2023 Design Awards
Friday December 8, 2023
KIMBLE HOBBS AIA, 2023 JURY CHAIR
Kimble Hobbs, AIA, is a Design Architect with Arch11, Inc in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. Previously, he taught undergraduate and graduate design studios at the University of Colorado and was the Director of Design for the Denver/Dallas offices of a national corporate architectural firm.
He has the reputation for creating designs at the highest level – confirmed by numerous design awards. Designing and managing complicated projects, he has worked on numerous building types, including mixed-use, corporate, and high-performance university buildings. His approach to design is founded on careful listening, pragmatic realism, and team discussion, integrating primary ideas into distinguished architecture. Recent Projects include Dyna Energetics, Wild Bear Nature Center, 909 Walnut, Pearl Izumi North American Headquarters
Scott Findley has worked globally, most recently as Design Director and founding member of IO Design Hong Kong. Scott’s work has been completed is in the US and throughout Southeast Asia including Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, China, and Vietnam.
Previously, he was Design Director and International Design Principal for the Asia region of international British firm RMJM (1995-2010). His work has received awards Internationally as well as numerous AIA awards in the USA and Asia for built and unbuilt works.
Upon return to the USA in 2019 Scott formed BAKA, a local design collaborative, with projects under construction in Encinitas California and Cornwall England.
Ravi Raj is an architect based in Brooklyn, NY whose work centers on craftsmanship through material exploration and innovation. Since opening his studio in 2017, his studio has focused primarily on residential and small-scale interventions throughout the greater New York area.
With over 15 years of experience working in the field, Ravi has worked on a wide range of projects from art institutions to bespoke retail. Most recently, he worked for the international architect David Adjaye as the Project Lead on both an artist’s residence in Brooklyn and a new residential tower in Manhattan. In addition to his practice, he also teaches a digital fabrication and design studio at CityTech in downtown Brooklyn.
Angela Schwab of AB Studios in Golden, Colorado, is an eternal optimist; she believes that creative changes can make a big impact in our homes, in our communities, and in our world.
Her former life in fine art, ceramics, and product design combine to give her a unique eye for form, scale, function, and material. She has a decade of experience designing residential, commercial, and civic architectural solutions for some of the most creative and client-focused firms on the front range.
Angela is also a compulsive maker. When not architecting, she’s creating paper pop-ups and sewing quilts,