The best thing about Place by Design was... "Diversity! Even within the categories. It was great to be surrounded by new approaches and ideas."
– Place by Design 2015 Finalist


SXSW Eco relies on the Place by Design Application Review Board for their broad range of experience from art and design to architecture and urban planning. These individuals evaluate the applications and help determine the projects that are invited to present at SXSW Eco.

SXSW Eco PXD Review Board - Adib Dada
Founder & Lead Architect | theOtherDada
PXD Review Board Member Alykhan Mohamed
Associate Planner | Asakura Robinson
SXSW Eco PXD Review Board - Ashlee Arder
Cultural Strategist + Producer | Creative Many
SXSW Eco PXD Review Board - Barbara Brown Wilson
Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning | UVA
SXSW Eco PXD Review Board - Bonny Gray
Senior Associate | GSC Architects
PXD Review Board - Brett Snyder
Principal | Cheng + Snyder
PXD Review Board - Christina Hoxie
Associate Principal | BNIM
PXD Review Board - Clayton Lord
Vice President of Local Arts Advancement | Americans for the Arts
PXD Review Board - Elaine Morales
Design Associate | bcWorkshop
PXD Review Board - Elena Madison
Vice President | Project for Public Spaces
PXD Review Board - Elizabeth Corr
Manager Arts Partnerships | Natural Resources Defense Council
SXSW Eco PXD Review Board - Emilie Hagen
Associate Director | Atelier Ten
PXD Review Board - Garrett Jacobs
Executive Director | AFH Chapter Network
PXD Review Board - Helen Davis Johnson
Arts and Culture Program Officer | Kresge Foundation
PXD Review Board - Helen Leung
Co-Executive Director | LA-Más
SXSW Eco PXD Review Board - Ashlee Arder
Artist | Founder of Creative Machines
PXD Review Board - Kory Beig
Founder | OTA+
PXD Review Board - Laura Hoagland
Senior Specialist of Community Engagement | Southwest Airlines
SXSW Eco PXD Review Board - Mark Palmer
Senior Associate | RTKL
SXSW Eco PXD Review Board - Matt Dugan
Planner | City of Austin
PXD Review Board - Melissa Barry
Arts & Parks Director | Downtown Austin Alliance
PXD Review Board - Nella Young
Program Director, National Design Initiatives | Enterprise Community Partners
PXD Review Board - Samantha Schwarze
Architect & Urban Designer | Overland Partners
PXD Review Board - Tim Bevins
Green Urbanism Program Associate | Global Green USA