The A+Architecture Awards Jury
The A+Architecture 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.
Founding Principal; Dean, NADAAA; Cooper Union’s Irwin S. Chanin School of ArchitectureFor his contributions to architecture as an art, Nader Tehrani is the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ 2020 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize. Nader Tehrani is founding principal of NADAAA and Dean of the Cooper Union’s Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture.
His research focuses on the transformation of the building industry, innovative material applications, and the development of new means and methods of construction, especially through digital fabrication.
Tehrani’s work has received many prestigious awards, including the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, and eighteen Progressive Architecture Awards.
Prior to becoming Dean at the Cooper Union, he taught at RISD, Harvard GSD, Georgia Institute of Technology, and MIT. Read less
FAIA, RIBA, Principal/Owner, Olson | KundigTom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, is an owner and principal of global design practice Olson Kundig.
Kundig has received some of the world’s highest design honors, including a National Design Award in Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and election to the National Academy as an Academician in Architecture.
Kundig was also awarded the AIA Seattle Medal of Honor as well as a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Washington.
Known for his contextual approach to design, Kundig emphasizes the primacy of the site.
His buildings are a direct response to place, often serving as a backdrop to the built, cultural or natural landscapes that surround them.Read less
Principal & Creative Director, Alison Brooks ArchitectsAlison Brooks is one of Britain’s mostly highly acclaimed architects.
Born and educated in Canada, she moved to London in 1988 and founded her practice in 1996.
She is now internationally recognised for her award-winning works ranging from urban design and housing to performing arts venues, higher education buildings and exhibitions.
With a unique design process that fuses history, community and locality Brooks has since become the only recipient of the UK’s three most prestigious awards for architecture: the RIBA Stirling Prize, the Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize.
Her work attracts acclaim for its conceptual rigor, sculptural quality and ingenious detailing.
Brooks serves as a Trustee of Open City.
She taught at the Architectural Association from 2008-2010 and in 2018 was appointed as the John T. Dunlop Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard GSD.
She lectures internationally and is currently a visiting professor at ETSAM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
In 2016 Alison Brooks was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from her Alma Mater, the University of Waterloo, Canada.Read less
Chairman & Chief Architect, The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang UniversityIn 1986, Dong Danshen graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering of Zhejiang University and is now the Chairman and Chief Principal Architect of the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University.
He’s always focused on architectural creation and research, and founded the “Balanced Architecture” theoretical framework.
The theory derives from the idea of “Knowing and doing” of traditional Chinese philosophy to guide specific architectural creation and practices.
At its core are the principles of “Unity of sensibility and rationality”, “Unity of technology and art” and “Unity of appearance and quality”, which aim to create the balanced architecture via architectural balance.
In 2018, his works were featured in the “Art of Europe” International Architecture Exhibition, and he was invited to participate in the Venice Architecture Biennale in China in 2020.
He has also published two monographs, Towards Balance and Knowledge and Practice in the Construction of University Campuses.Read less
Design & Culture
Founder & Director, African Futures InstituteLESLEY LOKKO trained as an architect at the Bartlett School of Architecture and holds a PhD in Architecture from University of London.
She is the founder and director of the African Futures Institute (AFI) in Accra, Ghana, an independent postgraduate school of architecture and platform for pan-African architectural discourse.
She was the founder and director of the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg (2014—2019) and the Dean of Architecture at the Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture (2019—2020).
She is the editor of White Papers, Black Marks: Race, Culture, Architecture (University of Minnesota Press, 2000); editor-in-chief of FOLIO: Journal of Contemporary African Architecture.
In 2004, she made the successful transition from academic to novelist with the publication of her first novel, Sundowners (Orion 2004) and has since followed with twelve further bestsellers, which have been translated into fifteen languages.Read less
M+ Museum, Design MiamiAric Chen is a design and architecture curator and writer based in Shanghai, where he is Professor of Practice at the College of Design & Innovation at Tongji University.
In addition, Chen currently serves as Curatorial Director for the Design Miami/ and Design Miami/Basel fairs and as Curator-at-Large for M+, the new museum for visual culture under construction in Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District, where from 2012-2018 he was that institution's first Lead Curator for Design and Architecture.Read less
Speculative Architect and Director, Tomorrows Thoughts TodayLiam Young is a speculative architect and director who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures.
He is cofounder of Tomorrows Thoughts Today, an urban futures think tank, exploring the local and global implications of new technologies and Unknown Fields, a nomadic research studio that travels on expeditions to chronicle these emerging conditions as they occur on the ground.
His worldbuilding for the film and television industries has been acclaimed in both mainstream and architectural media, including the BBC, NBC, Wired, Guardian, Time Magazine and New Scientist, he is a BAFTA nominated producer and his work has been collected by institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum and MAAS in Sydney.
