Thank you to our wonderful Design Award Jurors for 2017:

Cade Hayes

D U S T™ was formally founded in Tucson, Arizona, USA in 2007, the seeds of which were planted in the late 1990’s on the Llano Estacado in West Texas. The practice has grown through a collaboration between Cade Hayes and Jesús Robles as an exploration of ideas and ethics that had been culminating from their travels and professional experiences. Natives to the deserts of the southwestern U.S., they have cultivated an intimacy to the land in which their work is deeply informed by and attuned to, responding to the environment and the senses. Through attention and craft, the subtleties of their spirit, knowledge, and experience resonate in pursuit of the timeless qualities that remain to inspire and make us dream.

Cade Manning Hayes was born and raised in Carlsbad, New Mexico. It was the experiences in the Lower Pecos River Valley of the Chihuahuan Desert that nourished his dreams, memories, and intimacy with the desert. As a son of a welder, his early influences come from the time spent helping his father and working on his grandfather’s farm. Through these influences he learned to work with his hands, developing skills and a strong work ethic. It was this time spent that taught him enduring life lessons and to always strive for excellence in life’s endeavors. Upon receiving his Masters of Architecture from Texas Tech University in 2002, he moved to the Sonoran Desert where he worked with Rick Joy Architects until 2007. Cade continues to seek and develop poetic pursuits and deep respect for the interdependence of place, experience, and materiality. There resides a strong will to refine knowledge, pursue dreams and apply both rigor and freedom to the ideas that govern the creation of anything new.

David Darling, AIA, IIDA

David Darling is a founding principal of Aidlin Darling Design, formed with Joshua Aidlin in 1997, with a shared interest in exploring design across a wide range of scales, programs, and disciplines including institutional, commercial and residential architecture, as well as furniture, landscape, interior, and product design.

Mr. Darling has cultivated his interest in the connection between design, art, food, wine, and place through his involvement with the James Beard Foundation, Slow Food USA, and through his firm’s work on a wide range of projects, including a destination restaurant for the new SFMOMA, a contemplative art chapel at Stanford University, a 160,000 square foot LEED Gold craft brewery in San Leandro, and several wineries that push the boundaries of sustainability in agriculture and architecture.

His firm’s work explores a closely held conviction that design can enlighten the human spirit by engaging all of the senses. This notion was most recently on display at his firm’s installation “Site & Senses” at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. His firm’s exploration has included projects as far away as Doha Qatar and Hong Kong, and as diverse as product development for Herman Miller Inc., a high school in Santa Rosa, a Cultural Arts Center in San Francisco and a Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia.

In recent years, his firm has garnered over 130 regional, national, and international awards including the Smithsonian Cooper- Hewitt’s 2013 National Design Award for their complete body of work, a James Beard Award for restaurant design, six American Architecture Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum, two International Civic Trust Awards, and several regional, state and national awards from the AIA, IIDA, and ASLA.

Elizabeth Moule, AIA

Ms. Moule’s career includes architecture, urbanism, real estate development and education. A native of Pasadena, California, she holds a M.Arch. from Princeton University, a B.A. from Smith College in Art History and Government, and attended the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York City.

She is a cofounder of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), a national organization aimed at integrating aesthetic, social, environmental, economic and policy aspects of urbanism, and is an emeritus member of its Board of Directors. A founding partner of Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists, she is a national leader in environmental sustainability and designed one of the greenest buildings in the world, the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council in Santa Monica, California. She recently coauthored the CNU’s Canons of Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism, companion to the Charter of the New Urbanism. Ms. Moule’s experience ranges from the design of educational, institutional, commercial and civic buildings to historic rehabilitation, housing, campus planning and large urban design projects at all scales.

A frequently invited public speaker, she has been published in The Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Dwell and Residential Architect and has contributed articles to many books and periodicals, including The Nikkei Shimbun, The Los Angeles Forum, The Charter for the New Urbanism and The Seaside Tapes.

Moule & Polyzoides are the winners of eight Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Design Awards. They are also the recipients of the Seaside Prize (1998) and the Institute of Art & Architecture 2015 Arthur Ross Award for Community and Civic Design.

Todd Schliemann, FAIA

Todd Schliemann is a Design Partner in Ennead Architects. Driving his award-winning work is his passionate conviction that while architecture is a personal interpretive art, it is the designer’s obligation to deliver an architecture suffused with the broadest meaning of its context through the manifestation of form, space, materials and technology. His careful analyses of specific physical, environmental, historical and societal conditions have resulted in designs that give full expression to an institution’s mission while expanding the vocabulary of contemporary architecture and elevating public awareness of architecture’s expressive power. His diverse portfolio in the public realm is recognized internationally for architectural excellence, including such notable projects as The Standard, High Line, New York Hall of Science, Rose Center for Earth and Space, Natural History Museum of Utah, and Weill Cornell Medicine’s Weill Greenberg Center and Belfer Research Building. Mr. Schliemann has served as studio critic, lecturer, ACE Mentor and visiting juror at numerous colleges of architecture, including Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University and Syracuse University. He is a member of the Architectural Advisory Committee of Cornell University and The Council of the New York Hall of Science. Mr. Schliemann received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

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