundation. He is a leader of Sasaki's strong global practice, and his works have been recognized by national and international awards, including ASLA, APA, SCUP, the Plan, MIPIM, and IFLA awards. Trained as an ecologist and landscape architect, Tao is active in ecological design, striving to bridge the gap between practice and science. As well as being mindful and invested in creative expression, he seeks inspiration from science and always roots his design in a deep understanding of the socio-ecological context. Tao is a strong advocate for critical thinking and independent research. He oversees Sasaki’s research initiatives and has led research and collaborated with academic institutes on topics including post-occupancy metrics and environmental health. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and frequently speaks at conferences worldwide. Besides practice, he has taught landscape architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and has been a regular studio critic at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, MIT, and various universities in the US and abroad. Read less

Patcharada Inplang

Co-Founder, Sher Maker
Founder of Sher Maker StudioA small team of architect and craftsmen who design and build the work through local methodology of architecture. Sher Maker aims to drive the potential of small local construction unit in complicated capitalism condition that occupy the design pool. This is achieved by developing projects from the smallest unit like a sort of material experimental and research that relate with a cultural and natural context in each specific project. With a strong intention of the rooted process and meaning behind architecture methodology formation, we pursue the design that affected the building in many dept of dimensional, Spatial, ambiance and human being dimension. We believe the language of architecture will show out by the suitable method in each specific society environment. Read less

Rajeev Kathpalia

Designated Partner, Vastushilpa Sangath LLP
Rajeev Kathpalia is a designated partner at Vastushilpa Sangath LLP (formerly Vastu Shilpa Consultants), the multi-disciplinary practice founded in 1955 by the Pritzker laureate Balkrishna Doshi. Kathpalia’s work integrates frugal and environmentally responsible strategies to create inclusive habitats for people. Renowned for his institutional designs, he has won several national and international competitions.
Designing across a range of scales, Kathpalia’s practice encompasses regional and city plans, institutional campuses, individual buildings, and even furniture. His net zero approach to campus design, which integrates architecture, landscape, ecology, energy generation and management - both human and mechanical - while creating an equitable and inclusive social milieu, has set new benchmarks for sustainability and innovation.
Kathpalia serves as a trustee and is a former director of the Vastu Shilpa Foundation, a research based, non-profit charitable trust. The organization creates environmental and habitat designs for the poor, working extensively in informal settlements to create low-cost housing. He also runs the Foundation’s International Habitat Studio Program, which brings together students from across India and around the globe. He was recognized with the Prime Minister’s Award for innovative Urban Design for his pioneering advocacy and design work on the inner city of Hyderabad within the Charminar precinct.
Kathpalia earned his Bachelors Degree in Architecture from the Chandigarh College of Architecture and his Master of Architecture and Urban Design from Washington University. For the past more than 30 years, he has also taught as a university professor, lecturing extensively in India and abroad, and receiving several honors and awards. Most recently, he was conferred the 2019 Award for Distinction in Architecture by Washington University USA and has also been appointed as Honorary Professor at the Xia Jiaotong - Liverpool University, Suzhou, China and Chair Professor, Anant National University, Ahmedabad. Read less

Steve Trstenjak

Design Director, Gensler
Steve is an accomplished architect operating at a leadership level focusing on the design and delivery of large complex, multi-disciplinary architectural projects.In his 30 years of international experience, Steve has worked with several leading global architectural practices on multiple award-winning projects covering a variety of sectors and typologies.
Steve is dedicated to humanistic architecture, sustainability, and impactful design. He drives rigorous research, deep understanding, and innovation to ensure optimal solutions and outcomes. Read less

Thongchai Chansamak

Co-Founder, Sher Maker
Thongchai Chansamak is an architect and self-relevant maker. Having a base in Chiang Mai, Thailand, allows him to develop ideas to architecture through local wisdom and methodology.Read less

Yongzheng Li

Co-Founder, United Units Architects
Yongzheng Li is the Co-Founder of UUA (United Units Architects), being responsible for the design creation and quality control of the office. He is interested in how cultural narratives are reflected in building design, and also deeply committed to innovation in building technology and details. Yongzheng gained his Master's Degree in Architecture from Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, with commendations for both design and thesis. He joined Foster and Partners in London upon graduating, and was involved in a range of international projects including the new Apple Park in California. Yongzheng is a chartered member of RIBA and a registered architect (ARB) in the UK. In parallel to his professional practice, Yongzheng has been invited to teach at Tsinghua University, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, and he was also appointed a Placement Tutor at the University of Bath. Read less