He has published several books including the recent Machine Landscapes: Architectures of the Post Anthropocene and has taught internationally at the Architectural Association, Princeton University and now runs the groundbreaking Masters in Fiction and Entertainment at Sci Arc in Los Angeles.
Liam's narrative approach sits between documentary and fiction as he focuses on projects that aim to reveal the invisible connections and systems that make the modern world work.
Liam now manages his time between exploring distant landscapes and visualising the future worlds he extrapolates from them.Read less
Kreator, Karim RashidKarim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation.
Over 4000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 35 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design.
His award-winning designs include democratic objects such as the ubiquitous Garbo waste can and Oh Chair for Umbra, interiors such as the Morimoto restaurant, Philadelphia and Semiramis hotel, Athens.
Karim collaborated with clients to create democratic design for Method and Dirt Devil, furniture for Artemide and BoConcept, 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, I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review, IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award.Read less
Innovation & Business
Founder & Director, Faber FuturesNatsai Audrey Chieza is Founder and Director of Faber Futures, an award-winning multidisciplinary design agency operating at the intersection of nature, technology, and society.
The London-based studio empowers industry and institutions with innovative design solutions and R&D for an impactful transition towards sustainable futures.
A background in Architectural Design and Material Futures, Chieza pioneered the design- driven application of microbial pigment dyes for textiles and has been awarded the Index Award 2019 for the chemical-free, water-saving biofabrication system she developed.
In her 2017 TED Talk, Chieza demonstrates how emerging biotechnologies converge with craft and interact with the contemporary realities of resource scarcity, climate change, and sustainable development.
With a highly influential practice in the contemporary design for ecology movement, Chieza has exhibited at prestigious institutions including at the Cooper Hewitt (US), Pompidou Centre (FR), Vitra Design Museum (DE), The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, The Victoria & Albert Museum (UK) and Science Gallery Dublin (IE).
An international speaker on emergent futures, Chieza is named on OkayAfrica’s "100 Women 2018" for her work in STEM, ICON Magazine's 2019 "ICON Design 100" list and It's Nice That's "Ones to Watch 2019".Read less
Founder & Principal; Director, The Living; Columbia GSAPP IncubatorDavid Benjamin is Founding Principal of The Living and directs the GSAPP Incubator.
Benjamin’s work combines research and practice, and it involves exploring new ideas through prototyping.
Focusing on the intersection of biology, computation, and design, Benjamin has articulated three frameworks for harnessing living organisms for architecture: bio-processing, bio-sensing, and bio-manufacturing.
The Living has won many design prizes, including the Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League, the New Practices Award from the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, the YounArchitects Program Award from the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1, and a Holcim Sustainability Award.
Recent projects include the Princeton Architecture Laboratory (a new building for research on next-generation design and construction technologies), Pier 35 EcoPark (a 200-foot-long floating pier in the East River that changes color according to water quality), and Hy-Fi (a branching tower for the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 made of a new type of biodegradable brick).Read less
Founder & Executive Director, Slow Factory FoundationCéline Semaan-Vernon is a Lebanese-Canadian designer, writer, advocate and public speaker.
She is the founder of Slow Factory Foundation, a 501c3 public service organization working at the intersection of environmental and social justice, which produces a conference series promoting sustainability literacy called Study Hall, and the first science-driven incubator in fashion called One X One.
She is on the Council of Progressive International, became a Director's Fellow of MIT Media Lab in 2016, and served on the Board of Directors of AIGA NY, a nonprofit membership organization that helps cultivate the future of design in New York City from 2016-2017.Read less
Senior Architect/MDA, White ArkitekterMonica von Schmalensee is a senior partner and architect at White Arkitekter.
In her role as CEO of the company from 2010-2017 she established the practice internationally and doubled its size.
She continues to develop the practice in her current role as senior strategic advisor.
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.
Since 2017 she is one of the Mayor's Design Advocates, a collection of individuals who are called upon to support the Mayor of London and his staff in the delivery of the Good Growth by Design agenda, through advocacy, critique and research.
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.Read less
Founders & Principals, Atelier tao+cTao Liu and Chunyan Cai are the co-founders of atelier tao+c, an emerging architectural design studio based in Shanghai.
The office’s design experiments span from architecture, interior, products and teaching, paralleled with studio's continuous research on the restoration of old buildings and the domestic landscape in the living condition.
The studio has unique design approach to blur the boundaries between architecture and interiors, to allow the space to grow on its very own narrative.
During the past five years, the studio has received numerous highly-acclaimed design awards, including shortlisted in AR Emerging Architecture Awards 2020, Interior Project of the Year by Dezeen Awards and winners of Architizer A+ awards among many others.
Their project has been published worldwide.
