Our jury panel consists of leading real estate professionals, whose talents and contributions to both nation and environment are instrumental to building a well-constructed community. These individuals pave the way towards modern constructions and architectures, being an integral part of a new modernized society.
We would like to thank our highly esteemed jurors for their dedication, passion, and hard work in adjudicating these wonderful projects. This awards program would not be possible without the help of these enthusiastic professionals.
Tiago do Vale
Senior Architect, Tiago do Vale Architects
Architect by the University of Coimbra, was Senator and Member of the Assembly of the University. Editor of Design Media Publishing’s “Urban Complex” book, and its Chinese edition by Liaoning Science and Technology Publishing House “城市综合体”. Published throughout the world, Tiago do Vale has given lectures and signed articles on architecture, urban planning and rehabilitation in several publications.
Tiago do Vale regularly lectures and writes about architectural matters. Do Vale was curator of the 2014's "Urban Dialogues, International Architecture Congress", in Portugal and of the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions of the “Mesturas, International Architecture Encounters Galicia-Portugal” (Spain and Portugal).
He was the juror for the 2016 and 2017 DAS Awards in Moldavia, for the 2016 and 2017 editions of the João de Almada Award in Portugal, and for the Architecture MasterPrize since its 2020 edition.
José Martinez Silva
CEO, Partner and Founder, ATELIER CENTRAL
As the CEO, founder and main leader architect of ATELIER CENTRAL (AC) since 1991, José Martinez Silva, has designed a wide range of projects from the small scale of a private home to the large scale of urban design, residential, educational, civic, hotel, resorts, commercial, leisure, industry, and deep specialization in Brand Design with special emphasis on the automotive sector.
Throughout 1990-1991, he has worked with well-known architects such as João Luís Carrilho da Graça and Gonçalo Byrne. He is a member of the South Regional Board of the Architects Association, a jury member in multiple competitions, and is frequently invited as a guest speaker at conferences, seminars, master classes, and lectures.
His work has been published in well-respected magazines, websites, blogs, and has been recognized in international competitions, distinguished with prestigious awards and prizes such as 2017 American Architecture Prize – The Firm of the Year Awards 2016, International Space Design Award Idea-Tops 2016 - Best Design Award of Cultural Spaces (Montemor-o-Velho School); Architizer A+Awards (BMWi City Sales Outlet); Valmor’s Award 2011 (Vergílio Ferreira School), among others.
In 2014 launched the Start-up myBUILDIN, an online platform that extends AC’s accumulated know-how to help users to estimate the refurbishing costs of their houses/offices/shops according to the chosen finishes and construction works.
Recently he established ATCENTRAL Group, a privately held real estate investment and advisory firm, reinforced by a reliable history of AC’s architectural services and managing.
Chief Design Officer, D.H.I.A International Design CO.,Ltd
Ching-Wen Huang is the Director of D.H.I.A International Design, where her professionalism and experience allows her to inject life into each living space and workspace she touches.
Emphasizing on quality of life and value, her designs are philosophized with the ideology of ‘design from life, life from design’. Her success is also attributed to her impeccable communication with her clients and the understanding of their point of view, allowing each design to have a soul of its own.
Her recent accolades include being named a Top 100 Best Interior Designer in "Interior Design”, winning Gold and Jury Awards in Dubai International Competition, two Silver Awards in Novum Design Awards and winner at the International Property Awards.
Architect, Bjørnådal Arkitektstudio
Hans-Petter Bjørnådal (1977) is a Norwegian architect, graduated from the Bergen School of Architecture (BAS) in 2003. Besides architecture and scenography, he is focused on the research of nomadic cultures and the connection between the modern man and nature.
His works have been internationally published in Topos, Byggekunst, Architectural Worlds, Architizer, Designboom, and Arch Daily among others. The environmental theatre Klemet was a finalist in the Architizer 2015 + Awards.
Co-Founder, Kith and Kin Realty
Freeman Woo is the Co-Founder of Kith and Kin Realty Sdn. Bhd. From no experience to his current 12 years of experience in this real estate industry, he had won numerous awards, such as: Star Agent for Mont Kiara area for a few consecutive years, Extra Mile Award Agent, Innovative Awards, Champion for Individual and Team Sales Awards, etc. Freeman’s 12-plus years of experience in selling and listing homes in the Malaysia has given him invaluable knowledge and skills in the real estate industry. In 2020, he started Kith and Kin with his partners and grew their Real Estate Firm to 100++ agents in less than a year.
ZHOU WEN JUN
Founder, Design Director & Architect, Zhou Wen Jun Design Ltd / 524 STUDIO
Zhou has been invited to United States and Italy as Design Jury for several international design awards. Such as SPARK Architecture and Design Awards (2013.US), A' Design Awards (2013-2014.IT), Vertex Awards (2014-2015.US), A' Design Awards (2015-2016.IT), and Vertex Awards (2015-2016.US). His work has earned a plethora of international awards, mainly including: The Art Directors Club Cube (US), One Show Design Pencil (US), Red Dot Awards (DE), Cannes Lions (FR), Tokyo Type Directors Club (JP), HKDA global design awards (HK), A' Design Awards(IT), International Photography Awards (US), Japan Typography Association (JP), Design For Asia Awards(HK), GRAPHIS Gold Award (US), China National Art Exhibition highest prize (CN) and other awards. He graduated from the School of Architecture at China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). He then majored and graduated with a master's degree in urban image design at the School of Design, also at CAFA. He is a Cube Awarded Member of New York the Art Directors Club (ADC), Pencil Awarded Member of New York The One Club, Member of The Architectural League New York and Member of the China Artists Association. Zhou's work has been published and exhibited globally, such as United States, Japan, Germany, British, Brazil, China, South Africa, India, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Singapore, Austria, Chile, South Korea, Slovenia, Thailand, Argentina, France, and Switzerland.
The Jury Panel list will be periodically updated to ensure more opportunities for qualified photographers to participate in this amazing role.
Nominations will close on end of March 2021!