Clients should seriously consider selecting a qualified competition adviser before initiating even the planning stages of a competition. This usually helps clients avoid many of the pitfalls and surprises which can occur during that process. One may assume, with full participation of a competition adviser, that an efficiently administered competition will lead to a satisfactory conclusion.

This is by no means a complete list of architects who have served as competition advisors. However, it does include many of those who have administered competitions which have resulted in real projects being built.
O = Open Competition
I = Invited Competition
D/B = Design Build Competition




Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DP ACSA

147 W. 22nd Street Suite 10-S
New York, NY 10011

Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, has almost 30 years of experience in all aspects of design competitions. He has served as advisor, jury chair, juror, and competitor in numerous events around the U.S. Projects have included local, regional, national, and international competitions
for a variety of institutional, civic, and governmental clients.

In the late 1970s and into the 1980s Brown worked with the Design Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and assisted in the rebirth of competitions in America. He was instrumental in promoting the use of design competitions by civic and institutional sponsors around the country. He served on panels, delivered papers, and lectured on the benefits of the competitive process. He provided guidance and consulted on the production of the NEA publications “Design Competition Manual I”, “Manual II: On-Site Charrettes”, and “Manual III: A Guide for Sponsors” as well manual 4, Learning From Abroad.

His experience in competition development served him well when he researched and wrote the guidelines for the Presidential Design Awards Program, the first national recognition for design in America.

He recently lectured on memorial competitions at both national and regional meetings of the AIA and this November spoke on a panel with memorial competition architects Daniel Libeskind, HG Merz Berlin, and Metroplois Magazine editor Susan Seznasy.

Competition Experience

Professional Advisor (Selected) :
* International Times Square Competition, NY, NY 1983-84 (O)
* New Orleans Museum of Arts Addition, NOMA,New Orleans, LA, 1984 (O)
* Frederick Douglas Circle Landscape Competition, Parks Department, NYC, 1992 (O) (Constructed)
* City University 9/11 Memorial Website Competition, 2002 (O) (Constructed)
* World Trade Center Site 9/11 Memorial International Design Competition, LMDC, NYC, (w/Ollswang and Witzling) 2003-4 (O) (Uunder Construction)
* New Housing New York Design Ideas Competition, 2003-4 (O)
* Logan International Airport 9/11 Memorial Competition, Massport, Boston, 2004- (O) (Under Construction)
* Steering Committee Representative, NHNY Legacy Project Competition, NY, NY 2005-6 (O)(In Construction Documents)
* Design Competition for Post Disaster Provisional Housing, New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM), (O) NY 2007-8



Susanna Sirefman, AA Dipl.
Founder and President
Dovetail Design Strategists, LLC
425 East 86th St. Suite MR96
New York, NY 10028
212 289 3275

Susanna Sirefman specializes in finding the right architect for complex building programs.  Her firm, Dovetail Design Strategists, draws from a deep knowledge of the field to compile stellar architect shortlists, custom-designed selection processes, build consensus, and help organizations prepare for programmatic growth and enhanced visibility.  Dovetail provides a comprehensive range of services to educate client teams on the options, risks and opportunities inherent in a given program and to implement strategy, whether it be by developing an international architecture competition, request for proposal, interview-based search or design concept commission.  Trained as an architect at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, Ms. Sirefman has written five books on contemporary architecture and regularly contributes to The Wall Street Journal.  In 2015, her essay, “Design Combat: American Competitions and Decision-Making,” was featured in Architecture Competitions and the Production of Culture, Quality and Knowledge: An International Inquiry.
Ms. Sirefman has taught at Parsons School of Design and City College New York School of Architecture in New York City and serves as a visiting critic at architecture and urban design programs.  She speaks widely in both professional and academic settings, most recently as part of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial and at the Design Competition Conference, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the 5th International Conference on Competitions in Delft, the Netherlands.

Dovetail Design Strategists has crafted and led design competitions or the competitive architect selection process for such clients as:


• International Pulse Memorial Design Competition (I)
• The City of New York, urbancanvas (O)
• The New York Public Library, Midtown Campus Renovation, New York City (I)
• Park Avenue Synagogue Expansion, New York City (I)
• Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City (I)
• Johns Hopkins University, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Baltimore, Maryland (I)
• The Animal Medical Center, New York City (I)
• American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, UrbanSHED, New York City (O)
• City of Philadelphia Parks Association | Van Alen Institute, Urban Voids, Philadelphia, PA (O)
• New York Restoration Project, EDGEucation Pavilion, New York City (I)
• Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, National Student Design Challenge #ThinkOutside (O)
• The Squash Center, New York City (I)
• The Corporation of Yaddo, Masterplan, Saratoga Springs, New York (I)



