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.
Chairman / Founder, K.C.Group
With 25 years of experience, Fadi Kreiker has made a name for himself through strategic and tactical management decisions, as well as new targeting top-notch aspects of business development, such as: Business Development, Project Management, and Operations Management. Through his efforts, he is known for impacting organizational profitability, especially for organizations of high repute in Real Estate industry in Gulf Countries & Europe. Before he started his career in the property industry, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 1996. After graduating, he started his career in 1997. In the 2010s, he went on to obtain his Masters degree in Business Administration and Management from the United States, in 2012, allowing him to learn various ways to better manage his business opportunities. His past experiences are just shy of 30 years, but still rich and commendable. He worked at a total of 4 different companies: a consultant company in Beirut, Lebanon; Smart Contracting Group in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; AlRajhi United in Dubai, UAE; and currently Prime Lands Group in Doha, Qatar. Throughout his career, he has received various awards that highlight the accomplishments that he received, such as: Best Director in 2010, Best Resilience Property in 2019, Best Office Building in 2019, and Best Development Multiple Units in 2019.
Founder & CEO, Livit Design
Benjamin Calleja, CEO of Livit Design. CEO of Livit (www.livit.design), world's largest restaurant design company, focusing on improving brand's performance through guest experience design, active in 40 countries over 5 continents, developing a new restaurant every 8h somewhere in the world. - Founder of Fast Fine Restaurant Group. A disruptive restaurant chain and an innovation lab for extraordinary guest experiences. www.v.restaurant & www.1889.pizza - Partner of The Passionality Group (www.passionalitygroup.com). Passionality cultivates concepts responsibly and profitably by providing specialized and relevant business expertise through advisory or consulting services and – where applicable – seed investments in exchange for compelling returns on invested capital. He is board member in various Scandinavian companies and advisor to several international private equity funds . Benjamin holds two Master of Architecture degrees and is considered an international expert in the area of Hospitality design and technology, whilst being a lecturer at Conferences, Events, and Masters. He is also member of the American Institute of Architects and Registered Architect in Germany, France, Italy, UK, Spain, Luxembourg, and Sweden.
United Arab Emirates
MENA Design Director , LWK + PARTNERS
Kourosh Salehi is the Design Director for LWK + PARTNERS. He is a British architect, Urbanist, and educator with over 25 years of international experience in the UK, Asia, and the Middle East. He has led the design process for a number of urban skylines in cities like London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Doha, with his last completed tower design being the “Habtoor City Towers” in Dubai. His latest bridge design (Hanging Garden Bridge) for the Dubai Creek, has received royal endorsement and has been featured in a number of international design journals. As an active academic, Kourosh has published and presented a number of talks on Urbanism and architecture globally, and is the author of the “Architectural Design Guidelines” for the Emirate of Sharjah. Kourosh's projects have won numerous awards and he participates annually on judging panels.
Brand Director, Yitian Design Group
Cathy Chou has more than 13 years of experience in design brand planning and promotion. Besides that, she also specializes in brand operation and management of design companies, as well as the provision of marketing and planning services for Top 500 customers. She has versatile experience in brand strategy, brand management, marketing and planning, and accumulated an abundant of expertise and experience in marketing and brand operation of large real estate marketing, planning, and design companies. Cathy Chou used to work for BLVD, CCD, Matrix Design, LSD Interior Design, and other world-renowned design companies, based in the Greater China Region. She also worked at the Shenzhen Architecture Design Institute as the Secretary General of International Architecture Design Forum. During these years, she offered world-class creative interior design planning and professional suggestions on tourist facilities, resorts, hotels, as well as product development for luxury resort hotel groups, famous listed real estate groups, real estate developers in famous tourist attractions, regional governmental departments, and elite business customers in all areas, including: five-star hotels, high-end office buildings, high-end clubs, creative office spaces and commercial spaces, show rooms of brand premises, personalized supporting clubs, and appealing sales centers.
Naresh V Narasimhan
Principal Architect & Managing Partner, Venkataramanan Associates
Naresh V Narasimhan is a practitioner and leader with over 34 years of experience in architecture and urban design. He is a best known for his association with Venkataramanan Associates, an award-winning architecture firm based out of Bengaluru, which saw a meteoric rise under his leadership. In addition to his architectural practice, his contribution to urban development as an urbanist and creative entrepreneur has been far-reaching. As co-founder of BATF - Bangalore Agenda Task Force, co-founder of MOD Foundation - an international collective of urban designers, researchers and curators and chairman of Link Innovations - an innovation and learning hub rooted in the Indo-French startup ecosystem, Naresh has fuelled a variety of progressive causes in the city. He also regularly advises government agencies on infrastructure development. He studied architecture at Manipal Institute of Technology, followed by continuing education at Harvard Institute for International Development. His interests range from politics, governance & communication strategies to cinema, art, and popular culture.
