Buildner is excited to announce the jury panel for its second edition of the Portable Reading Rooms / Edition #2 competition!

Rami Bebawi, KANVA
Nancy Beka, Studio Edwards
Fernando Brunel, Balparda Brunel Oficina de Arquitectura - BBOA
Dan Dorocic, ON/OFF
Nicole McIntosh, Architecture Office
Martin Olivera, TATŪ Arquitectura
Fran Silvestre, Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, MArch
Rogelio Vallejo Bores, HW Studio
Cristina Verissimo, CVDB arquitectos

Rami Bebawi
is an architect and co-founder of KANVA in Montreal, Canada. Raised in Montreal, Rami Bebawi obtained his Professional Master’s degree from the prestigious McGill University School of Architecture. With over twenty years of experience, Rami Bebawi, co-founder of KANVA, has become a leading figure in contemporary architecture on the international scene. His unique background, multidisciplinary approach, ability to assemble teams and bring projects to fruition, and visionary creativity have already earned him numerous honors, publications, awards and distinctions. Supported by a dynamic and loyal team, he develops a new form of practice combining architecture, artistic creativity and construction expertise. The close links between these disciplines give rise to a series of innovative, viable and sensitive projects.

Nancy Beka
is an architectural designer and co-director of Studio Edwards, a Melbourne-based design practice established in 2016 to bring together architecture, interiors and conceptual design with a dedication to pushing these disciplines in innovative and unexpected directions. The studio’s work is defined by elegantly crafted responses that employ inventive solutions to  complex situations and challenging budgets, always striving to test materials,  construction techniques, proportion and form.

Fernando Brune
l is co-founder of Balparda Brunel Oficina de Arquitectura - BBOA, an architecture studio established in Rosario, Argentina in 2012. The practice is mainly focused on the realization of collective and individual housing projects. The office has been nominated for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (Chicago, 2022) and the selection as one of the Argentine studios to participate in the BAL - Bienal de Arquitectura Latino Americana (Pamplona, 2021). Its work has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale (Venice, 2021), at the Fundación Caja Navarra (Pamplona, 2021) at the Centro de Creación Contemporánea MATADERO (Madrid, 2022), among others. Fernando completed his postgraduate degree at the European University of Valencia. He is currently a professor at the Universidad Abierta Interamericana in Argentina and the CEDIM School of Design in Monterrey (Mexico).

Dan Dorocic
is a member of design & architecture collective ON/OFF.  Through his involvement with ON/OFF, he has been focusing on mobile architecture, publishing, and pedagogical workshops. Dan also works on more traditional architecture projects and has curated several exhibitions, run workshops and taught in architecture departments in Germany and Norway.  ON/OFF is a network of designers, architects, curators, filmmakers, and urbanists. Our curiosity lies in the city and its processes. This complexity offers the basis for experiments into our contemporary condition and gives us the opportunity to question, to tune into, and to discover new realities. With each project we draw on our combined experiences and unique skills to investigate and affect the city’s lived dimension. We primarily conceive of tools and structures both physical, social, and fictional - which enable shared engagement with the citizens of the place where the experiments are carried out.

Nicole McIntosh
is the Co-Founder of the Swiss-American design practice Architecture Office. The office works on a variety of scales and typologies. Recent work has been exhibited at the Yale Architecture Gallery, the Kunsthaus Glarus, and the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. Architecture Office’s contribution to design and research has been recognized by the Architectural League of New York with the Young Architects Prize, ACSA Faculty Design Award, and the Swiss Art Awards. Together with Jonathan Louie she co-edited the book “Swissness Applied – Learning from New Glarus.” She has taught at numerous Universities in Switzerland and the United States.

Martin Olivera
is the founder of TATŪ Arquitectura based in Montevideo, Uruguay. TATŪ is an architecture, design and construction studio made up of young architects, which has worked on an array of residential, commercial and cultural projects. Martin has also worked as an assistant professor at the Universidad de la República.

Fran Silvestre
is an architect and founder of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos in Valencia, Spain.  At an academic level, he was deputy director of the UPV School of Architecture from 2010 to 2012. He is currently a professor of projects at the UPV and founder and director of the MArch Postgraduate School of Architecture and Design at the European University of Valencia. Likewise, in 2018 he was chosen to occupy the Regnier Chair at Kansas State University, where he directed the fifth course of architectural projects. He has been a visiting professor at universities such as VirginiaTech, Blacksburg, UBA, CEDIM and the University of Seville, among others. He has collaborated with the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, Pritzker Prize winner and Doctor Honoris Causa, between 2002 and 2004. In 2005 he founded his own studio, Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, and currently has works in China, Australia, Nigeria, Thailand and the United States, as well as Spain, and has received various awards such as: the Red Dot Award: Product Design (2013), the Build Architecture Award (2015), the WIN Architecture Award ( 2015), the NYCxDesign Award (2016) or the German Design Award (2015, 2016 and 2021), among others. The studio’s projects have been exhibited in various Museums and Contemporary Art Galleries and have been published in international Architecture and Design magazines such as Architectural Record, TC Cuadernos, Arquitectura Viva, GA Houses, IW Magazine, The Plan or On Diseño.

Rogelio Vallejo Bores
is an architect and founder of Mexico-based HW Studio. He graduated from the Vasco de Quiroga University in 1998-2003 in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico. He continued his education with a Master's degree in art and new technologies at the European University of Madrid in 2004-2005 and a Master's degree in design and innovation in Valencia, Spain in 2018-2019. In 2023, he had the opportunity to work with the prestigious architecture studio Aires Mateus in Lisbon, Portugal in a training workshop. He has been a jury member in the Félix Candela award in 2018 and in the loop design award in 2022. Additionally, he has won several awards, including third place in the Firenze entremuros award 2020 in the category of public architecture buildings, first place in the category of single-family residence less than 250 sqm in the Firenze entremuros award 2022, winner in the category of residential architecture in Ad Magazine design icons 2022 Latin American edition and award of merit in Azure magazine awards Az awards 2022 in the category of residential architecture, single-family home. Rogelio is recognized for his ability to combine aesthetics and functionality in his designs, and his focus on sustainability and innovation.

Cristina Verissimo
is co-founding partner of Lisbon-based CVDB arquitectos and chief curator of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2022. She is also an assistant professor at the School of Architecture at Dalhousie University, Canada.

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