Raymond Gastil, AICP


B. Arts Yale University; M. Arch. Princeton University. Ray Gastil is currently Director of City Planning, Pittsburgh and an Adjunct Professor in Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. He served as the City Planning Director of Seattle from 2008 to 2010, where he directed long-range planning programs including Central Waterfront redesign and revitalization, Neighborhood Planning Updates initiated along new light rail line, and citywide design and planning initiatives. From 2004 to 2008, he served as Director of the Manhattan office of the New York City Department of Planning. From 1994 to 2004, he was the Executive Director of the Van Alen Institute, a nonprofit committed to improving the design of the public realm through civic leadership, interaction with city and state agencies, and design competitions conferences, exhibitions, and publications.
 Professional Advisor for:

  • Urban Intervention: AIA Seattle/Seattle Center Next 50 (O)
  • Parachute Pavilion, Coney Island, NY (O)
  • Civic Exchange: An Interactive Installation, New York, NY (O)
  • Queens Plaza, New York (O)
  • TKTS Times Square, New York, NY (O)
  • Pier 40, New York, NY (O)
  • East River Competition, New York, NY (O)
  • Culture Exchange for Wall Street, New York, NY (O)
  • Public Property: Ideas Comeptition for Governors Island, New York, NY (O)



Paul Spreiregen, FAIA
2215 Observatory Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
T/F: (202) 337-2887

Graduate of MIT. Residence and work in Europe as Fulbright Fellow. Practicing architect and planner; lecturer and author of books and articles on competitions and urban design. Was the first Director of the Architectural and Planning Programs at the National Endowment of the Arts. Professional Advisor for:



  • Mobile ( Alabama ) Government Plaza (O)
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, DC (O)
  • Intelsat Headquarters, Washington, DC (I)
  • ATT/Bell Laboratories, Allentown, PA (I)
  • Kent State Memorial, Kent, OH (O)
  • Carnegie Mellon University Student Center, Pittsburgh, PA (I)
  • National Peace Garden, Washington, DC (O)



Kenneth Paolini, M. Arch.
Design Competitions International
358 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite B-6
Boston, MA 02115
T: (617) 642-0219

B. Landscape Arch. University of Georgia; M. Landscape Arch. Harvard University. Experience in national and international design competition management since 1983. Professional Advisor for:


  • Redesign of Copley Square, Boston, MA (O)
  • Spectacle Island Master Plan, Boston Harbor Islands Nat. Park (O)
  • Minnesota State Capitol Master Plan, St. Paul, MN (O)
  • Newport News Cultural Arts Center (O)
  • Roger Williams University Architecture Building (O)
  • Jacob’s Pillow Master Plan, Becket, MA (O)
  • Prototype Elementary School Design, Dade County, FL (O)
  • Fire Fighters Memorial, Worcester, MA (O)



Ted Liebman, FAIA
Perkins Eastman
NEW YORK, NY 10003
T. 646.225.5860
F. 212.353.7676


B. A. Pratt Institute; M. Arch. Harvard University. Practicing architect and planner with projects in Eastern and Western Europe as well as the U.S. Professional Advisor for:



  • Roosevelt Island Housing Competition, New York, NY (O)
  • Oberlin Great Bandstand Design Competition, Oberlin, OH (O)
  • Harlem Inner City Infill Housing, New York, NY (O)
  • Sesquecentennial Park Design Competition, Houston, TX (O)
  • Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Seneca, NY (O)
  • South Florida Gateways Competition (O)
  • Columbus Carscape Competition, Columbus, IN (O)
  • Bridge Design Competition, State of Massachusetts (I)
  • Monument to the Third Millennium, Puerto Rico



Mark Alan Hewitt, AIA
114 Claremont Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
T: (908) 630-9416
F: (908) 630-9417


Practicing architect in Princeton, New Jersey who started a national high school design competition program while teaching at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Professional Advisor for:


  • Snug Harbor Music Hall Theatre Competition, Staten Island, NY (O)
  • New York City Police Academy, New York, NY (I)
  • Habitat for Humanity Student Design Competition (O)
  • Heart of the Park Competition, Houston, TX (O)
  • African Burial Ground Memorial, New York, NY (O)
  • Princeton Township Municipal Facilities (O)


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Reed Kroloff, AIA
jones | kroloff

910 North Lake Shore Drive #2920
Chicago, IL 60611
T: (917) 856 9813

Reed Kroloff holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University, and has practiced architecture in Texas and Arizona. He is the Director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, former Dean of the Tulane University School of Architecture, and an independent architectural consultant and commentator. The recipient of the American Academy in Rome’s 2003 Rome Prize Fellowship, Mr. Kroloff previously served as Editor-in-Chief of Architecture magazine. Under his direction, Architecture received more awards for editorial and design excellence than any magazine of its type. Mr. Kroloff was recently profiled in the New York Times for his work on architect selections, competitions, and design strategy.