The founders, Tao Liu and Chunyan Cai lecture internationally, for instance as a guest talker on the Harvard GSD lecture themed “ typology and imagination.”Read less
FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP, Founder & Executive Director, Beyond the Built EnvironmentPascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP, With over 13 years of experience, she has been on the team for a variety of mixed-use, commercial, cultural & residential projects in the U.S. and globally.
Pascale is the 315th living African-American, female registered architect in the U.S. She is an activist architect who works to advance architecture for the betterment of society, bring visibility and voice to the issues concerning women and diverse designers.
She founded the Beyond the Built Environment organization positioned to uniquely address the inequitable disparities in architecture.
She was awarded the 2021 AIA Whitney M. Young. Jr Award for her advocacy efforts and ascended to the AIA College of Fellows, the youngest African American to reach that honor.
She also received Pratt Alumni Achievement Award, BD+C 40 Under 40; featured on the cover of the 09/2017 issue.
Pascale has given lectures at Colleges and Universities nationally; cultural institutions such as the United Nations and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.Read less
Founding & Director, Fernanda Canales ArquitecturaFernanda Canales holds a PhD in Architecture (ETSAM, Madrid), and a MA from the Universidad Politecnica de Cataluña (UPC, Barcelona).
She has been distinguished with several international awards, such as the Emerging Voices Award from The Architectural League of New York.
Author of books such as: Private Spaces; Shared Structures (Actar, 2020), Vivienda Colectiva en México (Gustavo Gili, 2017) and Architecture in Mexico 1900-2010: The Construction of Modernity (Arquine, 2013), she has been visiting faculty member at Yale School of Architecture and invited speaker at the Architectural Association School in London, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture in New York.
Her work has been widely exhibited, among other venues, at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the ifa-Gallery in Stuttgart, and the Venice Biennale of Architecture.Read less
Founder, Architecture HunterConsidered by Feedspot as the #1 among the top 125 architectural influencers in the world, the Brazilian architect Amanda Ferber is the founder of Architecture Hunter, one of the largest architecture pages on Instagram in the world, with almost 3 million followers.
In 2018, the architect appeared on the cover of the Italian magazine Beesness as “the architects’ influencer”, representing young women in the business world.
In 2019, at the age of 24, Amanda entered the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
During her academic life, Amanda worked at studioMK27, led by the renowned Marcio Kogan, as well as on important architecture platforms.
Besides being a jury member of different international architecture awards, and the ambassador of Morpholio, Amanda has traveled the world giving lectures on how to turn Instagram into a vital marketing tool for architects and designers.Read less
Index of Jury
|Aaron Betsky||Director, School of Architecture and Design, Virginia Tech|
|Aaron Koblin||CTO, Within|
|Abby Hamlin||Founder, Hamlin Ventures LLC|
|Adam Reed Tucker||Founder, Brickstructures, Inc|
|Adam Wilson||Assistant Professor, School of Technology and Design, New York City College of Technology|
|Alan Ricks||Co-Founder, Mass Design Group|
|Alessandra Cianchetta||Architect & Urban Designer, AWP Office for territorial reconfiguration|
|Alex Diehl||CEO, KKLD|
|Alex Mustonen||Co-Founder, Snarkitecture|
|Alf Naman||Founder, Alf Naman Real Estate Advisors|
|Alison Brooks||Principal & Creative Director, Alison Brooks Architects|
|Allan Chochinov||Editor in Chief, Core77|
|Allan Wexler||Founder, Allan Wexler Studio|
|Amale Andraos||Principal, Work AC|
|Amanda Levete||Principal, AL_A|
|Amir Korangy||Publisher, The Real Deal|
|Andreas Dalsgaard||Film Director|
|Andrew B. Cogan||CEO, Knoll|
|Andrew Bernheimer||Principal, Bernheimer Architecture|
