Meet the Jury 2018

(Courtesy of AIA Seattle)


2018 AIAPV Jury:
Kevin Kudo-King, AIA [Chair] – Olson Kundig
Ian Butcher, AIA – Best Practice Architecture & Design
Susan Jones, FAIA – atelierjones
Rico Quirindongo, AIA – DLR Group
Margaret Sprug, AIA – The Miller Hull Partnership


Kevin Kudo-King, AIA, LEED AP [Jury Chair]
Principal/Owner, Olson Kundig

Over the span of his nineteen-year tenure at Olson Kundig, principal and owner Kevin Kudo-King has played an integral role in the design, production and management of numerous award-winning projects. In collaboration with fellow owners Tom Kundig and Jim Olson, Kudo-King has led the design of museum gallery expansions, large-scale international residential projects, and urban mixed-use projects, among others. Kudo-King is known for his collaborative design practice, which is deeply informed by the history of craft and artistic production. His designs emphasize an integration of art and architecture that is grounded in a contextual response to the natural conditions of a site, many of which are international. Kudo-King is currently working on projects in Indonesia, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Mexico, and China.

Rico Quirindongo, AIA
Senior Associate, DLR Group

Driven by the desire to have a meaningful impact on both urban and natural landscapes, Rico works with organizations to positively influence communities through design. Through his work over the last two decades, he has developed a keen awareness of the special requirements needed to make complex public and community-based projects a success. Rico has extensive experience in the adaptive reuse of existing buildings, and is well versed in both the intricacies of historic renovation and community engagement. Rico was president of the Seattle Chapter in 2012-13. Rico sat on the AIA+2030 national steering committee, a committee born out of AIA Seattle that has seen to it that 24 cities nationally are providing curriculum to help design teams and owners meet the 2030 Challenge.  Rico was recognized in 2011 by AIA National as a Citizen Architects on the Move, was a member of the AIA National Communications Committee in 2013, and was an Advisory Group member for AIA’s National Sustainability Scan. Rico was awarded the AIA Seattle Young Architect Award in 2014.

Susan H. Jones, FAIA, LEED AP
Owner, atelierjones

Susan Jones, FAIA, LEED BD+C, is a practicing architect, founder of atelierjones, an architecture, urban and ecodesign firm. Ranked No. 7 in Design by Architect Magazine in 2017, atelierjones’ work brings design, research, and community engagement to create projects of reclamation: of forgotten urban sites and buildings, or of waste or scrap to create renewable and beautiful architectural materials. The firm designs new ways of living and working in the city: from homes to urban housing, to spiritual spaces, creative rehabilitation of commercial structures and preservation of historic structures. atelierjones’ work has been recognized by numerous international, national and local design awards. A nationally known leader in designing with Mass Timber, she is the AIA National Representative to the ICC Tall Timber Code Committee, has taught multiple design studios with Mass Timber, and has spoken across internationally on Mass Timber. Her book, Mass Timber | Design and Research was published in 2018 by ORO Editions. Susan has been a visiting design professor and critic at numerous universities, and is Affiliate Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington. A native of the Pacific Northwest, she became a Fellow of the AIA in 2010, and has been working for architects since she was sixteen. 

Margaret Sprug, AIA
Principal, The Miller Hull Partnership

With a passion for design and sustainability, Margaret has been responsible for helping Miller Hull break new ground with highly sustainable projects, including Living Buildings. Her ability to facilitate complex projects has led her to advance Living Buildings to a new benchmark in sustainability that surpasses LEED® Platinum requirements, including net zero energy and net zero water. Margaret’s approach to design brings together the functional and creative aspects of design and creates a sense of uniqueness to each project. She is committed to continual improvement of the design process, believing that a better process will further design excellence. Margaret has driven sustainable performance through seamless team integration that has resulted in numerous award-winning projects, validating that disciplinary integration leads to excellence in design, and a positive impact to our communities.

Ian Butcher, AIA
Founding Partner, Best Practice Architecture & Design

Ian Butcher founded Best Practice Architecture in 2011, after working at several prominent architecture firms in Seattle, most notably as an associate architect at E. Cobb Architects and as a Principal at Domestic Architecture.  As leader of Best Practice Architecture, he believes that the best ideas are the sum results of our collective experiences, and seeks to work with clients who can help expand design thinking and teach us something new. As the founding partner of the firm, Ian has a hand in all projects in either a creative or managerial role, with a dedicated focus on providing quality design work.

In addition to his work as an architect, Ian has taught design studios and history in the Interior design department at Cornish College of the Arts, and has served as a board member for ARCADE Magazine.