The 2020 ULI Urban Open Space Awards Jury

Meet the 2020 Jury

Jurors operate independently, applying the highest standards of evaluation and professional practice as reflected in the code of ethics of the Urban Land Institute.

2020 Jury Roster

 

JURY CHAIR

ANTONIO FIOL-SILVA
Founding Principal
SITIO architecture + urbanism
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Antonio is a nationally recognized leader in planning and design, and the Founding Principal of SITIO architecture + urbanism.  His integrated design work has garnered many awards and recognition, including: a ULI Global Award of Excellence for the SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus; an AIA National Urban Design Award for the US House of Representatives Office Buildings & South Capitol Area Plan; a U.S. Green Building Council magazine cover feature for the Charlottesville Downtown Transit & Visitor Center; and a USGBC Project of the Year Award for Paseo Verde, the nation’s first LEED ND Platinum Certified project.

Antonio is a Global Governing Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and was a District Council Chair of ULI Philadelphia and an Advisory Board and Faculty member of the ULI Rose Center for Public Leadership.  He also served as: President of AIA Philadelphia, and of the Center for Architecture + Design, Commissioner of the Delaware River Port Authority and of the Philadelphia Historical Commission, and Board member of the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation and of the Association for Public Art. He widely lectures on urban development, serves on industry juries, and is frequently profiled in print and media.  Antonio has a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University and was a Fulbright Research Fellow in Barcelona, Spain.

 

TONI ALEXANDER
President & Creative Director
InterCommunications, Inc.
Newport Beach, California

 

Whether Toni’s immersed in the cultural treasures of Korea, exploring the new mindset of wealthy Russians or repositioning communities right here in California, she is a branding mastermind whose insight is matched only by her energy.

A former ULI Trustee and one of the first woman governors of the 32,000-member Urban Land Institute organization, Toni has been a member of the ULI International Awards of Excellence jury, Chairman of the Community Development Council and has successfully initiated and chaired the Silver and Red flights of ULI’s Recreation Council. She is a member of the ULI Foundation Board of Directors, a contributing source for articles in ULI’s Urban Land magazine and a speaker on many ULI panels. Toni serves on a variety of committees within ULI, including the Policy and Practice Committee and the Program Committee.

Toni is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of Fine Arts. She attended graduate school at the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Toni is active in a variety of community and professional organizations and serves as a marketing advisor to the private golf clubs she belongs to in California and Hawaii.

 

DARLA CALLAWAY
Principal
Design Workshop
Aspen, Colorado

 

A Landscape Architect and Planner with over 12 years of experience, Darla has led some of Design Workshop’s most complex urban redevelopment projects, including the Steamboat Downtown Plan, Buttermilk Base Area Redevelopment and currently, the redevelopment of the downtown Historic Pedestrian Malls in Aspen. Working at various scales and typologies, she is keenly focused on mountain resort planning and design, and community-driven public engagement. No matter the scale, Darla ’s accomplishments are centered on responsible land use and creating and sustaining thriving communities. Darla is an active member of the ULI RETL Product Council and has been a research contributor for the Landscape Architecture Foundation, evaluating the environmental, social and economic performance of landscape architectural projects in the U.S. and internationally. She is also a member and speaker for the American Society of Landscape Architects and American Institute of Certified Planners.

 

MEHUL J. PATEL
Chief Operating Officer
Midtown Equities
New York, New York

 

Mehul J. Patel has enjoyed a career in real estate and economic development spanning the public, private and non-profit sectors over the past two decades. Mehul is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Midtown Equities, a privately-held real estate investment and development company that maintains holdings in New York, Washington DC, Miami, Chicago, and Los Angeles as well as abroad.

Prior to joining Midtown Equities, Mehul was the Chief Operating Officer of Midwood Investment & Development which owns, develops and manages retail, office, residential, hotel and mixed-use properties in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. Before joining Midwood, Mehul was the Chief Operating Officer & Chief of Staff at Empire State Development, New York State’s real estate and economic development agency. Previously, as a Vice President of the Moynihan Station Development Corporation, Mehul worked with various public and private sector stakeholders to expand New York’s Penn Station into the historic James A. Farley Post Office Building. Prior to that, he was a Senior Project Manager at The Hudson Companies where he oversaw the development of J Condominium in DUMBO and was responsible for managing all aspects of the 33-story, 267-unit new construction project. And before joining Hudson, Mehul was a Senior Analyst at HR&A Advisors, which specializes in real estate, economic development, and public policy consulting.

