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 a 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. 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. This is his second time serving on the jury and first as jury chair.
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.
Craig S. Spangler, AIA is a Principal and design leader at Ballinger, an architecture and engineering firm located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over his career, he has been responsible for a broad spectrum of significant commissions at academic institutions across the country. His work has been honored with many national and international design awards including the prestigious Lab of the Year Award for the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, and the 2017 SCUP Architecture Honor Award for the Science + Engineering Hall at George Washington University. Craig received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Maryland and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. This is his first year serving on the jury.
Vuk Vujovic, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, is a Vice President, Director of Sustainability & Energy at Legat Architects in Chicago. Vuk’s professional experience encompasses sustainable and resilient building design, climate action and sustainable campus master planning, as well as architectural research and design of new generation of student services facilities for colleges and universities. Vuk is an active member of the AIA Chicago, the USGBC Illinois, SCUP and International Living Future Institute. This is his first time serving on the jury.