Greg Yager | FAIA, HKIUD, International Representative to AIA Strategic Council
GW Design Consultant Group, LLC (Shanghai, Los Angeles, Las Vegas)
A talented architect, urban planner and designer, Greg Yager brings over 30 years of experience in urban design and master planning of mixed-use, transit oriented, new communities, and urban development projects. He brings further expertise in large-scale science and technology innovation hubs that combine office, retail and residential uses.
His experience stems from across China, the United States, Southeast Asia, London, Europe and the Middle East/Africa and addresses the need for sustainable urban development within the context of the rapidly changing and emerging global economy. Having led the Callison-RTKL Planning and Urban Design team across the company, he is also directly responsible for the urban design and master planning studio in the Shanghai office, and he has been working in China for over three decades.
Mr. Yager has also been extensively involved in the AIA, having been a member of the Kansas Society of Architects, AIA Baltimore, AIA Los Angeles, AIA DC, AIA UK, AIA Hong Kong and now AIA Shanghai. He has served as the treasure for the Manhattan Section of the KSA; the Chairman of the Residential Design Awards Committee for AIA Baltimore and the AIA Hong Kong Urban Design Committee Co-Chair. His involvement in AIA Shanghai includes being a founding member of the organizing committee for AIA Shanghai from 2010-2014 and he has recently served as the founding president of the chapter in 2015-16. He also served as the chairperson of the AIA International Practice Committee Advisory Group in 2016 and is currently the AIA Shanghai Chapter representative to the AIA International Region Board. Mr. Yager is also the Legal Representative and General Manager of the AIA Shanghai WOFE in Shanghai.
Grace H. Kim is an architect and co-founding principal of Schemata Workshop, a Seattle-based architectural practice with a keen focus on building community and social equity. Her clients include a range of public housing authorities, non-profit housing developers, and social service providers. Her work is deeply rooted in race, equity and inclusion – and she seeks to include the voices and cultures of people of color and marginalized populations through her projects.
Grace is also the founder of Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing, a collaborative residential community which includes her street level office and a rooftop urban farm. She walks the talk of sustainability – leaving a small ecological footprint while incorporating holistic ideals of social and economic resilience into her daily life. She is an internationally recognized expert in cohousing – her TED talk has over 2.4M views.
Grace serves on the Seattle Planning Commission and on the Board of Directors for the Housing Development Consortium – a membership organization that advocates for housing policy at the local and state levels.
With an expansive career spanning over a quarter of a century within the built environment sector, Sam is a Principal | Vice President at Ensight+ Architecture – where he leverages his unique expertise to enhance people’s quality of life through creative design intelligence and inspired insight-driven solutions for clients. He is a former Vice President of AECOM Canada Architects Ltd. (Fortune 500 Company), and the 2015 President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). As an accomplished Canadian architect who has successfully led, designed, and managed some significant high-profile projects in Canada and internationally, Sam is respected for his knowledge, skills, expertise, scholarship and commitment to excellence. A recipient of AIA Presidential Medal and a distinguished Fellow of the American Institute of Architects as well as Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Sam is a visiting lecturer / Studio reviewer to a number of universities around the world (including University of Calgary, Durban University of Technology, University of Pretoria, University of Toronto and Carleton University in Ottawa). He is also the International Region Representative of the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows and as well, the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Botswana in Canada. His varied background has enabled him to bring valuable perspective to his role as an architect – inspiring passion for innovation, sustainability and stewardship excellence around the world.
Note: If authorship is revealed on any photos, plans, slides or narrative, the entry will be disqualified.
Entries must be submitted in one of the categories listed below. These categories are used to clarify the different requirements for each group and to focus the jury on the many broad and diverse areas of practice.
Eligible entries may be new construction, renovation or preservation/restoration projects. The project must be built work completed since January 1, 2015. For multi-building projects, the Architect submitting the project (or portion thereof) must offer detailed evidence of authorship of each portion of the project.
Eligible entries may be new construction, renovation or preservation/restoration projects. The projects must be built work completed since January 1, 2015.
Eligible entries may be urban design projects, planning programs, civic improvements, campus plans, environmental programs, or redevelopment projects. The projects should not be individual buildings. Incomplete projects or ongoing programs may be recognized if a significant portion has been completed or implemented by a local jurisdiction or authority since January 1, 2015.
Eligible entries must be located outside of Canada. They can be Architecture, Interior Architecture, Urban Design, revitalization or other types of work. This category includes projects of all scales which enhance the built environment in a way that is respectful of context and culture and which aim through craftsmanship and sustainability to serve as a benchmark for architects globally and/or through innovation and ingenuity to serve as a benchmark for the profession. The project must be built work completed since January 1, 2015. For multi-building projects (or portions thereof), the submitting Architect must offer detailed evidence of authorship of each portion of the project.
Eligible entries must be unbuilt projects that will not be built. The project design must be completed since January 1, 2015. This category is to recognize the efforts of our architect members who have completed meaningful work, but due to client change, land use change or other reasons beyond the control of the architect, the project will not be built.
Note: This is NOT a category for projects under construction, for projects that are under construction or have any plans to be built, they must wait to be completed and then submitted under the Architecture Category in future year(s).
AIA Canada looks to the future and envisions what the built environment of tomorrow will be like. Discovering and promoting new generations of architects, those who will build on the foundation of the masters and forge new paths of innovation and development, is a priority of the AIA Canada.
The AIA Canada Student Architecture Award is an international annual program to celebrate higher education students and recent graduates who have proven their dedication to the fields of architecture, interior, landscape and urban design.
AIA Canada encourage entrants from schools all over the world submit their best projects to compete for the “New Talent Discovery of the Year” title.
The awards program is displaying and promoting exceptional emerging talent and celebrating those who are pushing boundaries, utilizing new, exciting technologies and materials, and developing our future environments in ways that will enrich our lives.
The AIA Canada Student Architecture Award is dedicated to:
(Complete downloadable form from link available during submission process)
Task 1: Eligibility Enter architect’s/student’s name
Task 2: Architect and client info/for students Indicate that the school acknowledgment
Task 3: Collaboration Acknowledgements Name other architects/students + consultants involved.
Task 4: Project Description Project Title; Category; Description >250 words
Task 5: Architect’s Project Details Project Address; year of completion (5 Years January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2019); Site Area; Floor Area; Building Height; No of Floors; Program; (Optional project video upload)
Task 5: Student’s Project Details: Project Address; year of design (5 Years January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2019); Site Area; Floor Area; Building Height; No of Floors; Program; (Optional project video upload)
Task 6: Copyright Image page Provide photo credits
Task 7: Submission Upload for Jury Review
PDF with project photos, drawings and text is the primary evaluation tool for jurors.
PDF no more than 20 pages, and no more than 10MB in size.
Photos: Submit a minimum of three images/photographs and a maximum of 5; one of the submissions can be a video.
Task 9: Submit payment with cc/Complete