|Andrew Carr||Senior Project Architect, Brady Mallalieu|
|Andrew Shea||'Principal, Assistant Professor of Integrated Design' 'MANY Design, Parsons the New School for Design'|
|Andrew Zobler||CEO, Sydell Group Ltd.|
|Andrew Zolli||Executive Director, Poptech|
|Andrew Zuckerman||Founder, Andrew Zuckerman Studio|
|Anja Kaehny||Director of Communications and Cultural Spaces, Louis Vuitton|
|Anna Blinova||Art 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|
|Anthony Townsend||Senior Research Fellow, NYU Rudin Center for Transporation|
|Ari Grazi||President, INDIEWALLS|
|Aric Chen||M+ Museum, Design Miami|
|Arthur Rubinfeld||Chief Creative Officer and President, Global Development and Evolution Fresh Retail, Starbucks Coffee Company|
|Attila Saghi||Head of Development, Tibet Budapest Project,|
|Barry Bergdoll||Curator, MOMA|
|Beatrice Galilee||Curator of Architecture and Design The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Ben Flanner||Co-Founder/CEO, Brooklyn Grange|
|Ben Kaufman||Founder, Quirky|
|Ben van Berkel||Founder/Principal, Architect UNStudio|
|Benjamin Aranda||Principal, Aranda/Lasch|
|Benjamin Prosky||Assistant Dean for Communications Harvard Graduate School of Design|
|Bernhard Karpf||Associate Partner, Richard Meier & Partners|
|Binke Lenhardt||Partner and Co-Founder, Crossboundaries|
|Bjarke Ingels||Architect, BIG|
|Bob Borson||Founder; Architect, LifeofanArchitect.com; Malone Maxwell Borson Architects|
|Brad Feinknopf||Architectural Photographer, feinknopf|
|Brandon Haw||Brandon Haw Architecture|
|Brett Baba||Principal, Graham Baba Architects|
|Brian Boylan||Chairman, Wolff Olins|
|Bruno Gabbiani||President. ALA|
|Cameron Sinclair||Executive Director, Jolie Pitt Foundation|
|Carlo Ratti||Director, Founding Partner MIT Senseable Cities Lab; Carlo Ratti Associati|
|Carlos Couturier||Co-Founder, Grupo Habita|
|Carol Ross Barney||Design Principal, Ross Barney Architects|
|Carolina Vaccaro||Principal, Architect and Design Professor, Temple University|
|Caroline O'Donnell||Principal, CODA|
|Carter Cleveland||Founder, and CEO Artsy|
|Casey Caplowe||Co-Founder, and Creative Director, GOOD|
|Casey Jones||Deputy Director, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, U.S. Department of State|
|Cathy Lang Ho||Principal, CLHoffice|
|Celine Semaan||Founder & Executive Director, Slow Factory Foundation|
|Chad Oppenheim||Principal, Oppenheim Architecture + Design LLP|
|Charles A. Birnbaum||Founder, & President The Cultural Landscape Foundation|
|Charles Adler||Co-Founder, Kickstarter|
|Charles Bessard||Founding Partner, Powerhouse Company|
|Charles Renfro||Principal, DS+R|
|Charlie Catlett||Director, Urban Center for Computation and Data|
|Chee Pearlman||Design Curator, TED Conferences|
|Cheryl S. Durst||Executive Vice President and CEO, International Interior Design Association/IIDA|
|Chris Colborn||EVP Chief Experience Officer, R/GA|
|Chris Precht||Founding Partner, Penda|
|Christian Phillips||Founder, Christian Phillips Photography|
|Christian Benimana||Senior Principal & Managing Director, MASS Design Group; Director, African Design|
|Christoph Gantenbein||Co-Founder, Christ & Gantenbein|
|Christopher Hawthorne||Architecture Critic, The Los Angeles Times|
|Christopher Platt||Head of Mackintosh School of Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art|
|Christopher Sharples||Partner, SHoP Architects|
|Christopher Tepper||Founder, NYC Aids Memorial|
|Ciel Hunter||Creative Director, The Creators Project|
|Clement Blanchet||Founding Principal, Professor ESA, Clément Blanchet Architecture|
|Cliff Kuang||Director of Product Innovation, Fast Company|
|Craig Dykers||Principal, Snohetta|
|Craig Robins||CEO and President, Dacra|
|Craig Schwitter||Principal, Buro Happold Consulting Engineers|
|Craig Scott||Partner, IWAMOTOSCOTTARCHITECTURE|
|Cynthia Rowley||Founder, Cynthia Rowley|
|Dan Wood||Principal, WORKac|
|Dana Cuff||Director, cityLAB|
|Daniel Barasch||Co-Founder, The Lowline|
|Daniel Kamp||Founder, KAMP.studio|
|Daniel Kershaw||Exhibition Design Manager, Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Daniel Neo Moroka||Board Chairman, Botswana Innovation Hub|
|Dave Eisenberg||Founder, Floored|
