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    From former warehouse to "vertical village"
    <strong>Crosstown Concourse</strong>&nbsp; <em>Memphis, Tennessee</em>

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  • A unique building becomes a hub for historic neighborhoods
    <strong>Ponce City Market</strong> <em>Atlanta, GA</em>

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  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #thisiscnu

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  • Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
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    Trumpeting a cultural revival
    <strong>Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market</strong>&nbsp; <em>New Orleans, Louisiana</em>

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  • From parking lot to urban tour-de-force
    <strong>UCLA Weyburn</strong>&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles, California</em>

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  • A mixed-use center for town and gown
    <strong>Storrs Center</strong> <em>Mansfield, CT</em>

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    A timeless place from the ground up. #thisiscnu

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  • Expanding options for a car-oriented suburban area
    <strong>Village of Providence</strong> <em>Huntsville, AL</em>

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  • Historic arcade houses young professionals
    <strong>Microlofts at The Arcade Providence</strong>&nbsp;<em>Providence, Rhode Island</em>

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Geoff Dyer, Jury Chair

Associate, Master Planning and Urban Design, B&A Planning Group

An accomplished urban designer, Geoff Dyer joined B&A Planning Group in August of 2018 after serving five years as the Director and of Design and CEO for the Downtown Development Authority in Lafayette, Louisiana (the “Acadiana” center of Cajun and Creole culture).  He was previously the Principal and Director of Design for Placemakers LLC and Owner, Principal of Placemakers Canada Inc. where he ran a successful Calgary, Alberta-based urban design firm, focused exclusively on the design and implementation of walkable, mixed-use urbanism.  During the course of a decade he completed over 100 projects in 18 U.S. States and 4 Canadian Provinces earning him two Charter Awards, and a place on the 2008 Charter Award Jury chaired by Andrés Duany. Geoff is a regular educator, lecturer, and writer on the subject of sustainable urbanism, urban design, and alternative land use regulations and development standards.  He holds a Masters in Environmental Design (Urban Design) from the University of Calgary, is a Knight Fellow in Community Building from the University of Miami, is accredited by the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU-A), and is a member of the New Urban Guild.​​

Marques King

Managing Principal, Fabric[K] Design

Fabric[K] Design strives to help people and organizations build better lifestyles through contextual, sustainable, & people-centric design. As a born & raised product of Detroit, Michigan, I was motivated to pursue a career in building things very early. The contradictions between ubiquitous stories of Detroit’s former glory contrast with the harsh realities that I grew up in inspired me to study the science of cities and one day contribute to Detroit getting its ‘swag’ back. For me as an architect, that means advocating for the more human-scaled, equitable, and modernized versions of the building types, streets, neighborhoods, entrepreneurs, and businesses that built that middle class more than a century ago.

I received my B.A in Architecture and in Construction Management from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan in 2010. From there I went on to receive my Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland in 2014. Over the years I have had the great fortune to professionally work at every scale of the built environment and to do so domestically and internationally. At the trades-person level I’ve held positions in a cabinet making shop, structural steel foundry, and as an electrician’s apprentice. As an architect, I’ve designed projects as small as residential roof repairs to 50+ unit mixed use apartment buildings with multi-million dollar budgets. As an urban designer, the teams I have worked with have produced award winning, published, and codified masterplans for cities like Atlanta, Georgia, Savannah, Georgia and Nanjing, China. This intimate understanding of the built-environment at every scale is present in every project. It is a critical part in making sure that no building or any other urban component operates in isolation but as an important piece to a much more elaborate neighborhood system.

My varied experience has allowed me to refine my architectural and development focus toward projects that directly affect the health and wealth of local & regional communities. This is the genesis of Fabric[K]. And although I continue to work all over the country, Fabric[K] Design’s home base of Detroit, Michigan affords it the opportunities to make local changes right here in my hometown.​

Amy Stelly

Artist, Designer, Urban Planner, Studio Dumaine

Amy Stelly is an artist, designer, and planner. Her body of work includes architectural and urban design, along with two and three-dimensional art. She has worked with DPZ and collaborated with Farr and Associates on a tactical urbanism campaign for the removal of the Claiborne Expressway and the restoration of Claiborne Avenue as a boulevard.

As a designer and planner, her scope of work includes building and open space design, historic restoration, downtown and neighborhood revitalization, environmental planning, municipal zoning, incentives, entitlements, site planning, streetscapes and gardens. She is a co-founder of the Claiborne Avenue Alliance, a coalition of residents and property owners dedicated to the restoration of the Claiborne Corridor in the Treme and 7th Ward neighborhoods.

Amy is a native of New Orleans who has lectured on urban gardens and the history of planning and open space in Treme. She is an avid swimmer and advocate for water safety and environmental stewardship. She is a preservationist and land use expert who has led some of New Orleans’ most powerful advocacy groups.

Amy has written about land use and zoning; the value of community engagement; and public accountability. She edits the opinions column for The Lens, a New Orleans-based nonprofit, nonpartisan, public-interest newsroom.

Alli Thurmond Quinlan

Principal, Flintlock Labs

Alli Thurmond Quinlan is an architect, landscape architect, and small infill developer. She founded and runs Flintlock Ltd Co (a multi-disciplinary design practice), Flintlock Development (an urban infill real estate development company), and jointly runs Valkyrie Design Cooperative (a shared services co-op that supports and promotes women in the design profession) in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She also served on the Fayetteville Planning Commission and the Construction Board of Appeals, as well as serving as a faculty member for the Incremental Development Alliance and a visiting professor at the Fay Jones School of Design at the University of Arkansas. Her work solo and with the University of Arkansas Community Design Center has been honored with national and international awards from the Congress for New Urbanism, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Institute of Architects, Architizer, and the American Planning Association. Alli’s practice focuses on creating beauty in lovable, walkable places.​

Andrew von Maur

Professor, Andrews University, School of Architecture and Interior Design

Andrew von Maur is a professor and practitioner with a background in urban design, classical and vernacular design, hand drawing, placemaking, pedestrian-centered urbanism, design theory, participatory design charrettes, and architectural studies abroad. Recent scholarship has included various award-winning international participatory town and campus planning projects conducted through the school’s Urban Design Studio. He has practiced extensively in collaboration with leading international offices such as Placemakers, Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company (now DPZ CoDESIGN), and Studio Sky. Von Maur's diverse portfolio includes infill, suburban retrofit, resort communities, and transit-oriented development. Other project experience includes residential and mixed-use building design in Chicago, traditional heavy timber frame design and construction in northern Michigan, and freelance building design consultation for custom homes and new urban development in Michigan. 

Von Maur holds a Masters degree in Architectural Design and Urbanism from the University of Notre Dame, and a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from Andrews University. His teaching and practice draw on his international personal background, having lived, studied, and worked in Europe extensively. In particular, his work with Andrews University's Urban Design Studio has focused especially on uplifting places in need, having served disadvantaged communities in the United States, the Caribbean, southern Africa, and South America.