July 9, 2019

Our Jury

Jury Chair

Don Carter, FAIA FAICP

Director, Remaking Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University
Post-Graduate Study, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Don Carter is Director of the Remaking Cities Institute and teaches in the Master of Urban Design program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the university in 2009, Don was President of Urban Design Associates in Pittsburgh where he practiced architecture and urban design internationally for 36 years.


Christian Martin

Professor, University of Kiel
Currently: Max Weber Chair in German and European Studies
New York University

Christian Martin is a professor of political science at the University of Kiel, Germany. He currently holds the Max Weber Chair in German and European Studies at New York University. He has studied political science at the University of Konstanz and holds a doctorate from there (2002). Martin was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Konstanz and at the Max-Planck-Institute in Jena (2003-2004). He was an assistant professor at the University of Hamburg (2004-2008) and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Northwestern University (2008-2011).


Stefan Gruber

Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, 2017 -
Professor, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, 2006 - 2016
Diplom-Ingenieur, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen
MS in Advanced Architectural Design, Columbia University

Stefan Gruber is a registered architect and the Lucian and Rita Caste Associate Professor in Architecture and Urban Design. He serves as Track Chair of the Master of Urban Design (MUD) program. His work spans architectural design, urbanism and research with a particular focus on spatial practices and the political as articulated through the negotiation of top-down planning and bottom-up transformations of cities.


Ioanna Theocharopoulou

Professor, School of Constructed Environments, The New School

Ioanna Theocharopoulou trained as an architect at the Architectural Association in London (AA Dipl). She holds a Master’s degree in Advanced Architectural Design (MSAAD), and a Ph.D. in Architecture from Columbia University. Her research focuses on cities, interiors, and on the histories and theories of sustainable design. She has participated in numerous academic conferences and events, and is the author of Builders, Housewives and the Construction of Modern Athens, (Artifice Books on Architecture, 2017) reprinted by the Onassis Foundation (Athens), 2019.

Uli Paetzel

Chairman, Executive Board, Emschergenossenschaft and Lippeverband

"As the Chairman of the Executive Board of EMSCHERGENOSSENSCHAFT and LIPPEVERBAND, I am delighted to be able to guide the Emscher Conversion to the home stretch. Right at the top of our agenda for the coming years is still the near-natural development of Emscher and Lippe. All the projects relating to our two rivers and their subsidiary waterways have given our region a new face over the past decades – they now represent structural change and sustainability. An intense communication and cooperation process with our members and the public helps us remaining a leading water management service provider on a future-oriented course."

Juliane Camfield

Director, Deutsches Haus at NYU, New York University

Juliane Camfield holds an M.A. in North American Studies and Theater, Film, and TV Studies. She studied at Freie Universitaet Berlin and UC Berkeley. From 2001 until 2012 she was a Program Curator at the Goethe-Institut New York, where she curated and organized countless cultural events. Prior to that she worked at The Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film for several years. She joined Deutsches Haus at NYU in 2013 and became its director in 2014.

Larry Witzling, AIA

Principal, GRAEF, Milwaukee, WI
Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
Bachelor of Architecture, Cooper Union

Dr. Witzling was named the American Planning Association’s Planning Pioneer of the Year in 2017. This unique honor comes on top of five other national awards, and 40 years of exemplary work on local, state, and national projects. His professional achievements have been recognized by Progressive Architecture, the American Institute of Architects, the Congress for the New Urbanism, the American Planning Association. Dr. Witzling is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at UWM.


Raymond Gindroz, FAIA

Principal Emeritus, Urban Design Associates, Pittsburgh, PA
Bachelor of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University
Master of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University
Diploma, Centro per gli Studi di Architettura, A. Palladio, Vicenza, ItalyLink to website

Ray Gindroz, is a co-founder (1964) and Principal Emeritus of Urban Design Associates, an international practice of Urban Design and Architecture. HE pioneered the development of participatory planning processes for neighborhoods, downtowns and regional plans. He is an internationally recognized advocate and veteran practitioner of “architecture as city-building”. He has taught urban design at Yale University, Carnegie Mellon University and Hampton University. He was a Senior Fellow of the Prince’s Foundation and Chairman of the Board of the Congress for the New Urbanism. He was the principal author of “The Urban Design Handbook” and “The Architectural Pattern Book”.

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