Mr Ben Dickinson
Sales Director, ME Developments
Ben Dickinson is a significant person within the United Kingdom property market. With an impressive career working as a broker and advisor for a number of luxury real estate agents and an impressive sales track record to compliment. Ben brings with himself a wealth of knowledge across the home counties and London. Ben is currently responsible as the group Sale Director for ME Developments and works as an advisory Director for Prime Partnership, Estate Agents. Ben has a thorough understanding of the property market, a passion for customer service and consistently strives for a positive outcome in every situation. Ben is professionally trusted and effective person who allows his clients to achieve their goals and needs. We asked Ben why he is regularly recognised within the industry “People trust me with their most valuable asset, and that is a responsibility I take very seriously”; “I don't say no, I figure out a way to make it work," says Ben. "I break records, I break moulds and I do whatever I need to make it happen". Ben has an impressive leagues of awards to demonstrate his works. Of note, British Property Awards (Gold Winner 2019), Four International Property Awards (2020), Two Best Estate Agent Guide (2021) and Four awards with Luxury Lifestyle Awards (2021). Ben is also known for charitable work and has helped raised over £370,000 in donations for Cancer Research UK.”
Founder& design director, AKASA DESIGN
Yan Hongfei, famous Chinese interior designer, is the founder & design director of AKASA DESIGN. His expertise revolves around the innovation and application of space design. Taking " Boundless · Oriental " as his design proposition, he insists that space design is the reflection of social values and the combination of sensibility alongside rationality. In work, he tries to build a cultural experience with "limited words that embody rich and colorful meaning", and endows contemporary life with infinite possibilities. He has won many awards locally and abroad, and his works have also been published on major websites and magazines.
Founder & Chief Designer, DLCA Architects
Lichen Ding is an award-winning designer with experience spanning across multiple disciplines and industries, being dabbled in architecture, interior space, fields of art installations, and service areas throughout culture, hotel, commercial, office, real estate and brand planning.
He has a passion for art since childhood and has always aspired to design for spatial comfort and simplicity. His designs are well received by clients as a blend of inspiration and functionality. With solid knowledge in architecture and interior designs, he started his career working with land developers after getting professional qualifications in his early twenties.
His project designs have won several international authoritative awards, and has served as a Grand Jury Member of a prestigious design award based in Italy.
Tiago do Vale
Senior Architect, Tiago do Vale Architects
As an architect from the University of Coimbra, Tiago is the current Senator and Member of the Assembly of the University. He is also an editor for the Design Media Publishing’s “Urban Complex” book, and its Chinese edition by Liaoning Science and Technology Publishing House “城市综合体”. With his books 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 a 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 a juror for several prestigious awards worldwide during 2016 and 2017 in Moldavia, and Portugal, as well as for the Architecture MasterPrize since its 2020 edition.
President, IPC and Design
Krista Paine, a registered interior designer has over ten years experience in project management and interior design, and is a Certified Red Seal Carpenter. She has been working as an Interior Designer cum Project Manager at IPC and Design for the past 9 years. From that line of work, she has designed numerous award-winning projects and was awarded Renovation of the Year 2020 at the Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence. She has been honored in many magazines and asked to be a judge for multiple building awards, including the CHBA National Housing Awards. Her line of work ensures that homes are built accordingly, resulting in an accommodation that is safe, efficient, and reflects one's lifestyle and personality, ultimately increasing one's day to day life. She prides herself on her attention to detail, quality, and clear communication between the designer, trades, and herself, to ensure her clients' vision comes to life in an efficient manner.
Founder & Chairman & Design Director , JAMES LIANG & ASSOCIATES LIMITED
James was graduated from the Design Department of the Hong Kong Institute of Education and has many years of on-the-job teaching experience. In 1989, He founded JLa Design (JAMES LIANG & ASSOCIATES LIMITED) in Hong Kong. In 2009, he established Guangzhou as the headquarters of JLa Group, and set up JLa Design branches in Chengdu, Xiamen and Shenzhen. Adhering to the principle of "self-discipline and respect", and also as the spirit of JLa. Apart from his major in design, James also an expert musician and active in charity work. Furthermore, he active in the design industry, design education, public welfare, industry academia, art music production and other fields to exert a multi-faceted influence. James and JLa Design Group are known as "Design gentleman & Balance Master" by the authoritative media in the industry.
