Excellence in Design Awards—Jury Observations

Original Broadcast: September 8, 2010


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Thomas Fortier, AIA, LEED AP was the 2010 SCUP awards jury chair. As principal at Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, he assists institutions with planning, programming, budgeting, scheduling, and implementation. He has contributed to numerous successful planning and award-winning design projects, and is a skilled project leader who manages an interactive and collaborative design process. His professional focus has been on higher education facilities on college and university campuses, including Stanford University, University of California at Santa Cruz, Oregon State University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Oregon, George Fox University and University of Idaho. Fortier is also a member of the the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the American Association of Museums.


Program Presenters

Reed Kroloff, a 2010 juror, is director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and an independent architectural consultant and commentator. Kroloff served as dean of the Tulane University School of Architecture and has taught at Arizona State University.  He also served as editor-in-chief of Architecture magazine.  Under his direction, Architecture received more awards for editorial and design excellence than any magazine of its type, and quickly became the leading design publication in the nation.  Kroloff writes and lectures widely, and is a regular visiting critic at architecture schools and professional organizations across the country.

Jennifer Jones, RLA, ASLA is a principal at Carol R. Johnson Associates and was a 2010 juror.  For much of her professional career, she has directed a wide range of site master planning and design efforts on more than 40 college and university campuses, and several large-scale retirement campus communities. Projects have included comprehensive landscape master plans, landscape portions of multidisciplinary master plans, and specific building-related site designs. More than ten of her sustainable design projects have been certified or are eligible for LEED certification. In addition, she has directed over 30 of the firm’s site master planning and design projects for US Embassies and Consulates and recently completed a landscape master plan for the new US Embassy in Baghdad. Jones received her masters in landscape architecture from Harvard University, and her bachelor of science in environmental design from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

David Lenox, AIA, was a 2010 juror.  He has been the Stanford University architect since 2005 and has been focused on establishing a framework for continued physical growth of the campus to support the mission and vision of the university. He has led the development of a campus master plan which outlines strategies to restore the original Olmsted campus plan, and has also collaborated with the individual schools and departments to create a system of district plans and architectural guidelines for the Graduate Business School, Law School, Biological Sciences, School of Engineering, School of Medicine, Housing, and the Arts.