Meet our esteemed panel of judges who will review this year’s submissions and decide which films will win an award!

Stewart Hicks

Stewart Hicks is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an Associate Dean of Physical Resources and Planning in the College of Architecture Design and the Arts. He is the co-founder of the practice Design With Company and creator of the YouTube channel Architecture with Stewart. The channel features weekly 10-15 minute videos that explore a wide range of architectural topics with curiosity and humor.

Mark Levine, FAIA

Mark is principal / vice president and Atlanta office leader at LS3P, a regional SE architecture, interiors, and planning firm, who’s commitment to the SE enriches community through a culture of design excellence, expertise, innovation, and collaborative engagement. His nearly 30-year career focused on educational facilities design inspires both colleagues and clientele through the pursuit of innovative yet responsible architecture. Mark currently serves on the AIA Board of Directors. Through his sustained national and regional AIA leadership, Mark Levine, FAIA, has advanced member education, design, and solidarity through diverse programs and conference programs.

Jason Pugh, AIA

Jason Pugh, AIA, AICP, NOMA, LEED AP, is the 2021-2022 President of the National Organization of Minority Architects. He is both a licensed architect and certified planner, and a Principal Architect and Urban Designer at Gensler’s Chicago office. He manages a variety of projects which engage the extended community and end-users, following projects from schematic community-based master plans through full construction.  Pugh has a passion for helping develop underserved communities and the next generation of designers and architects

Elisabeth Sereda

Elisabeth Sereda is an accomplished writer and journalist and a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association who votes for the Golden Globes. Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, she started as DJ and producer in radio. Covering both entertainment and news, she also works in print and TV. At 21 she moved to Los Angeles. She is the behind-the-scenes producer on George Clooney’s Nespresso commercials in Europe and the US. She had two non-fiction books on the entertainment industry published and is currently writing her first novel, titled ‘Casket Girls’. She divides her time between L.A., New Orleans and Vienna.

Asia Taylor

Asia Marie Taylor is a filmmaker, editor, and creative. After 12 years in the industry, Taylor launched her own production company called TaylorLane Creative, which visualizes human stories and creates digital experiences that encourage audiences to act. Taylor’s film, “Boxville: Creating a Just World” won third place in the AIA Film Challenge 2020. After the win, Taylor decided to continue the story of the film and produce her first feature-length documentary entitled, “Black Metropolis” which is currently still in production.