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Forward Director Roster

Olivia Graf Doyle, Director

Olivia Graf Doyle, Assoc. AIA, is a Design Leader at HMC Architects in Los Angeles. She graduated with degrees in architecture and advertising from the University of Southern California. Olivia has worked on a variety of projects that range from medical to K-12 and university to interior architecture, in addition to being a contributor to her firm’s internal blog. Outside of work Olivia is actively involved with the local design community she was an Associate Director on the board of AIA Northern Nevada and started chapters of the Young Designer’s Networking Group in Reno and Sacramento. Olivia has also been published in several architecture history textbooks, and was an Assistant Director for Forward in 2011.


C.A. Debelius, Assistant Director

C. A. Debelius, Assoc. AIA, is an Associate Professor at Appalachian State University where he teaches undergraduate architectural design studios and statics in the Building Science program. He has taught previously at the University of Arkansas, UNC/Charlotte, Kansas State University, and the University of Tennessee. Professor Debelius is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. His most recent paper, “Landscape with Human Figure,” was presented and published in the proceedings of the 2011 ACSA Fall Conference in Houston. In 2007, Debelius’s design work was the subject of a solo exhibition at The Knoxville Museum of Art. C. A. Debelius’s professional experience includes design positions at SOM/San Francisco, The FWA Group/Charlotte, The Lewis Group/Knoxville, and Spectra Tech/Oak Ridge, TN.


Cindy Louie, Assistant Director

Cindy Louie, Assoc. AIA, is a recent graduate of the Masters of Architecture Program at Arizona State University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Arizona State University with concurrent studies in Graphic Design. Cindy Louie is currently a designer at Durkin + Durkin architects and serves on the membership development committee for the Phoenix Metro chapter of AIA.


Janice Ninan, Assistant Director

Janice Ninan, Assoc. AIA, is an ‘artrepreneur.’ She started her own company, J-Space Studio, Inc in March 2012, offering architecture-related design services. She graduated with a Master of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago in August 2011 with a focus on high rise and long span structures. Janice earned her Bachelor of Architecture from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India. Ms. Ninan worked for numerous firms in India prior to moving to the United States. Her professional portfolio covers a wide gamut of projects - residential, hospitality, tourism related government projects, residential and commercial interiors and conservation work. Apart from design, Janice is an avid photographer and is a contributor to CTBUH’s photography database of tall buildings. One of her images of the GSW tower has been chosen to be published in the manual for the natural ventilation of tall buildings by CTBUH, due for publication in September 2012.


Chris Werner, Assistant Director




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