Meet the 2013 Judges and Chair
Our 2013 judging panel consists of a number of key individuals drawn from various areas of the international architectural design and construction community:
Chair of the Judging Panel, 2013:
Lucy Bullivant is an architecture curator, critic, author, guest lecturer and consultant. She elected for an Honorary Fellowship of RIBA in 2010. A cultural historian with a Master’s degree from the Royal College of Art. In the early 1990s she was Heinz Curator of Architectural Programmes at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Lucy works internationallywith leading museums, galleries, cultural institutions, publishers and corporate bodies.
Lucy is a Member of the Steering Committee of the Institut de la Ville en Mouvement PSA Peugeot Citroen and the Quality Review Panel of the London Legacy Development Corporation, and collaborates with the sustainable community charity Clear Village, London.
A widely respected and internationally read critic and author in the field of architecture and urban design - contributing to Domus, Uncube, The Plan, Volume, Architectural Review, Architecture Today, Architectural Record and Indesign, some of the world’s most authoritative international architectural magazines.
She has curated ground-breaking and successful exhibitions - some global touring projects - such as Space Invaders, for the British Council, London, and Kid size: the material world of childhood, for Vitra Design Museum, Germany - conferences and talks including Softspace (Tate Modern), 4dspace and Spaced Out III (ICA, London).
Her latest book, Masterplanning Futures, published by Routledge in 2012, analyses the ideals and processes of contemporary masterplanning globally, and this year she also published New Arcadians: emerging UK architects (Merrell). Her earlier books include, Responsive Environments: architecture, art and design (V&A Contemporary, 2006) and Anglo Files: UK architecture’s rising generation, Thames & Hudson, 2005).
Paolo Brescia (OBR)
Paolo Brescia graduated in architecture from the Politecnico di Milano in 1996 after an academic fellowship at Architectural Association in London. He worked with Renzo Piano from 1998 to 2000.
In 2000 he established OBR Open Building Research with architect Tommaso Principi focused on the idea of researching new ways of living, creating a design network between Genoa, London and New York, which later extended to Mumbai, Beijing and Istanbul.
OBR’s research is involved in public and social programmes in countries newly advancing in urban development, promoting - through architecture - a sense of community and the individual identities of users. Brescia lectures widely including at Architecture Academy of Mendrisio, Aalto University in Helsinki, Academy of Architecture of Mumbai and University of Mimar SinanGuzel Sanatlar of Istanbul.
He was invited in 2006 to participate in the X Biennale di Venezia, in 2007 at the V Bienal de Arquitetura de Brasília and at the XI Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires.
In 2007 he was awarded at the RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects of London with an Honorable Mention by AR Awards for Emerging Architecture and his work was presented in the London exhibition Architecture: Where to?
In 2008 he won the Plusform award for the best architecture realized by a young architect under 40, the Urbanpromo prize by INU Istituto Nazionale Urbanistica at the Biennale di Venezia and was invited at the AR Award Exhibition in Berlin, Budapest and Seul.
In 2009 he was an honourable mention finalist for the Gold Medal for Italian Architecture by Triennale di Milano and invited to take part at the China International Architectural Expo in Beijing.
In 2010 his projects are showed at the Better City, Better Life exhibition at the Shanghai International Expo and awarded with the Europe 40 Under 40 prize in Madrid.
In 2011 he received in Rome the In/Arch and Ance premium for the best realized project designed by a young architect and OBR was awarded in London with the overall LEAF Award. In 2012 he won the WAN Awards Residential in London and the Green Good Design Award in Chicago.
Michel Mossessian (Mossessian & partners)
Mossessian & partners is an international award-winning architecture practice with expertise in architecture, masterplanning, technological innovation and research. Established in 2005 by architect Michel Mossessian, its experienced team of 20 professionals (with currently more than 10 nationalities) is committed to architecture that adds cultural value and benefits society ‘beyond buildings’.
Following twenty years design experience on major projects in Chicago, New York, Paris, and London, including leading the design team that won the competition for the new NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Michel Mossessian chose to establish his independent practice in London in order to focus on the demands of complex, high density urban spaces.
In 2010 the practice completed 5 Merchant Square in Paddington, London; ExxonMobil headquarters in Shanghai and a private residence in Sorede, France. A public square in the prestigious Musheireb regeneration project in Doha, Quatar, is due for completion in 2013, In 2011 Mossessian won an international competition to overhaul the historic Place Lalla Yeddouna in the Medina of Fez, Morocco.
