Michael Jantzen

Michael Jantzen, who considers himself to be an artist and a designer, was born in Centralia Illinois on May 3rd 1948. He grew up with his parents and eight brothers and sisters on a summer resort near Carlyle Illinois. It was there that his early experimentations with structure design led him to Southern Illinois University, […]

Kazys Varnelis

Kazys Varnelis is an artist, designer, and scholar. His focusses on the impact of digital technology on everyday life. He holds a PhD in the History of Architecture and Urban Development from Cornell University and is the founder and Director of the Network Architecture Lab and co-founder of AUDC , entities that are both think tanks […]

Barbara Wilks

W is an interdisciplinary woman-owned studio which builds on links between architecture and landscape architecture to create spaces that engage both nature and urbanism. Founded in NYC in 1999, we have projects in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States. THE PEOPLE W is organized around the commitment of Founder Barbara Wilks to […]

Jan Hietala

Jan Hietala is an artist, architect and academic.  Hietala is a fellow of ResArch – The National School of Research in Architecture Sweden.  He has held administrative positions at the Royal Academy of Arts Stockholm, Färgfabriken Centre for Art and Architecture Stockholm and Nordic Institute For Contemporary Art Helsingfors, and academic positions at the Royal […]

Bernd Upmeyer

Bernd Upmeyer is a Germany-born and Rotterdam-based architect and urbanist. He is the founder of the Bureau of Architecture, Research, and Design (BOARD) and the editor-in-chief and founder of MONU Magazine on Urbanism. BOARD was founded in Rotterdam in 2005 and is active in many fields: as an architecture, urban design, and design practice and […]

Jurgen Mayer H.

J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten focus on works at the intersection of architecture, communication, and new technology. Recent international projects include Metropol Parasol, the redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnación in Seville, Spain; the Court of Justice in Hasselt, Belgium; Pavilion KA300, built in celebration of Karlsruhe’s 300th jubilee, and several public and […]

Rachel Melvald

Founder, Rachel Melvald studied Fine Arts and Psychology at the University of Michigan and trained at both the Southern California Institute of Architecture and the UCLA School of Interior Architecture. With over 15 years of experience as a licensed psychotherapist in both the private and public sector, Melvald launched RAY in 2014 to guide clients […]

Chris Morris

Chris Morris (BSArch UVa’75 / MArch Princeton’78), per Architectural Digest’s 1991 “AD 100,” is a world-renowned architectural visionary who has designed various built works across the United States. His designs include Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers; the Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre) in Los Angeles; Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut; the Chandelier […]

Alexis Readinger, Preen, Inc.

Alexis Readinger founded Preen, Inc. an award winning hospitality design firm in 2005.  A Texan native based in Los Angeles, she has been involved in over a hundred local and international projects and is recognized for her work with leading chefs and hoteliers.  She is a LEED certified Green Building Advisor.  She holds a Master’s […]

Benjamin Ball

Benjamin Ball grew up in Colorado and Iowa where his mother’s involvement in theatre proved influential. While studying for his degree at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Ball logged stints at Gehry Partners and Shirdel Zago Kipnis. Upon graduation, he sought work as a set and production designer for films (including the Matrix series) […]