The combined construction value of the projects on which the firm has advised now exceeds $1 billion. Professional Advisor for:

  • Business School, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • City of the Future Design Competition, The History Channel, (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Francisco, Atlanta)
  • Connective Corridor Urban Streetscape, Syracuse, NY
  • Fashion Institute of Technology Addition, New York, NY
  • Freeport Arts Center, Freeport, IL
  • Flip a Strip, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Imagining the High Line, New York, NY
  • Massena Border Station, Massena, NY
  • Motown Center, Detroit, MI
  • National Library of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Performing Arts Center at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • Performing Arts Center, Weston Public Schools, Weston, CT
  • September 11 Memorial for the Pentagon, Arlington, VA
  • St. Boniface, Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Sustainable Housing for New Orleans, Brad Pitt and Global Green, New Orleans, LA
  • The National AIDS Memorial Grove, San Francisco, CA
  • Voelcker Park, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • West End Pedestrian Bridge, Riverlife Task Force, Pittsburgh, PA
  • WorkPlay, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Larry Witzling, Ph. D., AIA, ASLA

Design Competition Services
1300 North Prospect Ave. Apt. 416
Milwaukee, WI 53202
T: (414) 278-9550


Lawrence Witzling, B. Arch. Cooper Union; M. Arch. Cornell University. The principals of DCS, Lawrence Witzling and Jeffrey Ollswang, have administered over 20 national and international competitions since 1980, including town plans, libraries, arts centers, housing and public art.


Registered architects and professors at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, they have presented at numerous conferences and authored several publications, including The Planning and Administration of Design Competitions. Professional Advisors for:



  • Williamsburg Town Plan and Courthouse, Virginia (O)
  • Astronauts Memorial for NASA, Cape Kennedy, FL (O)
  • Peachtree Street and Augurn Street Design, Atlanta, GA (O)
  • Village of Plainfield Town Center, Plainfield, IL (O)
  • Seattle Downtown Housing Competition, Seattle, WA (O)
  • Sergeant Means Park, Olympia Fields, IL (O)
  • Evanston Public Library, Evanston, IL (O)
  • Performing Arts Center for Clemson University, Clemson, SC (O)
  • Leesburg Town Hall, Leesburg, VA (O)
  • New Village Plan Channahon, Ilinois (O)
  • Erie Street Plaza (Milwaukee) Park (I)





Jay H. Isenberg, AIA

Jay Isenberg + Associates
3505 West 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55416
T: (612) 799-3217
F: (612) 926-8401


B.A. Colgate University; M.Arch. University of MInnesota. Practicing architect (sole practitioner) with residential, commercial, institutional and public project experience. Adjunct Assoc. Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Design 2002-2007 teaching courses in professional practice and integrated design including curricula development. Member American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals for arbitration, mediation and large complex cases (construction). Presented numerous CE seminars and lectures on conflict resolution and prevention, collaborative design, and bridging education and practice. Appointed “Fellow” of the Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership, St Mary’s University, Winona, MN. President, Minnesota Architectural Foundation 2010 ( Vice Chair, RIMON, the Jewish Arts Council. Artist, curator and founding member of Form+ Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN ( Designed and curated the architectural installations/exhibitions “Dialogue on the Wall”, “Unbundling the Housing Crisis” and the Bearden Place Housing Competition Exhibition.
Professional Advisor in the following competitions:
  • Bearden Place Housing Competition in the “Artists Core”, Minneapolis, MN (O)
  • The Sukkot Project, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (O)

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Peter Lizon, FAIA
823 Higel Drive
Venice, FL 34285-1204
T: 941/480 9399
F: 941/480 9394


The professional accomplishments of Peter Lizon, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, include saving and interiors restoration of Mies’ Villa Tugendhat in Brno and building the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington, DC an open national design competition winner. The Centre Square Complex in Philadelphia, PA received the CRSI Design Award for Excellence. As a competitor, he has entered 24 architectural design competitions placing in 8. He has served on 5 design competition juries, as a chair in 3 of these. A Professor Emeritus, he has been awarded in academia the Doctor Honoris Causa. In his architectural design studio, many projects entered in student design competitions placed and won the first prize. A two times recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Award, he authored over 100 professional articles, essays and books. Appointed to the national AIA Committee on Design Competitions Task Group, he co-authored the seminal American Institute of Architects Handbook of Architectural Design Competitions. Currently, he is chairing the AIA-COD subcommittee to revise and update the AIA Handbook. He is serving on the Board of Directors of the Sarasota Architectural Foundation. Born and educated in Czechoslovakia, he came to the US in 1968. He studied on a university fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with a PhD in Architecture. A Professional Advisor/ Competition Manager service include the following architectural design competitions:



