Greg Mottola, AIA
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Greg Mottola is a Principal of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, a nationally recognized architecture, planning and interior design practice with five offices around the country. An award-winning designer of a wide-range of commercial, workplace, government, academic buildings and residences, Greg brings extensive knowledge of multiple building types and a deep understanding of how buildings can transform their environment. He is keenly interested in the tectonics of building, and how modernism is shaped by the specific circumstances of place to create memorable, emotionally potent architecture for people.
Greg joined Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in 1990, working in the firm’s Pittsburgh and Philadelphia offices before relocating to California in 2003. Along with partners Karl Backus and Steve Chaitow, Greg leads the firm’s San Francisco practice. He holds a degree from Carnegie Mellon, and has lectured on the topics of humane modernism, craft and detail, and work of his firm. In 2011, he chaired the jury for AIA Cleveland Chapter’s design awards program. In its 47 years of practice, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s work has received more than 530 design awards; Greg’s projects have been honored with 50 of these, including a national AIA Housing Award in 2012 for Halls Ridge Guest House. The firm’s work appears regularly in books, design journals and publications.
Anne Schopf, FAIA
A dedicated champion of design excellence with environmental stewardship, Anne provides inspired leadership in her role as Design Partner at Mahlum. An award-winning architect, teacher, speaker, critic and mentor, she pushes for work that expands design dialogue, cross-pollinates ideas, enriches communities and integrates approaches to green design. Anne is widely recognized for advancing sustainable design knowledge and practice, and was honored with the 2008 Puget Sound Better Bricks Award for architecture. Her projects and professional activism highlight the inextricable links that bind our lives and our buildings to the environment — enhancing the discourse on design and place. She served as the 2011 Chair of the AIA national Committee on Design (COD) Advisory Group and was a peer reviewer for the General Services Administration (GSA) Design Excellence Program. She is a frequent juror for awards programs, including AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Green Awards, AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) healthcare design awards and the 2009 AIA National Honor Awards for Architecture. With over five years serving on the AIA Seattle Board, including one as AIA Seattle President, Anne has advocated on behalf of the profession for design solutions that represent significant cultural and environmental value.
Brian Phillips, AIA, LEED AP
Architect and Founding Principal
Interface Studio Architects (ISA)
Brian is a founding principal of ISA, an architectural design and research office. He has extensive experience with a wide range of building scales, urban design, master planning and speculative work. ISA has won numerous design awards including a 2011 AIA National Housing Award. Phillips is the recipient of a 2011 Pew Fellowship in the Arts.