The Judges

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This all-star panel of de­sign minds ded­i­cated count­less hours to por­ing over this year’s en­tries. Meet the in­ter­na­tional de­sign stars and lo­cal heroes on this year’s judg­ing team.

JONATHAN ics col­lec­tion ADLER in 1994. (MAKER) Now his launched em­pire en­com­passes his first ce­r­am­myr­iad craft and prod­uct joy to life. lines, each ded­i­cated to bring­ing style, ALAN Jewels AN­DER­SON by Alan An­der­son, (FASHION) Canada’s is cre­ative de­fin­i­tive direc­tor cou­ture of fashion azine cov­ers jew­ellery and celebri­ties house. His around pieces have the world—from adorned magDame El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor to Katy Perry. TIM sor of ANTONIUK in­dus­trial de­sign (IN­DUS­TRIAL) at the Univer­sity is an as­so­ciate of Al­berta. pro­fesThrough his re­search and prac­tice as co-founder of Hot­house De­sign Stu­dio in the early ’90s and in his work with in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies such as Droog, he has in­ves­ti­gated the pro­duc­tion of mor­ph­ing/shapeshift­ing ma­te­ri­als and prod­ucts. MIKAEL AXELSSON (IN­DUS­TRIAL), a de­signer for Ikea, has stud­ied de­sign in Stock­holm, Barcelona and Welling­ton, and is also a trained me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer. His work has been ex­hib­ited around the world, and in 2017 he re­ceived a Good De­sign award hosted by the Ja­pan In­sti­tute for De­sign Pro­mo­tion. BAR­BARA BARRY (IN­TE­RI­ORS) runs her epony­mous de­sign firm from L. A. Her de­signs are sold in fine stores through­out the world, as well as in Bar­bara Barry gal­leries in Bangkok, Sin­ga­pore, Kuala Lumpur and Moscow. MICHELLE BIG­GAR (AR­CHI­TEC­TURE), prin­ci­pal, Of­fice of McFarlane Big­gar Ar­chi­tects and De­sign­ers, has been prac­tis­ing as an in­te­rior de­signer for 20 years, with in­ter­na­tional ex­pe­ri­ence in Aus­tralia, the U.K. and Canada. Her work em­braces an ex­ten­sive range of project types, rang­ing from the hands- on craft­ing of small projects to the project man­age­ment and de­sign lead­er­ship of large-scale, com­plex multi- user fa­cil­i­ties. CHRIS­TIAN BLYT (IN­DUS­TRIAL) is an as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor in in­dus­trial de­sign and co­or­di­na­tor of the In­no­va­tions in Wood De­sign pro­gram at Emily Carr Univer­sity of Art and De­sign.

JAMES CHENG (AR­CHI­TEC­TURE) is a Cana­dian ar­chi­tect rec­og­nized for his pi­o­neer­ing con­tri­bu­tions to West Coast ar­chi­tec­ture and city build­ing. Cheng has re­ceived more than 50 de­sign awards, in­clud­ing the Gover­nor Gen­eral’s Medal in Ar­chi­tec­ture and the Or­der of Canada, which is the coun­try’s high­est civil­ian hon­our for life­time achieve­ment and merit of a high de­gree from the Gover­nor Gen­eral’s of­fice of Canada. AN­DREA COCHRAN (LAND­SCAPE), FASLA, is founder of San Fran­cisco-based An­drea Cochran Land­scape Ar­chi­tec­ture. Cochran holds a mas­ter’s de­gree in land­scape ar­chi­tec­ture from Har­vard Univer­sity’s Grad­u­ate School of De­sign. In 2014, she was awarded the Smith­so­nian’s Cooper He­witt Na­tional De­sign Award in Land­scape Ar­chi­tec­ture and was hon­oured with ASLA’s De­sign Medal the same year. BRENT COMBER (MAKER, FUR­NI­TURE) is the fourth gen­er­a­tion of his fam­ily to call North Van­cou­ver home, from where he acts as prin­ci­pal of Brent Comber Stu­dio. His wood fur­ni­ture, art and in­stal­la­tions have found homes across the world. ROZEMERIE CUEVAS (FASHION) is de­signer and founder of two Cana­dian brands, Jac­que­line Conoir and JAC by Jac­que­line Conoir. Over the course of