  • Horse Farm Developer/Architect Housing Design Competition, MD
  • Fort Campbell Military Historical/Education Center and Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum Complex Architectural Design Competition, KY
  • Smyrna Airport Planning and Architectural Design Competition, TN
  • Centre for Architecture in Prague International Architectural Design Competition, Czech Republic


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Roger Schluntz, FAIA
University of New Mexico
School of Architecture
2414 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
T: (505) 277-2879
F: (505) 277-0076


A professor and dean of the School of Architecture, University of New Mexico, Roger Schluntz previously directed the School of Architecture at Arizona State University. He was on the National Register of Peer Reviewers of the General Services Administration and serves as a consultant to the American Architectural Foundation in Washington. Professional Advisor in the following competitions:



  • Central Library, City of Nashville and Davidson County, Nashville, TN (I)
  • Prototype Middle School, Fulton County, Georgia (I)
  • Consultant to The University of Maryland Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD (I)
  • Environmental Showcase Home, Arizona Public Service Company (O)
  • Denver Public Library, Denver, CO (I)
  • American Heritage Center and Museum, University of Wyoming (I)
  • College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Arizona State University (I)
  • Phoenix Historical Museum, Phoenix, AZ (O)
  • Fine Arts Complex, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (I)
  • Plan for Downtown Chandler, Arizona (O)
  • Salt Lake City Library, Salt Lake City, UT (I)
  • Science Magnet School, Colorado Springs, CO (I)
  • Jacksonville Public Library, Jacksonville, FL (I)
  • Spaceport Competition, Las Cruces, New Mexico (I)
  • University of New Mexico School of Architecture, Albuquerque, NM (I)


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William Liskamm, FAIA
19 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
T/F: (415) 453-3966


David Meckel has been a professional architect selection advisor for over 25 years with an emphasis on higher education, cultural facilities, large scale public parks and private clients. He has degrees in architecture from the University of Southern California and Columbia University. He is the Senior Advisor to the President at California College of the Arts in San Francisco where he founded the architecture program. He is the former longtime chair of SFMOMA’s Architecture and Design Accessions Committee and former vice-chair of the non-profit group Public Architecture. He is on the editorial advisory boards of The Architects Newspaper and arcCA. He served as a GSA Design Excellence Peer from 2000 – 2008. He has also served as peer inspector for Autodesk’s facilities commissioned through Integrated Project Delivery. David began his career working for Charles and Ray Eames in Venice, California. Recent selection and competition advising efforts include:

  • Fresh Kills WTC Memorial Park, New York, NY
  • Union Square Redesign, San Francisco, CA
  • San Francisco Waterfront, San Francisco, CA
  • UCSF Mission Bay Campus Master Plan, San Francisco, CA
  • Octavia Blvd. Freeway Infill Housing, San Francisco, CA
  • Fort Mason Master Plan, San Francisco, CA
  • Lick-Wilmerding High School, San Francisco, CA
  • Loft Housing, San Francisco, CA
  • Annual HS Student Design Competition, San Francisco, CA
  • Pershing Square Park Redesign, Los Angeles, CA
  • Port’s Historic Harborfront, San Diego, CA
  • Ballpark Village Mixed Use, San Diego, CA
  • Francis Parker School Master Plan, San Diego, CA
  • Berkeley Montessori School, Berkeley, CA
  • Miles/Cutter Laboratories, Berkeley, CA
  • New Civic Center, Santa Fe, NM
  • TPL Railyard Park, Santa Fe, NM
  • MTD Workforce Housing, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Bernal Central Park, Pleasanton, CA
  • Civic Center & City Hall Building, Escondido, CA
  • Civic Center & City Hall Building, Oceanside, CA
  • Civic Center & City Hall Building, Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Civic Center & City Hall Building, Santa Clarita, CA
  • City Hall Building, Redwood City, CA
  • City Hall Building, Foster City, CA
  • City Hall Building, Cathedral City, CA
  • High School Performing Arts Center, Menlo Park, CA
  • High School Performing Arts Center, Encinitas, CA
  • Children’s Museum, Bellingham, WA
  • St. Vincents/Silveira New Town, San Rafael, CA
  • Performing Arts Center, Rancho Bernardo, CA
  • Latham Square, Oakland, CA
  • Veterans Memorial, San Jose, CA
  • Cultural History Museum, Fresno, CA
  • Riverfront Plan, Missoula, Montana
  • Historic District Urban Design Plan, Folsom, CA
  • City Library, Woodland, CA
  • Triton Art Museum, Santa Clara, CA
  • Harbor Bay Isle Master Plan, Alameda, CA
  • North County Center for the Arts, County of San Mateo, CA
  • Workforce Housing, Monterey, CA
  • Isla Vista Revitalization Urban Design Plan, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Interfaith Sacred Space, Interfaith Council
  • Class of ’54 Gate, University of California at Berkeley
  • University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Museum of Art and Design, San Jose State University, CA
  • Campus Master Plan, City College of San Francisco, CA
  • Housing the Next 10 Million, The Great Valley Center/AIA, CA
  • New Cultural History Museum, Yountville, CA
  • Napa Valley Museum, St. Helena, CA
  • Annual Student Energy Design Competition, Southern California Edison Company
  • Waikiki Vision 2020 Master Plan, The Queen Emma Foundation, Honolulu, HA
  • Tribal Museum Competition Grant, Hopi Tribal Council, Kykotsmovi, AZ
  • Art Museum Competition Grant, Seattle, WA
  • Children’s Museum Competition Grant, Las Vegas, NV
  • Santa Rosa (CA) Courthouse Plaza (I)
  • Al Jamea Campus, Nairobi, Kenya (I)



