2014 Review Panel
Kent Duffy, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Kent Duffy is an award-winning design principal at SRG Partnership, Inc. in Portland, Oregon, highly regarded for his innovations in sustainable design. With more than 40 years of experience, Kent has an extensive background in learning environments, science buildings and campus master planning. He is driven by a passion to create distinctive projects that educate by example and promote public awareness. A number of Kent’s projects have garnered widespread recognition as prototypes for innovative daylighting, passive cooling and natural ventilation including: the Mount Angel Abbey Academic Center; the University of Oregon Lillis Business Complex; and the Lane Community College Downtown Campus.
Kent holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon. A close collaborator with the University of Oregon’s Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory, Kent advocates his design approach to local, regional and national audiences. He is a founding member of the Board of Advisors for Oregon State University’s College of Education and past Chair of the Board of Visitors for the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, as well as past President of AIA Portland and the Architecture Foundation of Oregon.
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.
Roxi Thoren is an associate professor in the departments of architecture and landscape architecture at the University of Oregon. Prior to joining the UO, she practiced architecture and landscape architecture in Boston, Charlottesville, and Philadelphia. She is the author of Landscapes of Change, to be published in fall 2014, in which she examines innovative landscape architectural strategies that respond to new social and physical contexts. Professor Thoren is the Director of the UO’s Fuller Center for Productive Landscapes, which researches the integration of productivity in landscape architecture design, including recent projects and events studying agriculture, forestry, and power.
Kip A. Dickson R.A.
Professor, Graduate Studies Coordinator
A graduate of The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and Harvard University, Professor Dickson teaches in the areas of graduate design, thesis and professional practice. He has been a faculty member at Cal Poly from 1985 to present. He has 35 years of professional design and management experience in the design of institutional buildings, with particular expertise in educational facilities. He maintains a private design practice DeVA Architecture as well as a Development/Design/Build organization American General Design that focuses on large scale TOD mixed use developments in southern California. Kip was a student of the Cavin Fellowship founder Brooks Cavin III and has served as the fellowship coordinator over the past 5 years.