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Luis De Garrido

Founder
Luis De Garrido Architects
Spain

Luis De Garrido (Spain) has a PhD in Architecture (UPV, Spain), a PhD in Computer Engineering (MIT, USA), a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning (UPC, Spain), and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design (Milano, Italy).

He is a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), President of the National Association for Sustainable Architecture (ANAS), President of the National Association for Housing of the Future (ANAVIF), Executive President of International Federation for Sustainable Architecture (IFSA), and Director of the Master in Sustainable Architecture (M.A.S.), in Spain.

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John Barrow

Senior Principal
Populous
U.K.

As a Senior Principal of Populous, John is responsible for the planning and design of major sports, entertainment and leisure facilities around the world, as well as preparing bids for international events like the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and World Cups, including London’s winning Olympic bid, Glasgow’s successful Commonwealth Games bid, London’s World Cup bid, Sri Lanka’s Commonwealth Games bid, and Dubai’s World Expo bid for 2020.

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Charles Phu

Design Director/Co-Founder
Office for Architectural Culture
U.K.

Charles has been selected to be one of the 18 international architects by Italian journalists for a campaign, publication and exhibitions Future Roots in 2011.

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Melkan Gursel Tabanlioglu

Partner
Tabanlioglu Architects
Turkey

Melkan has been selected as one of the “Europe 40 under 40” for 2008. She shared MEA- Middle East Architect Award, “Architect of the Year” in 2010 with her partner Murat Tabanlıoğlu. Evaluating recent works, Magazine dell’Architettura selected Melkan and Murat Tabanlıoğlu as one of the “100 Most Influential People” in contemporary architecture, in 2011

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Kathrin Susanna Gimmel

Partner
jaja Architects
Denmark

Kathrin works across a variety of project scales, including art installations, buildings and large masterplans . She received awards for the winning proposals for the development of Ålesund Harborfront and the town Åndalsnes in Norway.

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Tommaso Principi

Partner
Open Building Research
Italy

Tommaso Principi established OBR Open Building Research in 2000 with Paolo Brescia from the idea of researching new ways of living, working within the confluence of architecture, landscape and environment.

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Wilfried van Winden

Founder
WAM Architecten
Netherlands

Wilfried van Winden (b. Delft, 1955) is a Dutch architect who is internationally celebrated for his design for the Inntel Hotel in Zaandam in the Netherlands.Besides his design for the Inntel Hotel, Wilfried van Winden’s major projects include the Essalam Mosque in Rotterdam, De Oriënt residential complex in the Transvaal district of The Hague, and De Marquant residential development in Breda and currently the Embassy for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in The Hague. Each project embodies his idiosyncratic outlook on the profession.

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Gokhan Avcioglu

Founder
GAD
Turkey

Gokhan Avcioglu and GAD’s projects have been exhibited at the Chicago Athenaeum Museum in Chicago 2012, Istanbul Design Biennale 2012, Prague Architecture Week 2012, AIA New York 2011, at the Royal Art Academy in London 2005, at the Museum of Architecture in Rotterdam 2004 at the Miami Biennale, and 2003 at the Minima Art gallery in Philadelphia 2002.

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Tom Verschueren

Founding Partner
DMVA Architects
Belgium

Young Belgian architects obviously show a renewed approach to architecture. While the elder generation grew up in a booming economy in which there was time and money to endlessly study details, proportions and so to come to minimalist design, the young ones are aware of nowadays needs.Lower budgets force them to approach projects with a fresh look.Among them Tom Verschueren and David Driesen, whose office dmvA has its seat in Mechelen.

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Cristina Jorge de Carvalho

Founder
CJC - Interior Architecture and Design
Portugal

Cristina Jorge de Carvalho was awarded in London, January 2012, with two of the World’s most prestigious design awards. The Designer was distinguished with the awards for Best Hotel Interior for Europe and Best Hotel Interior for Portugal by the European Hotel Awards, for the interior architecture and design project of Altis Prime Hotel, developed by her atelier: CJC – Architecture & Interior Design.

