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AIA Diversity Recognition Program 2012 Jury

Thank you to our 2012 jurors!

Georgiana Haynes, Assoc. AIA

Georgiana Haynes, Associate AIA, is currently interning with Hugh Robotham Architect, P.C and Jennifer Swee Architects in New York while studying for the Architect Registration Exam.

In 2009, Georgiana graduated from the New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. As an undergraduate student she was the events coordinator and president of her schools chapter of the AIAS. The inspiration she gained from the AIAS led to service with many AIANY organizations post-graduation, mainly the Women in Architecture (WIA) and Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) committees. Through these organizations she has become involved in planning and organizing a variety of networking and mentoring events.

In 2011, she started a new program called studioENYA, a collaboration between ENYA and the Center for Architecture Foundation, for inner city high school students interested in pursuing careers in architecture. Its focus is on leadership development and helping students understand the skills needed to become an architect.

Bob Ingram

Bob Ingram is a leading marketing and advertising consultant. He currently serves as Publisher of Uptown Professional magazine, a publication targeting corporate urban executives.

Robert Ingram has extensive experience in the media, marketing and advertising industry with over 20 years as a publisher and top advertising executive in the multicultural and corporate awareness, diversity & inclusion space. Prior to his current positions Robert served at CCG, Tribune, Vanguarde Media and Black Enterprise. Robert Ingram was recently chosen by the Society of Human Resource Managers Association as one of America’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in the area of diversity & inclusion. Most recently, Bob served as the VP of Diversity Best Practices at Working Mother Media a Bonnier Company, where his passion and dedication led the organization to reach new heights.

Ron Kessler, AIA

In his 35 years of practice, Mr. Kessler has acquired a myriad of experiences in all phases of building design. His work includes the design of more than 15 million SF of space for various building types and more than 12 million SF of master planning. Before joining McKissack & McKissack, Mr. Kessler was a lead designer for Leo A Daly and Hellmuth Obata and Kassabaum. His projects demonstrate the ability to develop inspiring and highly functional designs that are responsive to the surrounding environment. Mr. Kessler has worked worldwide; his architectural assignments have been in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and across the United States.

Clarence Kwan, AIA

Clarence C. Kwan, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP is an architect who works in Seattle and San Francisco. He has previously chaired the national AIA Diversity Committee and the AIA Seattle Diversity Roundtable, and is a returning juror for the AIA Diversity Recognition Program. He was instrumental in the creation of the Diversity Recognition Program, the Shadow an Architect program at AIA conventions, and the Gateway Commitment that established AIA’s multi-year Diversity Action Plan.

Beth Tauke

Beth Tauke is Associate Dean in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo - State University of New York; Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture; and Project Director in the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA). Her research focuses on universal design and its relationship to the senses. Professor Tauke directs university education activities for the IDEA Center, the leading research center on universal design in the built environment in the U.S. She is the director of the Universal Design University Education Consortium, a national group of educators whose mission is to promote inclusive design practices.

Professor Tauke is co-editor of Diversity and Design: The Journal of Inclusive Design Education and is a founder and current editor of Universal Design Education Online, the primary website for UD education. Her publications include chapters in The Universal Design Handbook (McGraw Hill), Living for the Elderly (Birkhauser), and Universal Design: Seventeen Ways of Thinking and Teaching (Husbanken).


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