Sandra Barclay:
Sandra Barclay is Principal of Barclay & Crousse Architecture, based in Lima, Peru. She co-founded Barclay & Crousse Architecture with Jean Pierre Crousse in Paris in 1994. Sandra teaches at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. She has represented Peru at the 13th Venice Biennale, and in the 2016 Co Curated the Peruvian Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale. 

In 1993 Sandra received the Robert Camelot Prize for best Architectural Thesis. 2018 Architect of the Year Prize, Women in Architecture, Architectural Review, London.  Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and Foreign Honorary member of the French Académie d’Architecture, 2019 Norman Foster Visiting Professor of Architectural Design, Yale University.

Barclay & Crousse Architecture studio was recognized by the 2018 Mies Crown Hall of the Americas Award and the first Oscar Niemeyer Prize, among other international awards. Their work has been acknowledged by the International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA) with the 2013 Latin America Prize and the Peruvian Architecture National Prize in 2014 and 2018. Their projects have been exhibited and published worldwide.

  1. South American Architects Sandra Barclay and Gloria Cabral Win 2018 Women in Architecture Awards https://www.archdaily.com/890023/south-american-architects-sandra-barclay-and-gloria-cabral-win-2018-women-in-architecture-awards
  2. http://www.barclaycrousse.com/

Kapil Gupta:
Kapil Gupta is the co-founder of Serie Architects and Principal of Serie Mumbai. Kapil leads and manages Serie’s project portfolio in India with projects ranging across housing, commercial and institutional sectors. He is closely involved with the development of projects from inception to completion. He has written on the challenges of south Asian urbanisation and is currently involved with ecological and land regeneration strategies in India as a response to climate change.

He has served as a visiting critic at numerous schools in India and been on several jury panels for competitions and design awards including Archiprix in 2010. Gupta is currently the Charles Correa Design Chair at the Goa School of Architecture for 2020.

He graduated with honours from Sir JJ School of Architecture in 1996, Mumbai followed by postgraduate studies at the Architectural Association, London. He was a Director at the Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai between 2003 and 2008, where he led India’s first entry to the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2006.

  1. https://www.serie.co.uk/office/publications
  2. https://www.serie.co.uk/

Bill McIlroy:
Bill McIlroy is an architect and urban designer, based in Boston, Massachusetts. He established with Nancy Shapero, a landscape architect, Shapero/McIlroy Design in 1990. The studio has designed and built projects ranging from houses and gardens, to buildings and landscapes for small institutions, to urban design interventions, most of which are embedded in the local community. He has been a visiting critic at Harvard’s GSD urban design reviews, MIT and other local design schools.

He studied architecture at the University of Toronto. He participated in Aldo van Eyck’s design studio at the University of Pennsylvania. He attended Harvard’s Graduate School of Design Urban Design program, graduating as the first recipient of the Druker Travelling Fellowship which enabled him, with Nancy Shapero, to visit India, Nepal, China and Japan. During this six month trip, through drawing, photography and mapping, he investigated, in a series of case studies, the transforming relationships between cityscape and landscape at their interface. The trip had a profound effect on his way of thinking about design, especially as it affects human experience, a view that he continues to carry forward in his design work today and in comments to students at their studio reviews.

  1. https://www.shaperomcilroydesign.com/ourPractice/practice01.html

Jagan Shah:
Jagan Shah was the Director of National Institute of Urban Affairs, the premier thinktank associated with the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. He has 20 years of professional work experience in various aspects of urban development in India. 

He taught at the School of Planning & Architecture (SPA) from 1998 till 2006. He was the Chief Executive of Urban Space Consultants, providing consultancy in policy formulation, spatial planning, heritage conservation, transportation and livelihoods development. He works as the Senior Infrastructure Adviser in the Department for International Development devised by the Government of UK, where he leads a programme to support the PPP Cell of the Indian Ministry of Finance and is devising a new programme for developing inclusive, investible and resilient cities.

He has been deeply involved in creating innovative urban plans, among such is the heritage plan for Jaipur, city development plans for 14 cities in Madhya Pradesh, Master Plan for Delhi, the National Urban Policy framework and the policy implementation of India’s Smart Cities Mission. Shah has authored Contemporary Indian Architecture and his writings have been published in leading journals in Indian and abroad, co-editor of Round, an annual journal of Asian writings on architecture.

  1. Achieving urban transformation
  2. Singaporeans don’t use the word smart, they talk about livable cities: NIUA Director
  3. Urban Resilience – a collaborative approach

Ilze Wolff:
Ilze Wolff co-directs Wolff Architects with Heinrich Wolff, a practice
concerned with an architecture of consequence.

In 2017 she received an International Prize for Scholarly Works in Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture in Rome, for her book Unstitching Rex Trueform, the story of an African factory. In 2018 she was shortlisted for the Architectural Review’s Moira Gemmil award and between 2017-2019 she was a fellow at the University of the Western Cape’s, Centre for Humanities Research.

She co-founded Pumflet a publication for art and architecture, which has since received institutional support from William Kentridge’s Centre for the less good idea, the Chicago Architecture Biennial and formed part of the publishing against the grain exhibition at the Zeitz Mocaa Museum. Through the practice and with her colleagues at Wolff,  their space in Bo-Kaap has hosted exhibitions, interventions, publications and talks in collaboration with artists, activists and scholars and in that way developing an enduring apublic culture around the city, space and personhood

  1. Unstitching Rex Trueform
  2. The Story of an African Factory
  3. Rex Trueform
  4. Further reading here

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