Meet the Jury of the 2020 AIAVT Design Awards

Pauline Thimm, AIA
Sam Oboh, FAIA
Darryl Condon, AIA
Dr. Adam Pantelimon, Intl. Assoc. AIA
Andrew Frontini

AIAVT's Board of Directors are pleased to announce the following individuals will be making up this year's AIA Vermont Design Awards Jury. The jury will select the winning projects of the AIAVT Design Awards competition, which will be announced on Thursday, December 10th, 2020 at 12pm during our virtual Annual Meeting.

Pauline Thimm AIA MRAIC LEED® AP

With over 17 years of experience in the practice and teaching of architecture, Pauline is a registered architect (Massachusetts) whose background includes an M.Arch. and B.E.D.S (Dalhousie), B.A. in Economics and Urban Geography (UBC) and studio arts training at Emily Carr University, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  

Architectural practice has involved institutional (higher education), housing, arts and cultural projects, including the co-founding of a (now closed) award-winning design studio in Vancouver.  A recent arrival to Winnipeg, Pauline is currently an Associate at DIALOG, a national architectural and engineering services firm.  As a Higher Education Practice Leader, she works with clients such as Simon Fraser University, UBC and Vancouver Community College, and while in Massachusetts, Dartmouth College, Lesley University and Harvard University.  She has recently been involved in several of DIALOG’s international design competition submissions, a short-listed proposal for the Winnipeg Market Lands redevelopment project, and most recently a shortlisted conceptual design for the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) as part of a proposed Waterfront Arts District (winner to be announced next month!).  As a minority architect, she is involved in DIALOG’s leadership efforts and community outreach committee to foster equity and diversity within the firm and the profession.

Sam Oboh, FAIA 

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.

Darryl Condon, Architect AIBC, AAA, SAA, OAA, NLAA, AIA

Darryl Condon is interested in design that acts as a catalyst for positive social change. As Managing Principal at Vancouver based HCMA Architecture + Design, his leadership has led to highly innovative public spaces such as community centres, pools, recreation facilities, fire halls and libraries across Canada. This work has been recognized by numerous awards, both national and international. Notable recognition includes three World Architecture Festival Award winning projects, the West Vancouver Community Centre, Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre and the Harry Jerome Recreation Centre, as well as several RAIC Governor General’s Medals for Architecture and Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Awards for Architecture.

After 30 years of practice creating these dynamic, engaging and effective spaces, Darryl is asking ‘what’s next’. The intent is to push, think and break away from preconceptions of conventional practice at every scale, to maximize the impact and potential of projects and collaborations. These efforts are focused on transforming his firm to provide creative solutions to an increasingly wider range of challenges facing our communities.

Darryl is a registered Architect (Architect AIBC, AAA, SAA, OAA, NLAA, AIA) and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He is a Past-President of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, a frequent speaker internationally and has been an adjunct professor at the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

Dr. Adam Pantelimon, FRIBA, Intl. Assoc. AIA, OAR, MRAIC, MCIP, RPP, APPI, OUQ, ARB (UK), CNOA (France)

A regulated member of seven professional organizations in five countries, Adam is a registered architect in United Kingdom, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a Canadian registered professional planner and an urban designer. A founding member, Adam is currently the President of the AIA Canada Society. He plays a leading role with the “AIA Knowledge Communities” as a member of the Public Architects Committee (2019-2024), Building Performance group (2017-2019), the Corporate Architects and Facility Management team (2018-2019), and the Regional and Urban Design Committee (2018-2019). Adam served on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects International Region (2016-17), where he was spearheading efforts to establish the Canadian chapter and help the unassigned international AIA members.

Currently, Adam is the Director, Capital Assets Portfolio with the Government of Alberta, Ministry of Seniors and Housing, where he ensure quality and value of an estimated portfolio at more than $7 billion. Member and later Vice-Chair of the Edmonton Design Committee (2011-2016), he reviewed and provided advice on more than 300 development projects for investments larger than $ 4 billion. He conducted more than 60 architectural and land development projects in communities ranging in size from 750 to 4.5 Million inhabitants.

Andrew Frontini, OAA, NSAA, FRAIC, LEED® AP BD+C

Andrew’s approach to design is driven by a strong social agenda. He uses  bold material expressions and considered responses to context to create  spaces around which communities form. By maintaining a design philosophy  that is open and collaborative, Andrew never stops learning, producing, and  evolving. His award-winning designs for universities, municipalities, library  systems, and commercial clients have been published internationally. 

Andrew has taught at the University of Waterloo and serves as a visiting critic  at the University of Waterloo, University of Toronto, and Ryerson University.  He shares his passion for design through exhibitions, published articles, and  speaking engagements.