Douglass Alligood, AIA, NOMA
Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group
New York

Alligood has more than 40 years’ experience working across a wide range of projects and typologies, from single-family homes, commercial/residential towers, hospitals, education facilities, and cultural institutions to large-scale master planning and urban design. As a partner at BIG, he has focused on increasing the firm’s technical expertise in the functional aspects of design and building performance. Alligood has been a volunteer and appointed member of several community planning groups, including the Urban Design Forum and NOMA.

Paola Calzada
Founder, Paola Calzada Arquitectos
Mexico City

Founded in 2008, Calzada’s studio takes an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability and fuses architectural, furniture, interior, textile, and industrial design. Calzada is also the founder of Luken Furniture, an ecological design brand made with recycled material that has been recognized by IDA, Diseña México, and Dezeen. She has previously worked with Matteo Thun & Partners in Milan and JSa in Mexico City and has been recognized as one of the most outstanding female architects practicing in Mexico.

Thomas Robinson, AIA
Founder and Principal, LEVER Architecture
Portland, Oregon

Robinson co-founded LEVER Architecture in 2009 with the goal of making great design more accessible to projects regardless of budget or type. Today, the firm is recognized for design excellence and material innovation and collaborates with communities, institutions, and creative companies to design buildings and spaces that elevate the human experience. Prior to establishing LEVER, Robinson led cultural and institutional projects for Allied Works and Herzog & de Meuron.

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