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2010 Fall Final Reviews - 2nd Year - Monday 6 December

2010 Fall Final Reviews - 3rd Year - Tuesday 7 December

2010 Fall Final Reviews - Graduate Studios - Wednesday 8 May

Guest Reviewers

  1. Philip Callison
  2. Tim Castillo
  3. Daniel Chamberlain
  4. Andrew Ford
  5. Chris Jones
  6. Andrew Lucia
  7. Kent Portious
  8. Keenon Rayner
  9. Marc Schaut
  10. Vince Snyder
  11. Nichole Wiedemann



Guest Reviewer Biographies

Philip Callison

Phil Callison directs Perkins+Will’s corporate/commercial/civic projects in Texas and has 29 years of diverse experience. He has extensive involvement in all phases on a variety of project types, including Corporate Headquarters, Office Buildings, Condominiums, Public Safety Facilities, Police Training Facilities, Police Stations, Libraries, Courts, City Halls, Fire Stations, Public Works and Recreation Centers. This project diversity has given Phil the unique ability to challenge existing paradigms in order to develop creative and innovative solutions that are the best for his client’s needs. Phil has been with the firm for 10 years. Before joining Perkins + Will, Phil was Vice President for Ron Hobbs Architects where he was instrumental in the firm’s most significant municipal projects. Prior to his tenure at Ron Hobbs, Phil was with HOK for 9 years and had a leadership role for some their largest projects including the Exxon World Headquarters Building as well as criminal justice commissions, including the Irving Criminal Justice Center, Three Rivers Federal Prison, and the TDCJ Psychiatric Hospital in Amarillo. Phil’s speaking engagements include a presentation on Next Generation in Law Enforcement Design at the 2008 AIA Justice Conference. He has specific expertise in law enforcement design having recently led teams on 8 law enforcement facilities within the last 5 years including the Dallas Police Academy, Houston Midwest Police Station and the Fort Worth Police Station. Phil received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Oklahoma State University and is heavily involved with the American Institute of Architects, Texas Society of Architects, and the Greater Dallas Planning Association.


Tim Castillo

Tim B. Castillo is a tenured Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico. He has been part of the School of Architecture and Planning faculty since 2002 and in 2009 became a member of the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media faculty. In 2010 he was appointed as the Director of the Art, Research, Technology and Science Laboratory an interdisciplinary digital media laboratory at the University.

While at the University of New Mexico Professor Castillo has been pursuing new pedagogies that explore applications related to emerging digital technologies. His architectural studios and seminars continue to in- vestigate new progressive strategies for design that are defined by informatics, digital media and CAD/CAM processes. In 2007, Professor Castillo was recognized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architec- ture (ACSA) and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) as the National New Faculty Teacher of the year.

Professor Castillo served as the undergraduate design coordinator in the architecture program from 2005- 2010. He was also the co-director of the international summer abroad program in Vico Morcote, Switzerland from 2003-2005. Professor Castillo has been involved in the coordination of conferences, symposiums and curator of exhibits at the School of Architecture and Planning. In 2003, he was the coordinator of the “Next”-Digital Evolution’s Symposium and traveling exhibit. In the fall 2006 he was co-coordinator of the Architecture, Film + Digital Media Symposium that focused on interdisciplinary research. In 2009, he served as Co-chair of the ACSA [association of collegiate schools of architecture] Southwest regional conference entitled: Chang[e]ing Identi- ties; Design, Culture + Technology.

Professor Castillo is the founder of Hybrid Environments, a critical design office that focuses on new tech- nologies for architecture, research and design. His work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally in various locations including the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (Spain), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), Pavillon de l’Arsenal (France), Bienal of Sao Paulo (Bra- zil), University of Waterloo (Canada), University of Utah, University of Colorado, and the University of Texas- Arlington.


Daniel Chamberlain

Daniel Chamberlain is a graduate of Texas Tech University College of Architecture, Five year professional degree , 1988, with undeclared minors in Accounting and Computer Science. Mr. Chamberlain has extensive experience in a variety of architectural fields including Education, Healthcare, Leisure resorts and Exclusive residential, working also in the fields of Construction & Marketing, primarily in TX, CO, NM, CA, AZ, MA, as well as Canada and Mexico. Mr. Chamberlain has published works in Southwest Contractor, Texas Architect, Su Casa, and Western Art & Architecture. Mr. Chamberlain is most proud of his participation in outreach programs with Texas Tech University College of Architecture, including the “ Architects in Schools “ program and his contributions to Urban design studies, Tau Sigma Delta, American Institute of Architects and the National Honor Society. Mr. Chamberlain is currently a project manager with fbt FBT, Architects in Albuquerque, New Mexico; completing projects such as the 500,000 sqft Atrisco Heritage Academy & Truman Middle School for Albuquerque Public Schools, The University of New Mexico new Biology Research Center “ Castetter Hall “, the Sandia Resort Activity Center expansion, and Central New Mexico Universities new Health, Wellness, & Public Safety Mock Hospital Learning Center.


