A jury of distinguished, internationally acclaimed experts in landscape architecture, engineering, architecture, ecology and transportation will judge the finalist teams’ design submissions with input and advice from ARC’s Advisors and the ARC Steering Committee. The jury will prepare a report on the finalist submissions, which will be posted here following the competition adjudication.
The ARC jury members were:
- Dr. Anthony Clevenger, Senior Research Scientist (Road Ecology), Western Transportation Institute, Montana State University.
- Prof. Charles Waldheim (Jury Chair), John E. Irving Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
- Jane Wernick, Structural Engineer and Director of Jane Wernick Associates, London.
- William L. Withuhn, Curator Emeritus, History of Technology and Transportation, Smithsonian Institution
- Prof. Jane Wolff, Associate Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture, John H. Daniels Faculty of Landscape, Architecture and Design, University of Toronto
Jury Members’ Biographies
Dr. Anthony (Tony) Clevenger is a wildlife scientist at the Western Transportation Institute, Montana State University; he has been studying road effects on wildlife populations in Banff National Park, Alberta, and the surrounding national and provincial parks in the Canadian Rocky Mountains since 1996. Dr. Clevenger specializes in applied conservation biology as it relates to road impacts and mitigation. His main interests are (1) identifying factors influencing wildlife crossing performance and cost-effective design criteria; (2) developing GIS-based wildlife habitat linkage modeling approaches to identify mitigation placement; and (3) analyzing factors contributing to wildlife-vehicle collisions and mitigation performance evaluations. During his 25+ years of research, Dr. Clevenger’s interests have been broad and ecologically based, but have been weighted towards the ecological effects of roads and the conservation of small remnant populations of carnivores. Dr. Clevenger has expertise in directing road ecology research, having served as Principal Investigator on projects designing and evaluating the use of wildlife crossings in the Canadian Rocky Mountain national parks (Banff, Yoho, Kootenay, Jasper), the U.S. (Montana, Idaho, California) and Europe (Spain, Portugal, Greece). In working on these projects, he has gained insight into the needs of transportation practitioners responsible for mitigating highway impacts to wildlife movement. Dr. Clevenger was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Committee on Effects of Highways on Natural Communities and Ecosystems. Before moving to Canada, Dr. Clevenger worked in Europe for 11 years as a research wildlife biologist. His past employers include the World Wide Fund for Nature – International (Gland, Switzerland), Ministry of Environment – France (Toulouse), USDA Forest Service and US National Park Service. Since 1986, he has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has co-authored three books including Road Ecology: Science and Solutions (Island Press, 2003) and Safe Passages (Island Press, 2010).
Charles Waldheim is the John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. His teaching and research examine the relationships between landscape and contemporary urbanism. Waldheim coined the term “landscape urbanism” to describe the recent emergence of landscape as a medium of urban order for the contemporary city. Waldheim has authored numerous articles and chapters on the topic, and edited The Landscape Urbanism Reader. His writing on landscape and contemporary urbanism has appeared in Landscape Journal, Topos, Log, Praxis, 306090, Canadian Architect, and Landscape Architecture Magazine. Citing Detroit as the most legible example of urban industrial economy, Waldheim is editor of CASE: Lafayette Park Detroit and co-editor, with Georgia Daskalakis and Jason Young, of Stalking Detroit. He has taught and lectured on contemporary urbanism across North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Waldheim is recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome; the Visiting Scholar Research Fellowship at the Study Centre of the Canadian Centre for Architecture; the Cullinan Chair at Rice University, and the Sanders Fellowship at the University of Michigan. Waldheim is a licensed architect and principal of Urban Agency, a multi-disciplinary consultancy in design and contemporary urbanism. Waldheim received the Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania where he was awarded the Paul Cret Medal for Master’s Thesis Prize and the Wil Melhorn Prize for work in architectural theory.
Jane Wernick is a structural engineer and Director of Jane Wernick Associates, and has worked across Europe and the USA. She likes to collaborate with architects and other designers on any project that gives delight. In addition to the more usual structural forms and materials she has a wide experience of working on projects with irregular and complex geometries, and of lightweight structures. She worked for Ove Arup and Partners from 1976-1979, and from 1982-1988. She worked for Birdair Structures Inc. from 1980-1981. She was Principal in Charge of Ove Arup & Partners’ Los Angeles office from 1986-88 and was an Associate Director of Ove Arup & Partners from 1989 where her most notable project was London’s Millennium Wheel. Ms. Wernick is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers, an Honourary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She has taught at many architecture schools, including Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, the Mackintosh School of Architecture and the Architectural Association. She is a member of the CABE Design Review Panel, the CIC Diversity Panel, the Edge, and the steering committee of the RIBA think tank, ‘Building Futures’, for which she edited the book, Building Happiness – Architecture to Make You Smile.
William L. Withuhn, MBA (Cornell) is Curator Emeritus of the History of Technology and Transportation at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., specializing in transportation history and issues. The author of two books on trains, Bill is a founding member of the National Academy of Sciences’ committee on transportation needs of the National Parks and Public Lands, and an Appointed member of the National Council of the National Parks Conservation Association. He has been either a Chair or a member of various award committees having to do with transportation, and he has a special interest in wildlife issues involving highways.
Jane Wolff is Director of the Landscape Architecture program and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. After studying documentary filmmaking and landscape architecture at Harvard, Professor Wolff worked in landscape and urban design practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has taught at Washington University in Saint Louis and the Ohio State University, and in 2006, she served as the Beatrix Farrand Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Wolff is the author of Delta Primer, a book and deck of cards designed to inform broad audiences about the contested landscapes of the California Delta. In the years since Hurricane Katrina, she has worked with several New Orleans organizations to develop strategies for landscape rehabilitation and water management in that city. In addition, she has an ongoing appointment as visiting artist at the Exploratorium, the San Francisco science museum, to design content for its new San Francisco Bay Observatory, and she is at work on a book about the urban ecology of Saint Louis. Her design and research work have been supported by grants from the Fulbright Scholarships program, the Graham Foundation, the LEF Foundation, and the Great Valley Center, among others.