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Paul De Ruiter

Founder
Paul De Ruiter Architects
Netherlands

Paul de Ruiter was the pioneer in designing the CO2-neutral TNT Centre (LEED Platinum, Greencalc. score of 1005), the headquarters of Transavia (BREEAM Very Good, LEED Platinum), Office and callcentre for UPC (BREEAM Excellent), the Museumpark Parkinggarage including a waterreservoir, the Bijlmerpark Theatre and several state-of-the-art villa’s. Hotel Amstelkwartier, the first LEED Platinum Certified hotel in Europe, is now being built.

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Steen Enrico Andersen

Partner, Director
PLH Architects
Denmark

Steen has been responsible for developing PLH’s approach to an integrated workplace and building design. He is currently involved in projects in Denmark and abroad, where an integrated sustainable workplace has been an important part of the client’s brief.

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Peter Sahlin

CEO/Founder
pS Arkitektur
Sweden

Peter Sahlin founded pS Arkitektur in 1995. He has 15 years of experience as senior architect with city planning, office design and residential projects.. His main focus as CEO and architect at pS  is to make things run smooth. A normal day he supervises the works in their 3 studios: city planning, office design and [...]

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Jerome Villermard

Co-Founder
Bartolo Villemard Architecture Urbanism
France

He is co-founder of the office BARTOLO VILLEMARD ARCHITECTURE URBANISM, Paris, France. He is awarded in 2012 by the the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. This prize recognizes the 40 architects under 40 years old who “will influence the near future of european architecture both in its theory and in practice”.

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Jacopo Mascheroni

Founder
JM Architecture
Italy

Jacopo Mascheroni has been invited on numerous occasions to serve as a guest critic at the Architecture Faculty of the City College of New York and the New York Institute of Technology. He established JM Architecture in Milan in 2005. The firm operates under his creative direction and constant input to convert into reality the dreams and needs of the firm’s distinguished and discerning clientele.

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Mathis Malchow

Founding Partner
designyougo architects and designers
Germany

Designyougo is an award winning architectural practice with a focus on sustainability and good design.

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Thomas Coldefy

Principal
Coldefy & Associés Architectes
France

Thomas Coldefy has been the principal of CAAU, Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes, since 2011. In 2006 he won the international architectural design competition for the Hong Kong Design Institute, a design university of 42,000 m². The design subsequently won the Prix Tour Eiffel in 2007. In 2010 Thomas was awarded the Europe 40 Under 40 prize by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

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Luis Rebelo de Andrade

Founder
RA \\ Architectural and Design Studio
Portugal

Luís Rebelo de Andrade graduated with distinction in 1986 the architectural course from the Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa, while working and developing major projects with Intergaup, a national and interna­tional awarded Portuguese architectural practice.In 1988 he opens his own company, and starts developing the project for the English Embassy in Lisbon, and the Casa do Artista, a public building for the retiring artists, that earns him an important role on the Portuguese architectural panorama.During his career he earns several awards for his achievements in architecture and design, among which are the most innovative Portuguese project in 2007 and the best rehabilitation project in the city of Beja, Portugal

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Helena Michel

Founder
Michel Design
Poland

Helena Michel was born in Gdansk, Poland where in 1997 she finished School of Construction and Architecture in profession: Restorer of Architectural Monuments.

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Andrea Klimko

Founder
Andrea Klimko Architecture
Slovakia

Andrea was nominated for the Crystal Wing Award 2012 honouring eminent figures in the fields of science, medicine, culture, sport and architecture, always for the preceding year. A special award is given for lifelong work, success achieved beyond the national borders. Andrea was the youngest and first female architect who´s nominated for this award in Slovakia.

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Oleg Haman

Partner
Casua
Czech Republic
Conference Chairman, IDEA

Oleg Haman was born in 1960. He graduated from Czech Technical University in Architecture in 1984.He along with his partner Ales formed Casua in 1991. The atelier CASUA is a member, since 2007, of the European architectural network Equator European Architects and has been a founding partner of the Czech Green Building Council .  He [...]

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