Buildner is pleased to announce the jury panel for the The Legendary Highway 14 Tower competition!
Nina Aalbers, Architectuur MAKEN
Xuanru Chen, ZJJZ Atelier
Tue Foged, EFFEKT
Anne Cecilie Haug, Snøhetta
Kyle Lee, Kingsbury County Commissioner
Euan Millar, Icosis Architects
Rok Oman, OFIS architects
Tom Schroeder, Patkau Architects
Jan Vondrák, Mjölk
Nina Aalbers is a cofounder of the Rotterdam-based studio, Architectuur MAKEN. She is an inquisitive architect who will not easily lose sight of the original principles of a project. She has a feel for the urban planning context and a fascination for circularity, climate adaptation and ecology. With an idealistic design attitude, she works on design research and construction projects from sketch design to completion. The projects she worked on range from future-proof housing, educational projects to an iconic observation tower in the landscape. After receiving her master's degree, Nina worked at Rapp+Rapp, Groosman Architects and various educational institutions, prior to founding MAKEN in 2016.
Xuanru Chen is a lead architect at Shanghai-based ZJJZ Atelier. ZJJZ’s projects have garnered numerous recognition, such as its Woodhouse Hotel being listed as one of the top 10 Chinese architecture projects by Dezeen in 2019.
Tue Foged is an architect and founding partner of the Copenhagen-based architecture studio EFFEKT. Tue has been the creative director of a variety of different projects both in terms of typologies, functions, and complexity. A common denominator for Tue’s design management is a high level of empathy and understanding of the site and high attention to detail. Tue has strong competencies in developing architectural recreational destinations, including the Camp Adventure Tower (2019), Hamaren Activity Park (2021), Vejle Viewpoints (2019), GAME Streetmekka Viborg (2018) and the Sculpture Garden in Tønder (2020). Several of the projects are internationally renowned and awarded.
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.
Kyle Lee is Kingsbury County Commissioner and involved in community projects in De Smedt, South Dakota. Since retiring from the US Navy in 2009 he has returned to his farming roots raising corn and soybeans, putting together a small investment profile of single-family rental properties and taking leadership roles within the community.
Euan Millar is co-founder and director of Icosis Architects, a Scottish design practice specializing in bespoke buildings using natural sustainable materials often set within remote landscapes and locations. Euan trained at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow and undertook a postgraduate Diploma in Sculpture & Painting at the Cyprus College of Art before completing an Architectural Conservation Diploma in Edinburgh. Euan has an RIAS Accreditation in Sustainable Building Design and the practice has won numerous local and national awards for its projects since its formation in 2003.
Rok Oman co-founded OFIS architects in 1996. The international team is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Paris, France and has partner firm agreements in London and Moscow. Rok currently teaches at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Tom Schroeder is a senior architect with Patkau Architects and a guest critic / adjunct faculty at the University of British Columbia. Tom has led teams of architects on a broad range of projects including some of the most distinguished and innovative academic, cultural, civic and residential projects in Canada.
Jan Vondrák Is a cofounder of the renowned Czech studio Mjölk and a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at TUL in Liberec. Partners Jan Mach and Jan Vondrák are assisted with their projects by a talented team of architects and civil engineers. Their goal is to explore contexts, uncover the qualities of places, fulfill clients' deepest yearnings, and have fun while doing it. Mjölk writes the joy of creation into its projects and, through the buildings, into the lives of its clients. Mjölk's designs have repeatedly succeeded in prestigious architectural competitions.
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