Meet the 2016 Jury

bill-baxleyJury Chair
William M. Baxley, AIA
Leo A Daly
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bill is a designer of exceptional creativity and vision, especially notable for his client-centered approach. He emphasizes dialogue, transparency, and accessibility in his practice, resulting in designs that serve the public by creating meaningful spaces. His work in the corporate, public, and educational realm has been awarded locally and nationally. He emphasizes the message of sustainability not only through the selection of materials and methods, but by creating work that will meet the evolving needs of clients and the community for generations. Bill earned his Bachelor of Architecture, at Syracuse University.


karen_lu-185-185Karen Lu, AIA
HGA Architects and Engineers
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Karen Lu, AIA, recently won the 2016 National AIA Young Architects Award for her contributions to the architecture industry. As a project designer at HGA, Lu focuses on public and corporate architecture, including several projects for the General Services Administration (GSA). Lu promotes a collaborative work style to develop innovative design solutions.


nathan-185x185Nathan Johnson, AIA
St. Paul, Minnesota

Nathan is a registered Architect in the state of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY where he studied abroad in Italy, Spain and France.  Nathan is a strong critical thinker and brings several years of Project Design and Project Architect experience from his tenure at large firms.  He is a highly knowledgeable professional with real estate finance skills and strong 3-dimensional visualization capability.  He teaches Architectural Technology at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, is the current President of the Assembly of Architects, is a LEED Accredited Professional and received an AIA MN 2009 Young Architect’s Award.