Andrew Ford

JACOBS Global Buildings, Dallas, Texas


Chris Jones

Christopher Jones, LEED-AP BD+C
Education: MArch from Texas Tech University
Employment: Magnusson Architecture and Planning, P.C. New York City, NY

My post collegiate concentration has been in large scale sustainable urban planning and neighborhood redevelopment in NYC and the surrounding region, where I find an endless sandbox in which to practice. My experience has shown me that thoughtful and deliberate spatial composition, combined with skillfully executed construction are a primary positive influence, albeit often subconscious, in the experience of all who inhabit sed spaces. I maintain that the successful practice of Architecture is one which benefits the public as well as the practitioner alike, and must blend imagination with the practical, social, and environmentally conscious implementation of the physical elements of building. If this balance can be achieved, it will the result in a functional, beautiful, and sustainable work of art which can be utilized and appreciated for generations to come.


Andrew Lucia

Andrew Lucia is a designer and researcher living in Philadelphia who specializes in architectural, spatial and computational design and visualization through time-based modes of thinking. His research explores aspects of rhythm and difference as they relate to the generation and perception of complex systems of matter and organization. Specifically, his current research and teaching focus on issues of Information Theory and perception as they relate to algorithmic processes, design, plasticity, pattern and affect through the lens of 20th century music composition and filmic techniques.

Lucia currently holds an Associate Research position within the Sabin+Jones Labstudio, a hybrid research and design unit based within the Institute for Medicine & Engineering and the School of Design at The University of Pennsylvania. Recently from within Labstudio the piece Branching Morphogenesis has been exhibited at the Siggraph ‘08 Design and Computation Galleries and currently at Ars Electronic, Linz, Austria.

He also teaches courses in Visual Studies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and is a former Graduate Research Associate within the Nonlinear Systems Organization within PennDesign.

Lucia has worked as a designer in the offices of su11 architecture+design, Ruy Klein, Barkow Leibinger Architects, Yunker Associates Architecture, and M.A. Architecture.


Kent Portious

Kent is the Senior Project Manager for the Perkins + Will Dallas Corporate+ Commercial+Civic studio. With over 16 years of experience, Kent has become a knowledge expert in law enforcement and fire facilities. During his 7 years at Perkins+Will he has completed multiple projects for the cities of Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, Lancaster, and Friendswood giving him a strong background and market knowledge depth to understand the needs of the law enforcement and the civic market sector. Kent is known as an innovator in law enforcement planning. As one of the sustainable design leaders for Perkins+Will Kent has successfully certified more projects with LEED than anyone else in the Dallas office, including certifications from LEED Silver to LEED Gold and is currently working on a LEED Platinum facility and a Carbon Neutral facility. Kent’s speaking engagements include a presentation on Next Generation in Law Enforcement Design at the 2008 AIA Justice Conference. His facilities have received numerous design awards and have been featured in various publications. Kent received his Bachelor of Environmental Design and his BS in Construction Science from Texas A&M University. He’s active in the American Institute of Architects and is a LEED accredited professional.


Keenon Rayner

Identity Architects, Houston, Texas


Marc Schaut

Marc is an architect with Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership) in New York City. He holds a Masters from the University of Florida. He is an Associate Adjunct Professor at the Pratt Institute. He has served as the First Year Coordinator for the last five years. Recent Ennead projects include the Staten Island Courthouse and Music Hall in Cincinnati.


Vince Snyder

Architect AIA, and Associate Professor, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin [vincentsnyderarchitects.com Vincent Snyder] established his own firm in1995. His current professional work ranges in scale from residential to institutional. He is a registered architect in Texas, California and Nebraska. He has an educational background in both engineering and architecture and teaches construction and design at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture.


Nichole Wiedemann

Nichole Wiedemann is an Associate Professor of Architecture and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. Since joining the faculty in 1997, she has taught design studios, drawing courses, theory seminars and study abroad programs. In her teaching, research and practice, Wiedemann continues to focus on the essential elements of architecture -program, site, material and representation- as sites for continual investigation rather than simply givens in the architectural equation. In her research, she examines site as a cultural construct in Re-Collecting Rome: A Diachronic Guide to the City and Terrae Incognitae: A Cultural Cartography of Central Texas, an ongoing collaboration with Judith Birdsong. Following the devastation of New Orleans, with Jason Sowell, she began a body of design research examining the resiliency of the cities, which was exhibited in the 10th Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. Wiedemann maintains a small independent practice with projects in Texas, Georgia and Florida. Her work, independent and collaborative, has been exhibited nationally and internationally as well published in the Journal of Architectural Education, On Site, Progressive Architecture and among others. Wiedemann has taught at the University of Florida, Rhode Island School of Design, and MIT. She is the Meadows Foundation Centennial Fellow in Architecture, a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a previous John Williams Distinguished Professorship at the University of Arkansas. She received a Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University.