Our 2007 Product Reports Jury
All jurors are based in New York City (standing, left to right):
Leslie Gill, educated at New York’s Copper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, founded her own practice, Leslie Gill Architect, in 1995. Notable projects include Elektra Entertainment’s corporate headquarters in Manhattan; programming and master planning for Warner Bros. Records, Los Angeles; and residences throughout the Eastern seaboard.
Eric Bunge, AIA, is a partner with Mimi Hoang at nARCHITECTS, founded in 1999. Bunge is the graduate thesis director at Parsons The New School of Design in New York, and has taught at R.I.S.D.; Barnard and Columbia Colleges; the University of California, Berkeley; and the University of Toronto. He won the 2005 Canadian Professional Rome Prize.
K. Brett Malak is director of lighting design for Cosentini Lighting Design. Prior to joining Cosentini in 2004, she worked in lighting as well as product and industrial design. Her project experience includes the Time Warner Headquarters in New York City, the American Medical Association in Washington, D.C., and The Visionaire, a LEED Platinum building in Battery Park City, New York.
Jacob Alspector is the principal of his eponymous full-service architecture and interiors firm with expertise in public and academic research libraries; educational and cultural buildings; and modern and historic landmark restorations, renovations, and expansions. Current work includes the new, 200,000-square-foot Digital Learning Center at Utah Valley State College in Orem and the conceptual master plan and design for the John Cotton Dana Library at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Charles Renfro, AIA, joined Diller+Scofidio in 1997 and was promoted to partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro in 2004. As collaborator with Diller+Scofidio, he served as project leader on the Brasserie restaurant in New York, the master plan for the city’s Brooklyn Academy of Music (with Rem Koolhaas/OMA), the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, and the redesign and expansion of the Juilliard School and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, among other projects
Christian P. Arkay-Leliever (seated) is director of products for Rockwell Architecture, Planning and Design, where his projects include designs for Maya Romanoff Wallcoverings, Leucos, and DuPont Corian. Before joining Rockwell in 2006, he worked as an associate director of strategic innovation for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York City.