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2013 Competition Review Panel

Andy Wilcox, ASLA, is a CA registered landscape architect and assistant professor in the department of landscape architecture. He teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate programs where he runs design studios and coordinates the construction sequences. He received his B.S. in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona and M.L.A. from the University of Southern California.

Academically, Andy is interested in the contemporary application of topography, the means by which we communicate landscape and issues of materiality and site. Additionally he is still interested in the practice of the discipline of landscape architecture by exploring ideas through both competitions and built work.

Andy has built and been associated with numerous projects, one of which was awarded a 2007 ASLA Honor Award for residential design. Andy is interested in expanding the terrain of landscape architecture and views landscape as all-inclusive and without specific boundaries.

Dennis McFadden’s work of the last 24 years has focused primarily on public institutions. As Design Principal for CO Architects, he was responsible for the design of 12 projects on five different University of California Campuses as well as on a number of other public and private university, college and healthcare campuses. His work has been widely published and has been recognized with over 30 design awards, including 10 local, state, and national AIA Awards.

Mr. McFadden was educated at the University of Southern California and Princeton University where he received a Master of Architecture degree in 1977. He has taught at the University of Southern California and has served as a visiting critic at UCLA, Sci-Arc and Woodbury University. He has been a member of the Design Review Board at the University of California, Santa Barbara since 2006, and is currently a faculty member at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Ihab M.K. Elzeyadi, Ph.D., FEIA, LEEDAP is an associate professor of architecture and the director of High Performance Environments laboratory (HiPE) and the Façade Integrated Technologies (FIT) testing facility at the School of Architecture & Allied Arts, University of Oregon. Professor Elzeyadi has been engaged in the design, construction, and research of high-performance buildings for more than 20 years. He has conducted grant-supported research on the relationship between people, buildings, and health including daylighting systems effects on health, productivity and other outcomes as they relate to sustainable design strategies. He has provided energy and sustainable design assistance services to various projects and building types including schools, offices, hospitals, and laboratories. His expertise includes psycho-physiological impacts of buildings on human performance and health, indoor environmental quality, integrated daylighting design, building performance assessment and metrics, as well as integrated design and delivery. He is currently directing a number of studies investigating the biophilic effect of the built environment on occupants’ health and well-being, high performance facades and building retrofits, as well as evidence-based design guidelines that promote sustainability and occupants’ health in the built environment. Dr. Elzeyadi is the president of the Society of Building Science Educators, an appointed member to the USGBC Research Advisory Committee, Chair of USGBC, Thought and Leadership in Research working group 2011, and the provost appointee for the University of Oregon Sustainability Council. He serves on various committees and juries of most professional organizations including; AIA, USGBC, IES, ASHRAE, ASES, EDRA, and the World Congress for Design and Health.

Hofu Wu, ArchD, FAIA, LEED AP(BD+C)
Professor of Architecture, Director of Environ. Design Tech. Unit Cal Poly Pomona University

Dr. Hofu Wu has been teaching the integration of sustainable systems in architectural design and conducted high performance building researches in Michigan, Arizona, and California. In his ASHRAE technical committees’ roles, he has generated several national standards for energy efficient system and building design. He was a member of the national COTE that reviewed and safeguarded the annual AIA’s Top Ten Green Building Awards. His funded researches in passive heating, cooling, day lighting, and green building applications have generated numerous publications that are highly recognized internationally.

As an educator, Dr. Wu has instilled thousands of students the concept of carbon neutrality through his environmental technology classes and sustainable design studios. Recently with the new healthcare initiative at Pomona, he takes on the challenge of developing new curriculum for future medical facility designs. Prof. Wu holds a Master of Architecture from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a Doctor of Architecture from the University of Michigan.

Marty Borko Principal, Gensler

As a principal in the Los Angeles office of Gensler, Marty Borko is both a studio director and firm leader in the practice of planning and mixed-use/entertainment and retail design. During his more than 27 years of professional experience, Marty has developed a unique expertise in urban planning and large-scale design through projects that have called for analysis, conceptual design, consensus building, study, and design. His focus is in providing leadership to the multi-disciplinary teams necessary to solve complex contemporary design problems in today’s urban context.

Beyond his extensive portfolio of projects both in the United States and abroad, Marty directs Gensler’s Entertainment Task Force, which draws talent and knowledge from across the firm’s staff of 2,100 people worldwide. He is an active member of the Entertainment Council of the Urban Land Institute, and is a frequent speaker on the subject of urban planning and the principles of placemaking.

About Gensler
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