Ammar Al Assam

CEO, Dewan Architects + Engineers
Ammar Al Assam is the Chief Executive Officer at Dewan Architects + Engineers. He joined Dewan in 2001, and has taken the lead in developing and implementing the strategic plan for the growth of Dewan into a regional multi-disciplinary and multi-market leading A&E firm. In 2007, Ammar led the transaction team that secured a strategic investor in the form of Ithmar Capital, a leading regional private equity firm, thereby allowing the firm to successfully expand within the region and penetrate new markets.
Serving as both Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, Ammar continues to be actively involved in the development of new business opportunities, harnessing strategic relationships and partnerships, and breaking into new vertical and geographical markets.Dewan has successfully set up offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Baghdad, Barcelona, Riyadh, Cairo, Manilla, and Vietnam in the last 7 years. With the growing importance of environmental consciousness and the need for expertise in designing buildings that are green, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. Read less

Elizabeth Timme

Co-founder and Director, Office of: Office
Elizabeth, co-founder of Office of Office, an urban planning, design and architectural practice based in Los Angeles. We believe centering community knowledge and leadership is foundational to creating a just built-environment. Working on an approach to cross-sector collaboration and complex issues, connecting socio-spatial diagnosis, research, community engagement and capacity building to inform physical interventions and programs.
Named an Emerging Voice by the Architecture League, Women of the Year by Los Angeles Magazine, Curbed’s Young Gun of the Year, Next City Vanguard 2019 (recipient of the Vanguard Big Idea Challenge,) and Exhibit Columbus Washington Street Civic Leader. She is currently an adjunct teacher at Cal Poly Pomona and has taught at Woodbury and Harvard Universities. When not on juries or teaching Elizabeth writes in journals and publications like Manifest Journal, Log 48, and Tablula Plena. Previously, Elizabeth co-founded and co-directed LA-Más, a community development non-profit, where she led numerous projects and initiatives. Elizabeth holds a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Southern California. Read less

Bill Browning

Managing Partner, Terrapin Bright Green
William Browning, BED Colorado University, MSRED MIT, Hon. AIA, LEED AP., is one of the green building industry’s foremost thinkers. Terrapin Bright Green is an environmental strategies research and consulting firm. Browning’s clients include Disney, New Songdo City, Lucasfilm, Google, Bank of America, Salesforce, CoStar, the US National Park Service, Marriott, the White House, Interface, and the Sydney 2000 Olympics. He has written a number of publications including, Green Development, The Economics of Biophilia, and Nature Inside. Browning was a founding board member of the USGBC. Read less

Kathy Dixon

Principal / Founder, K. Dixon Architecture, PLLC
Kathy Dixon FAIA, NOMAC, NCARB, CDT, LEED AP, has developed expertise in a wide range of projects in her 30 years of experience. K. Dixon Architecture PLLC (KDA) has a wide range of building types in their portfolio, including commercial, healthcare, science and technology, education, government, multi-family residential, and institutional. In addition to her practice, Kathy serves her community as a mentor to young women and minorities in the field of architecture. Read less

Renee Chow

Dean of College of Environmental Design, University of California Berkeley
Renee Y. Chow is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at University of California Berkeley as well as founding principal of Studio URBIS. She currently serves as the William W. Wurster Dean of the College of Environmental Design. Her work addresses the metropolitan challenges of the 21st century — water scarcities, resource reductions, and sustainable places. She is author of Suburban Space: The Fabric of Dwelling (2005) and Changing Chinese Cities: The Potentials of Field Urbanism (2015).Renee has been honored as a ACSA Distinguished Professor, the Eva Li Chair in Design Ethics, “Ten Top Architectural Educators” by Architecture, as well as received research and project awards from the American Institute of Architects. She received her B.S.AD and M.Arch from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she also taught before joining Berkeley. Read less