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.
Principal Architect and Interior Designer, Hawawinata n Associates
Situated in Jakarta, Erwin has more than 20 years of experience in the architecture and interior design industry, mainly focusing on residential projects. Throughout the years, he was directly involved in developing concepts for many accommodations. Therefore, for his day-to-day tasks involves him sketching concepts for buildings, choosing the appropriate material needed for construction, and directly supervising the architectural and interior design progress - setting of the furnitures and/or finishings. Erwin established his firm Hawawinata N Associates, in which he designed many residences, private offices, and galleries for the Indonesian crème de la crème. Furthermore, through his many designing endeavors, he has won the 2020 Interior Designer award from Luxury Lifestyle Awards.
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.
Judging Committee Chairperson, International Awards Associate (IAA)
As the chairperson of IAA's extensive judging committee, Jae is the forerunner of the organization, leading the way in the pursuit of quality assurance and creative excellence in primary fields like design, creative advertising, marketing communications and video production, and business. She is also one of the primary award representatives at IAA, not to mention her various successful administrations of assessments throughout her career.
Jae also emphasizes on the coordination of strategic arrangements across diverse jury panels, positioning herself as one of the best there is in the industry. With a remarkable perception for management, Jae has overseen her role explicitly, ensuring that each entrant receives the evaluations they so rightfully deserve for their efforts and endeavors. Additionally, working with professionals worldwide has allowed her to be in the center of specialization, developing top-notch communication and relation management skills in the process.
Creative director, 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.
Chief Content Operating Officer of DESIGNKEEPER, Beijing Zhijian Culture Communication Co.,Ltd
Ms. Yolande Wong has been deeply engaged in media industry for ten years, and has rich experience in brand management, media communication and marketing planning. As one of the first brand operation managers in the design field to put forward and practice the strategy of market segmentation in China, she not only has unique experience in the Chinese market, but also has the ability to provide global services to customers. She has served hundreds of design companies and decoration groups such as Golden Mantis, Grandland Group, Matrix Design, and Tengyuan Design, planning and implementation of dozens of industry activities with the scale of 1000 people. Her articles are often seen in "Chinese Architectural Decoration", "Personage Decoration" and other publications.
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.
Asbjoerk Stanly Mogensen (Brian Hoehl)
CEO, Bikedezign / Design Director Accell Group
Asbjoerk Stanly Mogensen (Brian) is the Global Head of Design at Accell Group. As a pioneer in the bicycle Industry, Brian Hoehl was nominated as Designer Of The Year in Europe during 2017 and 2018. He works as "the glue" between fantastic bikes' brand keys and identity as well as the industrial design DNA behind that keeps the product lines consistent. Building brands using design thinking processes is what he does. With a decade of experience developing and designing products for companies around the world, Brian Hoehl is a winner of more than 200 International Design Awards. He is also the designer and inventor of the original battery inside the downtube, now known as Bosch power tubes. In the last 12 years, he has worked with many automotive companies developing e-mobility vehicles and concepts at Accell Group.
Brian has been designing a number of award winning e-vehicles for PININFARINA in Italy directly for the owner Mr Paolo Pininfarina, and one of them is the worlds' most award winning e-bike - the PININFARINA Evoluzione
Brian is ranked No 1 amongst the DAC vehicle designers. He is ranked number 3 in USA for overall designs and number 8 at the world design rankings.
Brian is a guru in developing brands and brand keys with his background in the adverting industry as design director of enVision back in the days, the biggest advertising agency in Scandinavia. enVision in Aarhus is a part of Bozell group New York.
Brian is also a mentor at the University of Copenhagen mentoring young upcoming designers.
Brian is exceptionally good in organization and execution matters. He puts results above anything else.
A true entrepreneur, Brian’s claim is: “innovate or die”...
Founder and creative director, IN.X Design
As the founder and creative director of IN.X based in Beijing, the interior architect Wu Wei is a master in Chinese catering space design. He is the designated designer for some popular restaurant in China, such as Siji Minfu Roast Duck Restaurant, Hu Da Restaurant, etc. With the design philosophy of “Strategy First, Design Follows”, he has maintained close strategic partnerships with many leading Chinese catering brands. With deep attainments in esthetics and global perspective in business, he provides accurate business and design strategy for brand, thus, creating sustainable vitality for brand development. Wu Wei has witnessed and nourished the development of Chinese new generation catering brands.
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