2015 Competition Jury
Presenting our 2015 International Jury:
Yanel de Angel
Yanel De Angel is an Associate Principal at the Perkins + Will Boston office. She attended the University of Puerto Rico, Syracuse University and Harvard University. A co-leader of Boston’s Higher Education practice, Yanel has been instrumental in delivering some of the office’s most successful projects, including Colorado State University Lory Student Center, and Cutter & Ziskind Houses Renovations at Smith College.
Passionate about sustainability, she has authored a Zero Net Energy Building Study which was published in Perkins+Will’s Research Journal, and documented the sustainable strategies employed on George Weygand Hall at Bridgewater State University, including the use of geothermal wells.
She is dedicated to excellence in project delivery, and is part of Perkins+Will’s Project Delivery Council. She has helped the firm remain on the cutting edge of project management and project delivery, ensuring optimal use of technology and anticipating future changes.
JAHN Architecture, Inc
Jan Müller-Gauf is Principal Architect at JAHN Architecture, Inc. and directing the Berlin office, which serves as a European Headquarter for the Chicago based firm. In his position as leading Project Architect for several office and residential high-rises, he has participated in delivering many of the office’s projects in Europe including Highlight Munich Business Towers, Hegau Tower, Singen and
Cosmopolitan Tower, Warsaw. He is currently engaged in the construction of a Test Tower for Thyssen Krupp Elevators that will house Germany’s highest observatory.
Jan has participated in obtaining the DGNB sustainability certification in Gold for the M-Pire project in Munich and strongly supports the further reduction of energy consumption in building constructions by using natural potentials of the sun or geothermal energy.
He attended the University of Stuttgart, Germany where he received is Diploma at the Institut für Leichte Flächentragwerke from Prof. Werner Sobek. He also studied one year at the Illinois Institute of technology, Chicago.
His work with Helmut Jahn over the past 15 years has strongly influenced his architectural training and formed his understanding for the great responsibility the architect carries.
Marcos Barinas-Uribe did graduate studies at Catholic University of America, the Southern California Institute of Architecture and Universidad de Chile.
His professional experience has been devoted to the uneasy relationship of urban development, social responsibility and natural resources. His company's list of projects ranges from site planning and landscape design for eco-industries in Trinidad and Tobago, to social housing in Jamaica, to waterfront developments in Dominican Republic. His design work has been prized internationally. He received the Gold Medal for Landscape Architecture at the Miami Beach Biennale of architecture, first prize in the Santo Domingo Architecture biennale, among others.
Marcos Barinas-Uribe is currently the coordinator of the Master Pogram in Sustainable Design at Universidad Iberoamericana in Santo Domingo. He is also a Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra. He has been a visiting lecturer at architecture schools in Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the United States.