The following individuals will serve as jurors for the 2016 SCUP excellence awards program. Jurors are selected for their planning and design expertise from institutions and firms around the country.
2016 Jury Chair
Jean Carroon, FAIA, LEED AP (BD+C) is a principal at Goody Clancy where her innovative design solutions have transformed and restored landmark buildings on university campuses across the country. Nationally recognized for her expertise in applying sustainable design technology to historic buildings, she is the author of Sustainable Preservatio; Greening Existing Buildings (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). She lectures frequently on the intersection of environmental and heritage stewardship to local and national audiences and has participated in panels and symposia for organizations such as the General Services Administration, AIA Livable Communities, the Association for Preservation Technology, and the Green Building Alliance. She is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Sustainability Coalition. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Architecture at the University of Oregon. She served on the 2013 SCUP jury.
Dean Gregory, BCSLA, ASLA, LEED As Campus Landscape Architect, Dean provides planning, design and policy leadership on all landscape architectural matters associated with campus planning and design at the University of British Columbia’s campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna. He works closely with staff, faculty, students and community stakeholders to create a public realm that enhances the learning environment, social experience and wellbeing of the people who study, teach, work and live at the university. He is responsible for design review and guidance on all major projects to achieve the goals established by end users, within the parameters of budget, schedule and policy. Dean led the implementation of the University’s 2009 Public Realm Plan project which received awards from Society for College and University Planning and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. He has served on several design juries and panels, as well as presented and written on subjects related to campus planning and design. This is the second year that he has served as a SCUP awards jury member and first as jury chair. Prior to joining the University of British Columbia in 2009, he was in private practice in Chicago and Seattle where he was involved in significant public realm planning and design projects throughout the United States. Dean is a member of the Association of University Landscape Architects and is past chair ASLA’s Professional Practice Network for Campus Planning and Design.
David Hollenberg, R.A, AIA is the university architect at the University of Pennsylvania where he oversees design of the physical development and preservation of the campus. He has also taught in the School of Design for 20 years, in the Historic Preservation Department. He previously worked for the National Park Service for 14 years and was responsible for all major programs and services affecting structures in the northeast region. He also worked with the architecture and historic preservation firm of John Milner Associates for over 25 years. This is his second time serving as a SCUP juror.
After leading the Capital Planning & Space Management department for many years, Howard was promoted to Institute Architect where he has strategic oversight of the Campus Master Plan, Landscape Master Plan, Historic Preservation Plan, campus-wide sustainability initiatives, curation of public art, and most things that are visually exposed. He is responsible for the aesthetics and visual vocabulary of the campus, which currently includes over 16M square feet of space in 200 buildings on 400 acres. Understanding institutional priorities, he focuses on the holistic integration of architecture, landscape, engineering, technology, ecology, sustainability and fiscal stewardship. He is a frequent presenter and juror, and is an active participant in numerous community and professional organizations, including AIA, SCUP, AASHE, AUA, NACUBO and Leadership Atlanta.
Architect Steve Wiesenthal, FAIA, has dedicated more than twenty-five years of his career to campus planning and architecture for institutions of higher learning. Steve is energized by campuses as intentional communities devoted to the creation and dissemination of knowledge and is a connector—of people and places, ideas and insight—in the spirit of creativity. Following six years with the design firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Steve served as campus architect for three of the United States’ most prestigious universities, including the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and the University of California San Francisco. From 2008 to 2016, Steve served as Senior Associate Vice President for Facilities Services and University Architect for the University of Chicago. Steve is a member of the Association of University Architects and has formerly served in various leadership roles for the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP.)
With over 35 years of professional experience, Karen Wolfert is Senior Architect | Campus Planner at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, an R1 Carnegie Research Institution with 27,000 students. It includes 7.7 million square feet in 90 buildings on 107 acres. She is responsible for the University’s long-range physical planning and biennial capital budget request. She oversees planning and construction of new buildings, additions, remodeling and civic space projects. Recent projects include STEM buildings, business accelerator and entrepreneurship facilities, conversion of a hospital to academic use and campus childcare facility; housing renovation; athletic and student union planning. Prior to joining UWM she was a private sector architectural studio manager completing university and institutional buildings. She has been a speaker at academic seminars, earned local and national awards and has been a participant with leadership roles in community and professional organizations, including AIA, SCUP, AAPA, Rotary and Future Milwaukee. She has a Master of Architecture from the UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning and is a licensed architect.