These five distinguished jurists will review the submissions and determine award winners.
ERIC F. PROS, AIA
Director of Design, DS Architecture
Eric’s contagious enthusiasm for the architectural design process is the fuel that ignites the creative culture at DS Architecture. In the studio, Eric’s design process prompts collaboration across disciplines, and encourages an open and iterative method uncovering innovative solutions to complex problems. Eric champions a collaborative culture, which has led the firm to be recognized by the Cleveland Restoration Society of AIA Cleveland, AIA Akron, Heritage Ohio, Smart Business Magazine, Crain’s Cleveland Business, and features in Properties Magazine.
Eric served as an adjunct instructor at Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design for seven years, teaching design studio and digital application courses. Eric earned his B.S. in Architecture and a Master of Architecture and Master of Business Administration from KSU.
TERRI MEYER BOAKE, LEED AP
Professor, School of Architecture, University of Waterloo
Having served as president of the Building Technology Educators’ Society (BTES), she is now serving as a board member with BTES. She also serves on several committees, including the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Education and Research Council and the Ontario Association of Architects Committee for the Sustainable Built Environment. She is an avid photographer, documenting construction processes and completed buildings.
LAUREN GWALTNEY, AIA
Senior Associate, Williams Blackstock Architects
Her wide range of experience in design and project management plays a key role in the firm’s reputation for high-quality design and construction documents. She’s worked on numerous award-winning adaptive reuse and renovation projects throughout Alabama and has a passion for bringing new life to old buildings.
Lauren believes in advancing her profession by being an active member in the local design community. She has served as president of the Birmingham Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), chairman of the city of Homewood’s zoning board and is currently co-chair of the Women in Architecture Committee and treasurer of the AIA Alabama Chapter.
JOHN UNDERWOOD, PE
Consultant, Behlen Manufacturing Company
John has also served on several task forces and committees at the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA), including being chairman in 2001. John currently chairs both the Education and Sustainability committees at MBMA and has been a driving force in establishing the association’s student design competition.
National Accounts Manager, Silvercote