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About Gregg Jones

Gregg Jones joined the firm in 1979. He has been the Principal-in-Charge for numerous headquarters, high-rise office, residential and hotel buildings, and for large-scale, mixed-use developments. Mr. Jones is the Principal-in-Charge for McKinney & Olive, a mixed-use tower in Dallas, Texas, and the Residences by Armani/Casa, a luxury condominium tower at Sunny Isles Beach in Miami Beach, Florida. In addition, he is leading the design teams for two projects in Mexico, both in San Pedro Sofia, an office and luxury residential tower, and Arboleda, which includes the master plan for an 11-hectare (26-acre) mixed-use urban village and the design of an office tower, two retail podiums and pedestrian arcade.

He was also the Principal-in-Charge for Porta Nuova Garibaldi. The project comprised the master plan for a major mixed-use development north of Milan’s city center and the design of its three primary office towers, a retail podium and a new piazza. The development’s signature office tower is the tallest in Italy.

In Asia, Mr. Jones is the Principal-in-Charge for the ITC Towers at XJH Centre in Shanghai. He has led the design teams for the International Finance Centre, the tallest tower in Hong Kong; the NHK Osaka Broadcast Center and Osaka Museum of History; Atago Green Hills, which includes the Forest residential tower and the Mori office tower in Tokyo; and the NTT Corporate Headquarters and showroom, also in Tokyo.

Past projects Mr. Jones has led in the U.S. include ARIA Hotel & Casino, which includes a 4,000-room hotel, and a convention center, theater, casino and restaurants in Las Vegas. ARIA is the centerpiece of CityCenter, the largest private-sector development in the United States. He has also led the design team for 516 Fifth Avenue, a hotel and residential tower in New York; and for office towers including 30 Hudson Street in Jersey City, 1500 Louisiana in Houston, 181 West Madison in Chicago, and 777 Tower in Los Angeles.

Mr. Jones is a member of the Advisory Council to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the American Society of Civil Engineers Committee on Tall Buildings. He has taught design studios, lectured and has been a guest design juror at Temple University. He is also a lecturer and guest design juror at Yale University and Harvard University. He has lectured at the Dallas Museum of Art.

He received an Associate Degree in Structural/Civil Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Cum Laude, both from Temple University, and a Master of Architecture from Yale University.


About Mario Cucinella

Born in Italy in 1960, he studied architecture at the University of Genoa graduating in 1986. Mario Cucinella founded MCA in Paris in 1992 and Mario Cucinella Architects in Bologna in 1999. The practice’s initially had success in international competitions, research and industrial design and has a special interest in climate responsive design and sustainability.

Prior to this he worked with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Genoa and later in Paris. Since 2004 he is ‘Honorary Professor’ at the University of Nottingham. In 2013 he is ‘Guest Professor’ in Emerging Technologies at the Faculty of Architecture at the Technische Universitat in Munich and in 2014 he is “Guest Professor” at Faculty of Architecture Federico II, Naples. He is Director at PLEA (Passive and Low Energy Architecture).

In 2014 he worked as a tutor, with Renzo Piano to the project G124 for the recovery of the suburbs in Italy. In 2015 he founded in partner with Viviamolaq LAB, the Laboratorio di Architettura Partecipata which aims to create a new model for the reconstruction of school buildings.

In 2012 he founded Building Green Future, the non-profit organization with the goal of integrating sustainable architecture and renewable energy to improve living conditions and access to resources in developing countries. Since 2015 he has started in Bologna (Italy) S.O.S. - School of Sustainability, a school focused on training new professionals in the field of sustainability.


About Daniel Libeskind

An international figure in architecture and urban design, the architect Daniel Libeskind is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings of equilibrium-defying contemporaneity. Informed by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, and literature, Mr. Libeskind aims to create architecture that is resonant, original, and sustainable. Born in Lód’z, Poland, in 1946, Mr. Libeskind immigrated to the United States as a teenager and, with his family, settled in the Bronx. After studying music in New York and Israel on an American-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship, he developed into a musical virtuoso, before eventually leaving music to study architecture. He received his professional degree in architecture from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1970 and a postgraduate degree in the history and theory of architecture from the School of Comparative Studies at Essex University in England in 1972.

 

Daniel Libeskind established his architectural studio in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin. In February 2003, Studio Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City when Daniel Libeskind was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment. Daniel Libeskind’s practice is involved in designing and realizing a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects internationally. The Studio has completed buildings that range from museums and concert halls to convention centers, university buildings, hotels, shopping centers and residential towers.

 

As Principal Design Architect for Studio Libeskind, Mr. Libeskind speaks widely on the art of architecture in universities and professional summits. His architecture and ideas have been the subject of many articles and exhibitions, influencing the field of architecture and the development of cities and culture. Mr. Libeskind lives in New York with his wife and business partner, Nina Libeskind.

 

In addition to the New York headquarters, Studio Libeskind has an European partner office based in Zürich, Switzerland.


About Sunand Prasad

Sunand Prasad is co-founder of award-winning London architectural practice, Penoyre & Prasad, which has gained an international reputation for distinctive sustainable architecture of health, education and civic buildings. Sunand was President of the Royal Institute of British Architects 2007-09 campaigning for action on climate change, reform of architectural education and the promotion of the value of design.

He was a founding Commissioner of the Commission for Architecture & the Built Environment, a member of the Government's Green Construction Board and one of the London Mayor’s Design Advisors (2008-16).

He is chairman of Article 25, the disaster relief and development charity, member of the Board of the UK Green Building Council, and of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Architecture. He is the author of a number of books, articles and broadcasts on architecture, on culture and on sustainability.


About Gillian Horn

Gillian Horn is a Partner at award-winning London Architectural practice, Penoyre & Prasad, which has gained an international reputation for distinctive sustainable architecture of health, education and civic buildings. Gillian is a Chair of Design Council CABE’s London Design Review, a member of Urban Design London Housing Design Surgery panel and a Built Environment Expert at the Design Council.

Recently Gillian was appointed Chair of Waltham Forest Design Advice Panel and is Vice Chair of the new PLACE Review Group for The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, chairing the Development Framework reviews. She has also been the Jury Chair for the RIBA Awards Wales and judge for the WAN House of the Year awards and the Scottish Design Awards.

Gillian is currently working on a funded doctoral thesis investigating visual attitudes to housing. Previously she has taught at The Architectural Association, the University of Cambridge, Kingston University and Greenwich University. Gillian has been a contributor to various architectural journals, radio and TV broadcasts.