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2012 Competition Review Panel

Christine Theodoropoulos
M.Arch. Yale University, 1985
B.S.C.E. Princeton University, 1979
Registered Architect: California
Professional Civil Engineer: California

Associate Professor Christine Theodoropoulos has served as head of the Department of Architecture since 2003. She teaches courses in structural systems and design studios at all levels.

Theodoropoulos researches the integration between architectural and structural design practice with the aim of furthering the dialog between these two areas of design inquiry. Recent projects include interdisciplinary collaborations with researchers, architects, engineers and industry specialists that address the role of structural systems in sustainable design, such as: 1) the interaction between daylight access and structural framing patterns in multi-story buildings and 2) the barriers to the use of green materials in structural components. This work has been supported by regional initiatives such as the Pacific Northwest Energy Alliance and Oregon BEST (Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies).

Theodoropoulos has held leadership positions on the National Architectural Accreditation Board, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the National Board of the American Institute of Architecture Students and served as president of the Building Technology Educators Society. She has served as a juror and program author for national student design competitions and an external reviewer for architecture programs throughout the country. Students in her design studios have received national recognition for studio projects including an emergency tensile shelter for disaster relief, earthquake resistant construction for shop-houses in Taiwan, steel bridges, and other structures.

Philip Pregill
Philip Pregill is Professor of Landscape Architecture. He teaches design, theory, history, and graphics in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. He is coordinator of the Landscape Architecture Italy program and is co-author of 'Landscapes in History: Design and Planning in the Eastern and Western Traditions'. His current research interests include visual perception in design. Phil Pregill has contributed articles to various publications regarding contemporary issues in Landscape Architecture. He has also had numerous works included in regional and national fine art competitions. He received his Bachelor of Arts and his Master of Landscape Architecture degrees from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Edward Mazria
Edward Mazria is an internationally-recognized architect, author, educator and visionary with a long and distinguished career. His award-winning architecture and planning projects span over a thirty-five year period and each employs a cutting-edge environmental approach to design. He is the author of numerous published works, including the 'bible' of solar design, The Passive Solar Energy Book, which is currently in use worldwide.

Most recently, Mr. Mazria has reshaped the national and international dialogue on climate change to incorporate building design and the 'Building Sector'. He is the founder of Architecture 2030, an innovative and flexible research organization focused on protecting our global environment. He developed and issued the 2030 Challenge, a measured and achievable strategy to dramatically reduce global GHG emissions and fossil-fuel consumption by the year 2030. He speaks nationally and internationally on the subject of architecture, design, energy and climate change and has taught architecture at several universities including the University of New Mexico, University of Oregon and UCLA. His numerous awards include AIA Design Awards, AIA Design Innovation Award, American Planning Association Award, Department of Energy Awards, “Pioneer Award” from the American Solar Energy Society, first recipient of the Equinox Award presented on the 50th anniversary of construction of the world’s first commercial solar building, and most recently a 2008 National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation. He is a fellow of the Design Futures Council.

Pablo La Roche
Pablo La Roche is Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at California State Polytechnic University Pomona. He has also taught at the University of Southern California and Universidad del Zulia in Venezuela. He has an Architecture and Masters of Science degree from Universidad del Zulia and a PhD from the University of California Los Angeles. He has been a guest lecturer and session chair in international conferences in India, the USA, Venezuela, Mexico and Brazil. Professor La Roche was the principal author of the book published by the Passive Low Energy Architecture Association PLEA, "Keeping Cool: Guidelines to Avoid Overheating in Buildings" and was selected for the exhibit "New Blood: Next Gen" in the A+D Architecture Museum in Los Angeles. La Roche has been a registered architect in Spain and Venezuela, and is an Assoc AIA, and a LEED accredited professional. He has received multiple awards and fellowships including the 2008 NCARB Grand Prize.

Orhan Ayyuce
Orhan Ayyuce is an architect and writes about architecture, urbanism, people, politics, arts and culture.

In addition to his editorial work in popular website Archinect, his blog elseplace features many spontaneous ideas, reviews, photography and commentary and documents all kinds of architectures while observing the built environment. He is licensed in California with a small practice and teach architecture studios at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and Woodbury University.

Member of the Board of Directors for Society for Moving Images about the Built Environment, SMIBE. Member of Editorial Board, Architects for Peace. Editorial contributor, Arkitera in Istanbul, Turkey.

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