2017 Jury

Jurors have been selected for their exceptional contributions to the field of sustainable design and represent the broad spectrum of expertise required to acknowledge truly beautiful and performative projects.

  • Jonathan F. P. Rose

    President, Jonathan Rose Companies

    Jonathan F.P. Rose’s business, public policy and not-for-profit work all focus on creating a more environmentally, socially and economically responsible world. In 1989, Mr. Rose founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning, consulting and investment firm, as a leading green urban solutions provider. The firm has completed $2.3 billion of work, much of it in close collaboration with universities and colleges, not-for-profits, towns and cities. Mr. Rose is a thought leader in affordable housing, smart growth and the cognitive and social sciences of environmental behaviors. Mr. Rose’s book on how to create resilient cities, The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations and Human Behavior Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life, was published by Harper Wave in 2016, and won the 2017 PROSE Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher. Mr. Rose is a Trustee of Enterprise Community Partners and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects and Honorary Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Mr. Rose and his wife Diana Calthorpe Rose are the co-founders of the Garrison Institute and serve on its Board. The Institute connects inner transformation with outer solutions to relieve suffering in the fields of trauma, education and the environment. Mr. Rose graduated from Yale University in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy, and received a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980.
  • William Menking

    Editor-in-Chief, The Architect's Newspaper

    The founder and Editor-In-Chief of The Architect’s Newspaper. The paper highlights the latest design projects and commissions, unfolding politics and debate, current events and cultural developments on architecture, urban design and planning. He has organized, curated and written catalogues for exhibitions on architecture and urbanism for venues in the U.S., England and Europe, including; Archigram: Experimental Architecture 1961-1974, Superstudio Life Without Object’s (It’s catalog will be re-published in 2018), FRAC Orleans: Experimental Architecture 1964-2000, Space Invaders, Forever Modern: Shrinking Cities and The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century at The Austrian Cultural Forum in 2014. In 2008 he was Commissioner and co-curator of the U.S. Pavilion at The Venice Architecture biennale Into the Open: Positioning Practice. He co-authored and edited (with Aaron Levy) the books Four Conversations on the Architecture Of Discourse: Venice, New York, London and Chicago and Architecture on Display: On The History of the Venice Biennale of Architecture. (published by Architectural Association) and The Vienna Model. His essay Mr. Mumford's Neighborhood appeared in the book Forty Ways To Think About Architecture (Routledge) and an essay on architectural editing appeared in the journal Clog in 2013. Finally, his writings have appeared in various publications including The Architect’s Newspaper, The Society of Architectural Historians, Journal of Architectural Education, Monocle, il giornale del archittetura, Architects Journal, Newsday, and Yale Perspecta.. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley 2011, the President of the Board of The Architecture Lobby and Tenured Professor at Pratt Institute.
  • Thom Mayne

    Partner, Morphosis Architects

    Thom Mayne (b. 1944, Waterbury CT) founded Morphosis in 1972 as a collective architectural practice engaged in cross-disciplinary research and design. As Design Director and thought leader of Morphosis, Mayne provides overall vision and project leadership to the firm. With permanent offices in Los Angeles and New York City, the firm currently employs over 60 architects and designers. Mayne’s distinguished honors include the Pritzker Prize (2005) and the AIA Gold Medal (2013). He was appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 2009, and was honored with the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Gold Medal in 2000. With Morphosis, Thom Mayne has been the recipient of 26 Progressive Architecture Awards, over 100 American Institute of Architecture Awards and numerous other design recognitions. Under Mayne’s direction, the firm has been the subject of various group and solo exhibitions throughout the world, including a large solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2006. Morphosis buildings and projects have been published extensively; the firm has been the subject of 33 monographs. Throughout his career, Mayne has remained active in the academic world. In 1972, he helped to found the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Since then, he has held teaching positions at Columbia, Yale (the Eliel Saarinen Chair in 1991), the Harvard Graduate School of Design (Eliot Noyes Chair in 1998), the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands, the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, and many other institutions around the world. There has always been a symbiotic relationship between Mayne’s teaching and practice, evidenced in his concurrent position as Executive Director of the Now Institute at UCLA, a research and design initiative focusing on applying strategic urban thinking to real world issues. He is a tenured Professor at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design since 1993.
  • Claire Weisz, FAIA

    Partner, WXY

    Claire Weisz is an architect and urbanist, and a founding principal of WXY. With her partners Mark Yoes, Layng Pew, and Adam Lubinsky, Claire focuses on innovative approaches to public space, structures, and cities. WXY has received the League Prize from the Architectural League of New York, as well as being selected as one of the League’s Emerging Voices practices in 2011, in addition to numerous awards from AIA National, AIANY, and the American Planning Association. Recent and ongoing work in New York City includes the redesign of Astor Place, the Spring Street Sanitation Garage, the redesign of the Rockaway Boardwalks, Pier 26’s Boathouse/Restaurant, Battery Park’s SeaGlass Carousel, a pedestrian bridge in lower Manhattan, a design to better accommodate both pedestrians and elevated trains in Harlem, a study of Brooklyn’s growing commercial tech sector (The Brooklyn Tech Triangle), The East River Blueway Plan, and a finalist proposal for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rebuild by Design initiative. With Andrea Woodner, Claire co-founded The Design Trust for Public Space, and has recently been on faculty at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service and a Visiting Critic of Urban Design at Cornell’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning in NYC. Claire received her professional degree from The University of Toronto with Honors and her Master’s in Architecture from Yale University.
  • Lisa Matthiessen, FAIA, LEED Fellow

    Sustainability Expert, Matthiessen Consulting & Urban Fabric

    Lisa has worked in the design and construction industry for over 25 years, with an emphasis in sustainable design. Beginning with the first ever LEED Platinum lab building (Bren Hall), Lisa has consistently worked to leverage her expertise and passion to deliver exemplary high-performance buildings from a variety of perspectives and roles. During her 8 years at Davis Langdon, Lisa co-authored the "Cost of Green" reports; these statistical analyses of the cost implications of building to green standards transformed the industry. Key projects during this time include: Cooper Union, multiple projects at University of Virginia and Caltech, Yosemite Lodge, and the Anchorage Museum. As a partner at Buro Happold Los Angeles, Lisa led engineering efforts on projects such as the St Petersburg Pier and Jorgensen Lab. Lisa founded the Los Angeles office of Integral Group, delivering deep-green engineering services on a variety of projects, including: 9-milllion sf development targeting triple net zero, net zero master planning for downtown Las Vegas, an historic renovation at Pitzer College targeting net zero energy and LBC, a net-zero MOB, and multiple Platinum/Net Zero projects at UCLA, Cal Poly Pomona, LAUSD, and Center for Early Education. Lisa is currently working with Urban Fabrick, delivering net zero/ LEED v4 Gold at multiple projects for San Francisco Airport. Lisa teaches and lectures at conference and universities across the country, and serves as a GSA Design Excellence Peer. She has served on multiple committees for the USGBC, and as a Director on the Board. Lisa is currently on the AIA LA Chapter Board and on the AIA California Council, and served on the jury for AIA COTE Top Ten for Students 2017.