Julian Weyer, MAA

Partner , C.F. Møller Architects
Julian Weyer was born in Berlin, and has lived in Denmark since 1975, where he finished his studies at the Aarhus School of Architecture in 1994. Since then, he has lectured at the School of Architecture, and worked professionally as an architect and at C.F. Møller Architects, before becoming a partner of C.F. Møller Architects in 2007. Julian Weyer has extensive experience in the field of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design, including numerous competition wins and award-winning designs. He is working on projects in Denmark, Germany and the UK as well as worldwide, with a particular focus on creating integrated and innovative solutions where urban spaces, landscapes and buildings go hand in hand with social and environmental sustainability. He is also a frequent lecturer worldwide, and author of articles and book publications. Awards include the European Architecture Award, the Iconic Award, the International Architecture Award, Civic Trust Awards, RIBA International Award, Aarhus and Odense Municipality Architecture Awards, Residential of the Year WAN AWARD, Commercial of the Year WAN AWARD, Worldwide Brick Award and the Danish Academy Council prize. Read less

Steven Biersteker

Architect, Thinkspace Architecture
Architect | BIM Enthusiast, Writer, Dad. After struggling in the industry as a young architect, I decided to make a change by writing about architecture and actively looking for ways to design buildings with less impacts on the environment. I'm passionate about design, construction, carbon, and life. Read less

