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

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  • Mercado District | Tucson, Arizona
    A timeless place from the ground up. #thisiscnu

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

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    From former warehouse to "vertical village"
    <strong>Crosstown Concourse</strong>&nbsp; <em>Memphis, Tennessee</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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  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #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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  • A mixed-use center for town and gown
    <strong>Storrs Center</strong> <em>Mansfield, CT</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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Geoff Dyer, CNU-A, 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.​​

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.​

Marieanne Khoury-Vogt

Principal, Khoury and Vogt Architects

Marieanne Khoury-Vogt founded Khoury & Vogt Architects with Erik Vogt in 2001 in Miami. The firm specializes in architecture, urban design, and town planning. Currently based in Alys Beach, Florida, Khoury & Vogt engages projects in a variety of scales, programs, and locales, rooting their work in enduring types and forms that have developed over time to serve both the individual inhabitant at the scale of the building and shape the individual building at the scale of the city. Khoury received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin (after studying for 3 years at L’Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, France) and has a Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.​

Mitchell J. SIlver, FAICP, ASLA (Hon.)

Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks

One of the nation’s most celebrated urban thinkers, Mitchell J. Silver is Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and a former president of the American Planning Association (APA). As an award-winning planner with more than 30 years of experience, he is internationally recognized for his leadership in the planning profession and his contributions to contemporary planning issues. He specializes in comprehensive planning, placemaking, and implementation strategies. He was named one of Planetizen’s 100 Most Influential Urbanists in 2017, and has been honored as one of the top 100 City Innovators in the world by UBM Future Cities. In 2012, the Urban Times named him one of the top international thought leaders of the built environment. ​

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.