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Great Places Awards Jurors

2020 Great Places Awards jurors

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Antje Steinmuller
Place Design Juror

Antje Steinmuller is the chair of the Bachelor of Architecture program at CCA. Her research explores the role of designers at the intersection of citizen-led and city-regulated processes in the production of urban space. She is an Associate Professor, and an Co-Director of the Urban Works Agency, CCA’s urban research lab, where she has led collaborations with the San Francisco Planning Department, Raumlabor Berlin, and Basurama Madrid as well as international universities. Through her studios at CCA, she investigates new typologies of urban commons, new forms of collective living, and the agency of architecture vis-a-vis the current housing crisis.

Antje is also a principal at Studio Urbis, an architecture, urban design and research practice in Berkeley, and co-founder of ideal X, a design consultancy focused on the conditions and opportunities in public space development. Prior to moving to the US, she worked on a range of architectural projects in offices across Germany, including the Berlin Parliamentary Offices with Braunfels Architekten. She earned her first architecture degree at Technische Universitaet Berlin, and holds an MArch from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a John K. Branner Fellow and received the Henry Adams Medal as well as the Howard Friedman Thesis Prize. Her work with the Urban Works Agency has been shown in exhibitions at SPUR, at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Alpa Nawre, PLA, LEED AP
Place Planning Juror

Alpa Nawre is Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at University of Florida, Executive Director of Critical Places, and Partner at Alpa Nawre Design. Issues pertinent to the design of multifunctional landscape infrastructure as public places in the context of developing countries inform her practice, research and teaching. Alpa serves on the Editorial Board of the JAE, is a recipient of the Dumbarton Oaks Mellon Fellowship in Urban Landscape Studies, the LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership, and the CELA Award for Excellence in Design Studio Teaching. She holds a Bachelor in Architecture from NIT Raipur, India, a Masters in Landscape Architecture from LSU, and a Masters degree in Urban Design from Harvard Graduate School of Design.


Kevin Conger, ASLA, LEED AP
Place Design Juror

Kevin is a founding partner of CMG Landscape Architecture. His focus is creating democratic public space and improving the social and ecological wellbeing of our cities. He believes greater community awareness and engagement results in better stewardship and more sustainable communities. Kevin has led many of CMG’s largest and complex open space projects in the Bay Area, valued partners include the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy for ongoing stewardship of Crissy Field and other agencies and institutions dedicated to thriving cities. He was awarded a Seed Fund Fellowship for his commitment to creating more vibrant, democratic public spaces in San Francisco, and is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Kevin has been on the forefront of sea level rise and lectures frequently on the issues of public space, ecology, and design. He also contributes considerable volunteer efforts for public space issues.


Russell Baltimore, AIA
Place Planning Juror

Russell Baltimore is the Assistant Director at Planning and Development Department, City of Detroit, and is a registered architect in the State of Michigan. During the past 25 years, Russell Baltimore has developed an broad range of experience in Architectural Design, Project Management, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration and Architectural Firm Development. The key to his overall success has been his desire to be involved with every aspect of the construction process, from Project Inception all the way through Project Closeout. He has worked with municipalities, developers, non-profit organizations, school administrators as well as individual property owners to put together projects that fit their financial, operational, spatial as well as aesthetic needs. Baltimore’s work includes Adaptive Reuse, Education, Historic Preservation, Hospitality & Entertainment, Light Industrial, Single-Family & Multi-family Residential, Public/Civic and Worship facilities.


Keith Diaz Moore, Ph.D, AIA
Place Research Juror

Keith Diaz Moore is a registered architect and Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Utah. He is also currently serving as Interim Chief Sustainability Officer at the University of Utah after serving as interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (iSVPAA). A recognized leader in socially-responsive design, he leads a consortium of Colleges making interdisciplinary hires to address the topic of “Resilient Places for an Aging Society” at the University. His leadership has been recognized as past chair of the interdisciplinary, international Environmental Design Research Association, past president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium and as a previous winner of the Architecture for Social Justice Award (a program funded by the National Endowment of the Arts).  He was elected to the Board of Education for USD 497 in April 2011 and co-led the bond planning committee for a $92.5 million bond passed in April 2013.  He is currently serving as President of AIA Utah.