Index of Jury

Name Title, Company
Aaron Betsky Director, School of Architecture and Design, Virginia Tech
Abby Hamlin President, Hamlin Ventures LLC
Alan Ricks Founding Principal and Chief Design Officer, Mass Design Group
Alessandra Cianchetta Founding Director, AWP Office for territorial reconfiguration
Alex Mustonen Co-Founder, Snarkitecture
Alison Brooks Principal & Creative Director, Alison Brooks Architects
Allan Chochinov Editor in Chief, Core77; Chair and Co-founder, SVA MFA Products of Design
Allan Wexler Founder, Allan Wexler Studio
Amale Andraos Principal, WORKac
Amanda Ferber Founder, Architecture Hunter
Amanda Levete Founder and Principal, AL_A
Amir Korangy Founder, Chairman, Publisher, The Real Deal
Amit Gupta Founder & Editor-in-Chief, STIRworld.com, STIRpad.com
Ammar Al Assam CEO, Dewan Architects + Engineers
András Török Board of Directors President, Summa Artium
Andrea Destefanis Founder and Principal Architect, Kokaistudios
Andrea Steele Principal and Founder, Andrea Steele Architecture
Andreas Dalsgaard Film Director
Andrew Bernheimer Principal and Owner, Bernheimer Architecture
Andrew Blum Author
Andrew Carr Senior Project Architect, Brady Mallalieu
Andrew Zuckerman Founder, Andrew Zuckerman Studio
Anja Kaehny Founder and CEO, Bureau A+; Managing Director, Artistic Affinities
Anna Blinova Creative Director, VIGO Industries
Annabelle Selldorf Principal, Selldorf Architects
Annalie Riches Founding Director, Mikhail Riches
Anne Fougeron Principal, Fougeron Architecture
Anne Rieselbach Program Director, The Architectural League NY
Annica Eklund Chief Creative Officer, BOLON
Ari Grazi President, INDIEWALLS
Aric Chen Curator, M+ Museum, Design Miami
Attila Saghi Deputy CEO, Head of Development, Liget Budapest, Hungarian State Opera
Barry Bergdoll Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History, Columbia University
Bartosz Haduch PhD Arch, Founder, NArchitekTURA
Beatrice Galilee Founder, Executive Director, The World Around
Ben Flanner Co-Founder/CEO, Brooklyn Grange
Ben van Berkel Founder/Principal Architect, UN Studio
Benjamin Prosky Executive Director, AIA New York and Center for Architecture
Bernhard Karpf Partner, Karpf Khalili Architects
Bill Browning Managing Partner, Terrapin Bright Green
Binke Lenhardt Partner and Co-Founder, Crossboundaries
Bjarke Ingels Founding Principal, BIG; Co-Founder,Nabr
Bob Borson Founding Blogger, Life of an Architect
Brad Feinknopf Architectural Photographer, feinknopf
Brett Baba Principal, Graham Baba Architects
Brian Korte FAIA Principal, Clayton Korte
​​Brian Messana Co-founder, Messana O'Rorke
Carl Gustav Magnusson Founder, Carl Gustav Magnusson Design LLC
Carlos Couturier Co-Founder, Grupo Habita
Carol Ross Barney Design Principal, Ross Barney Architects
Caroline O'Donnell Principal, CODA
Casey Jones Principal, Perkins+Will
Cathy Lang Ho Principal, CLHoffice
Céline Semaan Founder & Executive Director, Slow Factory Foundation
Chad Oppenheim Principal, Oppenheim Architecture + Design LLP
Charles Adler Co-Founder, Kickstarter; Founder, Lost Arts
Charles Renfro Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Chee Pearlman Design Curator, TED Conferences
Cheryl S. Durst Executive Vice President and CEO, International Interior Design Association/IIDA
Chris Colborn Global Head of Design, Visa
Chris Hardie Principal Design Director, Schmidt Hammer Lassen (SHL) and Perkins&Will
Chris Precht Founder, PRECHT
Christian Benimana Senior Principal & Managing Director, MASS Design Group; Director, Africa Design Centre
Christian Phillips Owner, Christian Phillips Photography
Christian Trampedach Founder, Restless Architecture
Christoph Gantenbein Co-Founder, Christ & Gantenbein
Christopher Hawthorne Chief Design Officer, City of Los Angeles
Christopher Platt Head of Mackintosh School of Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art
Christopher Sharples Principal, SHoP Architects
Ciel Hunter Board Member, The Salt Lake Tribune; Consultant
Craig Dykers Principal, Snohetta
Craig Scott Partner, IwamotoScott Architecture
Cristiano Luchetti Associate Professor, American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Cynthia Rowley Founder, Cynthia Rowley
Dan Wood Principal, WORKac
Dana Cuff Director, cityLAB at UCLA
Daniel Kaven Partner, William / Kaven Architecture
Daniel Kershaw Exhibition Design Manager, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Daniela Silva Architect and Researcher, Ressano Garcia Arquitectos
Dave Pigram Director, supermanoeuvre; Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney
David Benjamin Principal, The Living
David de Rothschild Founder, The Lost Explorer
David Pigram Director / Senior Lecturer, supermanoeuvre / University of Technology Sydney
