Judges: Buildings

Tom Brock, AIA

Tom Brock, AIA, is the principal at Thomas Brock Architect in Chicago, Ill., and associate studio professor at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, where he has taught since 1999.

He teaches advanced and graduate-level design studios, thesis studios, and advanced technology courses. In 2011, he was appointed director of IIT’s Master of Integrated Building Delivery degree program.

His firm, now in its 12th year, produces work for a variety of residential, institutional, and commercial clients.

His association with PCI began in 2008, when he submitted a proposal to conduct the first PCI Foundation Studio. The program promotes classes in building design using precast concrete as the principal material. PCI has since funded four studios at IIT and has expanded the program to five other universities. In 2010, he was named PCI’s Young Educator of the Year.

Brock holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and a master’s degree in architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

David Craddock, OAA, FRAIC

David Craddock, Ontario Architects Association (OAA), Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FRAIC), is a project manager with NORR Ltd. Architects Engineers Planners in Toronto, ON, Canada, with more than 33 years of experience as an architect. He currently serves as the 2012 president of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada/Architectural Canada. In 2007, he served as president of the Ontario Architects Association, where he implemented a number of positive changes.

He is an expert in design, contract documents, and contract administration in the sectors of restoration, renovation, and adaptive reuse. Many of the restorations he has been involved with helped rehabilitate heritage buildings. He joined NORR in 2008 after serving as principal at his own firm for 27 years.

His experience includes a range of projects in categories that include commercial properties, educational facilities, sports and entertainment centers, residences, and renovations.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Pennsylvania State University in University Park and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Toronto.

Debra Kunce, FAIA, LEED AP

Debra Kunce, FAIA, LEED AP, is an associate with Schmidt Associates Inc. in Indianapolis, Ind., which provides planning, design, and construction services to the K–12, higher-education, and urban markets. She works in program management, serving clients through the execution of large capital programs. She is also responsible for the strategic and daily coordination of the Schmidt Strategies division of the firm.

Kunce has been active in the American Institute of Architects for more than 16 years. She served as Ohio Valley regional director to the AIA national board from 2009 to 2011 before her election as 2012–2013 vice president. She also served as treasurer for the Indiana Architect Political Action Committee.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. In 2011, she was recognized by Midwest Construction as one of the top 20 young professionals, and in 2010 she was awarded the Edward D. Pierre Award for civil leadership by AIA Indiana.

Wanda Lau, LEED AP

Wanda Lau, LEED AP, is an associate editor at Hanley Wood in Washington, D.C. She covers technology, products, and design for Architect, Eco-Structure, and Architectural Lighting magazines.

Her experience spans the fields of architecture, engineering, and media. She has worked as a building owner’s representative, consulting building and construction engineer, and communications director.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University in Lansing, a master’s degree in building technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., where she was a Presidential Fellow, and a master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y., where she was a Newhouse Minority Scholar.

Bob Powers, AIA, LEED AP

Bob Powers, AIA, LEED AP, is a senior associate with HOK Architects in St. Louis, Mo. He has more than 30 years of experience working on projects both in the United States and abroad. His work includes the design of healthcare, science, academic, museum, hotel, and commercial facilities across the country.

In addition to his professional practice, Powers has frequently been a guest critic for the Architecture School at Washington University in St Louis.

Judges: Transportation

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Nancy Daubenberger, PE

Nancy Daubenberger, PE, has worked for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for more than 12 years in engineering and management positions. Since February 2011, she has served as the director of the Bridge Office in St Paul.

For four years before that, Daubenberger served as the bridge planning engineer, which included overseeing the Planning Section of the Bridge Office in Oakdale, Minn. In that position, she was involved with preliminary designs, hydraulics, cost estimating, and consulting agreements.

Before joining the Bridge Office, she worked for the Metro District in Roseville, Minn. in Traffic and as a South Metro Area engineer. In her early years with MnDOT, she worked for the Bridge Office in a design unit and also in Metro Road Design.

She is a native Minnesotan and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University in Fargo and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Kevin Eisenbeis, PE, SE

Kevin Eisenbeis, PE, SE, is the director of bridges for Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City, Mo. He has specialized in the design and construction of major bridges throughout his career.

Eisenbeis has worked on the design or construction of 12 Missouri River bridges, from St. Louis, Mo., to South Dakota, with management responsibilities on eight of these projects. His specialized experience includes seven projects involving float in or float out of 14 river spans in the United States.

He is the chairman of the Association of Railway and Maintenance-of-Way Association’s Committee 8 on Concrete Structures. He also serves as the vice chair of PCI’s Committee on Bridges.

Eisenbeis spent 31 years with the bridge firm Harrington and Cortelyou in Kansas City, where he served as principal at the time of the firm’s acquisition by Burns & McDonnell in 2010.

Myint Lwin, PE, SE

Myint Lwin, PE, SE, is the director of the Office of Bridge Technology for the Federal Highway Administration in Washington, D.C. In that position, he provides national guidance in the design, construction, and inspection of highway bridges and related structures and helps to develop national bridge program and engineering policies.

He is active with the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, for which he chairs two committees. He also serves on the committee for NCHRP Project 18-12, Self Consolidating Concrete for Precast, Prestressed Concrete Bridge Elements.

Previously, he served as structural design engineer at the FHWA Resource Center in San Francisco, Calif., after working in the Bridges and Structures Office of the Washington State Department of Transportation.

He is the secretary of the AASHTO Highway Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures, a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a member of the American Concrete Institute.

Judges: Special Awards

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Dennis Andrejko, FAIA

Dennis Andrejko, FAIA, is chairman of the master of architecture program in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y. His work centers on architecture and the built environment, renewable energy and high-performance buildings, and regional design and ecological literacy.

He also serves as principal of Andrejko + Associates in Buffalo, N.Y., and has been a professor of architecture at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Andrejko was elected vice president of the National Board of the American Institute of Architects in June 2010, and he heads the Board Knowledge Committee that oversees the knowledge portfolio of the institute. He also has received the group’s Richard Upjohn Medal.
He is the recipient of a number of other awards, most recently the AIA New York State President’s Citation and the AIA New York State Matthew W. Del Gaudio Award for distinguished service.

Jeffrey R. Carlson, PE, SE, SECB

Jeffrey R. Carlson, PE, SE, Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB), is executive vice president and chief operating officer for The Consulting Engineers Group Inc. in Mount Prospect, Ill.

He is a Fellow in the International Concrete Repair Institute and a member of the International Parking Institute and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

As a member of PCI, he serves as vice chairman of the Parking Structures Committee and as a member of the Total Precast Systems Committee.

Carlson received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1979 and a master’s degree in civil engineering in 1986, both from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a licensed structural engineer in Illinois, Nebraska, Nevada, and Oregon and a licensed professional engineer in Alaska, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, and West Virginia.

Gil Heldenfels

Gil Heldenfels is vice president at Heldenfels Enterprises Inc. in San Marcos, Tex., a manufacturer of precast, prestressed concrete structures for the highway, marine/industrial, commercial, and sports-construction markets.

He also is general manager of the company’s Building Systems Division, which offers a variety of precast concrete building solutions.

Heldenfels serves as vice president of the Precast Concrete Manufacturers Association of Texas and is vice chair of the Patrons Committee for the Concrete Industry Management program at Texas State University in San Marcos.

His other activities include active membership in PCI, Association of General Contractors, and the Texas Association of Business.

He is a graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, Tex.