Juries for 6th LafargeHolcim Awards Announced

John Hill
4. September 2019
The heads of the five regional juries (Image courtesy of LafargeHolcim)

The LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction has announced the five nine-member juries — one each for the five regions — for the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, which will be decided next year.

The 6th cycle of the triennial LafargeHolcim Awards launched in June and are open until February 25, 2020. The awards, which recognize projects and "bold ideas that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence," consist of five regional competitions, with the winners advancing to compete for the Global LafargeHolcim Awards in 2021. The 5th cycle, from 2017/18, awarded the gold, silver, and bronze awards to women-led projects in Mexico City, Niger, and Detroit, respectively.

The determination of the "nine experts in sustainable design and construction" that serve on each regional jury is the next major step in the LafargeHolcim Awards process. Accompanying yesterday's announcement also was the selection of who will head each jury. They are (clockwise from top-left in image at top):

  • Europe: Jeannette Kuo, Founding Partner of Karamuk Kuo Architects in Switzerland
  • North America: Reed Kroloff, Rowe Family Dean, College of Architecture, at the Illinois Institute of Technology in the USA
  • Latin America: Loreta Castro Reguera, Design Director and Founder of Taller Capital in Mexico
  • Asia Pacific: Nirmal Kishnani, Professor of Architecture, School of Design & Environment, at the National University of Singapore
  • Middle East Africa: Mariam Kamara, Principal and Owner of atelier masōmī in Niger

Below are the names and photos of the whole five-member juries for the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction.

Asia Pacific

The nine-member Asia Pacific jury (Image courtesy of LafargeHolcim)
Asia Pacific Jury:

  • Nirmal Kishnani, Professor of Architecture, School of Design & Environment, at the National University of Singapore (Singapore; Head of Jury)
  • Chanasit Cholasuek, Co-Founder of stu/D/O Architects (Thailand)
  • Nondita Correa Mehrotra, Principal at RMA Architects (India)
  • Richard Hassell, Co-Founder of WOHA (Singapore)
  • Christopher Lee, Co-Founder & Principal, Serie Architects (London, Mumbai, Singapore and Beijing)
  • Erwin Viray, Head of the Architecture Sustainable Design Pillar at the Singapore University of Technology & Design (Singapore)

The jury will be complemented by members of the Academic Committee of the LafargeHolcim Foundation:

  • Marilyne Andersen, Full Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Philippe Block, Professor of Architecture & Structure, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerland)
  • Sandra Boivin, R&D Support Director, LafargeHolcim Innovation Center (France)

Europe

The nine-member Europe jury (Image courtesy of LafargeHolcim)
Europe Jury:

  • Jeannette Kuo, Founding Partner of Karamuk Kuo Architects (Switzerland, Head of Jury)
  • Kristiaan Borret, Chief Architect of the Brussels-Capital Region (Belgium)
  • Nuno Brandão Costa, Founder of Brandão Costa Arquitectos (Portugal)
  • Eva Pfannes, Director at Ooze Architects (Netherlands)
  • Sergei Tchoban, Head of SPEECH architectural office and Managing Partner at Tchoban Voss Architekten (Russia/Germany)
  • Alexandre Theriot, Founding Partner and Architect at BRUTHER (France/Switzerland)

The jury will be complemented by members of the Academic Committee of the LafargeHolcim Foundation:

  • Marilyne Andersen, Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Dirk Hebel, Professor of Sustainable Construction, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
  • Christophe Levy, Director of R&D Construction Solutions, representing the LafargeHolcim Innovation Center (France)

Latin America

The nine-member Latin America jury (Image courtesy of LafargeHolcim)
Latin America Jury:

  • Loreta Castro Reguera, Design Director and Founder of Taller Capital (Mexico, Head of Jury)
  • Sandra Barclay, Principal at Barclay & Crousse Architecture (Peru)
  • Luis Callejas, Co-Founder of Luis Callejas & Charlotte Hansson Landscape & Architecture (Colombia)
  • Fernando Diez, Professor of Urbanism, Universidad de Palermo (Argentina)
  • Vanderley John, Professor of Construction Engineering at Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
  • Cecilia Puga, Principal & Founder of Cecilia Puga Architects (Chile)

The jury will be complemented by members of the Academic Committee of the LafargeHolcim Foundation: 

  • Marilyne Andersen, Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Harry Gugger, Professor for Architectural & Urban Design, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Edelio Bermejo, Group Head of Research & Development, LafargeHolcim Innovation Center (France)

Middle East Africa

The nine-member Middle East Africa jury (Image courtesy of LafargeHolcim)
Middle East Africa Jury:

  • Mariam Kamara, Principal and Owner of atelier masōmī (Niger, Head of Jury)
  • Zegeye Cherenet, Professor at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction & City Development (Ethiopia)
  • Linna Choi, Principal at OUALALOU + CHOI (Morocco)
  • Joana Dabaj, Co-Founder & Principal Coordinator at CatalyticAction (Lebanon)
  • Huda Shaka, Associate Director at Arup (United Arab Emirates)
  • Heinrich Wolff, Director at Wolff Architects (South Africa)

The jury will be complemented by members of the Academic Committee of the LafargeHolcim Foundation: 

  • Marilyne Andersen, Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland) 
  • Guillaume Habert, Professor of Sustainable Construction, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerland)
  • Mohsen Ech, Research & Development Program Manager for Infrastructure Solutions, LafargeHolcim Innovation Center (France)

North America

The nine-member North America jury (Image courtesy of LafargeHolcim)
North America Jury:

  • Reed Kroloff, Rowe Family Dean, College of Architecture, at the Illinois Institute of Technology (USA, Head of Jury)
  • Marc Angélil, Professor of Architecture & Design, Department of Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerland)
  • Sarah Burch, Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Governance & Innovation, University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • Mitchell Joachim, Co-Founder of Terreform ONE (USA)
  • Sharon Johnston, Partner at Johnston Marklee & Associates (USA)
  • Jesse LeCavalier, Professor at the John H Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, & Design, University of Toronto (Canada)
  • Sarah Whiting, Dean of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (USA)

The jury will be complemented by:

  • Marilyne Andersen, member of the Academic Committee of the LafargeHolcim Foundation and Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Emmanuel Garcia, R&D Construction Solutions Director, LafargeHolcim Innovation Center (France)

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