Buildings Awards Judges

Scott Powell

Scott E. Powell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is the vice president and secretary for CraigGauldenDavis Architects in Greenville, S.C.

He is a past board member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) South Carolina Chapter and past president of the Greenville Section of the AIA. He is also a board member of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) and a member of the South Carolina School Board Association.
Powell has received design awards from AIA, CEFPI, and PCI for his work on the Carolina High School and other notable projects. He is a speaker and writer and has been published in Ascent and South Carolina Architecture.
He received a bachelor of science degree in design from Clemson University in 1987.

Christopher Morrison

Christopher Morrison, AIA, LEED-AP, joined Cunningham | Quill Architects as an associate in 2000 and became a principal in 2005. He has more than fifteen years’ experience in architecture, historic preservation, sustainability, adaptive reuse, and planning.

Morrison’s projects have received numerous design awards, including the Catalyst Award and the Award of Excellence from the AIA Washington Chapter; the D.C. Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation; and a Merit Award from the General Service Administration’s Design Excellence Program.
Morrison recently completed service on the national board of directors of the AIA and as the board liaison to the American Institute of Architecture Students and the AIA Council of Emerging Professionals.

Paul E. Frank

Paul Frank, NSAA, FRAIC, Hon. AIA, is senior partner in JDA MacKenzie Architects in Halifax, NS. He became a registered architect in 1985.

For the past 30 years he has been designing and building healthcare facilities in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Trinidad.

Frank is a past president of the Design and Construction Institute of Nova Scotia, past president of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects, and is a fellow and current president of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He is also an honorary member AIA and past chair of the Program Advisory Committee for the Architectural and Engineering Technician Program at Nova Scotia Community College.
Frank obtained a bachelor of arts degree from St. Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, and a bachelor of architecture degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1983.

Beth Broome

Beth Broome is managing editor of Architectural Record, the 122-year-old award-winning publication from McGraw-Hill that features a mixture of current work, design trends, news, building science, and business strategies. In her role, Broome oversees the day-to-day operations, planning, and production of the magazine.

She also edits and writes on a range of projects, events, and issues, and participates in juries and forums at academic institutions and for professional organizations. Broome was previously managing editor of The New York Observer.

She received a degree in sociology from Tufts University in 1991.

Eui-Sung Yi

Eui-Sung Yi, RA is a principal at Morphosis Architects in Los Angeles, Calif., and director of the NOW Institute at UCLA. Yi has played a significant role in several pivotal projects at Morphosis, including the San Francisco Federal Building (2007), the Azalea Springs Winery (Napa Valley, Calif., 2002). He was also part of the joint project team to design and build the Korean Embassy in Japan.

Co-managing the Korean branch of Morphosis from 1994-1997, Yi oversaw construction of the firm’s first high-rise, the Sun Tower in Seoul (1997).

Yi’s academic career includes positions as adjunct associate professor at the University of Southern California School of Architecture (2012) and director of the master of architecture programs (2007-2010). He currently serves as an executive board member for Docomomo International, and will head the organization’s 2014 International Conference in Seoul.

He received a bachelor of architecture degree from Cornell University and master of architecture degree from Harvard University.


Transportation Awards Judges

M. Myint Lwin

M. Myint Lwin, PE, SE is director of the Office of Bridge Technology for the Federal Highway Administration in Washington, DC. In this role he provides national guidance in the design, construction, and inspection of highway bridges and related structures, develops national bridge program and engineering policies, and supports research and development to continually improve the quality and safety of bridges.

Lwin is chair of National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) project 12-38 on Improved Design Specifications for Horizontally Curved Steel Girder Highway Bridges and NCHRP project 10-57 on Structural Safety Appraisal Guidelines for Suspension Bridge Cables.

He received a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Rangoon in Burma in 1961 and a master of science in civil engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1963. He is a registered civil and structural engineer in the State of Washington.

Maher Tadros

Maher Tadros is professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska in Omaha and managing member of e.Construct.USA LLC, a structural engineering firm specializing in precast concrete.

Tadros was principal author of the PCI Bridge Design Manual and has developed several innovative precast concrete products, including the NU I-girder, which allows designers to create longer, shallower precast concrete bridges, and the NU precast concrete bridge deck panel system, which results in accelerated construction and deck durability. Tadros was elected Industry Titan in 2004. He received numerous research awards, including the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE’s) T. Y. Lin Award and PCI’s Martin P. Korn Award. He was the winner of the inaugural PCI Distinguished Educator Award in 1995. He is active on PCI committees, serving as chair of the Committee on Bridges and the Journal Advisory Committee. Tadros earned his Ph.D. from the University of Calgary in 1975.

Loren Risch

Loren Risch, PE is chief of the Bureau of Structures and Geotechnical Services for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). He has worked at KDOT for 34 years in areas related to the structures field.

Risch chairs the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures Concrete Design (T-10) and has been involved with more than NCHRP research projects.

Risch has been a member of the ASCE since 1979 and is past president of the Kansas Section. He sits on the advisory board of the Kansas University Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering.

He has a bachelor of science degree from South Dakota State University and a master of science degree from the University of Kansas. He is a registered professional engineer in Kansas.


Special Awards Judges

Rachel Michelin

Rachel Michelin, RA, LEED AP BD+C, joined Thornton Tomasetti in 2005 and is a senior project architect. She implements sustainable design principles in the repair and renovation of existing buildings and specializes in concrete, masonry, stone, curtain walls, roofing, and waterproofing repair and design.

Michelin is the green building leader for Thornton Tomasetti’s Chicago, Ill., office, and is responsible for questions related to LEED and for the maintenance of staff members’ LEED credentials. She has presented on numerous sustainable design topics, such as thermal break improvements, and at the Greener by Design Conference and Expo in October 2012.

Michelin holds a master of architecture with an emphasis in structures and a bachelor of science in architectural studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Craig T. Barrett

Craig T. Barrett, PE, is vice president of engineering at LEAP Associates International, a precast/prestressed concrete consulting firm in Tampa, Fla. In this role, he is responsible for developing engineering standards and supervision of project engineers and project managers.

Barrett has more than 25 years of experience in specialty design of precast/prestressed concrete structures, including parking structures, airport facilities, commercial/industrial buildings, professional sports facilities, marine structures, multifamily housing, and food processing facilities.

He is an active member of PCI. He served on the PCI Handbook Committee, where he participated in writing the sixth edition of the PCI Design Handbook: Precast and Prestressed Concrete. He also served on the PCI Board of Directors for a two-year term and serves on PCI’s Technical Activities Committee, which is responsible for oversight of all PCI technical activities.

Barrett has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich.

Don Kolb

Dan Kolb is vice president of sales, nontransportation, for Prestress Engineering Co. LLC (PEC), a manufacturer of precast/prestressed concrete products in Prairie Grove, Ill. Before joining PEC, he was responsible for sales and marketing for J. W. Peters and Sons.

Kolb has served on the PCI board of directors as the zone director for producer members in Illinois and Wisconsin for the past five years. He has been chair and vice chair of numerous PCI subcommittees and previously was a member of PCI’s Marketing Council.

Kolb was also a charter member of the Safe Home Illinois Coalition, an organization developed by the American Red Cross Chicago chapter to educate government officials, building industry professionals, and the public about building products and techniques to mitigate tornado and wind storm damage.

Kolb holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.