Jurors

Dwayne Oyler

Dwayne Oyler received his Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University and Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He was awarded the Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Traveling Fellowship in 1996. Prior to establishing Oyler Wu Collaborative, Dwayne worked for Toshiko Mori Architects and collaborated with Lebbeus Woods on numerous projects including Nine Boxes, Terrain, and Siteline Vienna. Dwayne has taught architecture studios at Syracuse University, The Research Institute for Experimental Architecture, and the Thesis Design Studio program at Cooper Union for the Advancement for Arts and Sciences in New York City. Dwayne currently teaches architecture design studios at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_Arc) and is also a visiting professor at Columbia GSAPP in New York. Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu of Oyler Wu Collaborative were honored by Harvard’s Architectural League with an Emerging Voices Award.

Gabriel Esquivel

Gabriel Esquivel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at Texas A&M University. He previously taught at The Ohio State University Department of Design and School of Architecture. Gabriel Esquivel was born and educated as an architect in Mexico City with a degree from the National University and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from The Ohio State University.

Mr. Esquivel has been interested in the implementation of new digital technology within a new practice of design. His focus of attention has always been surfaces and their different possibilities from per formative to affective. The introduction of surface modeling techniques, digital and analog, as well as understanding the importance of rapid prototyping and fabrication using CNC milling process and others. His research oscillates between fabrication techniques, and parametric investigations directly linked to the fabricated pieces; the theoretical background behind these fabricated objects mainly focusing on automation and sensation.

Gil Gorski

Gilbert Gorski, a licensed architect, is the designer for numerous projects, including the World Headquarters for the McDonald's Corporation in Oak Brook, Illinois and the Oceanarium, a major addition the John Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. He has also taught design studios and visualization techniques at the Illinois Institute of Technology, The School of the Art Institute in Chicago, and at the University of Notre Dame, where he held the James A. and Louise F. Nolen Chair in Architecture.

In 1987 Mr. Gorski was designated the Burnham Fellow by the Chicago Architectural Club and was awarded a three-month fellowship to the American Academy in Rome. In 1990 and 2002, the American Society of Architectural Illustrators awarded Gorski the nation’s highest singular honor in architectural illustration, the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize.

He is author of Hybrid Drawing Techniques, Routledge Press 2015, and co-author of The Roman Forum, Cambridge University Press, 2015.