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Amale Andraos | The Plan

Amale Andraos

Co-Founder and Principal WORKac, Professor and Dean Emeritus at Columbia GSAPP

Andraos is a principal of WORKac which she co-founded with Dan Wood. An award-winning woman-owned practice, it believes in the power of architecture to engage environmental and social concerns towards a more creative, equitable, and sustainable future. Andraos is also Professor and Dean Emeritus at Columbia GSAPP, where she served as Architecture Advisor to the President and Special Advisor to the Climate School. Her publications include The Arab City: Architecture and Representation co-edited with Nora Akawi, as well as We'll Get There When We Cross That Bridge, 49 Cities and Above the Pavement—the Farm! in collaboration with Dan Wood.

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Jennifer Beningfield | The Plan

Jennifer Beningfield

Founding Principal Openstudio Architects

Beningfield is an architect and the founding principal of London-based Openstudio Architects. The work of the practice reflects her interest in collaboration, research and landscape, as well as sustainable design strategies, materials and technologies. The award-winning work of the studio engages with spatial layering and a hierarchy of texture and materials, which contributes to an intense sense of place. Beningfield was educated in South Africa, the US and the UK – and holds a PhD in architecture and landscape from The Bartlett, UCL. She has been a visiting critic, lecturer and external examiner at universities in South Africa, the USA and the UK. The Frightened Land, her book on the layered meaning of place, buildings and landscapes in 20th century South Africa, was published in 2006.

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Alvin Huang | The Plan

Alvin Huang

Founder and Principal Synthesis Design + Architecture, Associate Professor at University of Southern California

A Los Angeles-based architect with a global profile, Alvin Huang is also an award-winning designer and educator who explores the intersections between technology and culture to produce innovative design work that challenges convention and expresses universal values. He is a vocal advocate for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in design culture. His work spans all scales ranging from hi-rise towers and mixed-use developments to temporary pavilions and bespoke furnishings. He is the founder and principal of Synthesis Design + Architecture and an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California, where he is also the Director of Graduate and Post-professional Architecture. His design work has been published and exhibited widely and has gained international recognition with over 50 distinctions. He has been selected as one of 50 global innovators under the age of 50 by Images Publishing in 2015, featured as a "Next Progressive" by Architect Magazine in 2014, and named one of Time Magazine's 25 Best Inventors of 2013. He has been an invited critic, guest lecturer, and keynote speaker at various institutions worldwide.

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Sebastián Irarrázaval | The Plan

Sebastián Irarrázaval

Principal Sebastián Irarrázaval Arquitectos

Born in Santiago, Chile, in 1967, he has studied architecture at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) in Santiago and at the Architectural Association in London. He teaches at PUC in Chile and has been visiting professor at various universities, including MIT and IUAV. His works have been exhibited in various exhibitions and biennials and has been widely published in specialized magazines. He has received various distinctions, among them the RIBA International Fellowship, a recognition granted to non-British architects for their contribution to the discipline.

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Hana Kassem | The Plan

Hana Kassem

Principal KPF

Throughout her 30-year career as an international architect, Kassem, Principal at KPF, underlines human-centric design across diverse typologies including academic and research facilities, adaptive-reuse and district master planning. Through practice, teaching and writing, she examines our ecological impact and how our surroundings affect us, highlighting environmental and cultural sustainability.

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Xiangning Li | The Plan

Xiangning Li

Dean and Full Professor at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University

Dean and Professor of history, theory and criticism at Tongji University’s College of Architecture and Urban Planning, he has lectured widely on contemporary Chinese architecture and urbanism and published on these topics in international architecture journals. He has been a visiting scholar at MIT, a fellow at MAK Center of Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, and a visiting professor at TU Darmstadt. He has curated the Chengdu and Shenzhen Biennale exhibitions, among various distinctions.

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Rahul Mehrotra | The Plan

Rahul Mehrotra

Founder RMA Architects, Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design

Mehrotra, born in New Delhi in 1959, is a Professor of Urban Design and Planning and the John T. Dunlop Professor in Housing and Urbanization at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. His firm, RMA Architects, was founded in 1990 and has designed and executed projects for government and private institutions, corporate workplaces, private homes, and unsolicited projects driven by the firm’s commitment to advocacy in the city of Mumbai. Mehrotra’s most recent books are Working in Mumbai (2020) and The Kinetic City and Other Essays (2021). The former, a reflection on his practice and the second book presents his writings over the last 30 years and illustrates his long-term engagement with and analysis of urbanism in India.