David Meckel, FAIA, LEED
1604 Chapin Avenue
Burlingame, CA 94010
T: 415.203.2061

David Meckel has degrees in architecture from the University of Southern California and Columbia University. He is the Director of Research and Planning for CaliforniaCollege of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco where he founded the architecture program. He is the chair of SFMOMA’s Architecture and Design Accessions Committee and vice-chair of the non-profit group Public Architecture. He contributes a regular column to arcCA magazine and is on the editorial advisory board of The Architects Newspaper. He served as a GSA Design Excellence Peer from 2000 – 2008. He has also served as peer inspector for Autodesk’s facilities commissioned through Integrated Project Delivery. David began his career working for Charles and Ray Eames in Venice, California.

He has been a professional advisor for the last 15 years with an emphasis on higher education and cultural facilities. Recent selection and competition advising efforts include:

• Arts Center competition/selection, Emeryville Center for the Arts, CA (I)
• Baseball Stadium architect selection, University of the Pacific Stockton, CA (I)
• Cardiovascular Research Institute architect selection, UCSF, SF, CA (I)
• Engineering School architect selection, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA (I)
• Family Cancer Research facility architect selection, UCSF, SF, CA (I)
• Graduate Center architect selection, CCAC, San Francisco (I)
• Health Sciences architect selection, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA (I)
• Habitat For Humanity housing design competition, New Urban Habitats, Charlottesville, VA (O)
• Landscape urbanism design competition, New American Riverfront, Memphis, TN (O)
• Museum expansion architect selection, SFMOMA, SF, CA (I)
• Museum of Contemporary Art design competition, Santa Rosa, CA (I/O)
• Renovation and expansion architect selection, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA (I)
• Residence Halls architect selection, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA (D/B)
• Rising sea level ideas competition, BCDC Rising Tides, San Francisco, CA (O)
• Rooftop sculpture garden design competition, SFMOMA, SF, CA (I)
• School of Law Library architect selection, Pacific McGeorge, Sacramento, CA (I)
• Sculpture fabrication facility architect selection, CCAC, Oakland, CA (I)
• Solar heated classroom facility architect selection, CCA, San Francisco (I)
• Stem Cell Research facility architect selection, UCSF, SF, CA (I)
• Student residences architect selection, CCAC, Oakland, CA (I)
• University Center architect selection, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA (I)
• College campus expansion architect selection, CCA, SF, CA (I)
• Family Offices architect selection, SF, CA (I)
• Outdoor Chair competition, The Battery Conservancy, NYC (O)
• Fort Mason design competition, National Park Service, SF, CA (I)
• Island family retreat, Caribbean (I)
• Tunnel Tops Park competition and selection, Presidio Trust, SF, CA (I)
• India Basin Shoreline Park selection, SFR&P, SF, CA (I)
• Museum expansion architect selection, VBMA, Vero Beach, FL (I)




Michael John Pittas, HAIA, AICP
683 Hampshire Road, Suite 49
Westlake Village, CA 91361
T: (805) 379-4009
C: (805) 558-6368