Mehul is currently a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, a Board Member of the Coro New York Leadership Center and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University teaching Public Private Partnerships in Real Estate Development. He also serves as a Director on the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the Moynihan Station Development Corporation, and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation. Previously, Mehul served as President of the Columbia Real Estate Development Alumni Association, co-chair of the Yale Alumni Real Estate Association, and co-chair of the ULI New York Young Leaders Group. Mehul received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and Urban Studies from Yale University and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.

 

PATRICK PHILLIPS
Washington, D.C.

 

From 2009 to early 2018, Patrick L. Phillips served as the Global Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). ULI, which currently has more than 200 employees and a budget of nearly $75 million, is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has offices throughout the world. As Global CEO, Patrick worked with ULI’s member leaders to lead all aspects of ULI’s strategy, mission delivery, resource allocation, and fiscal performance.

Patrick’s career in the economic analysis of real estate and land use spans more than 30 years. Prior to taking the position as the top staff executive at ULI, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of ERA AECOM (formerly Economics Research Associates). In that role, he coordinated all aspects of ERA’s organization, strategy, business development, and service delivery. His own consulting practice focused specifically on the intersection of private investment and public policy. To further expand ERA’s reach and impact, Phillips guided the successful sale of the company in 2007 to AECOM, a globally renowned provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of industries, including land use, transportation, environmental and energy.

His work at ERA AECOM focused on development strategy, development economics and feasibility analysis, and transaction-related services for real estate investors and developers, public agencies, financial institutions, universities, and non-profit organizations. This involved all major categories of urban land use, with an emphasis on the market, economic, and financial aspects of a new generation of downtown and suburban mixed-use projects. Under Phillip’s direction, ERA provided consulting services for such notable development projects as Atlantic Station in Atlanta and the repositioning of Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza; as well as public planning projects for Hudson Yards in New York City and Houston’s Buffalo Bayou.

Phillips has often advised public agencies and non-profit organizations on issues related to public-private partnerships for economic development. He is a frequent speaker on urban development issues, and is the author or co-author of eight books and numerous articles. In 2005, Phillips led a nationally prominent economic development team as part of the ULI advisory services panel making recommendations on post-Katrina rebuilding efforts in New Orleans.

Patrick has taught at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design Executive Education Program and at the Carey Business School of Johns Hopkins University. His academic training includes a graduate degree in public management and finance from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

 

TERRY RYNARD
Director
Kansas City Parks and Recreation
Kansas City, Missouri

 

Teresa (Terry) Rynard is the Director of the Kansas City, Missouri, Parks and Recreation Department, appointed in 2019, becoming the 8th Director in 127-years and the first female in the history of the Department.   Terry has over 30 years of experience in the Parks and Recreation profession serving in various capacities. Terry began working with the Parks and Recreation Department in 1987, working her way up through the ranks. Terry’s jobs included being an Equipment Operator, Area Superintendent, Assistant Park Superintendent and Deputy Director.

Terry holds an Executive Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City and a BA in Social Studies and Education from William Jewell College. She completed studies in the Mid-Level Labor Management Leadership Training Program at Rockhurst College.

Most recently, Terry has been accepted into the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), which is an organization of distinguished practitioners and scholars committed to the advancement of the park and recreation field.   Terry served on the Board of Regents of the Rocky Mountain Revenue School from 2001 – 2005 and chaired in 2005;  a member of the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) since 1996 and was the National Congress Coordinator in 1996; served on NRPA America Parks & Recreation Society Board of Directors from 1999- 2002; a member of the Missouri Parks and Recreation Association (MPRA) since 1996 and chaired the Partnerships and Alliances Committee from 1999-2001.

