Jury Members

Jury Members

 

Nader Ardalan
As President of Ardalan Associates, LLC, Nader Ardalan is an Architect with a long and distinguished international career in the fields of Planning, Architecture and Historic Preservation and is a recognized world leader and expert in the field of environmentally sustainable and culturally relevant design. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Masters in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. He has served as Principal-in-charge of International Design and Operations at Jung/Brannen Associates of Boston from 1983 to 1994. During this period he has won a number of International Design Competitions, including the Citizen's Bank Headquarters in Providence, Rhode Island and the Abu Dhabi Oil Company Headquarters in the UAE. From 1994 to 2006, he served as Senior Vice President and Director of Design at KEO International Consultants, a leading multi-disciplinary firm of over 2,000 staff located in a number of countries in the Gulf Region. From 2006 he served as Research Fellow of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, where the Kennedy School of Government sponsored his currently on-going research for the Kuwait National Green Campus Initiative. In February, 2011, he joined the Harvard University Graduate School of Design as Senior Research Associate and Senior Editor of the Gulf Sustainable Urbanism project, sponsored by the Qatar Foundation. He is currently the Senior Advisor for the Harvard GSD Project on Sea Level Rise for Southwest Florida. He is the co-author of The Sense of Unity, published by Chicago University Press; The Habitat Bill of Rights; Blessed Jerusalem; Exhibitor in MANtransFORMS, Smithsonian Institute, Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York, NY; He has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard, MIT, Yale and lecturers widely internationally.

 

Shirish Beri
Ar. Shirish Beri’s works, which tend to reflect his values and concerns in life have been bearing their distinct mark on modern Indian architecture since 1975. They strive to address his life concerns of man moving further away from nature, from his fellow human beings and from his own self. Through his work, Shirish Beri probes the multisensory and the immeasurable dimension of space while trying to evoke a reflective pause amidst today’s clutter and background noise. He feels that issues of sustainability can be aptly addressed only through the right attitudes and goals. His designs try to achieve an inherent sense of unity and harmony with various natural and man-made elements and forces. He has designed a number of campuses for national & regional level institutions for research, rehabilitation, health care and education, along with various other types of buildings. Shirish Beri has won a number of national – international recognitions. His works have featured in various national & international publications on Modern Architecture, magazines and newspapers- His works have been included in various important exhibitions such as - “50 Years of Indian Architecture & Planning”, Indian architect & builder's exhibition "Design directions" and “State of Architecture” at NGMA, Mumbai- Two very special extensive exhibitions of his work and poems called - " A search for wholeness " and “Urmi – the inspiration” have toured various cities in India and abroad- His work has been filmed for a special Television serial - Nature + by RA Vision, Delhi- His recently published book "Spaces inspired by nature" is being received very well in India & abroad.

 

Waro Kishi
Born in Yokohama, Japan, 1950; graduated from Department of Architecture, Kyoto University, 1975; completed post-graduate course of Architecture, Kyoto University, 1978; established Waro Kishi + K.Associates/Architects, 1981; received The JIA(Japan Institute of Architects) Award for the best young architect of the year, 1993; received The Prize of Architectural Institute of Japan for Design, 1996; received Commendation of the Jury of Dedalo Minosse International Prize, 2006; received Gold Award, 16th Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards, 2008; taught architectural design in Kyoto Institute of Technology, 1993-2010; Visiting professor, University of California, Berkeley, 2003; Visiting professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 2004; professor, Kyoto University, 2010-2016; professor, Kyoto University of Art and Design, 2016-present Founded in Kyoto in 1981 as “Waro Kishi Architects” and re-organized as “K.ASSOCIATES/ Architects” in 1992, our office has been a highly accomplished and professionally recognized practice for nearly 25 years. K.ASSOCIATES/Architects’ broad range of projects includes gallery and showroom spaces, higher education and academic buildings, public bridges, private houses, a sports complex, art installations, and furniture. Our prior experience working abroad includes locations such as Italy, Spain, France, and China. K.ASSOCIATES/Architects has been the recipient of numerous awards in Japan as well as abroad.

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