For IAA 2018 there are 25 esteemed Jury Members forming the International Architecture Awards – Jury Panel, composed of design professionals, and academics.

Carlos Bañón

Carlos Bañón

Assistant Professor | Architecture and Sustainable Design | Singapore University of Technology and Design | Singapore

Polytechnical School of Alicante. There he taught graphical procedures and parametric design strategies and co-founded FAB-LAB Alicante, where he conducted a variety of workshops and seminars related to form-finding and advanced geometries. Furthermore, as invited professor, he took part in architectural workshops and lectures at EPFL Lausanne, ETSAM Madrid, UPV Valencia and UIC Catalonia.

Kristi Paulson

Kristi Paulson

AIA | ZGF Architects LLP | USA

Kristi Paulson is a designer with 15 years of experience in architecture, planning, and programming of complex projects, ranging from educational, residential, corporate, and mixed-use projects to museums and sports facilities. Her clients include the California Science Center, the University of California, Harvard University, the University of Washington, and Amgen. Kristi has a special interest in the discovery of innovative ideas and solutions through the combination of sophisticated design, high-performance objectives, and user experience. She sees architecture as a way of expressing an organization’s culture.

Guzmán De Yarza Blache

Guzmán De Yarza Blache

Professor | Department of Architecture | IE University is a private university | Segovia, Spain

Award by the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Aragón for the Iglesias General Motors Building. He develops simultaneously a career as a visual artist in a disciplinary mixture that enriches both practises and allows an exchange of sensitivity that eventually aims to somehow illuminate our perception of human condition. His work has been recently seen at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía within Les Rencontres Internationales de Video Paris/Madrid/Berlin, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo (MARCO), the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris, the Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo in Móstoles, the Centro de Arte Recoleta de Buenos Aires, the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, the International Triennale of Prague and several national and international exhibitions.

Pearl Huang

Pearl Huang

Principal, Director | WoodsBagot | CHINA

Pearl has a long, rich background in the property development industry, where her extensive business experiences overseas and full understanding of the China culture, enables her to assist clients in achieving their highest value of design, through the integration of different cultures. She is involved in many large-scale urban planning, mixed use developments and architecture projects across the country and has an expansive familiarity with China’s most successful property developers.

Ian Taberner

Ian Taberner

Director of Master's Thesis | Department of Architecture | Boston School of Architecture | Boston, USA

Ian Taberner has a Master in Design Studies from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Pratt Institute. He is the Director of Master's Thesis at the BAC. Ian believes we teach because we are still eager to know. Ideally he views his role as a professor as one who is a constantly maturing student. The greatest offering a teacher may make available to their students is the example of their own work, the drawings, the models, the unrealized projects with the constructed works. Ian believes we build because our ideas need the support of matter. Within our built works one can see the essence of the project; the consistency of ideas. As architects, we must maintain the long standing tradition of taking responsibility and an active role in the education of the next generation of architects. Teaching architecture is about a shared discovery. Practicing architecture is about clarity.

Ignacio Gomez

Ignacio Gomez

Design Director | Aedas | Hong Kong

Ignacio completed his Master of Architecture and Engineering with Honors in Polytechnic University of Madrid, ETSAM and a postgraduate programme in Museography and Exhibition Spaces at Foundation Antonio Camuñas, Centro Superior de Arquitectura, Madrid, Spain. Prior joining Aedas, he worked for Godwin Austen Johnson as Partner and Design Director. He was responsible for leading the overall design direction and a number of key projects in the Middle East. With over 16 years of professional experience in architecture, Ignacio has been responsible for project design and management, specialising in master planning, hotel and leisure, residential and cultural projects across the Middle East. His designs have earned him various international and regional awards including Best Hospitality Project in Middle East Architect Awards 2012, Winner in Community Future category in Cityscape Global Awards 2011, Young Architect of the Year and Best Residential Project of the Year in Middle East Architect Awards 2010.

