We are thrilled to announce TxA’s 2021 Design Awards jury: Brad Cloepfil, FAIA, Allied Works, Portland; Mimi Hoang, AIA, nARCHITECTS, Brooklyn; Bryan Lee, Colloqate, New Orleans; and Christiana Moss, FAIA, Studio Ma, Phoenix. The jurors will come together to review entries to our 2021 Design Awards competition, which has an entry deadline of April 8.
Brad Cloepfil, FAIA
Architect, educator, and principal of Allied Works Architecture, Brad Cloepfil creates culturally resonant architectural designs that are forged by the defining elements of their mission and site. His body of work is informed by the history of place as it is by his formal training. His approach to design combines a research-intensive focus on the specific character of each project with an understanding of the transformative possibilities of architecture. Cloepfil founded Allied Works Architecture in his native Portland, Oregon in 1994, and opened the New York City office in 2003. The recipient of numerous design awards, Cloepfil has held professorships and lectured widely throughout North America and Europe. He earned his bachelor’s in architecture at the University of Oregon and holds an advanced degree in architectural design from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture.
Mimi Hoang, AIA
Mimi Hoang co-founded nARCHITECTS with Eric Bunge with a belief in architecture as an agent of positive change, responding to and connecting people with the environment in unexpected ways. Responding to our world in flux while fostering social engagement guides her work. Born in the tropics of Vietnam and trained in Amsterdam and New York City, she brings a global outlook and an obsession with greenery to the firm’s design culture. Hoang teaches graduate design studios as an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and previously taught at Yale University. She received her Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and her Bachelor of Science in Art and Design from M.I.T.
Bryan Lee is an architect, educator, writer, and Design Justice activist. He is the founder/design principal of Colloqate Design, a nonprofit multidisciplinary design practice in New Orleans, Louisiana, dedicated to expanding community access to design and creating spaces of racial, social, and cultural equity. He is a design critic at Harvard GSD and has led two award-winning youth community design programs. Lee is a founding co-organizer of the DAP (Design As Protest) Collective and Dark Matter University. He was most recently honored as one of the Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business (2018), a USC Annenberg MacArthur Civic Media Fellow, and the youngest design firm to win the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices award in 2019.
Christiana Moss, FAIA
Christiana Moss is a founding principal of Studio Ma, an architecture and environmental design practice founded in Phoenix, Arizona. Moss studied architecture at Cornell and with the Pritzker award winner, Sverre Fehn. After working in New York, Moss moved to Phoenix and founded Studio Ma in 2003 with her partner in life and work, Chris Alt. Guided by holistic perspective, deep expertise, and shared passion, the studio creates the balance of joy within and function throughout. Together with forward-thinking clients, they transform ideas into significant spaces that create lasting connections between people and places. Studio Ma is ranked within the top 10 2019 Architect 50 Firms and was honored as the 2016 AIA Arizona Firm of the Year and a 2014 Architectural Record Design Vanguard Firm.