Jury for Professional Awards
|Richard's work, from the Iraq invasion and the war in Afghanistan is now held by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, in Washington, D.C.|
"I was taught to draw by my grandfather. He started by teaching me to draw the shapes around things rather than the things themselves. This is a technique I still fall back on today, when I am struggling with proportions.
For me, drawing is about getting people to pay attention to something – to something they need to see clearly, to something studied and dissected and rendered and understood. So I draw. I draw what I see. I use that limited drawing skill, to hopefully stun people out of their daily reverie.
My grandfather's spirit travels with me still."
He lives in Maryland with his wife and children. He works as Graphics Editor and news illustrator for The Washington Post.
|Thomas Payne, OAA, FRAIC, AIA|
|Thomas Payne was born in Chatham, Ontario. He was educated at Princeton university (ab, 1971), the école des beaux arts in Paris, and Yale university (m. Arch, 1974).|
Thom was mentored by James Stirling at Yale school of architecture and by Barton Myers at Barton Myers associates (1979 – 1987), the predecessor firm to Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg architects (KPMP), where Tthom was a founding and senior partner for 25 years.
Thom has a depth of experience in the broadest range of project types – culture, education, institution, hospitality, recreation, retail, commercial, residential – at every imaginable scale.
He has been blessed with great work colleagues and extraordinary clients in many disciplines.
Thomas Payne architect cohabits space in Toronto and Hudson, NY with luff art + dialogue, an independent art space presenting experimental and emerging work across disciplines. In turn, both are connected through experiments in art architecture and farming to spook rock farm, Hudson, New York.
| Donald Schmitt is a graduate of the University of Toronto School of Architecture where he received the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal in the thesis year.|
Donald Schmitt’s experience includes academic, healthcare and research facilities with an emphasis on sustainable design. Significant projects include the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Symphony Hall, Detroit and the Bahen Centre for Information Technology at the University of Toronto. Current projects include the Sick Children’s Hospital Research Tower in Toronto, the Global Innovation Exchange Building at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario and the Regent Park Arts and Culture Centre in Toronto.
A Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and a member of the American Institute of Architects, Mr. Schmitt and his firm have won over 200 design awards including six Governor General’s Awards.
He is the Founding Chair of the Public Art Commission for the City of Toronto for which he was awarded the Civic Medal. He is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Planning Design and Real Estate for the National Capital Commission, Ottawa and a member of the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel.
He is a member of the Canadian Art Foundation Advisory Committee and is an academician with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
Jury for Student Awards
|Henry E. Sorenson, Jr. (called Hank by many of his friends) is a tenured Professor of Architecture on the faculty of Montana State University. He came to Montana from his native Florida in 1983 for the express purpose of developing and coordinating a series of architectural graphics courses for the M.S.U. School of Architecture. It was a golden opportunity; one for which he had been preparing all his life.|
Hank has always enjoyed drawing. He was first officially recognized for his ability in 1958 – the year he won the Best Poster Dental Contest in his sixth grade class. Although he had no formal art training before college, the pleasure and satisfaction that accompany the act of making visual images, especially through the mediums of drawing, painting, and photography, have influenced his life for as long as he can remember. In architecture school at the University of Florida, he was fortunate to first study under and later work with the late Bob Davis, a gifted and inspirational architectural illustrator. Hank graduated with honors in 1970 and spent the next five years as a designer in architectural offices. However, his experience with Bob Davis convinced him that teaching could provide a perfect environment for developing and sharing his talent with others. In 1976 he returned to college to earn the Master of Architecture degree that would qualify him to teach in a university setting. He paid his way through college by maintaining an architectural delineation and graphic design practice, a practice that continues to this day. While in graduate school, Hank taught classes in architectural drawing and developed a text on architectural tone rendering. He continued to teach design and graphics at the University of Florida as an assistant professor until he accepted the position at Montana State University.
During the twenty plus years that Hank has coordinated the School of Architecture’s graphics program, the National Architectural Accrediting Board has consistently singled out the exceptional graphic skills displayed by M.S.U. students. Their work has also been recognized both nationally and internationally through student architectural design and graphics competitions.
|Based in Tokyo, Masaaki is a partner in Nikken Sekkei, one of the world's largest architectural firms. As Chief Illustrator and Director of the firm's presentation section, he and his team of 40 illustrators have been involved in over 20,000 projects in some 40 countries, in both the public and private sectors.|
Masaaki was born in Tokyo and raised in Nagoya. He graduated from Nagoya University of Art with degrees in Fine Art in 1982. He has been a member of ASAI since 1995. As President in 2011, he successfully negotiated for ASAI to participate in the International Union of Architects (UIA) Congress Tokyo 2011. his illustration work has been recognized with many Architecture in Perspective Awards of Excellence and a Juror's Award in 2009.
| Jon Soules received Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Studies degrees from the University of Waterloo, where he won the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal for Design.|
In over 20 years with Diamond Schmitt, he has worked in various capacities on government, research and education, performance, sports and residential projects. His international work includes the Canadian Chancery in Prague, the Hebrew University School of Computer Science and Engineering and the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem - winner of the 2004 Business Week/Architectural Record Award. Jon was lead principal of detail design and construction for the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. He led design of the National Arts Centre Theatre renovations in Ottawa and for The Country Day School Performing Arts Centre in King and St. Elizabeth Catholic High School Performing Arts Centre in Vaughan.
His master planning work includes The Country Day School Master Plan and subsequent projects including the Junior School gymnasium and Cyclone Field House. He is currently working on master plans for The National Arts Centre, the University of Calgary Kinesiology Complex and the Regent Park Revitalization Project in Toronto.
Health care projects include South Riverdale Community Health Centre, St Michael’s Hospital and medical operating theatres for the Clear view Institute in Toronto. Jon is the principal lead for the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Health Centre and studies for 50-meter pools in Toronto and Windsor.
He won the American Society of Architectural Illustrators Awards of Excellence in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010.