Chih Ming Shih

Chih Ming Shih

Professor and Chairman | Department of Architecture | The National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | Taipei, Taiwan

Jessica Cook

Jessica Cook

Assistant Professor | Department of Architecture | National University of Singapore | Singapore

Dr. Jessica Cook has an advanced degree in landscape architecture and a doctorate in behavioral science. Her expertise and experience is in community based participatory research. She believes collaboration across multiple and diverse stakeholders is essential for solving complex problems--it has the potential to empower stakeholders, communities, meet the diverse needs of different social groups, ensure the relevance of policies and development plans when resources are limited, and increase effectiveness of outcomes. Through qualitative and quantitative research methods, She aims to improve social and health equity.

Juan Elvira

Juan Elvira

Professor | Department of Architecture | IE University is a private university | Segovia, Spain

Associate Professor of Architectural Projects at ETSAM since 2001 and Design Critic and Professor of Urban Workshop at IE University since 2013. Scholarship by La Caixa for postgraduate studies (1998), is a Master's Degree from the Columbia University of New York (Advanced Architectural Design, 2000). Visiting professor and lecturer in several national and international universities, such as the NTNU (Norges teknisk- naturvitenskapelige universitet) of Trondheim, the International University of Catalonia or the School of Architecture of Alicante, where in 2001 he led the research project 'Tactical Spaces', which was presented at Archilab'02 (Orleans, France).

Karen Nelson

Karen Nelson

Dean of the School of Architecture | Boston School of Architecture | Boston, USA

Karen Nelson is dean and faculty of the School 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.

Michael Budig

Michael Budig

Assistant Professor | Architecture and Sustainable Design | Singapore University of Technology and Design | Singapore

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.

Edward Ford

Edward Ford

Professor of Architecture | School of Architecture | University of Virginia | United States

Editorial Board of the Twelfth Edition of Architectural Graphic Standards, and a contributor to The Wiley Companion to Architecture.

Rubén Alcolea

Rubén Alcolea

Visiting Professor | School of Architecture | Cornell University | USA

Rubén Alcolea is involved both in academic and professional practice. He has been teaching in the School of Architecture at La Universidad de Navarra–Pamplona, Spain, since 2000, where he was vice dean for research and academic programs from 2009 to 2015. Alcolea has been deeply involved in academia, in the editing of books and magazines, the production of exhibitions, and coordination of cultural activities and conferences. In 2000 he founded his own professional practice, alcolea+tárrago arquitectos. The firm's architectural work has been awarded in more than 20 national and international competitions, has been published in specialized magazines and books, and has received several architecture prizes for built work.

Esra Akcana

Esra Akcana

Associate Professor | Cornell University | United States

Esra Akcan's scholarly work on a geopolitically conscious global history of architecture inspires her teaching. Her research on modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism foregrounds the intertwined histories of Europe and West Asia. Her book, Architecture in Translation: Germany, Turkey and the Modern House (Duke, 2012), offers a new way to understand the global movement of architecture that extends the notion of translation beyond language to visual fields. It advocates a commitment to a new culture of translatability from below and in multiple directions for truly cosmopolitan ethics and global justice. Her book, Turkey: Modern Architectures in History (Reaktion/University of Chicago Press, 2012), coauthored with Sibel Bozdoğan, is part of a series that aims at an inclusive survey of modern world architecture and is the first volume in any language to cover the entire 20th century in Turkey.

John Almeida

John Almeida

Visiting Critic | Cornell University | United States

John Almeida has collaborated on architectural projects with Paulo David since 2008 in roles ranging from project management to architectural design. He creates and designs architectural models, and assists in the production, development, and organization of exhibitions with a special focus on the management of Paulo David's participation in the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture. Born in Funchal, Portugal, in 1984, he finished his studies at Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto in 2009.

Baer Yuval

Baer Yuval

Senior Lecturer | Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem | Israel

Yuval Baer, Partner Columbia University NY, Master of Science in Building Design The Technion, Haifa, B Arch Bezalel, Academy of Art & Design, Senior Lecturer YBGSNA – the Architectural firm of Baer, Shifman-Nathan Architects was founded less than a decade ago, and has emerged as one of the leading firms on the Jerusalem scene. The office has accumulated wide experience in significant public projects for the Hebrew University, Ben-Gurion University, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Jerusalem Planning Authority.

Enrico Chapel

Enrico Chapel

Professor | The École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Toulouse | France

 

NOTE: Rest of the Jury Panel will be updated soon.