Dr. Diaz Moore is a passionate advocate and an international expert in the connection between culture, health and place, particularly in the area of design for people experiencing dementia with several books, over 40 refereed publications and more than 100 presentations on the topic.  Whether in his academic, professional or community roles, he is an ardent proponent for the power of good design to promote health and social wellbeing.       


Sanjoy Mazumdar, Ph.D.
Place Research Juror

Sanjoy Mazumdar is professor emeritus in the Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy, Asian American Studies, and Religious Studies, at the University of California, Irvine. He has a B.Arch. (Hons.) from IIT, Kharagpur, India, a Master of Architecture in Advanced Studies, a Master of City Planning and a Ph.D. from M.I.T., USA. His professional practice in architectural design, urban design, and planning has included design, construction, and management and 5 design awards. His research examines the interrelationships between cultures and their physical environments; social aspects of designed and built environments; religion and environments; organizational ecology; accessibility, inclusive design, disaster resilient design; and qualitative research methodology. 
He is a past Chair and member of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Design Research Association, and co-Chair of the Cultural Aspects of Design Network. He is on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, Journal of Environmental Psychology, and Design Research Quarterly. He received multiple awards, including: EDRA’s Career Award (2006) for lifetime contributions; conferred Fellow of Design Research Society (2007); Academic Leadership Award by the Orange County American Planning Association (2007, 2017); “Outstanding Planning Achievement Academic Award” by the American Planning Association California (2007); Japan Society for the Promotion of Science’s “Invitation Fellowship” (2015, 2013).  Keynote and lecture invitations from universities in Japan, Turkey, South Korea, Estonia, Canada, Mexico, Denmark, and India.


Stephen Vogel, FAIA
Book Award Juror

Stephen Vogel, FAIA is Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Dean Emeritus of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture.   As Dean, he oversaw the founding of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center, a university-based firm providing professional design assistance to non-profit civic and community organizations, and the Master of Community Development program. In 2017 the Design Center was awarded the prestigious AIA Whitney Young award for its work with disadvantaged communities.  Vogel has authored Making Detroit:  History and Mystery and is the co-editor of Teaching and Designing in Detroit:  Ten Women on Pedagogy and Practice, both to be published in December, 2019.  He is also the author of three book chapters that are focused on issues of post-industrial cities such as Detroit.  He writes and lectures nationally and internationally on shrinking cities, urban design, adaptive reuse, historic preservation, and mixed-income multi-family housing. He was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 1994, and is a national AIA Richard Upjohn Fellow and Louise Blanchard Bethune Fellow. 

Steve was a founding partner of Schervish Vogel Merz, PC, Architects, Landscape Architects, Urban Planners (SVM) based in Detroit, MI.  As President of the firm, Vogel oversaw projects that received over 50 design awards from the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects. 


Federica Goffi, Ph.D. 
Book Award Juror

Federica Goffi is Associate Professor, Co-Chair of the PhD Program in Architecture, and Chair of Carleton Research | Practice of Teaching | Collaborative at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. She holds a Ph.D. in Architecture and Design Research from the WAAC, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a Dottore in Architettura from the University of Genoa, Italy. She is a licensed architect in her native country, Italy. Her writings and research bring to focus the matter of time as design material, in its threefold nature of time, weather, tempo. She published articles and book chapters (Routledge, AD, ARQ Cambridge, OBL/QUE, In.Form, Interstices, INTAR, Scroope). 

Her research explores theoretical questions pertaining to change within mnemic buildings and resulted in "Time Matter(s): Invention and Re-Imagination in Built Conservation," a book published by Ashgate in July 2013.  She recently edited a book entitled "Marco Frascari’s Dream House: A Theory of Imagination" published by Routledge, London (April 2017). She is co-editor with Paul Emmons and Jodi La Coe of the forthcoming book, Ceilings and Dreams: The Architecture of Levity (Routledge 2019), and editor of a book curated in collaboration with the PhD and MAS students of the ASAU titled, InterVIEWS: Insights and Introspection on Doctoral Research in Architecture (Routledge 2019). 


2019 jurors

Peter C. Bosselmann
Professor of the Graduate School in Architecture, City & Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design - University of California, Berkeley

Taryn Sabia
Associate Professor of Research - University of South Florida

Cheryl S. Durst, Hon.
President of IIDA

Jill DeLozier
Vice-President, DOKC-Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership 

Joel Burns
City councilman, City of Fort Worth, Texas,