The following individuals will serve as jurors for the 2018 SCUP excellence awards program. Jurors are selected for their planning and design expertise from institutions and firms around the country.
Laura Cruickshank, FAIA, the University of Connecticut’s Master Planner and Chief Architect and Associate Vice President for University Planning, Design & Construction, is responsible for the immediate and long-range planning, design and construction of UConn’s $2B Capital Plan for Storrs, the Regional Campuses and Law School. Prior to UConn, Laura Cruickshank was the Yale University Planner and directed planning and design on the Yale central campus; and led Yale planning, design and construction for the Yale-NUS College in Singapore. Prior to Yale, she was in private practice for over twenty years. Ms. Cruickshank received a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College and Master of Architecture from the University of New Mexico School of Architecture & Planning. She holds architectural registration in Connecticut and is an elected member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, the Society for College and University Planning, the Association of University Architects and the National Organization of Minority Architects.
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.
Wendy Hillis, AIA has served as the University Architect at Tulane University since October 2016. In this role she directs all long-range campus planning initiatives and serves as the University’s “aesthetic conscience” for all architectural and urban design for all campuses of the university. Wendy is currently the chair of AIA National’s Historic Resources Committee and is an adjunct faculty member at the Tulane School of Architecture. She received a Masters Degree in Architecture from The University of Virginia and MBA from UNC Chapel Hill. This is her first time serving on the jury.
With over 35 years of professional experience, Craig Spangler is a Principal and design leader at Ballinger. He has led a broad spectrum of significant commissions for the academic community, including designs for teaching, research, student life, administrative, and campus planning initiatives at institutions nationwide. His commitment to design excellence combined with his ability to orchestrate a truly collaborative design process results in buildings that are both functionally responsive and contextually sensitive to their settings. His approach has resulted in award-winning submissions for prestigious national design competitions and numerous national and local AIA design awards. This recognition also includes R&D Magazine’s Lab of the Year and SCUP’s Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture. He has been published widely and is a frequent speaker at academic facility forums across the country. Craig earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Maryland and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University.
Vuk Vujovic, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C is the Vice President, Director of Sustainability and Energy at Legat Architects in Chicago, a member for the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Green Schools / Higher Education Committee and a former Co-Chair of the AIA Chicago’s Committee on the Environment (COTE). Since joining Legat Architects in 2000, Vuk has piloted the firm’s evolution toward sustainable design. He has a leadership role in integrating energy-efficient and environmentally friendly design among all the firm’s projects. His focus is on architectural research and design. Vuk regularly contributes to industry publications and has spoken extensively to audiences on a variety of sustainability topics in conferences and events in the US and around the World. Between 2008 and 2015, Vuk led the successful planning and design of the new generation of Enrollment Center and Student Development at Oakton Community College and College of Lake County.