Design Awards Jurors



2016 Design Awards Jurors



Mark Anderson


Currently Mark Anderson is a full time Design Consultant for One Workplace, the Bay Area's premier furniture dealer. His roles range from keeping the One Workplace Brand fresh and current to helping produce events that bring the design community together to share their wealth of knowledge. Such a gathering, called ONEder, was held at their Santa Clara headquarters headlined by David Kelley, the founder of IDEO and Stanford dSchool.

Mark's origins come from midwestern upbringing.  A graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and extended studies at the world renown Rietveld Academi, Amsterdam - Netherlands. After graduating with honors Mark worked in a variety of businesses, ranging from Multi Media to Urban Design for the City of Dallas. Continuing his journey, he worked for a Palo Alto multidiscipline design firm creating graphics and environmental designs for Pebble Beach Corporation.

His career took the next step by starting his design business and quickly establishing his name as a creative force for unique and sometimes ground breaking solutions. Quickly, companies came calling. A short list includes some of the most admired companies on the planet, including: Apple Computer, Herman Miller, IBM and Sun Microsystems Java. His efforts were rewarded with awards from New York Art Directors Club to Graphis, the prestigious international publisher of design content.

Mark lives in Saint Helena, the romantic region of the wine gods. He continues his individual passion for art and design by creating art and furniture under the name of Marks Objects Unlimited.        


Mary Griffin, FAIA

Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects


Mary Griffin, FAIA is principal with the San Francisco-based Turnbull Griffin Haesloop. She received her Master of Architecture degree from MIT, where she studied and worked with Donlyn Lyndon. Mary worked at Hartman-Cox, James R. Grieves Associates, and Lyndon Buchanan Associates before joining William Turnbull Associates as a principal in 1986. The firm became Turnbull Griffin Haesloop in 1997, and has designed an array of award-winning custom homes, churches, schools and small institutional project. Mary and partners Eric Haesloop and Stefan Hastrup continue to pursue William Turnbull’s commitment to site-sensitive sustainable design.


Mary has served on many juries, including the AIA National Institute Honor Awards for Architecture. She has taught architectural design at UC Berkeley and was the Friedman Visiting Professor of Professional Practice in 2008. She became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2006.


Marc Guberman, AIA

Fosters + Partners


Marc Guberman joined the New York office of Foster + Partners in 2008 and has since worked on a broad range of international projects including 50 UN Plaza, a residential tower in New York City, and the office headquarters for Samba in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In 2011 he relocated to California to build Foster + Partners’ office in Silicon Valley, where he is currently based and working on the design and construction of Apple’s new campus.


Marc is deeply committed to innovation in research and technology and is interested in how an organization’s unique structure and culture is reflected in building design. Prior to Foster + Partners, Marc worked for a number of architecture offices including Rafael Viñoly Architects in New York, the Takenaka Coporation in Osaka, Japan and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in New Haven, Connecticut. He received both an M.Arch. and MBA from Yale Univeristy.



Adam Woltag, AIA

WRNS Studio


As a Partner and Studio Director for WRNS Studio's Honolulu Office, Adam has lead multiple sustainable efforts spanning civic, educational, commercial and residential across Northern California and Hawaii. Adam approaches each design challenge by searching for a balance between the poetic and the pragmatic — beauty meets budget, program and site. The places he crafts respond to the natural environment and function sustainably, with a lasting elegance that does more with less. These qualities of his work have been recognized with numerous publications and awards, including the prestigious AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Award and the first certified Net Zero Library in the United States.
Committed to advancing the profession of architecture and the purposeful development of our cities, Adam has taught at the California College of the Arts and is the former Chairman of the City of Berkeley Design Review Committee. Adam earned his Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and his Bachelor of Architecture from Arizona State University.