B. Arch. Cooper Union, M. Arch. Princeton University, Loeb Fellow Harvard University. Director of Architecture and Planning Programs for the National Endowment of the Arts. Michael Pittas initiated a two-decade resurgence of the use of competitions to select architects, designers and artists throughout the USA. Created the first national Training Seminars for Competition Advisors, thus creating a cadre of experts who have subsequently administered many competitions over the last decades. Published several guidebooks on competitions. Instrumental in providing grant support for a number of competitions during his tenure. Professional Advisor for:



  • Malama Learning Center, Kapolei, HI (O)
  • Texas Rangers Baseball Stadium, Arlington, TX (I)
  • West Hollywood Civic Center, Hollywood, CA (O)
  • Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver, CO (I)
  • Olympic West Garden District, Urban Design, Los Angeles, CA (O)
  • Tucson Gateway, Tucson, AZ (O)
  • West Coast Gateway, Los Angeles, CA (O)
  • Senior Citizens Housing, Colton, CA (O)
  • Hawaii Loa College, Honolulu, HI (O)
  • Future Now, Ideas, Edison, CA (O)
  • Spirit of Collaboration Artist & Architects, Walnut Creek, CA (I)
  • Children’s Park for the physically challenged, Flushing Meadow, NY (I)
  • Minnesota State Capital Urban Design, St. Paul, MN (I)
  • Gateway Gallery Arts Program, Michigan Council for the Arts (I)



Special Consultant to:



  • Advanced Information Cities, International Competition, Kawasaki, Japan
  • Eugene O’Neill Theatre, Provincetown, MA
  • Fort Mason Art Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Pershing Square, Los Angeles, CA



Donald J. Stastny, FAIA, FAICP
StastnyBrun Architects, Inc.
755 N Ash Street
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
T: (503) 223-2820

B. S. Oregon State University ; B. Arch. University of Washington; M. Arch. & MCP University of Pennsylvania. Donald Stastny, principal of StastnyBrun Architects, has design experience in a range of projects, from multi-family housing to office buildings, new town planning to renovation of historic structures, museum design to various athletic facilities. He is a contributing author of NEA and GSA competition process manuals. Professional Advisor for over 35 competitions including:



  • Oakland Civic Center, Oakland, CA
  • Oklahoma City Memorial, Oklahoma City, OK (O)
  • U.S. Embassy Competition, Berlin, Germany (I)
  • South Central Mixed-Use Competition, Los Angeles, CA (D/B)
  • Berkeley Public Safety Building, Berkeley, CA (I)
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA (I)
  • Beverly Hills Civic Center, Beverly Hills, CA (I)
  • Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR (I)
  • Domaine Clos Pegase Winery, Napa Valley, CA (I)
  • Clark County Government Center, Las Vegas, NV (I)
  • East Campus Plus, Olympia, WA (D/B)
  • Oakland Administration Building, Oakland, CA (D/B)
  • San Francisco Prize/ GSA Plaza (O)
  • Transbay Terminal, San Francisco (I)
  • Alaska State Capitol (I)
  • San Diego Civic and Government Center, San Diego, CA (D/B)
  • State of Oregon Office Building, Portland, OR
  • Perris Civic Center, Perris, CA (O)
  • Waverly Park, Kirkland, WA
  • US Courthouse, Eugene, OR (I)
  • US Courthouse, Springfield, MA (I)
  • Ontario Educational Village, Ontario, CA
  • Capital City Development Corporation Pioneer Corridor, Boise, ID
  • Flight 93 National Memorial, Shanksville, PA (O)
  • Spreckels Town Center, Spreckels, CA (I)
  • University of Hawaii School of Law
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC (I)
  • Community Connector Design Competition, Vancouver, WA
  • Framing a Modern Masterpiece, City+Arch+River Design Competition, St. Louis, MO
  • Cold War Memorial, Kenosha, WI (O)




Edward C. Wundram, AIA, CSI, DBIA
The Design Build Consulting Group
1660 Limahana Cir #304
Lahaina, HI 96761

Maui County
Ph: (808) 344-4846


B.S. in Architecture Georgia Institute of Technology. As the design coordinator of an international architectural, engineering and project management firm, Ed Wundrum has considerable experience managing large public projects. As an advisor to the Board of Directors of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), and Chairman of their Policy & Process Committee (1995-96), he authored the DBIA Manual of Practice publications Design-Build RFQ/RFP Guide for Public Sector Projects, Design-Build RFQ/RFP Guide for Small to Medium Projects, and the contract form, Contract for Design-Build Consultant Services. He was the co-chairman of DBIA’s Manual of Practice Task Force (1996-98) and was the vice-chair of the Institute’s Policy Committee (1998-2003). Professional Advisor for:



