CEREMONY | MASTER OF CEREMONIES | JURY | SPONSORS
CEREMONY + GALA
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
|The Green Room / San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center / © Dirk Wyse Photography
- 5:30 pm - Doors Open
- 6:00 pm - Ceremony will begin promptly
Wine reception to follow in the Green Room: enjoy hors d'oeuvres by Carrie Dove Catering and music by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Awarded projects are announced at the ceremony.
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
John Gidding is the founder of JanusArch. John was born in Istanbul and attended American schools in Turkey and Switzerland before entering Yale University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture, then Harvard's Graduate School of Design for his MArch. John has enjoyed practicing his love of design with projects around the world, ranging from residential and institutional architecture to landscape and urban design.
The 2019 Design Awards Jury will be held in New York, New York.
Katherine Chia, FAIA, is a founding principal of Desai Chia Architecture. Since 1996, she and her partner + husband, Arjun Desai, have established the firm’s reputation for authentic design, creating inspiring environments expressive of light, materials, and spaces that foster collaboration; Desai Chia’s portfolio includes cultural, residential, and commercial projects as well as commissions for product design and collaborations with artists.
Stefan Knust, AIA, is a Senior Associate and the Director of Sustainability at Ennead Architects. He has over twenty years of experience in the design and construction of complex institutional projects that serve the community and strive for higher performance. With a strong background in new construction and historic renovation, Mr. Knust has developed an intimate understanding of the many intricacies involved in achieving design excellence. He is a founding member of the Boston Passive House chapter, is an active member of the Steering Committee for AIANY COTE, and serves on the Board of the Bird Safe Building Foundation.
Jason Long, is a partner at OMA, based out of the New York Office. Since joining the firm in 2003, Jason has been involved in OMA’s architecture and urbanism practice and its think tank, AMO. He has brought a research-driven, interdisciplinary approach to a wide range of OMA’s projects internationally.
Susan T. Rodriguez, FAIA, designs at the intersection of architecture and the public realm to create buildings and spaces that distill the essence of cultures and communities. Her award-winning work is recognized internationally for its contribution to the vitality of cities and landscapes, and the civic, cultural, and educational institutions they serve.
Kim Yao, AIA, is Principal of Architecture Research Office (ARO), a 30-person firm in New York City. Kim holds an undergraduate degree in architecture from Columbia College: Columbia University and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. She has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; the School of Constructed Environments, Parsons, the New School for Design; and Barnard College.
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