Who was on the jury?

Julie Bargmann
Landscape Architect and Professor of Landscape architecture at the
University of Virginia

Julie Bargmann is nationally recognized as an innovative designer with over 15 years of experience in the building of regenerative places and in research-based graduate design education. Her on-going design research Project D.I.R.T. (Design Investigations Reclaiming Terrain) focuses on the cultural and ecological potential of working with complex processes of reclaiming industrial sites. As Associate Professor at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, Bargmann explores emerging technologies of remediation as the students invent design alternatives for evolutionary transformations of contaminated communities. At her small design practice D.I.R.T. studio, Bargmann collaborates with engineers, scientists, architects and artists on industrial and urban landscapes across the country. Projects range from the revitalization of Ford Motor Company's River Rouge plant to redevelopment of a ConEdison power plant on the East River of Manhattan. Currently Bargmann is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on reuse and remediation design frameworks of Superfund sites along with completing a Graham Foundation Grant supported publication "Toxic Beauty" forthcoming from Princeton Architecture Press.

Vishaan Chakrabarti
Director of Manhattan Office, New York City Department of City Planning
In October, 2002, Vishaan Chakrabarti, AIA, was appointed Director of the Manhattan Office for the New York Department of City Planning. A key member of the Department's executive staff responsible for fulfilling the agency's mission in Manhattan, Chakrabarti advises the Mayor's Office and the City Planning Commission on planning issues throughout the borough, manages the thirty-person team constituting the Manhattan Office, and acts as the primary liaison to a wide range of stakeholders including elected officials, community organizations, major institutions, and private sector entities on matters of urban design, land use, and economic development.

Chakrabarti leads the City's urban design effort for the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan in the wake of 9/11. Other major initiatives he is currently directing include Hudson Yards, a forty year plan for the redevelopment of the far West side of Manhattan representing 360 acres of new commercial, residential and open space development; the redevelopment of the High Line, a 1.5 mile abandoned elevated railway, as a new linear park; and a river to river master plan for Harlem's 125th Street corridor including a major new presence for Columbia University.

Prior to joining the Department of City Planning, Chakrabarti had been an Associate Partner for the New York Office of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, LLP, where since 1996 he managed numerous architecture and urban design projects worldwide including the new headquarters for the New York Stock Exchange.

Chakrabarti holds a Master's degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, a Masters degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and dual Bachelor's degrees in Art History and Engineering from Cornell University. He is also a Registered Architect in the State of New York.

Chakrabarti is a David Rockefeller Fellow, a Crain's "40 under 40," is involved in numerous civic organizations, and frequently publishes, lectures, and serves on design juries. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Maria Alataris, who is also an architect, and their son Evan.

John Lee Compton
Co-Chair Chelsea Preservation and Planning Committee, Manhattan Community
Board No. 4

John Lee Compton is Co-Chair of the Chelsea Preservation & Planning Committee of Manhattan Community Board No. 4, President of the Council of Chelsea Block Associations and a member of the Executive Committee of the Chelsea Waterside Park Association. He has lived in Chelsea since 1987. He also is a co-founder and the CEO of BioAgriCultural Enterprises, LLC, a member of the Executive Committee of the NYS Biodiversity Research Institute, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the NY Biotechnology Association.

Lynne Cooke
Curator, Dia Art Foundation
Lynne Cooke is the Curator at Dia Center for the Arts, New York (1990 to present), and a writer and lecturer on contemporary art. B.A., Melbourne University; M.A., Courtauld Institute of Art; Ph.D., London University. Lecturer, History of Art Department, University College, London University (1979-89); visiting lecturer, Visual Arts Department, Syracuse University (1987) and Graduate Sculpture School, Yale University (1990, 1992, 1998), School of the Arts, Columbia University. Co-curator, Aperto, Venice Biennale (1986); co-curator, Carnegie International (1991). Artistic director, Biennale of Sydney (1996). In addition to ongoing exhibitions at Dia Center for the Arts, she has curated exhibitions at the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol; Whitechapel Art Gallery and Hayward Gallery, London; Third Eye Center, Glasgow; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; The American Center, Paris; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen; Dia Center for the Arts, New York; Arkipelag, Stockholm; Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne and elsewhere. She has written widely about contemporary art in exhibition catalogues including Ann Hamilton (Dia Center for the Arts, New York, 1995), Louise Bourgeois (Reina Sofia, Madrid, 1999), Gary Hill (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1993), Rebecca Horn (Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, 1997), Richard Serra (Dia Center for the Arts, New York, 1997), Andreas Gursky (Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 1998), Douglas Gordon (Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover 1998), Louise Bourgeois (Reina Sophia, Madrid), and Roni Horn (Phaidon, London, 2000). She writes regularly in Burlington Magazine, Parkett and other art journals. Currently co-curating Forward in Brussels. Most recent exhibitions at Dia: Jo Baer, the Minimalist Years 1960-1975, Rosemarie Trockel, Spleen.

