The Jury

The jurists below will interview the final competition design submissions and select four finalists.


Barry Bergdoll

Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Architectural History, Columbia University

Barry Bergdoll is the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Architectural History at Columbia University and Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, where from 2007-2013 he served as The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design. At MoMA he has organized, curated, and consulted on several major exhibitions of 19th and 20th-century architecture, including “Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980” (2015) and “Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light” (2013). He is author or editor of numerous publications, including Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 (with Carlos Eduardo Comas, Jorge Francisco Liernur, and Patricio del Real; 2015); Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light (with Corinne Bélier and Marc Le Coeur, 2012); Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity (with Leah Dickerman, 2010); Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling (2008); Mies in Berlin (2001); Karl Friedrich Schinkel: An Architecture for Prussia (1994); Léon Vaudoyer: Historicism in the Age of Industry (1994); and European Architecture 1750-1890, in the Oxford History of Art series (2001). He served as President of the Society of Architectural Historians from 2006-2008, Slade Professor of Fine Art at Cambridge University in winter 2011, and in 2013 delivered the 62nd A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.    


Shaun Donovan

Former Director, U.S. Office of Management and Budget

Shaun Donovan has committed his life to public service focused on increasing opportunity, good government and smart investment, while also building his leadership skills in the private, non-profit and academic sectors.

Until January, 2017, Donovan served as the Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget under President Obama. At OMB, Donovan increased investment in key domestic and national security priorities that grew the economy, protected our country and increased opportunity while helping cut the federal deficit by two-thirds from 2009, the fastest sustained deficit reduction since World War II. He also led the President's Management Agenda to modernize technology, improve performance and make the federal government more responsive to our citizens. And he oversaw regulations that increased innovation, protected health, improved education and fought climate change.

From January, 2009 to July, 2014, Donovan served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he managed the Department’s $47 billion budget – helping families buy homes, aiding households in fighting off foreclosure, revitalizing distressed communities and combating homelessness. Donovan also served as Chair of the President’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, leaving a stronger, more resilient region than before the storm hit.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Donovan served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, worked in the private sector on financing affordable housing, and was a visiting scholar at New York University. He was also a consultant to the Millennial Housing Commission.

Donovan served in the Clinton administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing at HUD and as acting FHA Commissioner during the Clinton/Bush presidential transition.

Previously, he worked at the Community Preservation Corporation in New York City, at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, and as an architect.

Donovan holds a B.A. and Masters degrees in Public Administration and Architecture from Harvard University. 


Maxine Griffith, AICP

Executive Vice President for Government and Community Affairs & Special Advisor for Campus Planning, Columbia University

Reporting to Columbia’s President, Maxine Griffith is a member of the senior team  planning for and implementing the University’s new 17 acre campus, and has had special responsibility for moving this waterfront project through the rigorous city and state land use review processes. She responsible for the University’s relationships with government at the local, state and federal level and with civic and community-based organizations.

Griffith has served as Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and Deputy-Mayor for Strategic Planning. She was first Regional Director and then Assistant Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and served during the Dinkins and Giuliani administrations as a New York City Planning Commissioner. For eight years she headed Griffith Planning & Design, a firm providing planning, design and development services to a wide range of public and private clients.

Maxine Griffith holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught at New York and Columbia Universities and at the University of Pennsylvania. She has won three national American Planning Association awards and currently serves on the boards of directors of the Architectural League of New York and The Central Park Conservancy. She is a Public Member of the New York AIA Board of Directors and also serves on the board of SEEDS, an organization building schools and libraries in West Africa and the Regional Plan Association where she co-chairs Community Planning and Design Committee and serves on the Fourth Regional Plan Committee.



Mary Margaret Jones

Senior Principal and President, Hargreaves Associates


Mary Margaret Jones is Senior Principal and President of Hargreaves Associates and oversees the three offices in San Francisco, CA; Cambridge, MA; and Hargreaves Jones in New York City. The firm is a leader in the fields of landscape architecture and planning and has received over 100 national and international awards and is the recipient of the 2016 Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum National Design Award. She has served as principal-in-charge for such award-winning projects as Discovery Green in Houston, TX; the London Olympic Parklands; the University of Cincinnati Master Plan, and the restoration of Crissy Field in San Francisco's Presidio; now a national park. Ms. Jones is the Prince Charitable Trust Fellow in Landscape Architecture of the American Academy in Rome and current Chairman of the Board of Trustees; she is also Vice President of the Board of ODC Dance in San Francisco.

Ms. Jones is a past Visiting Critic in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Design School; is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects; Sr. Fellow of the Design Futures Council; past member of the National Advisory Council for the Mayors’ Institute on City Design; past member of the Industry Advisory Group for the U.S. State Department and Peer Professional for the General Service Administration; and Fellow of the Urban Design Forum, New York, New York.  She is currently leading the firm’s work on the 70-acre park that will link downtown to the river in Oklahoma City, a new open space for MIT that will be the centerpiece of 1m sf of new development, and a 30-acre park in the heart of Moscow, adjacent to Red Square on the Moscow River.


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Mark Lee

Founder and Principal, Johnston Marklee

Mark Lee is a principal and founding partner of the Los Angeles-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee. Since its establishment in 1998, Johnston Marklee has been recognized nationally and internationally with over 30 major awards. A book on the work of the firm, entitled HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE, was published by Birkhauser in 2016. This followed a monograph on the firm’s work, published in 2014 by 2G.

Mark has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Princeton University, the University of California, Los Angeles, the Technical University of Berlin, and ETH Zurich. He has held the Cullinan Chair at Rice University and the Frank Gehry International Chair at the University of Toronto.

The firm’s work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Menil Collection, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Architecture Museum of TU Munich. Together with Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee is the Artistic Director for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.



Annabelle Selldorf

Principal, Selldorf Architects

Annabelle Selldorf is the Principal of Selldorf Architects, a 65-person architectural design practice that she founded in New York City in 1988. The firm creates public and private spaces that manifest a clear and modern sensibility to enduring impact.  The firm’s clients include cultural institutions and universities such as the Frick Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Clark Art Institute, Neue Galerie New York, and Brown University. They recently completed Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility on the Brooklyn waterfront, which is the largest facility of its kind in the United States. In addition, the firm has created numerous galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Gladstone Gallery among others, and designed exhibitions for the Whitney Museum, Gagosian Gallery, Frieze Masters, and the Venice Art Biennale.

Born and raised in Germany, Ms. Selldorf came to the United States to study architecture and received degrees from Pratt Institute and Syracuse University. Ms. Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and serves on the Board of the Architectural League of New York and the Chinati Foundation. In 2014, she was the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award in Architecture and in April 2016 received the Medal of Honor from the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.



Karen Seto

Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University

Karen C. Seto is Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University.  She is an expert in urbanization and global change, urban mitigation of climate change, and satellite remote sensing. Professor Seto has pioneered methods to reconstruct land-use dynamics with satellite data and to forecast the expansion of urban areas. She has conducted urbanization research in China for twenty years and in India for ten. She was one of the two Coordinating Lead Authors for the urban chapter of Working Group III of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, and has served on many U.S. National Research Council Committees, including the NRC Committee on Pathways to Urban Sustainability. She is a founder and co-chair of Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Project (UGEC), formerly of IHDP and now part of Future Earth, and Executive Producer of “10,000 Shovels: Rapid Urban Growth in China,” a documentary film that examines urban changes in China. From 2000 to 2008, she was on the faculty at Stanford University, where she held joint appointments in the Woods Institute for the Environment and the School of Earth Sciences. She was named an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow in 2009. She joined the Yale faculty in 2008.