|David A. Garcia||Architect & Founder, MAP Architects|
|David Barry||President & CEO, Ironstate Development, LLC|
|David Benjamin||Principal, The Living|
|David Carson||Designer, David Carson Design|
|David de Rothschild||Adventurer/Environmentalist|
|David Lewis||Principal, LTL Architects|
|David Rockwell||Principal, David Rockwell Group|
|David van der Leer||Executive Director, Van Alen Institute|
|David Von Spreckelsen||President, Toll Brothers City Living in New York City|
|Deborah Berke||Principal, Deborah Berke Partners|
|Devin Koelbl||Associate, Kohn Pedersen|
|Dicky Lewis||Director, White Red Architects|
|Dominic Leong||Partner, Leong Leong|
|Dong Danshen||Chairman and Principal Architect, The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University|
|Dong Hao||Partner and Co-Founder, Crossboundaries|
|Dr. Angelika Taschen||Publisher, Taschen Books|
|Dr. Jesse M. Keenan||Associate Professor, Tulane School of Architecture|
|Dr. Mateo Kries||Director, Vitra Design Museum|
|Dr. Richard Jackson||Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA|
|Dror Benshetrit||Principal, Dror|
|Eckart Maise||Head of Design and R&D, Vitra|
|Eddie Opara||Partner, Pentagram|
|Edwin Heathcote||Architecture & Design Critic, The Financial Times|
|Elisa Ours||Vice President of Planning & Design, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group|
|Emanuel Christ||Co-Founder, Christ & Gantenbein|
|Enrico Zanolla||Founder, Enrico Zanolla Design Studios|
|Enrique Norten||Principal & Founder, Ten Arquitectos|
|Eran Chen||Founder & Executive Director, ODA|
|Eric Cesal||Executive Director, Architecture for Humanity|
|Eric Ho||Founder, miLES|
|Eric Owen Moss||Principal, Eric Owen Moss Architects|
|Erla D Ingjaldsdóttir||Principal, Minarc|
|Ethel Baraona Pohl||Co-Founder, dpr-barcelona|
|Eva Franch i Gilabert||Director, Storefront for Art and Architecture|
|Evan Orensten||Founder, Cool Hunting|
|Evan Sharp||Co-Founder, Pinterest|
|Evan Sharp||Co-Founder, Pinterest|
|Fanhao Meng||Co-Founder & Chief Architect - gad · line+ studio|
|Faris Al-Shathir||Executive Director, and Co-Founder, BOFFO|
|Felix Burrichter||Founder, PIN-UP|
|Fernanda Canales||Founder & Director, Fernanda Canales Arquitectura|
|Fernando Romero||Founder, fr-ee|
|Florian Idenburg||Principal, SO-IL|
|Fred A. Bernstein||Architecture Critic|
|Francine Houben||Founder and Creative Director, Mecanoo Architecten|
|Fred Dust||Partner, IDEO|
|Gary Elliott||Founding Partner, Elliott Wood Structural and Civil Engineers|
|Gary Handel||Partner, Handel Architects|
|Geoff Manaugh||Author, BLDGBLOG|
|Geoffrey Makstutis||Course Leader, Architecture: Spaces and Objects, Central Saint Martins/University of the Arts London|
|Giancarlo Mazzanti||Architect, El Equipo Mazzanti|
|Giorgia Lupi||Partner, Pentagram|
|Gisue Hariri||Founder, & Principal, Design Director, Hariri & Hariri|
|Glen Cummings||Partner, MTWTF|
|Gokhan Avcioglu||PR Director, GAD Foundation|
|Graham Hill||Founder, LifeEdited and TreeHugger|
|Greg Faulkner||Principal, Faulkner Architects|
|Gregg Pasquarelli||Principal, SHoP Architects|
|Gregory Tuck||Director, Coach International Architecture Coach Inc.|
|Gunter Henn||Chairman, Henn Architekten|
|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|
|Harry Macklowe||Chairman, Macklowe Properties|
|Hashim Sarkis||Dean, MIT School of Architecture and Planning|
|Heinz Richardson||Director, Jestico + Whiles|
|Henry Urbach||Director, The Glass House|
|Herve Descottes||Founder, L'Observatoire International|
|Hilary Sample||Principal, MOS Architects|
|Hubert Klumpner||Dean, Architecture Department, ETH Zurich|
|Hugh Broughton||Director, Hugh Broughton Architects|
|Hunter Tura||President and CEO, Bruce Mau Design, Inc.|
|Ian Collings||Co-Founder, Fort Standard|
|Ian Parker||Contributor, The New Yorker|
|Ian Schrager||Founder, and Chairman Ian Schrager Company|
|Iben Falconer||Global Marketing & Business Development Leader, SOM|
|Ike Cheung||Senior Workplace Strategist, Haworth|
|Iwan Baan||Principal, Iwan Baan Photography|
|Jacob van Rijs||Architect and Co-Founder, MVRDV|
|James Carpenter||Founder, James Carpenter Design Associates Inc|
|James Corner||Principal, James Corner Field Operations|
|James Harper||Principal, BrookingHarper|
