Design Competition Jurors
Andrea Cochran, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture
Andrea Cochran, FASLA, has been practicing landscape architecture in the San Francisco Bay area for thirty years. She graduated from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and worked on the East Coast and in Europe before moving to California in 1981. Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, founded in 1998, tackles a wide range of project types and scales, from single family residences to hotels, wineries, affordable housing, schools, institutions, and public parks. A sense of intimacy and a strong attention to detail infuse each project. The work is internationally recognized and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many design publications. It has also earned numerous awards, including seven National ASLA Honor Awards; Andrea was named a finalist for the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards in Landscape Architecture in 2006, 2009, and 2010. A monograph of her work was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2009.
Bonnie Fisher, ROMA Design Group
Bonnie Fisher, is a Principal of ROMA Design Group, and for the past 25 years, has been involved in projects ranging in scale from the planning of new urban districts to the design and implementation of urban open space, plazas and streetscapes. Ms. Fisher is a registered landscape architect and a Fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects as well as a LEED accredited professional. She was educated at the University of California and the Harvard Graduate School of Design and has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley (1980) and a Bachelor’s of Arts (Cum Laude) from UCLA (1974).
Over the course of her career, she has lectured at UC Berkeley and served as a speaker at various conferences, such as the National Society of Ecological Restoration, the Urban Land Institute and the American Planning Association. She served on the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for the University of California campus in Merced and was a founding member of the San Francisco Urban Forest Council. She has participated in many professional awards juries and has also received numerous awards for professional work. She has written numerous articles, primarily on topics related to the transformation of underutilized urban land and on the design of the urban waterfront.
Over the past twenty years, Bonnie has played a key role in virtually every project that ROMA has undertaken, from the planning and design of the San Francisco waterfront to the reshaping of Santa Monica’s downtown. She has played a lead role in the planning and design of downtown districts and, has worked on the specific design and implementation of major public space and transit projects. In addition, she has worked on the planning and design of urban waterfronts from San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand and Vancouver, British Columbia. She has been involved in the design of numerous public space design projects, and was the Landscape Principal for the Martin Luther King National Memorial to be built on the Capital Mall in Washington, DC.
Michael Maltzan, Michael Maltzan Architecture
Since founding MMA in 1995, Michael Maltzan, FAIA, has created a practice which engages the increasingly complex reality of urbanization and information-driven culture, charting a new trajectory for architecture and the public realm. Building onhis background in the arts, his work synthesizes the ambiguity of our contemporary world through an architecture that is a catalyst for new experience and an agent for change Through a shared belief in architecture's role in our cities, this work, from MoMA to Skid Row, creates new connections across a range of scales and programs.
Mr. Maltzan's work has been recognized with numerous accolades including five Progressive Architecture awards, 22 citations fromt he American Institute of Architects, the Rudy Bruner Foundation's Gold Medal for Urban Excellence, and as a finalist for the Smithsonian/Cooper-Hewitt Museum's National Design Award. His designs have been featured in over 100 national and international publications.
Mark Buell, Chair, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and President, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Commission
Mark Buell is a native San Franciscan, a graduate of the University of San Francisco and a decorated Vietnam veteran. He has spent 35 years in both public and private real estate development. Mark served as San Francisco's first Director of Economic Development under Joseph Alioto and later served as the first Director of the Emeryville Redevelopment Agency from 1977 to 1985. He was a founding member and first President of CALED, the California Association for Local Economic Development and has served on the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission under Dianne Feinstein. Buell serves on the Boards of various non-profit organizations including the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the San Francisco Conservation Corps, Bolinas Museum and the Chez Panisse Foundation. Buell is married to the former Susie Russell Tompkins and has two children from a previous marriage: Sabrina and Justin.
Frank Dean, Superintendent, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Frank Dean has over 30 years of experience working in the the National Park Service. His career began in 1976 when he accepted a position as a ranger in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, serving in three distinct assignments — Alcatraz, Baker Beach, and the Marin Headleads. He continued on to several leadership roles and, in 1999, he breifly served as Acting Deputy Superintendent at Golden Gate focusing on the conversion of Fort Baker from military post to park. Dean has worked in western national park areas as a ranger in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Grand Canyon National Park. He was the management assistant at Yosemite National Park and the Chief Ranger and Assistant Superintendent at Point Reyes National Seashore. Dean holds a BA in geography from San Francisco State University, and a Master's in public administration from the University of San Francisco.