Competition Jury

Competition entries will be accepted until May 1, 2009 and judged by a diverse and distinguished jury that includes leaders in architecture, urban design, the arts, and the local community.

The jury process will be conducted in two stages:

  1. Jurors will review all submissions online in order to select semi-finalists
  2. Jurors will convene in person to review semi-finalists’ submissions via large-scale projection and select up to 7 finalists to be exhibited at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in November and December 2009 in the Intersections: Grand Concourse at 100 – Future exhibition.
Stan Allen

Stan Allen

Stan Allen, AIA, is a registered architect, principal of Stan Allen Architect and Dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University. After working for Richard Meier and Partners in New York and Rafael Moneo in Spain, he established his own practice in 1990. His built work to date includes galleries, gardens, workspaces and a number of innovative single-family houses. Current and recent projects include a 45,000 square-meter Contemporary Music Center in Taichung, Taiwan, buildings for the Botanical Garden of the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, and at Paju Book City, an urban wetland outside of Seoul Korea.

From 1989 — 2002, he taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where he was also the Director of the Advanced Design Program. He was educated at Brown University (BA, 1978), The Cooper Union (B.Arch, 1981), and Princeton University (M.Arch, 1988).

Carlos Brillembourg

Carlos Brillembourg

Carlos Brillembourg, AIA, is a registered architect and principal of Carlos Brillembourg Architects in New York, which he founded in 1984. Parallel to his practice he has taught architecture at the Simon Bolivar University in Caracas and at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York. He was a founding member of the Instituto de Arquitectura Urbana in Caracas. As the director of this urban laboratory, he led a team of twenty architects that produced urban design solutions for the city of Caracas and other cities such as Ciudad, Guyana.

He has received awards such as 40 under 40, Architectural Record House Award, and The Biannual of Architecture Award (Venezuela). His proposal for a New World Center was exhibited in the American pavilion of the Architecture Biennial in Venice 2002. His work has been widely published in The New York Times Magazine, Architectural Record, House and Garden, Casa Vogue, Gran Harper’s Bazaar, Interiors, Contract Design, and many others.

Bellmont Freedman

Belmont Freeman

Belmont Freeman is the founding principal of Belmont Freeman Architects. He has earned a wide reputation as an innovative designer, a progressive practitioner and a scholar. His work is regularly featured in the architecture and design press, and has received numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers and other professional and civic organizations.

Belmont Freeman was the President of the Board of Directors of Storefront for Art & Architecture, an internationally known not-for-profit design gallery in New York City, from 1998 to 2007. An American of Cuban decent, Mr. Freeman is regarded as an expert on Cuban architecture, a subject on which he speaks and publishes widely. In 2004, he co-produced the landmark exhibition “Architecture and Revolution in Cuba, 1959-1969,” at Storefront for Art and Architecture.

Anthony Greene

Anthony Greene

Anthony C. Greene is the Education Director of The Bronx County Historical Society and is the author of Annotated Primary Sources: From the Collections of The Bronx County Historical Society and the co-author of Yankee Stadium: 1923-2008 to be published Spring 2009. He is a graduate of Fordham University, a former New York City Teaching Fellow, and a current graduate student at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Walter Hood

Walter Hood

Walter Hood is Professor and former Chair of the Landscape Architecture Department at the University of California, Berkeley, and principal of Hood Design in Oakland, CA. Hood has worked in a variety of settings including architecture, urban design, community planning, environmental art, and research. He was a fellow at the American Academy in Rome in Landscape Architecture in 1997, and has exhibited and lectured on his professional projects and theoretical works nationally and abroad. Hood’s work was recently featured in the exhibition and publication, “Open: New Designs For Public Spaces” at the Van Alen Institute, NY; Metropolis Magazine; The New York Times; and Dwell Magazine. His firm designed the gardens and landscape for the new De Young Museum in San Francisco, with Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron.

Clara Rodríguez

Dr. Clara E. Rodríguez

Dr. Clara E. Rodríguez is a Professor of Sociology at Fordham University’s College at Lincoln Center.  She is the author of ten books, including: Changing Race:  Latinos, The Census and the History of Ethnicity in the United States, Hispanics in the Labor Force: Issues and Policies, Puerto Ricans: Born in the USA; and Latin Looks: Images of Latinas and Latinos in U.S. Media.

