"The experience was really fantastic. Totally appreciative of the support, excellent energy, and framework. I have no gif to express the level of positive vibe... Nothing lives up."
–Anya Sirota, 2015 Winner, Place by Design: Art + Interaction


The SXSW Eco PXD 2016 Jurors are chosen for their diverse expertise in creating, funding and implementing innovative design work. They will select the winners of Place by Design at SXSW Eco in October. As our season progresses, we will continue to announce Jurors and programming for Place by Design.

For more information or to get involved contact Julie Yost.


PXD Juror - Alex Sasayama
Relationship Manager | NeighborWorks America
PXD Juror - Amanda Sturgeon
Leed Fellow | FAIA + CEO | International Living Future Institute
PXD Juror - Angie Jean-Marie
Social Innovation + Marketing Manager | Goldhirsh Foundation
PXD Juror - Annette Kim
Founding Director | SLAB
PXD Juror - Ashley Z. Hand
LEED AP BD+C | AIA
PXD Juror - Bon Ku
Associate Professor + Associate Dean for Co-Curricular Programs | Sidney Kimmel Medical College
SXSW Eco PXD Juror - Brendan Owens
Chief of Engineering | USGBC
Bryce Detroit
Co-Founder | Detroit Afrikan Music Institute
SXSW Eco PXD Juror - Carol Colletta
Senior Fellow | Kresge Foundation
PXD Juror - Cynthia Nikitin
Senior Vice President | Project for Public Spaces
Emma Lalley
New Story Charity
PXD Juror - Eric J. Cesal
Weaver of all Webs | Curry Stone Design Prize
PXD Judge - George Abbott
Special Assistant to the VP, Community and National Initiatives | Knight Foundation
SXSW Eco PXD Juror - Gia Biagi
Senior Director, Urbanism and Civic Impact | Studiogang Architects
Jeanne Lambin
Place by Design Emcee
PXD Juror - Joanna Frank
Executive Director | Center for Active Design
PXD Judge - Joe Vandenorth
Marketing Manager | GOOD
PXD Juror Katherine Darnstadt
Founder + Principal | Latent Design
PXD Juror - Megan Lee
Senior Manager for Community Outreach | Southwest Airlines
PXD Juror - Susan Surface
Program Director | Design In Public
Tara Eisenberg
Project Manager | Rebuild by Design
PXD Juror - Thor Erickson
Managing Director | bcWORKSHOP
PXD Juror - TIM MCCOLLOW
HOMEGR/OWN Project Manager | City of Milwaukee
SXSW Eco PXD Juror - Tom Dallessio
AICP/PP/FRSA | President, CEO & Publisher, Next City, Inc
PXD Juror - Walker Wells
Vice President of Programs & Director, Green Urbanism Program | Global Green USA