Partner at Hodgetts+Fung, Director of Academic Affairs at
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
With a lifelong commitment to the arts and education, Hsinming Fung brings a sensibility distilled from her background as an émigré to a design practice energized by her search for meaning. Fluent in five languages, she brings an acute sense of cultural relevance to the work of the studio, and her comprehension of the human experience in various urban environments adds a unique insight to her designs, facilitating accessibility without compromising intellectual integrity. She served as the 2014 President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
Founder at Agence Elizabeth de Portzamparc
Architect and urbanist, she applies her thinking and experience on the identity of cities and metropolises, designing facilities that strengthen the qualities of the context into which they are inserted. She combines the requirements of the social, urban and ecological scope with construction of optimal forms. Her projects are characterized by their innovative flexibility, architectural layouts designed to foster sociability, giving much importance to the total spatial interconnections. She continues to pursue research on the identity of places, community life and territorial links. She has also made pioneering proposals for mixed use and prefabricated sustainable and flexible housing.
Full Professor, Assistant Dean AT TONGJI University Shanghai, College of Architecture
Xiangning Li, deputy dean and professor of history, theory and criticism at Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Xiangning Li 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; and he has curated the Chengdu and Shenzhen Biennale exhibitions, among various distinctions.
Professor of Architecture at Drury University in Springfield
Maurizio Sabini received his professional degree in architecture in 1981 from the Istituto Universitario di Architettura of Venice and a post-professional Master of Architecture degree in 1982. He is currently a professor at Hammons School of Architecture, Dury University.
Curator at The Heinz Architectural Center
at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh
Raymund Ryan, originally from Ireland, is an architect and writer, who looks at the city as both an insider and outsider, bringing the international design scene into regional dialogue.
Founder at Peter Rich Architects
Peter Rich is a principal architect at Peter Rich Architects in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Professor of Architecture at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg. In 2011, he held the chair of the John Williams Fellowship at University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture. In 2010, Rich was awarded the South African Institute of Architects Gold Medal, the Institute’s highest honor for his achievements in architecture