|James Ramsey||Founder, RAAD|
|James Read||Director of Master of Design, Design Innovation, Massachusetts College of Art and Design|
|James S. Russell||Architecture Critic, Bloomberg|
|Jamie Gray||Founder, Matter|
|Jane Chu||Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts|
|Jared Della Valle||President, Alloy Development|
|Jasmit Singh Rangr||President and Founder, Rangr Studio|
|Jay Cross||President, Related Hudson Yards|
|Jean Dubuisson||Senior Associate Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates|
|Jeanne Gang||Principal and Founder, Studio Gang Architects|
|Jeff Kovel||Founder and Design Director, skylab|
|Jeff Miller||VP Product Design, Poppin|
|Jennifer Cutbill||AIBC MRAIC, Local Practice Architecture+Design|
|Jeffrey Inaba||Principal, Inaba Williams|
|Jessica Healy||Secretary and Chair, Competitions Committee, Van Alen Institute|
|Jiang Jun||Founding Editor in Chief, Urban China Magazine|
|Joan Blumenfeld||Firmwide Interior Design Director, Perkins+Will|
|Joanna Kloppenburg||Editor / Co-Founder, Adjustments Agency|
|Joe Gebbia||Co-Founder & CPO, Airbnb|
|Joel Sanders||Principal, Joel Sanders Architect|
|John A. Stuart||Professor and Associate Dean for Cultural and Community Engagement, FIU College of Architecture + The Arts|
|John Cary||Founder and Editor, PublicInterestDesign.org|
|John Cetra||Co-Founder, CetraRuddy|
|John Edelman||President and CEO, Design Within Reach|
|John Gendall||Writer & Critic|
|John Gidding||Founder, John Gidding Design Inc|
|John Maeda||Design Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers|
|John Varvatos||Chairman / Founder / Designer, John Varvatos|
|Jon Wilde||Writer, GQ|
|Jonathan D. Solomon||Director, of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects, School of the Art Institute of Chicago|
|Jonathan Mallie||Partner, SHoP Architects|
|Jonathan McDowell||Director, Matter Architecture|
|Joseph Altuzarra||Founder, Altuzarra|
|Joseph F. Coughlin||Director, MIT, AgeLab|
|Joseph Grima||Co-Founder, Space Caviar|
|Joseph Provenza||Senior Associate, WSP|
|Josephine Minutillo||Director of Merchandising, Fab.com|
|Josh Rubin||Founder, Cool Hunting|
|Joshua Prince-Ramus||Principal, REX|
|Juergen Mayer H.||Founding Partner, J. Mayer H. and Partners|
|Julie Payette||Partner, v2com newswire|
|Julien De Smedt||Director and Founder, JDS Architects|
|Justin Davidson||Architecture Critic, New York Magazine|
|Justin Fowler||Founding Editor, Manifest: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism|
|Justin McGuirk||Director, Strelka Press|
|Kai-Uwe Bergmann||Architect, BIG|
|Kambiz Hemati||Co-Founder, Love Observed Vision Explored|
|Karen Wong||Deputy Director, New Museum|
|Karim Rashid||Kreator, Karim Rashid|
|Kate Orff||Partner, SCAPE Landscape Architecture|
|Kathy Scott||Principal, Walker Warner Architects|
|Keith Krumwiede||Dean of Architecture, California College of the Arts|
|Keely Colcleugh||Director and Founder, Kilograph|
|Kelly Taxter||Director, Parrish Art Museum|
|Kevin Alter||Principal; Professor of Architecture, Alterstudio Architects; The University of Texas at Austin|
|Kim Herforth Nielsen||Founder and Creative Director, 3XN Architects|
|Kristen Becker||Co-founder and Partner, Mutuus Studio|
|Kristen Brittingham||Partner, Studio 2X|
|Kristian Lars Ahlmark||Partner, schmidt hammer lassen|
|Larry Silverstein||Chairman, Silverstein Properties|
|Laura Kirar||Founder, Laura Kirar Design|
|Lauren Turner||Associate, Gehry Partners|
|Laurent Vernhes||Founder, Tablet Hotels|
|Lawrence B. Kim||Director; Professor, A+U Lab; Pusan National University|
|Professor Lesley Lokko||Founder & Director, African Futures Institute|
|Liam Young||Speculative Architect and Director, Tomorrows Thoughts Today|
|Lisa Iwamoto||Partner, IWAMOTOSCOTTARCHITECTURE|
|Lisa Phiilips||Director, New Museum|
|Liz Diller||Founding Principal, Diller Scofidio + Renfro|
|Lloyd Alter||Managing, Editor Treehugger|
|Lloyd Alter||Managing Editor, Treehugger|
|Lockhart Steele||Founder, Curbed|
|Logan Reynolds||Associate Partner, Richard Meier and Associatess|
|Lynda Whittle||Vice President of Marketing, Allsteel|
|Ma Yansong||Founding Principal, MAD Architects|
