Architecture at Zero 2013 Juror Bios:
Bob Berkebile, FAIA
Principal, BNIM Architects
Any list of accomplished, influential environmentalists and preservationists includes Bob Berkebile. Highly regarded by fellow professionals, Bob focuses on improving the quality of life in our society with the integrity and spirit of his firm’s work. In 2011, BNIM was selected for the AIA National Architecture Firm Award, the organization’s highest honor, for their role in promoting green building design. Bob also received the a 2009 Heinz Award from Theresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation for his commitment and action towards restoring social, economic and environmental vitality to America’s communities through sustainable architecture and planning. He was also listed as number 3 on a list of the Top 5 U.S. Individual Role Models for green and sustainable design in the 2009 and 2010 Design Intelligence Sustainable Design Survey.
Founder, Architecture 2030
Edward Mazria is an internationally-recognized architect, author, researcher, and educator with a long and distinguished career. His award-winning architecture and planning projects span over a thirty-five year period, each employing a cutting-edge environmental approach to design. He is the author of numerous published works, including the ‘bible’ of solar design, The Passive Solar Energy Book, which is currently in use worldwide.
Most recently, Mr. Mazria has reshaped the national and international dialogue on energy and climate change to incorporate building design and the ‘Building Sector’. He is the founder of Architecture 2030, an innovative and flexible research organization focused on this issue. He developed and issued The 2030 Challenge, a measured and achievable strategy to dramatically reduce global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030.
Cathleen McGuigan is editor-in-chief of Architectural Record, the nation’s leading architecture publication for more than a century. McGuigan, who is the second woman to serve as editor in chief, was named to the post in 2011. Under her leadership, Record won the 2012 Grand Neal award, the top American Business Media award for overall excellence, as well as being named to the Media Power 50 list in B to B Magazine. She also serves as editorial director of GreenSource, an award-winning sustainable design magazine launched in 2006, and SNAP, a products publication that debuted in 2009.
McGuigan, a former Newsweek architecture critic and arts editor, has more than three decades of cultural journalism experience. A Michigan native, she holds a BA degree in English, with a minor in art history, from BrownUniversity. In 1992-93, she was a Loeb Fellow at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard.
Besides her career at Newsweek, where she was on staff from 1977 to 2008, McGuigan has worked as a consultant for various clients, including the Syracuse University School of Architecture. She served as an executive editor of HQ: Good Design Is Good Business, a McGraw-Hill pilot project. Her freelance articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, and Harper’s Bazaar, among other periodicals. McGuigan has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and has been a Poynter Fellow at Yale. Currently conducting research for a biography of the critic Aline Saarinen, she also serves on various design juries and sits on the board of trustees of the SkyscraperMuseum in New York.
Paul Torcellini is a Principal Engineer with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on assignment to the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to this assignment he was the Group Manager for Commercial Buildings Research at NREL. He is a recognized expert in methods and technologies to achieve substantial whole building energy savings in both new and retrofit construction. Paul has been at NREL for 18 years; is a registered Professional Engineer and holds a PhD from Purdue University.
Paulett Taggart was educated at Harvard University and the University of Oregon, where she developed her approach to exploring the connections between structure and light to create an enduring urban architecture.
She established her firm in 1986 with a mission to do work that enhances the urban fabric and has a positive impact on the lives of those who utilize the buildings. Her interests and capabilities cover a wide spectrum of professional activity with a focus on educational facilities, community facilities, and multi-family housing. She has designed renovations, expansions, and new construction designed to fit an existing fabric. In recognition of the quality of the work, her firm has received more than 25 design awards and in 2007, Paulett was made a Fellow of the AIA.
Paulett has considerable experience providing leadership to multi-disciplined design teams, as well as a core competency in programming, site planning and design. Paulett is also highly committed to sustainable design and has incorporated sustainability within her design methodology, since that was a focus of her education at the University of Oregon.
As a principal of Paulett Taggart Architects, she has worked with a range of public and nonprofit clients including the City of San Francisco, San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation and Mission Housing Development Corporation.
With each project, Paulett seeks to produce outstanding aesthetic results based on the needs, objectives and economic concerns of the project and the client. The design process is an interactive one, a collaboration in the search for a functional, economical and elegant design solution.