Steven Holl
Steven Holl founded Steven Holl Architects in New York in 1976. SHA is a design-oriented office, with a current staff of 25. The firm has been recognized internationally with numerous awards, publications and exhibitions for quality and excellence in design. Currently, our competition-winning design for the 165,000 sf Expansion of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, has begun construction to be completed in 2004. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, our 195,000 sf Undergraduate Dormitories completed construction in September 2002. The Whitney Waterworks Park and Water Treatment Facility in Hamden, Connecticut began construction in Spring 2002. Other current projects include a new marina development in Beirut, Lebanon, and a new building for the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa. Steven Holl is a tenured faculty member at Columbia University where he has taught since 1981. Other professional affiliations include NCARB, American Institute of Architects, American Association of Museums, Honorary Whitney Circle, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the International Honorary Committee, Viipuri Library, Alvar Aalto Foundation. In July 2001 Time Magazine named Steven Holl as America's Best Architect, for "buildings that satisfy the spirit as well as the eye." Most recently Steven Holl was honored by the Smithsonian Institution with the 2002 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture.

Murray Moss
Owner, Moss
Murray Moss began his career as a professional actor in the United States and Great Britain after his studies at Columbia University and at New York University, School of Arts. In 1978, in collaboration with Dutch designer Ronaldus Shamask, Moss launched the fashion label Moss Shamask, Ltd., which became known for its architectonic, structural designs long before such thinking in clothing came into vogue. Moss Shamask rapidly expanded to include broad manufacturing of women's and men's fashions, international distribution and licensing. In 1991, the company's trademarks and trade names were sold. With the opening of the Moss shop in 1994, in SoHo, Murray Moss was able to infuse basic principles of his previous careers into all aspects of the store -- to dramatic effect. Both a sense of theatre and a sensibility reminiscent of experimental fashion characterize the shop, which presents a highly edited selection of current products created by designers (often discovered by Moss) from around the world. Like an editor or a curator, Moss changes the presentation of products almost daily, keeping the store fresh and current with new ideas. Moss is more influential and successful than most museums for ideas and inspiration. "You go to learn something, not just buy something," Donald Albrecht, senior curator of design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum said in a recent article. "Murray brings the museum to the store." Moss currently sits on the Boards of Trustees of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). He is also a frequent guest lecturer at world-renowned art academies and universities. In May 2000, Moss was awarded the House Beautiful "Giant's of Design" Award., and was recently awarded the 2002 Chrysler Design Award and the 2002 Russel Wright Award. Moss currently resides in New York City with his business and life partner, Franklin Getchell.

Marilyn Jordan Taylor
Chairman, Skidmore Owings and Merrill
Marilyn Jordan Taylor, FAIA, is an architect and urban designer whose projects focus on bringing design excellence to the public realm. She currently leads SOM's efforts in metropolitan transportation design including the new International Air Terminal at JFK Airport, the expanded Continental gateway at Newark Airport, and the redevelopment of Penn Station at the Farley Building. A noted urban designer, she is also involved in plans for Governor's Island, Columbia University, Lower Manhattan, reclaiming the East River site of Con Ed's Waterside plant, downtown sites in Washington, DC, and the Westside Yards. Ms. Taylor spent her first years with the firm in the Washington, DC office where she participated in projects including Hilton Head Island, the Great Mall, and the Northeast Corridor Improvement Project, a $2.5 billion Federal initiative to improve passenger rail service and the stations and station areas between Washington, DC and Boston. She then moved to New York to lead the Urban Design and Planning practice, where she has been involved in projects such as Riverside South, Tribeca Bridge, Route 9A, Transitional Housing for the Homeless, Columbia University East Campus, Chase Metrotech, and north-end residential strategies in Battery Park City. Her projects beyond New York City range from Providence Capital Center in Rhode Island, Celebration New Town in Florida, and the New Jersey Center for the Performing Arts, to Canary Wharf in London and EuroDisney in France. She also led the team that produced the award-winning Transit-Friendly Land Use Planning, a manual for citizens and municipal officials throughout New Jersey. Since 1985, Ms. Taylor has brought the skills of urban design and architecture to a number of airport and transportation projects, culminating in the establishment of "SOM Airports", a planning and design practice addressing passenger-serving facilities at major transportation centers. Ms. Taylor is very active in civic activities in New York, and serves on the boards of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) and the Institute for Urban Design. She is currently serving as Chairman of the New York Building Congress. She is Past President of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and has also chaired the AIA's national Regional and Urban Design Committee. In 1995 she was selected as a David Rockefeller Fellow of the New York City Partnership, spending a year studying the city's public policy issues and strategies. In 1998 she was honored as the CREW Woman of the Year, and she has been twice named to the Crain's List of Most Influential Women. She frequently lectures and serves on juries. Ms. Taylor was educated at Radcliffe College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California at Berkeley. She is married to Brainerd O. Taylor, an urban designer and transportation planner, and has two children. Ms. Taylor holds the position of SOM Chairman, a two-year term, which began on October 1, 2001. Ms. Taylor is the first woman to head the firm. In addition to her leadership on many of SOM's most urban and complex projects, as Chairman, Ms. Taylor will assume responsibility for SOM's strategic vision and direction.