|Maitland Jones||Partner, Deborah Berke Partners|
|Marc Mimram||Founding Director, Marc Mimram Architects and Engineers|
|Marc Tsurumaki||Principal, LTL Architects|
|Marianne Goebl||Managing Director, Artek|
|Marie Eklund||Chief Executive Officer, BOLON|
|Marilyn Taylor||Dean and Paley Professor, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania|
|Marion Weiss||Founder, Weiss/Manfredi|
|Mark Dytham||Founder, Klein Dytham Architecture|
|Mark Jarzombek||Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture, MIT|
|Mark Robbins||Executive Director, International Center of Photography|
|Martha Schwartz||Principal, Martha Schwartz Partners|
|Mat Cash||Partner, Heatherwick Studios|
|Matias Sendoa Echanove||Co-Founder, Urbanology|
|Matthew Bannister||Co-Founder, DBOX|
|Matthew O. Brimer||Founder, General Assembly|
|Matthias Rudolph||Climate Engineer, Transsolar|
|Max Wolff||Chief Designer, Exteriors, Ford Asia Pacific Design|
|Maya Glavin||Partner, Studio 2X|
|Michael Moran||Principal, Michael Moran Photography|
|Michael Murphy||Founding Partner / Executive Director, MASS Design Group|
|Michael Shvo||President and CEO, SHVO|
|Michael Stern||Founder, JDS Development Group|
|Michel Rojkind||Founding Partner, Rojkind Arquitectos|
|Michelle Kaufmann||Co-Founder, Flux|
|Mickey Conlon||Real Estate Broker, Douglas Elliman|
|Mieko Kusano||Senior Director, of Design Sonos|
|Miljenko Bernfest||Principal, Bernfest Architecture|
|Mirko Zardini||Director, The Canadian Centre for Architecture|
|Mitchell Joachim||Co-Founder, Terreform ONE|
|Mohsen Mostafavi||Dean, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University|
|Monica Ponce de Leon||Dean, School of Architecture, Princeton University|
|Monica von Schmalensee||Senior Architect/MDA, White Arkitekter|
|Morgan Spurlock||Documentary Filmmaker|
|Murat Soygenis||Founding Partner and Principal, S+ ARCHITECTURE|
|Nadav Malin||President, BuildingGreen, Inc.|
|Nader Tehrani||Founding Principal; Dean of the School of Architecture, NADAAA; Cooper Union|
|Nancy Spector||Chief Curator, Brooklyn Museum|
|Nancy Usrey||Pursuit Strategy Director and Associate VP, HNTB Corporation|
|Natasha Jen||Principal, Pentagram|
|Natsai Audrey Chieza||Founder & Director, Faber Futures|
|Ned Cramer||Editor in Chief, Hanley Wood|
|Neil Blumenthal||Co-Founder and co-CEO, Warby Parker|
|Neil Vogel||CEO, About.com|
|Neri Oxman||Architect and Designer, MIT Media Lab|
|Nicholas Felton||Founder, Feltron|
|Nick Denton||Founder, Gawker Media|
|Nicola Formichetti||Artistic Director, DIESEL|
|Nicolai Ouroussoff||Former Architecture Critic, New York Times|
|Nikolai Fedak||Founder and President, New York YIMBY|
|Olivier Touraine||Architect, Studio Touraine|
|Omer Kanipak||Architectural Photographer, Kanipak Architectural Photography|
|Pablo Coppola||Design Director, Bally|
|Pascale Sablan||Founder & Executive Director, Beyond the Built Environment|
|Pat Kiernan||Morning Anchor, NY1 News|
|Patrik Schumacher||Principal, Zaha Hadid Architects|
|Paul Goldberger||Architecture Critic and Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair|
|Paul J. Lewis||Principal, LTL Architects|
|Paul Keskeys||Architecture Writer|
|Paul Kelterborn||Founder; Programs Manager NYC AIDS Memorial; Municipal Art Society|
|Peidong Zhu||Co-Founder & Chief Architect - gad · line+ studio|
|Philip Jodidio||Architecture Editor, Taschen|
|Philip Nobel||Editorial Director, SHoP|
|Philippe Grohe||Head of Axor Hansgrohe SE|
|Piera Gelardi||Executive Creative Director & Co-Founder, Refinery29|
|Piers Fawkes||Founder, and Editor-in-Chief PSFK|
|Piers Taylor||Director, Invisible Studio|
|Pippo Ciorra||Senior Curator, MAXXI Architettura|
|Preston Scott Cohen||Principal, Preston Scott Cohen|
|Primo Orpilla||Founder, and Partner Studio O + A|
|Prof. Dr. Andres Lepik||Direktor, Architekturmuseum Universität München|
|Rafael Vinoly||Principal, Vinoly|
|Rahul Srivastava||Founder, Urbanology|
|Ralf Groene||Creative Director, Microsoft|
|Randy J. Hunt||VP Design Etsy|
|Randy Sabedra||Founder, RS Lighting Design|
|Rem D Koolhaas||Founder, United Nude|
|Renato Benedetti||Director, Benedetti Architects|
|Richard Meier||Managing Partner Richard Meier and Partners Architects|
|Richard Rodelo||Associate, Woods Bagot|