David Rockwell Chairman, David Rockwell Group
Deborah Berke Principal, Deborah Berke Partners
Dicky Lewis Director, White Red Architects
Diébédo Francis Kéré Architect and Founder, Kéré Architecture
Dominic Leong Partner, Leong Leong; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University in the City of New York
Dong Danshen Chairman and Principal Architect, The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University
Dong Hao Partner and Co-Founder, Crossboundaries
Dr. Jesse M. Keenan Associate Professor, Tulane School of Architecture
Dr. Mateo Kries Director, Vitra Design Museum
Elisa Ours Vice President of Planning & Design, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group
Elizabeth Timme Co-founder and Director, Office of: Office
Elle Macpherson Model/Entrepreneur
Emanuel Christ Co-Founder, Christ & Gantenbein
Enrique Norten Principal & Founder, Ten Arquitectos
Eran Chen Founder & Executive Director, ODA
Eric Cesal Director of Sustainable Environmental Design, UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design; Special Projects Director, Curry Stone Foundation
Eric Logan Partner, CLB Architects
Ethel Baraona Pohl Co-Founder, dpr-barcelona
Eva Franch i Gilabert Former Director, Architectural Association School of Architecture in London
Evan Orensten Founder, Cool Hunting; Co-Founder and CEO, Captain Lucas Inc.
Evan Sharp Co-Founder, Pinterest
Evelyn Lee Founder, Practice of Architecture
Fang Hu Founder and Chief Designer, Beijing Puri Lighting Design Co, Ltd.
Fanhao Meng Co-Founder & Chief Architect, gad · line+ studio
Faris Al-Shathir Executive Director and Co-Founder, BOFFO
Felix Burrichter Founder, Creative Director, PIN-UP
Fermin Tribaldos Cofounder, Architects, Not Architecture
Fernanda Canales Founder & Director, Fernanda Canales Arquitectura
Filippo Gabbiani Founder and Principal Architect, Kokaistudios
Florian Idenburg Principal, SO-IL
Francine Houben Founding Partner/CEO and Creative Director, Mecanoo Architecten
Fred A. Bernstein Architecture Critic
Gary Handel Partner, Handel Architects
Geoff Manaugh Author, BLDGBLOG
Germane Barnes Principal, Studio Barnes; Assistant Professor, Architecture at University of Miami
Giorgia Lupi Partner, Pentagram
Gisue Hariri Founder & Principal Design Director, Hariri & Hariri
Gloria Kloter Founder & CEO, Glow Architects
Gokhan Avcioglu Principal Founder/Architect, GAD Foundation
Greg Faulkner Principal, Faulkner Architects
Greg Warner Partner, AIA, LEED AP, Walker Warner
Gregg Pasquarelli Principal, SHoP Architects
Guy Raz Host, TED Radio Hour, NPR
Han Wen Qiang Associate Professor; Founder & Principal, School of Architecture of CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Arts); ARCHSTUDIO
Hanxiao Liu Co-Founder, IILab.
Heinz Richardson Director, Buro Nineteen
Henry Urbach Director, The Glass House
Herve Descottes Founder, L'Observatoire International
Hilary Sample Principal, MOS Architects
Hlynur Atlason Creative Director, Atlason
Hongjun Tang Chief Architect & Branch President & Senior Engineer with the Rank of a Professor, Architectural Design & Research Institute, Tsinghua University
Ian Parker Contributor, The New Yorker
Ian Schrager Founder and Chairman, Ian Schrager Company
Iben Falconer Global Marketing & Business Development Leader, SOM
Ipek Baycan Magriso Founder, Ipek Baycan Architects
Irene Osei-Poku Cofounder, Architects, Not Architecture
Isabel Sun Principal & Founding Partner, Office AIO
Iwan Baan Principal, Iwan Baan Photography
Jaco Pan Founder, MINGGU Design
Jacob van Rijs Architect and Co-Founder, MVRDV; Chairman of the Board, Archiprix
Jaime Andres Marin Principal/Founder, Marin Architecture
Jake Barton Principal & Founder, Local Projects
James Corner Principal, James Corner Field Operations
James Ramsey Founder, RAAD
Jan Clostermann Founding Director, Clou Architects
Jane Chu Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts
Jane Withers Design Curator, Writer and Brand Consultant, Jane Withers Studio
Jasmit Singh Rangr President and Founder, Rangr Studio
Jason Pugh Principal & Global Director of DEI, Gensler; Immediate Past President of NOMA
Jay Blades Founder Director, Jay and Co
Jaycee Chui Founder and Design Director, More Design Office (MDO)
Jeanne Gang Principal and Founder, Studio Gang Architects
Jeff Echols Vice President of Community Development, EntreArchitect
Jeff Kovel Founder and Design Director, Skylab
Jeffrey Inaba Principal, Inaba Williams
Jessica Glynn Photographer, Jessica Glynn Photography
Jessica Healy Principal Company, Seven Willow Collaborative; Principal Company, Sunset Ridge Advisors LLC
Joann Lui Founder, Joann Lui & Women Architects Collective
