Meet the 2022 WLA Awards Juries

World Landscape Architecture is very proud that the 2022 WLA Awards (Professional and Student) had over 35 applications for the Professional and Student juries. We are flattered that so many people volunteered their time for the WLA Awards and we were hard-pressed to narrow down the lists to five jurors each for the Professional Awards Jury and the Student Awards Jury. We always seek to select a diverse range of jurors from across the world with a variety of backgrounds and experience.

We are excited to announce the 2022 WLA Awards juries and wish them luck in selecting the winners from the entries that will be submitted on March 25.

Professional Awards Jury

Margot Long BCSLA, AALA, FCSLA, ASLA, LEED® Associate
Principal/Partner at PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.

Margot is founding partner and principal at PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc., Margot Long is an industry leader and mentor. An advocate for embedding the values of Truth and Reconciliation, climate change adaptation, emotional connection, and community health and wellness into Canadian landscapes, Margot delivers unique, innovative design solutions to address today’s challenges.

Mindy Cooper
Principal at dwg.

Mindy is a principal at dwg. – an Austin-based practice that is passionate about creating outdoor spaces that inspire and delight. Throughout her 18-year career, Mindy has sought the highest level of quality and performance from her projects. She has had key roles in all aspects of bringing award-winning projects to life, from conceptual design and development to construction documentation through the completion of construction observation. 

Thanasis Polyzoidis
co-founder of topio7 architects-landscape architects, Athens – Greece

Thanasis is an architect-landscape architect. He works as a freelancer and he is co-founder of topio7 architects-landscape architects, an award-winning multidisciplinary design office based in Athens, (architecture/landscape/urbanism/design/research). He has wide experience on projects of architecture, urbanism and landscape, and in 2018 he received Europe’s Emerging Architect-40UNDER40 AWARD by the European Centre of Architecture.

Tompy Hoedelmans
creative director at OMGEVING

Tompy Hoedelmans is a landscape architect and urban designer who has worked at OMGEVING (BE) since 2006. As creative director, Tompy is responsible for the design of OMGEVING’s many public space and landscape projects and has extensive experience in master planning and image quality plans. Tompy has led numerous successful projects, including the Abbey Square in Averbode, the Warande Park in Turnhout, the Grote Markt in Vilvoorde and many more. He also focuses on numerous international design competitions, winning first prize as project leader in 2018 with the design for a major new district New Podil in Kiev.

Ziming Liu

Ziming has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture of Beijing  Forestry University, DPLG of Ecole Nationale de Versailles (the highest degree of Landscape Architecture in France), French registered landscape architecture, expert consultant of major project decision-making in Shenzhen, landscape planning judge of Shenzhen Campus of Sun Yat-sen University.  He advocates for using natural methods to restore ecological balance, and have been conducting research and practice in the fields of ecological restoration and wetland protection

Student Awards Jury

Fadi Masoud
Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto
Director – Centre for Landscape Research

Fadi is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Toronto and the Director of the Centre for Landscape Research. His research, teaching, and design work focuses on the relationships between environmental systems, design, and instrumental planning policy tools. Masoud currently leads research projects on urban climate adaptation and the design of inclusive and resilient metropolitan public open space. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, Masoud held teaching and research appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

Keith VanDerSys
Co-founder of PEG office of landscape + architecture; Co-director of the Environmental Modeling Lab (EMLab). Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania’s Stuart Weitzman School of Design

Keith VanDerSys is co-director of Environmental Modeling Lab (EMLab), and co-founder, with Karen M’Closkey, of PEG office of landscape + architecture, an award-winning design and research practice based in Philadelphia. The firm has been published extensively and won numerous design awards, which include: an Honorable Mention for their entry into the Buzzard’s Bay Bridge: Park international design competition;

VanDerSys is co-author with Karen M’Closkey of the book Dynamic Patterns: Visualizing Landscapes in a Digital Age (Routledge, 2017) which situates the emerging expressions of pattern in landscape architecture.

Linda Corkery FAILA RLA ASLA (Intl)
Professor Emeritus UNSW Sydney
MLA and MRP, Cornell University

Linda is a landscape architect, planner and scholar with an extensive private practice in landscape architecture in the US, Hong Kong and Australia, and over 20 years as an academic at UNSW Sydney including faculty leadership roles as Discipline Director, Head of School and Associate Dean International. Her teaching, research and professional practice has focused on open space planning and design, landscape performance and sustainability, and people-place/ human-nature interactions. She continues an affiliation with UNSW’s Landscape Architecture Program on special projects, design studio reviews, and PhD supervision.  Linda is a registered landscape architect, Fellow and past National President of the AILA, an International Member of ASLA, and a founding director of the newly formed Landscape Foundation of Australia.

Marcus Carter
Founding partner of OBJECT TERRITORIES, a critical design practice based in Hong Kong and New York. Teaches at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Marcus is a founding partner of OBJECT TERRITORIES, a critical design practice based in Hong Kong and New York that works at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. 

Marcus’ interests lie in the machinations of the contemporary urban environment as well as design’s catalytic potential in this climate. He has broad experience on projects in North America, Asia, and Europe including master plans, office & hotel towers, institutional buildings and residential projects. Marcus holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas, studying in Rome during that time, and a Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture where he was editor of Perspecta, The Yale Architectural Journal.  Marcus is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a registered architect in New York. He teaches at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has taught at the Parsons School of Design, New York Institute of Technology, and Washington University.

Ying Zeng
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, China Academy of Art
Co-founder at LANDartitude, Hangzhou

Ying’s teaching and research focus on vernacular landscape, sustainable design, and landscape urbanism. He received his Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D from China Academy of Art School of Architecture. As a Landscape Architecture practitioner, Ying Zeng worked at SWA Sausalito office in California, USA. Ying Zeng is the Co-founder at LANDartitude, Hangzhou. He has authored many essays in key journals of landscape architecture and urbanism, including Architectural JournalTime+ ArchitectureLandscape Architecture Frontiers, and New Arts.  

Find out more about the 2022 WLA Awards at https://worldlandscapearchitect.com/2022-wla-awards-call-for-entries/

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