Signe Nielsen
Landscape Architect and Urban Designer
Signe Nielsen brings extensive experience to the field of landscape architecture. She has designed and supervised the construction of over $185 million worth of projects including private estates, waterfront parks, large campuses, urban transportation improvements, and corporate facilities in the United States and abroad. A Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Ms. Nielsen's design work has received awards from the Art Commission of the City of New York, the ASLA, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, and the New York State Association of the American Institute of Architects. Her work has been published in the periodicals Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, and Landscape Architecture and in the books International Landscape Design, Designing the New Landscape, and Yearbook of Landscape Architecture, among others. Exhibits of her work have been shown in New York, Washington DC and Chicago. Born in Paris, Ms. Nielsen holds degrees in Urban Planning from Smith College; in Landscape Architecture from City College of New York; and in and in Construction Management from Pratt Institute. Prior to forming Mathews Nielsen, Ms. Nielsen worked with such distinguished design firms as Quennell Rothschild Associates, M. Paul Friedberg and Partners, and Doxiadis Associates in Athens, Greece. Ms. Nielsen, principal of her own design firm for 20 years, also directed a landscape construction and maintenance firm for 10 years. Ms. Nielsen has been a speaker and juror for events sponsored by many professional and educational organizations and served as a panelist on the New York State Council on the Arts. She is currently a Professor in both the graduate and undergraduate Schools of Architecture at Pratt Institute and has been a faculty member at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and City College School of Architecture. Ms. Nielsen is a registered landscape architect in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Maryland and holds a Council of Landscape Architectural Review Boards certificate.

Bernard Tschumi
Architect, Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture,
Planning, and Preservation

Bernard Tschumi is an architect and educator. First known as a theorist, he exhibited and published The Manhattan Transcripts (1981) and wrote Architecture and Disjunction, a series of theoretical essays (MIT Press, 1994). In 1983, he won the prestigious competition to design the Parc de la Villette, a 125-acre, $300-million public park containing dramatic buildings, walkways, bridges, and gardens at the northeast edge of Paris. Tschumi established his Paris office in 1983, followed by the New York office in 1988. Today, projects that are completed or under construction include Le Fresnoy National Studio for Contemporary Arts in Tourcoing, France (1997); Columbia University's Lerner Hall Student Center (1999); Marne La Vallée School of Architecture, Paris (1999); the Interface Flon, a bus, train, and subway station and pedestrian bridge in Lausanne, Switzerland (2001); a 8,000-person/70,000-square-foot Concert Hall and Exhibition Complex in Rouen, France (2001); and the 100,000 square-foot Florida International University School of Architecture in Miami, Florida. He was one of the three international finalists selected by The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1997 to design its new expansion. He is currently designing the Museum for African Art in New York, the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sao Paolo, which were all winning entries to international competitions, as well as building in Cincinnati and Geneva, Switzerland.

A permanent US resident who holds both French and Swiss nationalities, Bernard Tschumi came to the United States in 1976. Tschumi studied in Paris and at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, from which he received his degree in 1969. He taught at the Architectural Association in London (1970-79), the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York (1976), Princeton University (1976 and 1980) and the Cooper Union (1981-3). He has been Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York from 1988 to 2003.

Tschumi is a member of the Collège International de Philosophie in France and the recipient of many distinguished honors, including the Légion d'Honneur, and the Ordre des Arts et Lettres. He was awarded France's Grand Prix National d'Architecture in 1996, as well as awards from the American Institute of Architects and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Robert Hammond
Director and Co-Founder, Friends of the High Line

Reed Kroloff
Competition Advisor
Reed Kroloff is an independent architectural consultant and commentator based in Washington, DC. He previously served as Editor-in-Chief of Architecture magazine. Under his direction, Architecture garnered more awards for editorial and design excellence than any magazine of its type, and quickly became the leading design publication in the nation. Prior to joining Architecture in 1995, Mr. Kroloff taught at Arizona State University (ASU), where he remains a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Architecture. At ASU, he received the first-ever Award for Academic Excellence from the Arizona chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Kroloff serves on numerous boards and advisory councils, ranging from the Dean's Council at the University of Tennessee to the Register of Peer Professionals of the United States General Services Administration. Mr. Kroloff counts among his clients the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the University of Connecticut, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and Vivendi Universal. He writes and lectures widely, and is a regular visiting critic at architecture schools and professional organizations across the country. Reed Kroloff holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University, and has practiced architecture in Texas and Arizona.

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