Joe Cheng Founder, Cheng Chung Design
Joe Gebbia Co-Founder & CPO, Airbnb
John Gendall Writer & Editor
John Gidding Founder, John Gidding Design Inc; Founder, CEO, GAVL
John Varvatos Chairman / Founder / Designer, John Varvatos
Jonathan D. Solomon Director of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Jonsara Ruth Designer, Co-founder, Design Director, Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design
Joseph Provenza Senior Launch Engineer, SpaceX
Josephine Minutillo Writer & Critic, Architectural Record
Juergen Mayer H. Founding Partner, J. Mayer H. and Partners
Julia Gamolina Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Madame Architect; Associate Principal & Director of Business Development, Ennead Architects
Julie Eizenberg Founding Principal, Koning Eizenberg Architecture
Julie Payette Partner & Co-Founder, v2com newswire
Julian Weyer, MAA Partner, C.F. Møller Architects
Justin Fowler Director, Portland Architecture Program, University of Oregon College of Design
Kai-Uwe Bergmann Partner, BIG
Kamna Malik Design Curator and Content Strategist
Karen Wong Cofounder, ONX Studio, New Museum
Karim Rashid Kreator, Karim Rashid
Karl Johan Nyqvist Founding Partner, Nomo Studio
Kate Orff Founder and Principal, SCAPE Landscape Architecture
Kathy Dixon Principal / Founder, K. Dixon Architecture, PLLC
Kathy Scott Principal, Walker Warner Architects
Keely Colcleugh Director and Founder, Kilograph
Keith Krumwiede Dean of Architecture, California College of the Arts
Kelly Taxter Director, Parrish Art Museum
Kevin Alter Principal, Alterstudio Architects; Professor of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin
Koichi Takada Principal, Koichi Takada Architects
Kirsten Richie Global Climate Action & Sustainability Leader, Community Sector Leader, Principal, Gensler
Kristen Becker Co-founder and Owner, Mutuus Studio
Kristen Donnelly Partner, Studio 2X
Kristian Lars Ahlmark Partner, schmidt hammer lassen
Lauren Turner Associate, Gehry Partners
Lawrence B. Kim Director, A+U Lab; Professor, Pusan National University
Leni Popovici Founding Director and Partner, KAP Studios
Professor Lesley Lokko Founder & Director, African Futures Institute
Liam Young Speculative Architect and Director, Tomorrows Thoughts Today; Director of Fiction and Entertainment, SCI-Arc
Lisa Iwamoto Partner, IwamotoScott Architecture
Lisa Phiilips Director, New Museum
Liz Diller Founding Principal, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Lloyd Alter Managing Editor and Commentator, Treehugger
Louis R Pounders Design Architect, ANF Architects
Ning Ma Founding Partner, MARS Studio
Manit Rastogi Co-Founding Partner, Morphogenesis
Mari Balestrazzi Global Director, Environments Design, Airbnb
Marianne Goebl Managing Director, Artek
Marie Eklund Chief Executive Officer, BOLON
Marilyn Taylor Dean, School of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
Marion Weiss Founder, Weiss/Manfredi
Mark de Reus Founding Partner, de Reus Architects
Martha Schwartz Principal, Martha Schwartz Partners
Mary Mattingly Artist
Mat Cash Partner, Heatherwick Studios
Matthew Bannister Co-Founder, DBOX
May-Britt Frank-Grosse Editor in Chief, baunetz id
Maya Glavin Partner, Studio 2X
Mette Skjold CEO and Partner, SLA A/S
Michael Ingui Partner and Founder, Baxt Ingui Architects and Passive House Accelerator
Michael Moran Principal, Michael Moran Photography
Michael Murphy Founding Partner / Executive Director, MASS Design Group
Michel Rojkind Founding Partner, Rojkind Arquitectos
Mickey Conlon Real Estate Broker, Douglas Elliman
Mikkel Bøgh Chief Operating Officer, Effekt; Founder Company, Barnhouse Cabin
Miljenko Bernfest Principal, Bernfest Architecture
Mitchell Joachim Co-Founder, Terreform ONE
Mohsen Mostafavi Dean, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Monica Ponce de Leon Dean, Princeton University School of Architecture
Monica von Schmalensee Senior Architect/MDA, White Arkitekter
Murat Soygenis Founding Partner and Principal, S+ ARCHITECTURE
Nader Tehrani Founding Principal, NADAAA; Dean of the School of Architecture, Cooper Union
Nancy Spector Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Brooklyn Museum
Nataly Bolshakova Founder and Lead Designer, Bolshakova Interiors
Natasha Jen Principal, Pentagram
Natsai Audrey Chieza Founder & Director, Faber Futures
Neil Blumenthal Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker
Neri Oxman Architect and Designer, MIT Media Lab
Nicola Formichetti Creative Director, Nicopanda
Nicolai Ouroussoff Architecture Writer and Critic, Formerly New York Times
Nikita Morell Copywriter for Architects, Nikita Morell - Architects WordShop
Nikolai Fedak Founder and President, New York YIMBY