Ms. Rynard’ s community involvement includes: The United Way, Leadership Circle, St. Anthony’s Parish Council, St. Gabriel School Board, Youth basketball coach, Cliff Drive Scenic Byway Committee and the National Center for Indigenous People.

Ms. Rynard professional boards include:  The National World War One Museum at Liberty Memorial, Starlight Theatre Association, Friends of the Zoo and Ronald McDonald Boards.

Her husband Matthew currently works for the Aviation Department.  She has two daughters, Alex and Erin and one son Daniel Joseph and two grandchildren, Eli and Annabel.  In Teresa Rynard’ s spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family.

 

DORINE HOLSEY STREETER
Executive Vice President, Real Estate Investment Management
James Campbell Company LLC
San Francisco, California

 

Dorine Holsey Streeter is Executive Vice President of Real Estate Investment Management at the James Campbell Company LLC, a real estate operating company. Dorine oversees the commercial real estate assets for the company located in 12 states and the District of Columbia. As part of her responsibilities, Dorine oversees the asset management, leasing and financial functions for the division, sets strategic initiatives for the diversified portfolio and develops regional and national relationships with the third party providers that fee manage and lease the Company’s assets. She sits on the Investment Committee that reviews real estate acquisitions and dispositions for the Company’s investment portfolio.

Prior to joining the JCCLLC, she worked Wells Fargo Bank and worked for a series of architectural firms including Ziedler Roberts, the Canadian master planners in the 1980’s of the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. She joined the Estate of James Campbell, the predecessor to the James Campbell Company, in 1984. She was promoted to Director, Mainland Properties in January of 1999 and to Executive Vice President in 2004.

Dorine graduated with highest honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1979 obtaining a Bachelor of Architecture degree. In 1981 she received her Master of Architecture degree from U.C. Berkeley with a focus on urban design. She became a licensed architect in 1986. She has served on the board of directors of several non-profit and community organizations, both locally and nationally. Currently she is a Trustee of the Oakland Museum of California. Her professional memberships include the American Institute of Architects; the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); the Golden Gate chapter of Lambda Alpha International, a selective honorary land economics society on which she currently is a member of the board of directors; and the Urban Land Institute on which she is a former trustee, a current governor and a member of the Industrial and Office Park Development Council, (Black Flight).

 

RIVES TAYLOR
Principal, Co-Director of Design Resilience
Gensler
Houston, Texas

 

Rives Taylor has more than 30 years’ experience in institutional and commercial architecture with 25 years spent focusing on strategic planning, programming, and sustainable design, scaled from facility operations to campus and city planning.  A Texas-practicing architect/educator, Rives directs Gensler’s Firmwide Design Resilience Task Force.  He casts a wide net in elevating both the why and how of sustainable design, including students, faculty, professionals, public officials and the general public. In 25 years as, adjunct professor at the University of Houston and visiting professor at Rice University, Rives has influenced more than 5,000 students in his technical and high-performance design studios and seminars.

Rives has been a general member and occasional board member of the ULI Sustainable Development product council for over 8 years.  Locally he has been the inaugural director of the Houston ULI Chapter Building Healthy Places Council and sites on the local board.  He has engaged in two Professional Advisory Panels, for Broward County and for the Duwamish River (Seattle) resilience focus.

The approaches Rives developed for Gensler not only affect the firm’s extensive practice but also influence clients’ building decisions worldwide. He developed a firm-wide green practice primer called “The Four Tiers of Sustainability,” led the inclusion of sustainable design in the firm’s in-house education program, and in partnership with Architecture 2030 and the Design Futures Council, developed an “eco-charrette” process and developed a building performance metric that is now used in all of Gensler’s projects.

In 2015 Rives led Gensler’s delegation to the Paris Climate Conference/Agreement and led the editorial team for the “Impact by Design” publications annually (recent publication: Impact by Design 2018).  He is also part of the leadership team rolling out the Gensler Cities Climate Challenge (GC3)

Rives developed design and construction standards for clients such as ExxonMobil, ThyssenKrupp, and Toyota are now embedded in those clients’ protocols and are followed worldwide.