Stefan Behnisch is the most promising European architect currently introducing state of the art techniques of sustainable architecture to the USA, already being realized in Europe. With projects for a laboratory building in Cambridge MA (Genzyme Center) and one in Toronto ON, Canada (Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Research), Behnisch architects have proven that these high standards can indeed be realized within competitive budgets and within American contexts. With the commission for the Allston Science Complex at the renowned Harvard University, Mr. Behnisch is moving into the next level of building for Ivy League schools.
Senior Vice President of Development of Boston Properties, Boston MA
Michael Cantalupa is Boston Properties’ Senior Vice President of Development responsible for overseeing development projects throughout Boston Properties’ Boston regional office territory. Projects include its Cambridge Center project, a three-plus million square foot mixed-use development located in the heart of Kendall Square being developed as a public-private partnership with the City of Cambridge and the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority. Mr. Cantalupa has twenty-plus years of experience in all aspects of development and construction.
Principal of Dean Wolf Architects, New York NY
Kathryn Dean is the director of the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design at Washington University in St. Louis. She launched Dean/Wolf in 1991 with her husband, Charles Wolf. Over the years, the firm has earned a reputation for breathing new life into contemporary residential architecture. Their work has been featured in several exhibitions and more than a dozen books, including Forty Under Forty (1995) and The New City Home (2002), as well as numerous architectural journals. In 1986, Ms. Dean was awarded the Rome Prize Fellowship and spent a year in residence at the American Academy in Rome. Other honors include the Young Architects Award from Progressive Architecture magazine (1993), an Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York (1997), and an Alumni Achievement Award from North Dakota State University (1998).
Executive Director of the Van Alen Institute, New Yok NY
Prior to being Executive Director of the Van Alen Institute, Ms. Kazi was the Director for the Institute for Urban Design, a New York-based non-profit. Under Ms. Kazi’s leadership, the Institute for Urban Design broadened and reenergized its mission with an intense series of symposia, public events, and publications. Ms. Kazi’s last project, “Urban Design Week,” was a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 2009 Cultural Innovation Fund. Before assuming her role as director of the Institute for Urban Design, Ms. Kazi worked as a critic and curator of architecture in Milan and New York. Educated as an architect at the University of Florence, Italy, Ms. Kazi served as Junior Curator at the Milan Triennale before moving to New York to become a Fellow of Architecture and Urban Studies at the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art. A member of the Exhibition Committee of the Architectural League of New York and an advisor to Urban Omnibus, Ms. Kazi has served as architecture editor of Wound magazine and has written for The Architect’s Newspaper, Architectural Design, and the Skira Yearbook.
General Manager of InterContinental Boston, Boston MA
Timothy Kirwan, Managing Director of the InterContinental Boston, brings more than 27 years of experience and distinguished achievement in the hospitality industry. Throughout his career, Mr. Kirwan has received recognition from his peers and industry observers; more recent recognitions include AAA 4-Diamond Hotel awards for the Hotel Commonwealth and the Westin in Providence. Mr. Kirwan is credited with playing a key role in the re-birth of the city of Providence, both through his service as chairman of the Providence Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as for garnering positive exposure for the city as chairman of the Providence Film Commission.
Associate Principal of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Boston MA
Matt Johnson's work includes a diverse portfolio of engineering projects in public art, interiors, landscape, and small and large commercial and residential constructions. He has been an lecturer at Northeastern Department of Architecture, served as consultant to the University of Pennsylvannia School of Design, participated as a reviewer and juror at numerous universities, and currently serves on the editorial board of Architecture Boston. He has been the design engineer for numerous winning competition entries, including Periscope (Matter Design Studio), Elemental (Office dA) and the White Block Gallery (Single Speed Design). His built work includes the Macallen Building Condominiums (Burt Hill/Office dA), Germantown Academy (Wallace Roberts & Todd), numerous deployable homes (Blu Homes), and the LandWave Public Art project (Ground, Inc).
Deputy Director of Waterfront Planning, Boston Redevelopment Authority,
Principal of MOS LLC, New Haven CT, Cambridge MA
Hillary Sample is an Associate Professor at Yale University. She taught previously at the University of Toronto and SUNY Buffalo, where she was awarded the Reyner Banham Teaching Fellowship. Projects designed in her office have been widely published, exhibited (Venice Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago), and have received numerous awards, including a Design Award from Progressive Architecture and New York City Architectural League Emerging Voices. In 2010, Ms. Sample received the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Built projects include PS1/MoMA Afterpart, Hill House, and the Floating House. Current work includes a villa in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, a community center in Uganda, a teen center in Lowell, Massachusetts, and Element House in New Mexico. She was a visiting scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. Her research focuses on the intersection of architecture, health, environments, technology, and design.
Principal of Iwamoto Scott Architects, San Francisco CA
The work of Craig Scott and ISAr focuses on establishing strong environmental and site relationships, pursuing innovation in use of material and configuration of space, and aims to produce experiential synthesis of formal affect and spatial effect. He has taught at the University of Michigan and California College of Arts. He has received numerous honors for his work, including as a finalist in the 2007 PS1 MoMa Young Architects Program.
Brian Healy currently serves as SHIFTboston's jury chair. He has experience leading jurys on numerous national, international and regional architectural competitions including the Boston Foundation for Architecture Research Grant which he established during his term as the president of the Boston Society of Architecture in 2004. Brian is an architect and educator who has taught graduate design studios at Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania. His work includes winning submissions in local competitions such as the Children’s Chapel for the Korean Church of Boston and international competitions such as the Mill Center for the Arts in Hendersonville, NC and Chicago’s Initiative to Redefine Public Housing.