Competition for New Community Architecture

Amy Anderson
Associate Professor, University of Hawaii School of Architecture
Anderson brings a depth of national and international experience to her role as an Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Hawaii School of Architecture. Her areas of specialty are Design, History/theory and Urban Studies and she teaches Advanced Design Studios and Advanced Theory of Architecture/Urban Design at UH. She has been named an American Scholar, Ministry of University Affairs, Thailand and a recipient of the Rome Prize [Prix de Rome], American Academy in Rome. Notable commissions include Big Indian Arts + Cultural Center, Catskills, schematics for Brooklyn Philharmonic and Skowhegan School Sculpture Studios, Maine, a built project. Current projects include Kaka ‘ako Urban Design Alternatives for Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu. Anderson received her Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College and her Master of Architecture from Columbia University.

A. Kam Napier
Editor, HONOLULU Magazine
Napier has been with Honolulu Magazine since 1994. As a staff writer he wrote such groundbreaking articles as "The Death of Public School," and for 12 years wrote the magazine's back page column, Afterthoughts. He has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (Hawaii Chapter), Hawaii Publishers Association and Small Business Hawaii for articles on subjects ranging from architecture to zoology. In recent years, he has served as a juror for the Hawaii Panorama Series of local films with the Hawaii International Film Festival and as a judge for the Historic Preservation Awards presented by the Historic Hawai'i Foundation's. He has also moderated panel discussions on Island architecture with the AIA. Napier became editor of HONOLULU Magazine in 2005.

Marion Philpotts-Miller
Board Member, Ballet Hawaii
Senior Designer, Philpotts and Associates
Philpotts-Miller grew up surrounded by a rich, colorful landscape of island and ocean in the household of her interior designer mother, who helped her appreciate the aesthetic of refined South Pacific living. From age five to twenty, Philpotts-Miller pursued a career as a classical ballet dancer, which brought her to San Francisco where she earned a B.F.A. in Design from the Academy of Arts College. After gaining A.S.I.D. accreditation and completing her four-year tenure with Esprit, she founded Your Space, a retail store design studio, which later grew into a wholesale product line with the help of her cousin, Jonathan Staub. Notable Philpotts-Miller projects in Hawaii include the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Waikiki, Royal Lahaina Resort, Lahaina, Beach Villas at Ko Olina, Oahu and Turtle Bay Spa, North Shore, Oahu.

Jennifer Siegal
Founder and Principal, Office of Mobile Design (OMD) (Los Angeles)
Generation Mobile: The Death of Distance
Jennifer Siegal is known for her work in creating the mobile home of the twentieth century and is dedicated to the design and construction of modern, sustainable and precision-built structures. She earned a master’s degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in 1994 and was a 2003 Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, where she explored the use of intelligent, kinetic, and lightweight materials. In 1997 she was in-residence at the Chinati Foundation and in 2004 a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony in her hometown, Peterborough, New Hampshire. Presently she is the inaugural Julius Shulman Institute Fellow at Woodbury University, the editor of both Mobile: the Art of Portable Architecture (2002), More Mobile: Portable Architecture for Today (2008), and was formerly the founder and series editor of Materials Monthly (2005-6), all published by Princeton Architectural Press. A monograph on Jennifer Siegal was published in 2005. Her innovative design sensibilities and expertise in futuristic concepts, prefabricated construction, and green building technologies were recognized by the popular media in 2003 when Esquire named her one of the design world’s “Best and Brightest” and the Architectural League of New York included her in the acclaimed “Emerging Voices” program. She was featured in Fast Company’s "Masters of Design" for her exceptional approach to utilizing new material and forms to create architecture. She was honored when mayor Antonio Villaraigosa presented her with the History Channel’s 2006 “Infiniti Design Excellence Award” for her competition entry for the Los Angeles City of the Future 2106. Her recent built project The Country School, the first green prefab school, was recognized as one of the five best buildings in Los Angeles in 2007. The winner of the inaugural 2009 USA Network “Character Approved Award” she is celebrated as “leading innovators shaping American culture”.