  • The Portland Building, Portland, OR (D/B)
  • The Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA (D/B)
  • Seattle Central Community College Parking Garage, Seattle, WA
  • Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH (I)
  • U.S. Postal Service Parking Facility (D/B)
  • Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL (D/B)
  • Federal Courts Facility, Tacoma, WA (D/B)
  • Univ. of New Mexico Student Residence Center (D/B)
  • Washington State Department of Ecology Hqs. Building (D/B)
  • Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, HI (D/B)
  • Applied Process Engineering Laboratory (APEL), Richland, WA (D/B)
  • UC-Berkeley, University Village at Albany Restoration, Albany, CA
  • Everett Special Events Center, Everett, WA
  • Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Light Rail Project, Los Angeles, CA
  • University of Washington, Research & Technology Building, Seattle, WA



Fredrick H. Zal
Atelier Z 0000-1
4912 N.E. 27th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211-6329
T/F: (503) 236-4855


M. Arch. University of Oregon; B. A. Design of the Environment, University of Pennsylvania. Fredrick H. Zal is the principal architect of Atelier Z, an architecture and industrial design studio. Since the inception of the Mayor City Design Initiative, he has been a team leader and proponent for advocating higher design and design education. Concurrently, he is also the Director of Competitions for the Museum of the City, an emerging urban design institute proposing to work collaboratively with the City of Portland, Oregon and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professional Advisor for:



  • Living Smart: Big Ideas Small Lots, Portland, Oregon
  • …under Development: Block 76, Portland, Oregon
  • Multnomah Village Mixed-Use, Portland, Oregon
  • Institute for the Performing Arts, Portland, Oregon
  • Impetus for Urban Exploration, Portland, Oregon


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1012 Mont-Royal Avenue, Suite 104
Montreal, Quebec H2J 1X6
T: (514) 281-3090


Phd architecture is a consulting firm offering services in project management, programming, competition management and in other communications activities related to architecture. After acquiring 10 years of experience in private practice, Philippe Drolet founded phd architecture and became known as a competition advisor. In 2004, the firm organized its tenth architectural competition. Professional Advisor for:



  • Exterior distinctive signature Laurentian Bank (O)
  • Paysages Éphémères / Ephemeral Landscapes 2006, Montréal (O)
  • Paysages Éphémères / Ephemeral Landscapes 2005, Montréal (O)
  • Cistercian Abbey (Oka Monks), Saint-Jean-de-Matha (O)
  • Interior Design Laurentian Bank, Québec (O)
  • Quartier Concordia, Montréal (I)
  • Théâtre des Deux-Rives / Deux-Rives Theater, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (I)
  • Centre musical CAMMAC Musical Center, Harrington, Argenteuil County (I)
  • Salle de spectacle de Saint-Hyacinthe / Saint-Hyacinthe’s Theater, Saint-Hyacinthe (I)
  • Musée de la Gaspésie / Museum of Gaspesia, Gaspé (I)
  • Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne / Old Terrebonne’s Theater, Terrebonne (O)
  • Bibliothèque de Châteauguay / Chateauguay Library, Châteauguay (O)
  • Salle de spectacles de Rimouski / Rimouski ‘s Theater, Rimouski (I)
  • Centre de production et diffusion culturelles de Carleton/Saint-Omer / Carleton/Saint-Omer Cultural Production and Diffusion Center, Carleton
  • Consultant for the Ministry for the Culture and the Communications, Québec


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[phase.eins] Hossbach Lehmhaus
[phase eins]
Dipl. Ing. architects BDA
Cuxhavener Str. 12-13
10555 Berlin
T: +49-(0) 30-31.59.31-0
F: +49-(0) 30-31.21.000


Graduates of TU Berlin. Practicing architects and planners; lecturer and author of books and articles on competitions, architecture and urban design, since 1997 specialised in the coordination of competition procedures. Professional Advisor for (among others):