Oana Stanescu Founder, Oana Stanescu Studio; Co founder, Friends of + Pool
Olafur Eliasson Artist
Olivier Touraine Architect, Studio Touraine
Omar Degan Principal and Founder, DO Architecture Group
Omer Kanipak Architectural Photographer, Kanipak Architectural Photography
Pascale Sablan FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP, Founder and Executive Director, Beyond the Built Environment; Senior Associate, Adjaye Associates
Patrik Schumacher Principal, Zaha Hadid Architects
Paul J. Lewis Principal, LTL Architects
Paul Keskeys Editor in Chief, Architizer
Patcharada Inplang Co-Founder, Sher Maker
Peidong Zhu Co-Founder & Chief Architect, gad · line+ studio
Peter Gluck Founder and Principal, GLUCK+
Philip Nobel Editorial Director, SHoP
Piera Gelardi Creative Director & Brand Advisor
Pippo Ciorra Senior Curator, MAXXI Architettura
Rajeev Kathpalia Designated Partner, Vastushilpa Sangath LLP
Randy J. Hunt Head of Design, Grab
Reed Kroloff Partner, Jones/Kroloff
Rem D Koolhaas Founder, United Nude
Renee Chow Dean of College of Environmental Design, University of California Berkeley
Robert Ivy Executive Vice President Chief Executive Officer, AIA
Robin Chase Founder, Zipcar
Ronen Bekerman Co-Founder, The Craft; Founder & Editor, Ronen Bekerman Architectural Visualization Blog
Rosalie Genevro Executive Director, The Architectural League NY
Roy Kim Chief Design Officer, Extell Development
Rubén García Rubio Founder, studioVRA; Assistant Professor, Tulane School of Architecture
Ryan Lintott Founder/Consultant, A Better Way To Do
Sabah Al Abbasi Editor in Chief & Creative Director, Shawati'
Samuel Medina Executive Editor, The Architect's Newspaper
Sara Kolata Architect and Business Developer, DISRUPT
Sarah Ichioka Director, Desire Lines
Scott Burnham Urban Strategist, Reprogramming the City
Sebastian Weiss Architectural Photographer
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Documentarian
Shelley Penn Owner/Principal, Shelley Penn Architect
Shogo Kawata teamLab Architects
Shohei Shigamatsu Partner, OMA
Sou Fujimoto Principal, Sou Fujimoto Architects
Spencer Bailey Co-Founder, The Slowdown
Stefano Boeri Principal, Stefano Boeri Architetti
Steven Biersteker Architect, Thinkspace Architecture
Steve Trstenjak Design Director, Gensler
Steven Holl Principal, Steven Holl Architects
Suchi Reddy Principal, Reddymade
Sung Jang Product Designer, sungjang
Susan S. Szenasy Director of Design Innovation, Metropolis Magazine
Susan Tatge VP, Media, Wray Ward
Susanne Seitinger PhD Director of Public Sector Marketing, Verizon
Sydney Mainster, LEED AP Vice President of Sustainability and Design Management, The Durst Organization
Tao Liu and Chunyan Cai Founders & Principals, atelier tao+c
Tao Zhang ​​Principal & Board Member, Sasaki
Tatiana Vianaa de Barros Editor in Chief, Casa Ricca Expo
Thao Nguyen Design & Culture Agent, CAA
Thom Mayne, FAIA Founding Partner, Morphosis
Thomas Healy Co-founder and Co-owner, Spark Modern Fires
Thomas Robinson Founder, LEVER Architecture
Thongchai Chansamak Co-Founder, Sher Maker
Tiana Plotnikova Architectural Designer, wHY; Co-Founder, Uflo.cloud
Tim Kwan Principal & Founding Partner, Office AIO
Tom Kundig Principal, Olson-Kundig Architects
Tom Postilio Real Estate Broker, Douglas Elliman
Toshiko Mori Principal, Toshiko Mori Architect
Troy Conrad Therrien President and CEO Company, Slatsko Inc.; Limited Partner, Cluster Capital; Curator
Tryggvi Thorsteinsson Principal, Minarc
Tyler Suomala Founder, Tyler Tactics
Vincent Martinez President & COO, Architecture 2030
Vincent Zhang Chairman, Founder, DOMANI Architectural Concepts
Vishaan Chakrabarti Founder and Creative Director, Practice for Architecture and Urbanism | PAU
Vu Nguyen Project Designer & Urban Planner, City Design Studio
Wandile Mthiyane Founder, Ubuntu Design Group and The Anti-Racist Hot Dog
Wang Yan Chief Architect, GOA
Wendy Goodman Design Director, New York Magazine
Winka Dubbeldam Principal Partner, ARCHI-TECTONICS
Winy Maas Architect and Co-Founder, MVRDV
Xidong Qian Design Director/Lead Architect, UAD (The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co., Ltd.)
Yancey Strickler CEO and Co-Founder, Kickstarter; Founder, The Bento Society
Yew-Thong Leong Managing Director; Professor, SSG Architecture; Ryerson University
Yoko Choy China Editor, Wallpaper* magazine; Co-founder, Collective Contemporist
Yongzheng Li Co-Founder, United Units Architects
Yunchao Xu Founder, Atelier Apeiron / SZAD
Yves Behar Founder and Chief Designer, Fuseproject
Zhao Di Design Director, CIFI Group Regional; Co-founder, Shenzhen Unicorn Design Co., Ltd.
Zhibin Li Founder, QIYUE Architects
Zhou Sanxia Founder, Global Design Awards Lab and Sunshine PR