The following individuals will serve as jury members for Sukkah City STL: Carol Ross Barney, Nancy Berg, Christopher Hawthorne, Mitchell Joachim, Bruce Lindsey, and Hyim Shafner. To read the official press release about the jury, click here.
Bruce Lindsey, AIA, was appointed dean of architecture in the Sam Fox School in 2006. His work in architectural education has focused on beginning design education, sustainable design education, and community design education. Under his direction, the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design launched a new Master of Landscape Architecture program in fall 2010. He was named one of the Most Admired Educators of 2009 by DesignIntelligence magazine. Previously, Lindsey served as head of Auburn University's School of Architecture, where he chaired the Master of Landscape Architecture program and was co-director of the Rural Studio. He taught at Carnegie Mellon University for 14 years, serving as associate head of its School of Architecture from 1994-2001. Lindsey's own research has focused on applying digital tools to design and construction practice; publications include Digital Gehry: Material Resistance Digital Construction (2001). He worked with Davis + Gannon Architects to design the Pittsburgh Glass Center; the project received a Design Honor Award from the AIA and was chosen as one of 2005's top 10 green buildings by the AIA's Committee on the Environment. Lindsey currently serves on the governance group for CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation, the non-profit organization coordinating efforts to improve connections between Eero Saarinen's iconic Gateway Arch, downtown St. Louis, and the Mississippi riverfront.
Mitchell Joachim is a leader in ecological design and urbanism and co-founder at Planetary ONE and Terreform ONE. He also is an associate professor at NYU and EGS in Switzerland. Previously, he was the Frank Gehry Chair at University of Toronto and faculty at Pratt, Columbia, Syracuse, Washington, and Parsons. A 2011 TED Senior Fellow, Joachim has been awarded fellowships with Moshe Safdie and Martin Society for Sustainability, MIT. He won the Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity, History Channel and Infiniti Award for City of the Future, and Time Magazine Best Invention of 2007 with MIT Smart Cities Car. His project, Fab Tree Hab, has been exhibited at MoMA and widely published. He was chosen by Wired magazine for "The 2008 Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To." Rolling Stone magazine honored Mitchell in "The 100 People Who Are Changing America." In 2009 he was interviewed on the Colbert Report. Popular Science magazine has featured his work as a visionary for "The Future of the Environment" in 2010. He earned a PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MAUD at Harvard University, MArch at Columbia University, and BPS with Honors at SUNY at Buffalo.
Rabbi Hyim Shafner is spiritual leader of Bais Abraham Congregation in St. Louis, where he has been the rabbi since 2004. Prior to Bais Abraham, Rabbi Shafner was the rabbi of the St. Louis Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis for eight years. He has S'micha (Rabbinical Ordination), an MSW in social work, and an MA in Jewish philosophy from Yeshiva University in New York City. Rabbi Shafner is the author of The Everything Jewish Wedding Book (Adam's Media, 2008), a blogger on Morethodoxy.org, author of Ask Rabbi Hyim on the St. Louis Jewish community website www.Jewishinstlouis.org, and a periodic columnist for the Jewish Light, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspapers. Before coming to St. Louis, he was the Rabbi of India, where he and his wife, Sara Winkelman, spent a year working with the Indian Jewish community under the auspices of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. They have three children, and live in University City, Missouri.