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Appendix B - Jurors

Stan Allen, AIA, is a registered architect, principal of Field Operations and Dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University. From 1990 - 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. After working for Richard Meier and Partners in New York and Rafael Moneo in Spain, he established his own practice in 1991. His built work to date includes galleries, workspaces and single-family houses. Parallel to this realized work, he has addressed a variety of large-scale urban contexts through competition work and design research. Stan Allen has developed an extensive catalogue of urbanistic strategies, in particular looking at field theory, landscape architecture and ecology as models to revitalize the practices of urban design. He was educated at Brown University (BA, 1978), The Cooper Union (B.Arch, 1981), and Princeton University (M.Arch, 1988).

Mikyoung Kim, RISD Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, is an environmental artist whose work ranges from site-specific sculptures to large scale arts master plans. Her work focuses on the way in which participants can be exposed to a multi-sensory experience in her projects. Kim’s background in sculpture, music and design has merged in her work to create unique and distinct art environments. She has extensive experience working in complex collaborative teams on a range of public and private projects. Kim’s art commissions include Light Gateway for Chinatown, Seattle, Washington; Light Field: Federal Courthouse, West Virginia; and Kent State University Liquid Crystal Science Building, Kent. OH. Her planning credits include an Arts Master Plan for the Food & Drug Administration, White Oak MD, the Pan Asian Olympics master plan, Pusan, Korea; the LG Chemical Research Facility master plan in Seoul, South Korea; and others. Kim’s work has won several regional awards as well as honors from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the International Federation of Landscape Architects. Now based in Brookline, MA, she holds a BA in sculpture and piano performance from Oberlin and a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree from Harvard. She has received funded research design grants from the Boston Architectural Center and the Rhode Island School of Design. Kim is a recipient of the Jacob Weidenman Prize and is a Norman T. Newton Scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Ms. Kim is an Associate Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Nikki Stern, Public Relations Specialist to the Architecture and Design Communities, works as a public relations and communications consultant to the architecture and design communities. Since September 11th, Nikki has served as a facilitator and advisor to countless public processes associated with the memorializing and rebuilding efforts at Ground Zero. Ms. Stern is a member of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation's Families Advisory Council; wrote the original iteration of the WTC Memorial Mission Statement; and served on the committee that drafted the version that was used as part of the final Memorial Design competition. Nikki Stern also serves as the Director of Families of September 11th, a national families’ advocacy group, as well as the New Jersey Governor’s 9-11 Victims’ Families Liaison. Nikki Stern holds a BA in History from Washington University and an MA in Political Science from Georgetown University. Nikki’s husband James Potorti, a Vice-President with Marsh & McLennan, was lost at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Tom Finkelpearl, Executive Director of the Queens Museum of Art, has extensive experience serving as a curator and with the art, design, and education fields. He served as the curator and Director of the Clocktower Gallery at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center from 1982-1990; in 1990 as the Director of the Percent for Art Program at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; in 1996, as the Executive Director of Program at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; in September 1999, Finkelpearl returned to P.S.1 as Deputy Director; and in March 2002, he was appointed Executive Director of the Queens Museum of Art where he oversees all programmatic and administrative activities. Finkelpearl graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University in 1979 with a combined major in Art History and Visual Arts. He received a Master of Fine Art degree from Hunter College in 1983.

Penny Balkin Bach, Executive Director of the Fairmont Park Association, serves as director of the nation's first private non-profit public art organization -- dedicated to the integration of public art and urban planning in the city of Philadelphia. Formerly Manager of the Department of Community Programs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Arts Coordinator for the School District of Philadelphia's pioneering Parkway Program, Ms. Bach brings to her position experience as an artist, curator, writer, cultural observer, educator, and administrator. She has been a dedicated participant on numerous local, national, and international public art and conservation juries and advisory committees. A graduate of the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Ms. Bach received a Master’s Degree in Visual Communications and Social Organization from Goddard College. She pursued graduate studies in the fine arts and design at the Allgemeine Gewerbeschule in Basel, Switzerland and has taught at the Aegean School of Fine Arts in Paros, Greece.

Fredric Bell, FAIA, currently serves as Executive Director of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects/New York Chapter where he was instrumental in the creation of the New York New Visions design and planning coalition -- a pro-bono coalition of architecture, planning and design organizations committed to honoring the victims of the September 11th tragedy. Mr. Bell served on the international competition committee for the World Trade Center memorial at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation; he worked in the public sector as the chief architect (and assistant commissioner of architecture and engineering) in New York City’s Department of Design and Construction; served as a design partner at Warner Burns Toan Lunde; and in addition he was elected a Fellow of the AIA in 2000 for his work in public facility design. Rick holds degrees from Yale and Columbia and has received numerous awards for civic activities and architectural design. He resides in New Jersey.

Elyn Zimmerman is best known as a sculptor with an emphasis on large scale, site-specific projects. Starting in the mid 1970’s Zimmerman created a series of temporary, site-specific installations for museum and gallery exhibitions. For example, projects were done at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; Returning to the USA after a trip to India in 1977, (where she was inspired by archeological sites to do outdoor projects) she was invited to do temporary outdoor works at places like Artpark, Lewiston, NY; 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid, NY, and others. Her permanent outdoor projects, beginning in 1980, are best known for their use of stone, often in association with water (reflecting pools, fountains) and landscape elements. Included in these large scale, public commissions is a fountain to memorialize the 1993 World Trade Center bombing (destroyed), the design of the Sculpture garden at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama; a fountain and seating area for AT&T Headquarters in New Jersey; the plaza design including a large pool and granite sculpture at the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, DC. Other projects are currently under construction including a fountain with granite sculptures for the Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick.

Zimmerman was born in Philadelphia; received both undergraduate and Master degree in Art at UCLA; taught university level art classes from 1974 to 1986 in California then New York and has lived in New York City since 1980. She is currently a commissioner on the Fine Arts Commission, Washington, DC.

Frank Gallagher, Division of Parks & Forestry, NJDEP is the Administrator of the Park Service at Liberty State Park. Mr. Gallagher is considered an expert on the history of Liberty State Park and since the 1980’s has been closely involved in it’s evolution as New Jersey’s largest urban park. In addition, his responsibilities at the New Jersey DEP include long-term planning, establishment of direction and oversight of the operational elements of the 380,000-acre Park Service. Mr. Gallagher now lectures at Rutgers, teaching the environmental issues course for the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources; and for over ten years taught courses in biology, evolution and environmental science at Upsalla College. He is the co-author of "Environmental Issues, Focus on Risk" a secondary curriculum supplement published by the American Forest Foundation in 1998.


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