Clara is the recipient of numerous research and teaching awards, and has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia University, MIT, and Yale University. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation and a Senior Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. Previously, she was the Dean of Fordham University’s College of Liberal Studies.

Tim Rollins

Tim Rollins

Tim Rollins studied fine art at the University of Maine, and earned his BFA degree at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. After graduate studies in art education and philosophy at New York University, Rollins began teaching art for special education middle school students in a South Bronx public school. In 1984, with a team of his most dedicated students, Rollins founded the Art and Knowledge Workshop, an after-school fine arts studio program in a local community center.

The young artists in the collective named themselves K.O.S. for “Kids of Survival.” Soon their collaborative paintings inspired by classics of world literature and music won the attention and admiration of the immediate community and the art world at large. In over 25 years of work, Tim Rollins and K.O.S. have had over 100 solo exhibitions worldwide. Their artwork is in the permanent collections of over eighty-five museums including The Museum of Modern Art in NY, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Tate Modern in London.

Wilhelm Ronda

Wilhelm Ronda

Over the last seven years, Wilhelm Ronda has served as the Director of Planning and Development for the Office of Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión.  In this capacity he manages the Bureau of Planning and Development and advises the Borough President on budgetary and land-use policy matters affecting residential, commercial, industrial, environmental, open space, community facilities, institutional, transportation and infrastructure development in Bronx County.

Wilhelm Ronda also served as Deputy Director of the Bureau of Borough Services at the Bronx Borough President’s Office, where he helped coordinate service delivery initiatives in the areas of public safety, sanitation, open space, transportation, environmental and housing services. Wilhelm Ronda has worked in New York City government for twenty-eight years. He resides in Bronx County and is a life-long resident of New York City.

Galia Solomonoff

Galia Solomonoff

Galia Solomonoff is a licensed architect, principal of SAS/Solomonoff Architecture Studio in New York City. She has a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University and a BS in Architecture from City College, City University of New York. Before forming SAS, Solomonoff was a partner at OpenOffice, worked in Rotterdam with Office for Metropolitan Architecture/Rem Koolhaas, was project designer for Bernard Tschumi Architects and Rafael Vinoly Architects.

 Solomonoff has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Cooper Union, Princeton, Yale, and Columbia University. She is currently a Professor of Architecture at Columbia University.

Solomonoff lead several competition teams such as the development of the Aarhus Port in Denmark -3rd Prize-, the Highline -finalist- and the American Museum of the Moving Image -3rd Prize-. 


Her projects and writings have been featured in numerous periodicals such as Artforum, Trans, Metropolis and Architectural Record. She writes and lectures on topics relating to contemporary art/culture, and its relation to urbanism and architecture.

Susan Szenasy

Susan Szenasy

Susan S. Szenasy is Editor-in-Chief of Metropolis, the award-winning New York City-based magazine of architecture, culture, and design. Since 1986 she has lead the magazine through years of landmark design journalism, achieving domestic and international recognition. She is internationally recognized as an authority on sustainability and design.

Susan sits on the boards of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, FIT Interior Design, the Center for Architecture Advisory Board, and the Landscape Architecture Foundation. She has been honored with two IIDA Presidential Commendations, is an honorary member of the ASLA, and the 2008 recipient of the ASID Patron’s Prize and Presidential Commendation as well as the SARA/NY medallion of honor.

TATS CRU

TATS CRU

TATS CRU, Inc. is a group of Bronx-based professional muralists whose work in aerosol has changed the perception of graffiti to art. Twenty-four years ago, three teenagers began their artistic careers by creating subway graffiti. What began as a recognition tactic has evolved into a powerful, expressive style that has brought TATS CRU to the forefront of mural art. TATS CRU has spearheaded the battle to change people’s perception of graffiti art. Proof of their success and the acceptance of graffiti as an art form has been their work for the Smithsonian’s Institute 35th Annual Folklife Festival, where TATS CRU was chosen to represent NYC muralists. TATS CRU’s work now adorns several NYC public schools and hospitals. In addition to their work reaching new heights, TATS CRU has also lectured at Hunter College, M.I.T. University, Cortlandt University, Brooks School and many community-based organizations.

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Heinrich Heine monument in Joyce Kilmer Park, 2006. Courtesy Don Hogan Charles/The New York Times.