her re­ceived 33-year nu­mer­ous ca­reer, both de­sign, the in­flu­en­tial brands and women Cuevas in have busi­ness, and busi­ness in­no­va­tor awards in Canada. KELLY rec­og­nized DECK de­sign­ers (MAKER) of is one lux­ury of West­ern homes. She Canada’s is the direc­tor most of Her her de­sign Van­cou­ver-based and home decor de­sign ideas firm, have Kelly gained Deck an De­sign. in­ter­na­tional her se­ries fol­low­ing on Home through and her Gar­den col­umn Tele­vi­sion, in the Globe and her and ongo- Mail, ing con­tri­bu­tions to West­ern Liv­ing and other mag­a­zines. dence GE­ORGE in the HAR­RIS Mas­ter (LAND­SCAPE) of Land­scape is Ar­chi­tec­ture prac­ti­tioner- in- pro­gram re­siat the Univer­sity of Cal­gary. He is also pres­i­dent of the Al­berta As­so­ci­a­tion of Land­scape Ar­chi­tects. KELTY McK­IN­NON (LAND­SCAPE) brings a di­verse back­ground in land­scape ar­chi­tec­ture, public art and en­vi­ron­men­tal stud­ies to PFS Stu­dio, where she is a part­ner. She has taught nu­mer­ous de­sign stu­dios at UBC, and she is a reg­u­lar critic, lec­turer and ju­ror. McK­in­non writes on di­verse topics as­so­ci­ated with land­scape ar­chi­tec­ture for sev­eral books and jour­nals, and her work has been shown in Lon­don, Vi­enna, New York, Ber­lin and Van­cou­ver. ALESSAN­DRO MUNGE (IN­TE­RI­ORS) of Stu­dio Munge has been re­shap­ing the pre­con­ceived no­tions of in­te­rior de­sign for more than 20 years. With an in­no­va­tive view­point that earned him Con­tract Magazine’s De­signer of the Year award, Munge ap­proaches ev­ery project with a deep un­der­stand­ing of prac­ti­cal­i­ties, artis­tic ex­pres­sion and hu­man con­nec­tiv­ity. TODD SAUN­DERS (AR­CHI­TEC­TURE) is prin­ci­pal of Saun­ders Ar­chi­tec­ture. Based in Ber­gen, he has worked on cul­tural and res­i­den­tial projects across Nor­way as well as in Eng­land, Denmark, Italy, Swe­den and Canada. Most no­tably known for the iconic ar­chi­tec­ture of the Fogo Is­land Inn and stu­dios, Saun­ders con­tin­ues to raise the bar for the in­dus­try. RICHARD SI­MONS (FASHION) is co- owner of Si­mons, rep­re­sent­ing the fifth gen­er­a­tion to lead and con­tinue the vi­sion of this fashion-fo­cused fam­ily com­pany. He be­gan his ca­reer in 1989 in the re­tail fashion busi­ness as a buyer for Si­mons. Af­ter work­ing his way up through the ranks, he took over the fam­ily busi­ness with his brother in 1996 as vice pres­i­dent of mer­chan­dis­ing.

JEREMY STURGESS (IN­TE­RI­ORS), prin­ci­pal of Sturgess Ar­chi­tec­ture, has more than 40 years of ex­pe­ri­ence as an ar­chi­tect in Cal­gary and has con­trib­uted to Cana­dian ar­chi­tec­ture at a va­ri­ety of lev­els. In 1997, Sturgess was ap­pointed to the Royal Cana­dian Academy of Arts, and he is a fel­low of the Royal Ar­chi­tec­tural In­sti­tute of Canada. In 2012 he re­ceived the Queen’s Ju­bilee Medal, and his firm has won three Gover­nor Gen­eral’s Medals in Ar­chi­tec­ture. SI­MONE VINGERHOETS (FUR­NI­TURE), ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of Ligne Roset, over­sees North and South Amer­i­can mar­kets. She pre­vi­ously served as North Amer­i­can CEO of Wilkhahn and as ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent for Fin­nish fur­ni­ture brand Artek. MAU­REEN WELTON (FUR­NI­TURE) joined Ar­ti­cle, a di­rectto- con­sumer fur­ni­ture brand, in 2015 as cre­ative direc­tor and has since ex­panded its cat­a­logue dra­mat­i­cally. Over the past three years, the com­pany has grown ex­po­nen­tially and has been rec­og­nized as one of Canada’s fastest- grow­ing start- ups. Prior to join­ing Ar­ti­cle, she was the award-win­ning found­ing part­ner and cre­ative direc­tor of 18 Karat.

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