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Taraneh Meshkani | The Plan

Taraneh Meshkani

Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Kent State University, Senior Editor The Plan Journal

Assistant Professor at Kent State University's College of Architecture & Environmental Design, and Senior Editor of The Plan Journal, she holds a doctoral degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. As a former editorial board member of New Geographies Journal and the co-editor in-chief of Geographies of Information, her work explores the intersection of spatial inequalities and conflict with socio-political and environmental issues. Through her research, she sheds light on the impact of the built environment on marginalized communities and explores strategies for addressing these disparities.

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Valerie Mulvin | The Plan

Valerie Mulvin

Founding Partner McCullough Mulvin Architects

Mulvin is co-founder of McCullough Mulvin Architects, a Dublin-based architecture practice with a focus on sustainable cultural, educational and civic buildings, and an interest in innovative contemporary architecture, place, and history. Their award-winning buildings include Trinity Long Room Hub, Dublin Dental School & Hospital, Waterford Fire Station, Butler Gallery, St. Mary's Medieval Mile Museum, the Printing House Square and Crow’s Nest housing, and the Learning Laboratory in Thapar University, India. She is currently working on projects integrating intervention and conservation in Dublin, throughout Ireland, and London. Her work is extended by publications, teaching, research, and international exhibitions. She is author of Approximate Formality – Morphology of Irish Towns, and a member of Aosdána.

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Jean-Baptiste Pietri | The Plan

Jean-Baptiste Pietri

Founder PietriArchitectes

French architect originally from Marseille, he graduated from Paris-Belleville architecture school and settled in Paris, where he founded PietriArchitectes in 2001. The agency has around 20 employees and four partners. Jean-Baptiste Pietri claims an architectural approach that is both precise and poetic, built and developed around a thought: romantic Rationalism. This approach combines constructive rigor with creativity inspired by the surrounding context. According to Pietri, the architect must arouse emotion while maintaining high standards, as evidenced by his emblematic projects such as the Porte Bleue in Marseille, delivered in 2023.

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Peter Rich | The Plan

Peter Rich

Founder Peter Rich Architects, Wits University Alumnus

Peter Rich is a South African-based architect who attributes his learning to African space-making as being central to his career. His extensive African and global portfolio of built work has received numerous awards and prizes, e.g. WAF’s World Building of the year, the UK Earth Award, the International Sustainable Architecture Award and the Wienerberger Brick Award. Rich also received the Gold Medal of Architecture from the South African Institute of Architecture for his contribution to African space-making, and is an International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture. As far as exhibitions are concerned, Rich’s work was displayed at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018, among others. In addition to his career as an architect that specializes in community-based projects, he teaches and develops new curricula in Africa, India, Europe and the US. In his words, he would like to “share with students that architecture should have an inclusive approach, drawing on a community’s needs, aspirations and cultural heritage through social interaction in the design process, and working towards a ‘new urbanism’ that embraces both diversity and a sense of identity”.

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Raymund Ryan | The Plan

Raymund Ryan

Curator of Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art

An architectural curator and critic, he is originally from Ireland and looks at the city as both insider and outsider, bringing the international design scene into dialogue with the Pittsburgh region.

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Yehuda Safran | The Plan

Yehuda Safran

Adjunct Professor at the School of Architecture of Pratt Institute

An internationally renowned critic of art and architecture, he has taught at the Architectural Association, Goldsmith’s College of Art, the Royal College of Art, the Jan van Eyck Academie, Harvard University Graduate School Of Design, and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of the Columbia University. His essays are published in numerous international sector magazines and journals. I have a weakness for a touch of Red, his most recent book, comprises a selection of all his texts published on artists and architects in Portugal.

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Elena Tomasi | The Plan

Elena Tomasi

General Manager FPMC - Fine Properties Monte Carlo

In 1997, having graduated from the University of Parma in hydraulic engineering, she joined Impresa Pizzarotti, holding various roles before moving to Engeco SAM in the Principality of Monaco. Over 12 years in Monaco, she has been involved in numerous projects, in an array of roles. She is currently heading up FPMC, a Monaco-based company that focuses on marketing luxury real estate developments. She is also responsible for a real estate development team that operates abroad, notably in France and the United States.

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Xiaochun Zhang | The Plan

Xiaochun Zhang

Professor at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University

Full Professor of architectural history and theories at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Her field of research is on architecture and urbanism in contemporary China, especially focusing on modern architecture and transformation of urban space in Shanghai. She published articles and books on these topics. She was one member of curator team of the China Pavilion at the 2018 International Architecture Exhibition in Venice and has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University.

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