|Robert Ivy||Executive Vice President Chief Executive Officer, AIA|
|Robin Chase||Founder, Zipcar|
|Roger Duffy||Partner, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill|
|Ronan Bouroullec||Partner Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec Design|
|Ronen Bekerman||Co-Founder; Founder & Editor, The Craft; Ronen Bekerman Architectural Visualization Blog|
|Roo Rogers||Partner, fuseproject|
|Rory Hyde||Curator of Contemporary Architecture & Urbanism V&A Museum|
|Rory McGowan||Director, ARUP|
|Rosalie Genevro||Executive Director, The Architectural League NY|
|Roy Kim||Founder; Principal, Roy Kim Design; Eight Inc.|
|Rubén García Rubio||Founder studioVRA; Assistant Professor, Tulane School of Architecture|
|Ryan Lintott||Consultant, A Better Way To Do|
|Sabah Al Abbasi||Chief Creative Consultant, The Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee|
|Salomon Frausto||Head of Education, The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design|
|Sam Jacob||Principal, Sam Jacob Studio for Architecture and Design|
|Samuel Medina||Executive Editor, The Architect's Newspaper|
|Sarah Ichioka||Director, Desire Lines|
|Scott Burnham||Urban Strategist, Reprogramming the City|
|Seth Weisman||Founder, Weissman Equities|
|Shaun Osher||Founder, and CEO CORE|
|Sheila Kennedy||Professor of the Practice of Architecture, MIT|
|Shelley Penn||Former National President, Australian Institute of Architects|
|Shogo Kawata||teamLab Architects|
|Shohei Shigamatsu||Partner, OMA|
|Simon Goetz||Partner, Milkshake Studios|
|Soon Woo Kwon||Principal, Samoo Architects and Engineers|
|Sou Fujimoto||Principal, Sou Fujimoto Architects|
|Spencer Bailey||Co-Founder, The Slowdown|
|Stefano Boeri||Principal, Stefano Boeri Architetti|
|Steve Trstenjak||Principal, Regional Leader – Design, Woods Bagot|
|Steven Holl||Principal, Steven Holl Architects|
|Susan Tatge||VP, Media, Wray Ward|
|Sung Jang||Product Designer, Sung Jang Laboratory|
|Susan S. Szenasy||Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Metropolis Magazine|
|Susanne Seitinger PhD||SLED Marketing Lead|
|Sydney Mainster, LEED AP||Vice President of Sustainability and Design Management, The Durst Organization|
|Tang Hongjun||Chief Architect & President, Architectural Design & Research Institute, Tsinghua University|
|Tao Liu and Chunyan Cai||Founders & Principals, atelier tao+c|
|Tatiana Vianaa de Barros||Editor in Chief, Casa Ricca Expo|
|Teran Evans||Global Brand Experience Design Director, PepsiCo|
|Thao Nguyen||Design & Culture Agent, CAA|
|Thom Mayne||Design Director, Morphosis|
|Thomas Chung||Associate Professor, School of Architecture The Chinese University of Hong Kong|
|Tim Kobe||Founder, and Principal, Eight Inc.|
|Tim Sahuri||Principal, SAHURI + partners architecture inc.|
|Tim Seldin||President, The Montessori Foundation|
|Tom Darden||Executive Director, Make It Right|
|Tom Duffy||Associate Principal, Thornton Tomasetti|
|Thomas Healy||Principal, Spark Modern Fires|
|Tom Postilio||Real Estate Broker, Douglas Elliman|
|Tony Hsieh||CEO, Zappos.com|
|Toshiko Mori||Principal, Toshiko Mori Architect|
|Tristan Butterfield||Global Creative Director, Kohler|
|Troy Conrad Therrien||Curator, Architecture and Digital Initiatives, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum|
|Tryggvi Thorsteinsson||Principal, Minarc|
|Victor Ermoli||Dean, School of Design, SCAD|
|Vikram Chatwal||Founder, Lifestyle Division of Debut Hotels Group|
|Vishaan Chakrabarti||Founder, Practice for Architecture and Urbanism|
|Wendy Goodman||Design Director, New York Magazine|
|Weston Walker||Design Principal, Studio Gang Architects|
|William S. Ehrlich||President, Milton L. Ehrlich Inc.|
|Winka Dubbeldam||Assoc. AIA, Principal, Partner ARCHI-TECTONICS, NYC, LLC; Professor and Chair, Department of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania|
|Winy Maas||Architect and Co-Founder, MVRDV|
|Yancey Strickler||CEO and Co-Founder, Kickstarter|
|Yew-Thong Leong||Managing Director; Professor, SSG Architecture; Ryerson University|
|Yves Behar||Founder, Fuseproject; CCO, Jawbone|
|Zhoujing Shen||Operations Manager, gad|
|Zhou Sanxia||Founder, Global Design Awards Lab and Sunshine PR|