MA PRIZE 2012
REGISTRATION JURY Q&A WINNERS ABOUT
  Matteo Caimi
Partner at C&A Architecture, MA Director of Architecture & Design
Milan, Italy


As the associate principal at C&A Architecture Matteo Caimi represents the next generation in
Italian architecture and design. Caimi studied architecture at Milan Polytechnic. He is a member of
The Order of Architects of Milan since 1998 and has designed projects published in Interni, Architectural Record, and Casa Abitare. Caimi serves as Director of Architecture and Design for MA
(Modern Atlanta), overseeing MA's design initiatives in the US and internationall
  John Cantrell
Senior Designer at HOK
Atlana, USA


John Cantrell is a Senior Designer at HOK. Cantrell's work is thoughtful and executed through his conventions, travel, and in communicating a design language that is distinctly his own. From collaborating on high profile HOK projects like the new headquarters of Porsche North America to being co-curator Design Is Material1, 3, and 3, Cantrell represents Atlanta’s new wave of bold young designers set to make his mark in international design.
  Yeena Yoon
Lead Architect ARB at Zaha Hadid Architecture
London, UK


Previously having worked in a number of leading international practices, Yeena currently works at Zaha Hadid Architects. She has been a key member for completing the 2012 London Olympics Aquatic Centre. Yeena studied architecture at the Architectural Association from 1999 and was awarded the Diploma in 2004. She has been registered with the ARB since 2007. Continuing her affiliation with the Architectural Association she has been invited juror and lecturer for the Architectural Association summer school.
  Ronghao Chang 
Partner at H2R Architects
Adjunct Assistant Professor, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Beijing/Taipei/Tokyo


As a founding partner of H2R architects, Ronghao is overseeing various projects in China, Taiwan, and Japan. H2R is dedicated to explore diverse potentials of Asian Architecture in multi-cultural settings. Outstanding performances of H2R have been acknowledged by media and exhibitions. Ronghao holds a M.S. in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and is teaching at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology as an Adjunct Assistant professor. He is also a Registered Architect in New York State, USA.
  Jeannie Kang
Senior UX Designer at Adobe
UX Professor at School of Visual Arts, NY
New York


Jeannie Kang is a Senior User Experience Designer at Adobe’s TXI (Technology and Experience Innovation) team and adjunct faculty at the School of Visual Arts, both in New York. She was previously Visual Designer and Art Director at R/GA and Digitas with clients including Nike, American Express, Nokia, Johnson & Johnson and Verizon Wireless. Her awards include One Show Interactive (Gold and Silver Pencil); Cannes Cyber Lion (Winner); ADC (New Media Silver) from the professional works.
  Mark Gardner
Principal at Jaklitsch/Gardber Architects
New York, USA


Architect Mark Gardner takes a serious interest in the nexus of architecture and art, one of longstanding importance to both his professional practice and to his writings. A contributor to both Pamphlet Architecture 23 MOVE/Sites of Trauma (Princeton Architectural Press, 2003) by Johanna Dickson and the firm’s monograph: Habits, Patterns, Algorithms (ORO, 2009) with Stephan Jaklitsch. He is committed to practicing architecture as a socially beneficial art form. Mr. Gardner received his training at the Georgia Institute of Technology and at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where he now teaches.
  Warit Tulyathorn
Senior Environments Designer at IDEO
New York, USA


Warit is an interdisciplinary designer, searching for a new language of design and objects based on architecture, digital media and design criticism. At IDEO, he helps companies innovate through his work across environments, behavioral patterns and emerging technologies, bridging architectural practice and user-centered design. Warit has worked on environmental design across the hospitality, corporate, retail and healthcare sectors. Prior to joining IDEO in 2006, he worked with Scott Klinker's product design studio, focusing on furniture design and exploring micro-architecture. Warit graduated from KMUTT School of Architecture and Design in Bangkok, Thailand and holds an MA in Industrial Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

  Lynn Pompei
Chief Executive Officer at Pompei A.D.
New York, USA


Lynn Pompei is CEO of Pompei A.D., a full-service creative agency specializing in branding and experience design for retail and real estate clients. Founded more than 20 years ago by visionary artist and designer Ron Pompei, New York City-based Pompei A.D. has created transformative environments for some of the world’s most iconic brands including Disney, M&M’s, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Ikea, Old Navy, Kiehl’s, Tiffany & Co., Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. C3 (Commerce, Culture and Community) – Pompei’s longstanding experiential design philosophy – transforms public venues into meeting places where people can shop, learn and socialize. Prior to becoming CEO, Lynn was Director of Business Development at Pompei A.D. She was also President of C3 Development, the real estate development division of Pompei A.D.