Mossessian & partners has won a growing reputation for architecture of the highest calibre. Rejecting the notion of an ‘ivory tower’ design mentality, the practice encourages a design process that is entirely collaborative, alert to the needs of clients and attentive to the requirements of local planning authorities. This unique ‘Black Box’ modus operandi underpins the key design, essential at the commencement of every project.
Božana Komljenovic (Zaha Hadid)
Božana was born in Belgrade where she graduated in Architecture from Belgrade University.
Since relocating to London in1994, Božana completed Post Graduate Diploma and Part III at the South Bank University, registered with ARB and became a chartered RIBA member in 2000.
In London, Božana worked independently on residential and art related projects before joining architectural practice Walters and Cohen in 1998. She was made an Associate at Walters and Cohen in 2002.
In May 2007 Božana joined Zaha Hadid Architects and was made an Associate in December 2008.
Since joining ZHA Božana worked as a Project Architect/Associate in charge of:
- 5.5 million square meters masterplan in Istanbul
- Architectural Concept for sqm mixed use development in Kartal, Istanbul
- Residential development in Singapore
- Kowloon Cultural District competition in Hong Kong
- King Abdulah Petroleum Research centre in Saudi Arabia
- Sheldon Haymarket Museum of Art in Lincoln, Nebraska
Božana is currently a project Associate on Beko mix use complex project in Belgrade. In addition, Božana also:
- Ran design workshops for Sorrel Foundation’s joinedupfordesign programme
- Acted as an external critic and tutor at both South Bank and the Architectural Association in London
- Continues to actively mentor Part III candidates
- Has been a visiting lecturer at the London School of Economic’s Cities Programme
- Is a continuing visiting studio co-mentor at Masters Programme at Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade
- Tought at Belgrade University as part of EU MIDWEB programme for 2011
Phil Holden (Pascall & Watson)
Phil is the Managing Director of Pascall+Watson architects and holds the position of Non Executive Director of the Royal Institute of British Architects Professional Services Board. In the 11 years of being MD Phil has led the practice to develop into an internationally renowned firm with offices in London, Ireland and Abu Dhabi and one of the top 25 architectural practices in the UK. He is an accomplished designer and an expert in framework relationships and supply chain management, with years of experience with clients across the transportation, education and commercial sectors.
LeanneTritton (ING Media)
Leanne Tritton has worked in Australia, the USA and the UK and now advises chief executives and senior directors on reputation management. Leanne is the founder and managing director of ING MEDIA, a London based PR and Communications agency that specialises in building and managing the reputations of architecture, property and design firms. Her client experience includes: KPF, Knoll, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, the HEAT programme for the Queensland Government, Eric Parry Architects, John McAslan + Partners, The Australian Institute of Architects, Bennetts Associates and Jestico + Whiles.
Leanne speaks regularly on communications issues and has written for a range of publications on branding and communications, including the Financial Times, Building Design, and The Architects’ Journal. She was a judge for the 2011 Australian Institute of Architects National Awards.
Enric Ruiz-Geli (Cloud9)
Enric Ruiz-Geli is the principal of award-winning practice Cloud-9 Studio in Barcelona. This cutting edge experimental practice is now well known world wide for such works as Media-ICT, El Consorci Zona Franca 22@, Barcelona; Villa Nurbs House, Empuriabrava; and Forest Hotel, Barcelona. The practice has made a unique commitment to research and experimentation in fundamentally novel approaches to technology, fabrication and construction to realise these ground-breaking projects. Their current works in progress include the New York Aquarium and the new Bulli foundation headquarters.
Acknowledged for his revolutionary approach to innovation in architecture, Ruiz-Gelis numerous national and international awards include WAF Award for Worlds Best Building of the Year with Media-ICT in 2011, FAD special mention for the same building, First prize, Pavilion in Ecole Especiale de Paris, 2011, Steel Design Awards ECCS, European Convention For Constructional Steelwork, to Media-ICT, 2009, Prize Corian Dupont for Villa Nurbs, 2008.
Ruiz-Gelis contribution to architectural research, development and innovation through prototyping has also been the subject of a list of awards.
The work has been exhibited and published internationally by including by Actar, AD, Arquitectura Viva, Quaderns, Domus, A&U, Wired, Financial Times, New York Times, amongst many others. Enric has lectured all over the world, he has been Unit Master of Diploma Unit 18 at Architectura Assosiation, London, since 2010, was Co-Chairman of the Figuers Creative City in 2010 and Science Committee of Tecnalia, 2011. His works belong to the collections of MoMa (New York), FRAC Centre Collection (Orleans) and Centre Pompidou (Paris).