Buildner is pleased to announce the jury for the sixth edition of its MICROHOME - Small Living, Huge Impact Edition #6 Competition!

Sevince Bayrak, SO?
Sarah Broadstock, Studio Bark
Gavin Hale-Brown, Henley Hale-Brown
Anne Cecilie Haug, Snøhetta
Norihisa Kawashima, Nori Architects
Sam Lubell, writer
Francesca Perani, Francesca Perani Enterprise, RebelArchitette, cutoutmix
Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects 
Todd Saunders, Saunders Architecture 
Lei Zheng, Zaha Hadid Architects

Sevince Bayrak
is an architect, writer and co-founder of SO?, a studio working on architecture and urbanism, based in Istanbul. SO? was a finalist for The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards 2019. She has a book published about the evolution of squares and urban landscape in Istanbul, titled “Bir meydan öyküsü, Beyazıt”, adapted from her PhD research, in 2019. She was the author of the cover story of National Geographic TR’s December 2019 issue, titled “Istanbul 2100”.

Sarah Broadstock
is an architect at London-based Studio Bark. Her passion for hand-drawing is central to her design process, complimenting the team’s creativity methodology. Prior to working at Studio Bark, Sarah worked with local authorities and community groups across Yorkshire. This provided a valuable framework for understanding planning processes, policy and the complexities of delivering high quality spaces. Sarah completed a postgraduate degree in Professional Practice in Architecture in 2019, and is now a studio tutor at the University of East London. 

Gavin Hale-Brown is Principal of London-based Henley Hale-Brown, which recently received the prestigious Neave Brown Award for social housing. Gavin studied at the University of Liverpool. He was drawn to architecture through his interest in the interrelationship between art and science. After qualifying, Gavin worked in Japan for Kinemura Associates, where he had the opportunity to design hand-crafted traditional houses in a remote location in Western Honshu. This was influential on his subsequent work as an architect and, in particular, on his attention to detailing and its relationship with cultural specificity. Gavin joined Henley Hale-Brown in 1995 and became a Principal in 1997. He has taught at Yonago University, Japan and The Bartlett, London. In 2005, Gavin exhibited in the 40Under40 UK Architects exhibition at the V&A, London. He sits on the Tower Hamlets and Havering review panels, CADAP and has extensive knowledge of the peer review process from both sides of the table.

Anne Cecilie Haug
is the director of staffing, senior architect, and member of the research and innovation team at the Oslo office of Snøhetta. Her completed projects with Snøhetta include the Fuglemyrhytta and Tungestølen wooden cabin projects, as well as several hospitality projects with small units and micro-homes.

Norihisa Kawashima
is Founder and Principal of Nori Architects in Japan. Born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1982, Kawashima graduated from the University of Tokyo in 2005, earned his master’ s degree from the University of Tokyo Graduate School in 2007, after which he was hired by Nikken Sekkei. Kawashima became a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley and worked with Prof. Dana Buntrock and LOISOS + UBBELOHDE in 2012. In 2017, Kawashima established Nori Architects. In 2020, Kawashima became a senior assistant professor at Meiji University. Now Kawashima is a principal of Nori Architects and a principal of Regional Design Laboratory at Meiji University.

Sam Lubell
is a writer that has authored eight books about architecture, including California Captured and two travel guides to mid-century modern architecture in the USA, all from Phaidon. He is a contributing editor at The Architect's Newspaper and writes for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Architectural Record, Architectural Review, and other publications.

Francesca Perani
is an architect and designer. Her work ranges from interior architecture to interactive design, from illustration to activism. In 2007 she established Francesca Perani Enterprise, an award winning studio she runs based in Bergamo, Italy. Material and visual experimentation, trial and error, emotional and communicative charge finds its expression in spaces, objects and graphics. The practice is driven by the power of shared creativity as an effective instrument to bring about change. She is also co-founder and curator of activist project RebelArchitette advocating for equality in Architecture through the open dissemination of 1000 female role models. And she is the founder of cutoutmix: an internationally popular free open platform as an answer to the growing need for more equal and diverse cutouts populating design renders.

Patrik Schumacher
is company director and senior designer at Zaha Hadid Architects. His completed projects with ZHA include the MAXXI Centre of Contemporary Art and Architecture in Rome, which won the Stirling Prize in 2010, and one of the practice’s first completed constructions, the Vitra Fire Station.

Todd Saunders is a Norway-based Canadian architect known to infuse his contemporary buildings with an artistic sensibility that is deeply in tune with the uniqueness of northern terrains.  His use of natural materials and simple yet striking geometries sets him apart as one of the most celebrated architects of his generation.  He is recognized for constructing buildings that acknowledge and understand vernacular histories but create something entirely new. Born in Gander, Newfoundland, Todd Saunders studied at the Nova Scotia College of Arts & Design in Halifax and McGill University in Montreal before traveling extensively across Europe and beyond. He founded Saunders Architecture in his adopted city of Bergen, Norway, in 1998 and went on to develop a portfolio of commissions across Scandinavia, Canada, America, and other parts of the world. Todd Saunders lectures worldwide and has served as a visiting professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.  In addition to his practice, he continues to pursue personal book projects such as SHARE: Conversations about Contemporary Architecture — The Nordic Countries (Artifice, 2022), reflecting his commitment to the wider world of architectural design.

Lei Zheng
is an associate at Zaha Hadid Architects. She has extensive experience in engineering and architecture projects in China, participating as a consulting engineer on a number of international competitions. Lei’s research has focused on the capability of new digital technologies to investigate the relationship between architecture and engineering in buildings in urban scenarios. Lei is a course lecturer at the Architectural Association, where she teaching technical studies, as well as a visiting lecturer at the Bartlett, where she teaches computational design,. She has an engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Science in Emergent Technologies and design from the Architectural Association.

The sixth annual MICROHOME architecture competition is part of Buildner’s’ Small Scale Architecture Appreciation Movement showcasing small projects that contain big ideas, as well as its Affordable Housing series with ARCHHIVE BOOKS, showcasing projects that invent new means for driving down housing prices.

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