Livable Buildings Award Jury 2007

Our awards jury represents the full diversity of CBE's industry consortium membership.

CBE wishes to thank the awards jury for taking time to review project narratives, images, occupant survey results, and operational energy data from the finalist buildings. The jury for the 2007 awards includes:

Timothy Irvin

Johnson Controls, Inc., LEED AP

Timothy has over 10 years of experience as a product and application engineer with Johnson Controls, and 15 years consulting engineering experience working as a design engineer and project manager. Timothy holds a degree in architectural engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Kevin Kelly

U.S. General Services Administration, AIA

Kevin is the Director of Workplace in GSA's Office of Applied Science. This program aims to ground workplace design with a sophisticated understanding of client culture and work processes, aided by state-of-the art organizational and human factors tools. Kevin's thirty years of experience is a nearly even mix of the private sector (including international) and federal government. Prior to his current position, he was instrumental in establishing GSA's National Design Excellence Program. Kevin has a Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a BS in Architecture from the Catholic University of America.

Blair McCarry

Stantec, P.Eng, LEED AP

Blair is the Principal of Stantec's Concepts Team, a group within the Buildings Engineering practice unit. In this position, Blair leads the team on technical outlooks and provides guidance on sustainable design issues. Blair has been serving clients for almost 35 years and has extensive experience directing technical services across North America. Blair is a sought-after speaker on various engineering technologies including HVAC systems for commercial, industrial and residential markets. Blair received the 1995 ASHRAE Technical Paper Award and the 1998 ASHRAE First Place Technology Award.

Nicholas Rajkovich

Pacific Gas & Electric Company, LEED AP

Nicholas is a Senior Program Engineer with the Pacific Gas & Electric Company's Pacific Energy Center. Nicholas coordinates educational programs covering daylighting design and post occupancy evaluations. Prior to this position Nicholas taught several courses on lighting, acoustics, and building systems in the Department of Architecture at Cornell University. Nicholas also worked as an associate at Einhorn Yaffee Prescott in Albany, NY, where he helped architects and engineers reduce the overall environmental impact of buildings under contract to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the U.S. Department of State.

Benedict Tranel

Gensler, AIA, LEED AP

As an architect at Gensler, Ben is involved with a range of projects including a new retail development on Market Street, a bio-tech lab at Mission Bay, a mixed use high-rise in Pittsburgh, Penn., a 6.2 million sq. ft. resort complex in Macau, and a 50-story tower in Shanghai. Ben's projects prior to joining Gensler include the MOMA expansion in NYC and the British HSE headquarters in the UK. He has been a guest lecturer, professor and visiting critic at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, UC Berkeley and CCA, and he stays active in the local architecture community through his participation in ULI, SPUR, the AIA, and is currently enrolled in the 2008 class of Leadership San Francisco.

Phillip Williams

Webcor, PE

Phil is Webcor's Vice President of Systems Engineering and Sustainable Design. Phil has extensive experience in the design, application, sale, installation and service of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, data and related systems. His project experience includes commercial office buildings, hotels, high density residential, large central plants, hospitals and advanced technology and biotech production facilities. Most recently, Phil served as the Chairman of the San Francisco Mayor's Task Force on Green Buildings, which was formed to make recommendations on new, aggressive green building requirements for the private sector.

Paul Woolford


Paul is a Senior Vice President of Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK) and a member of the company's Board of Directors. Paul has led the design of some of HOK's largest and most complex buildings. Educated at Cornell University, Paul taught design at the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley, and is a frequent presenter on architecture, campus planning and environmental trends throughout the country. He is a recognized industry leader whose sustainable design work garnered the first LEED Silver award in the southern United States.

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