  • adidas Headquarters, Herzogenaurach, Germany (O)
  • adidas factory outlet, Herzogenaurach, Germany (O)
  • BMW Plant Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany (O)
  • BMW Event and Delivery Center, Munich, Germany (O)
  • BMW Tower, Munich, Germany (I)
  • ETH World in Zurich and the Internet, Switzerland (O)
  • Checkpoint Charlie Development Center, Berlin, Germany (I)
  • Daimler Headquarters at Stuttgart, Germany (I)
  • Darat King Abdullah II Concert and Theater Complex in Amman, Jordan (I)
  • European Patent Office at The Hague, Netherlands (O)
  • Hessonian State Embassy, Berlin, Germany (O)
  • Holcim Awards for Sustaianble Construction, World wide
  • Jabal Khandama Project, Makkah, KSA (I)
  • Jabal Omar Project, Makkah, KSA (I)
  • KPM area, Berlin, Germany (I)
  • Law School at Wiesbaden, Germany (O)
  • Lehrter Station Urban District, Berlin, Germany (I)
  • Mystetskyj Art Complex in Kiev, Ukraine (O)
  • Reem Island, Abu Dhabi (I)
  • Southern Square at Lehrter Station, Berlin, Germany (I)
  • State Parliament of Lower Saxonia, Hannover, Germany (O)
  • State Parliament of Brandenburg at Potsdam, German (D/B)
  • Thyssen Krupp Headquarters at Essen, Germany (O)
  • FH Campus development, Frankfurt Main (O)
  • Campus West at Goethe University, Frankfurt Main, Germany (O)
  • Biomedical Research Lab, Giessen, Germany (O)
  • Main Bus Terminal at Wiener Platz, Dresden, Germany (O)
  • Refectory and Auditorium Europe-University “Viadrina”, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany (O)
  • Multifuctional Hall, Prenzlau, Germany, (O)
  • Tripoli Administrative Center, Tripoli, Libya



Malcolm Reading, RIBA, MAPM, FCSD, FRSA
Malcolm Reading Consultants Limited

Malcolm Reading Consultants
Hamilton House
1 Temple Avenue
London EC4Y 0HA

United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 20 7831 2998
London-based Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) is a unique strategic briefing and
architectural consultancy that works all over the world. 
MRC’s team is focused on achieving outstanding, award-winning design for clients,
helping their clients select the most committed and gifted design teams.
Experienced in running high-profile international design competitions, MRC’s
combined competitions for cultural and educational projects over the past decade
amount to a capital worth of circa six billion US dollars.
The consultancy believes in the power of design to create new perceptions and act as
an inspiration – whether at the local level, or internationally.
MRC offers an integrated service which covers imagining the project, writing a design
brief, choosing and managing the procurement strategy and creating a compelling
public narrative.
The senior architects leading the team understand how designers think. Benefiting
from extensive experience of delivering projects, however, they go further: thinking
like the architect and the client.
Expert in both open and invited competitions, MRC is skilled in interpreting
international procurement rules and understanding best practice. The team prefers
to structure a bespoke process for each individual client according to their priorities
and objectives.
Central values for the consultancy include generating high-quality intellectual and
visual content for each project and running processes that are trusted and fair.
MRC is known for its involvement in serious projects and has attracted a dedicated
following among international architects and designers that spans emerging practices
to Pritzker Laureates and results in an exceptional network of top-tier talent.
Previous experience includes competitions for:
• Houston Endowment Headquarters (United States) (O)
MK:U (United Kingdom) (O)
Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta (Australia) (O)
Gallaudet University (United States) (O)
Adelaide Contemporary (Australia) (O)
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art & Cultural Center (India) (I)
Royal College of Art (United Kingdom) (I)
University College Dublin (Ireland) (O)
Guggenheim Helsinki (Finland) (O)
Art Mill (Qatar) (O)
Science Island (Lithuania) (O)
UK Holocaust Memorial (United Kingdom) (O)
The Illuminated River (United Kingdom) (O)
Kaunas M. K Čiurlionis Concert Centre (Lithuania) (O)
Ross Pavilion Edinburgh (United Kingdom) (O)
Cambridge to Oxford Connection (United Kingdom)(O)
Tintagel Castle Bridge (United Kingdom) (O)
•  Museum of London (United Kingdom) (O)
St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (United Kingdom) (I)
New College, Oxford (United Kingdom) (I)
Mumbai City Museum (India) (O)



Barry Cheng

7F., No.669-3, Dajin St., Nantun Dist.,
Taichung City 40848,
Taiwan (R.O.C.)



Barry cheng, Principal of Barry Cheng Architect & Associates, has served as a professional adviser for numerous competitions in Taiwan. He received a Master of Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Architecture from Tunghai University, Taiwan. Most of the Taiwan competitions he has administered have been open internationally, with a second stage.

Taiwan Tower Conceptual Design International Competition

• Port of Kaohsiung Passenger Transportation District—Port and Cruise Service Center International Competition

• Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Popular Music Center International Competition

• Taipei Pop Music Center International Competition

• Taipei Performing Arts Center International Competition

• The Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Performing Arts International Competition

• Taiwan Centers for Disease Control Complex International Competition

• Taichnug Civic Center International Competition

• Taichnug Metropolitan Opera House International Competition

• Shui-nan Airport Redevelopment International Competition

• Da-dong Arts Center International Competition