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Andrew von Maur, Jury Chair

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.

Jaime Correa

Undergraduate Director, University of Miami School of Architecture

Jaime Correa is the Director of the Undergraduate Program, an Associate Professor in Practice, and the former Director of the Master of Urban Design (aka: Suburb and Town Design) at the School of Architecture of the University of Miami (position held from 1996-2014) where he was also a Knight Professor in Community Building. He currently teaches design, theory, and representation in the Miami and Rome programs of the University of Miami. In 2018, he was a Visiting Professor at Zhuhai College of Jilin University, in China.

His paper practice of un-built projects (Jaime Correa and Associates) explores the intersection between architecture, art, philosophy, culture, and urbanism. He is one among the 14 architects and town planners that launched the American New Urbanism movement, one of its most important promoters in Latin America and Europe, and one of its most significant critics. From 2013-2017 he served as a Climate Reality Mentor under the tutelage of former Vice-President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore. He is the author of "Unbuilt Intentions: towards a new phenomenology of cities and architecture", "Redacted Distillations: Le Corbusier's transformative erasures", "Seven Recipes for the New Urbanism", "Self-sufficient Urbanism", approximately 17 book chapters, and many articles and papers in peer-reviewed academic journals, newspapers, and magazines. He resides in the City of Miami with his family.

Wendell Joseph

Associate Planner, Sasaki

Wendell Joseph has a passion for facilitating the development of cities through imaginative solutions to complex urban and social issues. He believes it is the responsibility of urban planners, designers, and allied professions to justly pursue and preserve the well-being of our communities as they evolve over time. His philosophy centers on understanding local historical context, mutual learning and collective decision-making, creating compelling narratives and intentional frameworks, and nurturing spaces where stakeholders can honestly discuss their past, present, and future.

Currently at Sasaki Associates, an interdisciplinary design and research firm, he works in close collaboration with studio principals and multidisciplinary project teams on research, design, and planning projects in urban districts, university campuses, and communities around the world. His prior experience with the City of Cambridge, MA included planning processes at citywide and neighborhood scales, including long-range planning, development and project review, parks and open space projects, resiliency planning, placemaking and placekeeping initiatives, and community needs and benefits.

Wendell is a proud graduate of the Andrews University Master of Architecture and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Master of Urban Planning programs, and a proud resident of Roxbury in Boston, MA.

Megan O’Hara

Principal and Partner, Urban Design Associates

Megan O’Hara, AICP, LEED-AP is a principal and partner at Urban Design Associates. She has 15 years of urban design, architecture, and planning experience focused on promoting social, economic, and environmental resilience. Megan leads projects that build equity and stabilize neighborhoods, particularly in places that have experienced disinvestment. She works with communities to create consensus visions and with cities, authorities, and developers to implement. Notably, Megan led the housing and neighborhood plans for seven awardees of the HUD Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant. She has also led recovery and resilience work in Paradise, California following the 2018 Camp Fire and along Lake Street in Minneapolis following the 2020 uprisings. Megan's expertise in housing policy, land use, zoning, incentives, and financing brings together partners to implement community visions.

Megan earned a Masters in Sustainable Urban Development, with distinction, from the University of Oxford and sits on the Oxford Sustainable Development Advisory Board. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame.

María Sánchez

Co-Founder and Director, Estudio Urbano

María Sánchez is an architect and urban planner who, with her husband and business partner, Pedro Godoy, established Estudio Urbano in their native Guatemala in 2001. Their firm is determined to improve life for inhabitants of cities by invigorating traditional design principles and their mission is to bring the highest quality of design and execution to every project. A shared vision to improve urban life led the firm to collaborate with acclaimed architect Leon Krier on master plans for new cities, including Ciudad Cayalá, Guatemala, and Herencia de Allende, San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. María’s architectural commissions range from private residences and mixed-use buildings to sacred buildings such as Holy Mary Queen of the Family Catholic Church in Cayalá, and Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Mexico (designed in collaboration with Léon Krier).

In addition to her design and charrette leadership expertise, María also manages public and international relations for the firm. She is a member of the Advisory Council for the Notre Dame School of Architecture and member of INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners. Maria also has shared her sensibilities and expertise as a lecturer and adjudicating awards given by INTBAU, The Prince’s Foundation and ICAA.

María holds a Masters degree in Architectural Design and Urbanism from the University of Notre Dame, and a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala.