Date: 31 January 2022
Eastman today announced the jury for the 2022 Vanceva® World of Color Awards™, its international design recognition program inspired by the liberal use of Vanceva® Color interlayers in both exterior and interior architecture and design.
The worldwide competition showcases artful, innovative use of colored laminated safety glazing while honoring architects, designers, glass fabricators, glazing contractors, engineers and other industry professionals. Entry for submissions opens Tuesday, January 18, 2022, and will continue through Thursday, March 31, at 11:59 p.m. CST. There are no entry fees. Entries can be uploaded at www.vanceva.com/woca/submit-a-project.
About the 2022 jury
Firas Hnoosh, RIBA, LEED® AP, managing director, Nordic Office Architects
Firas Hnoosh’s professional design experience spans 20-plus years and includes positions at Perkins+Will’s Dubai studio; Gensler’s Abu Dhabi practice; and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). Completed projects include The Lexicon Tower in Central London, Manhattan Loft Gardens in London’s Olympic Village, the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in Mina Zayed Abu Dhabi, and the Basaksehir Hospital Complex in Istanbul. Hnoosh holds a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a professional architecture degree from the Lund Institute of Technology in Sweden. He is a chartered, licensed member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), registered with the ARB in the UK, and a LEED Accredited Professional.
Joe Jacoby, AIA, president and director of design, Jacoby Architects Inc.
Family owned and operated, Jacoby Architects is an award-winning, full-service architecture firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jacoby earned his bachelor’s and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and has practiced architecture in San Francisco, Calif., and London, England. Inspired by Utah’s mountains and deserts, his designs complement each site while providing for the needs of the building’s occupants. His work on the Openshaw Education Center for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind helped it become the interior category winner of the 2018 Vanceva® World of Color Awards™.
Jeffrey S. Monzu, AIA, NCARB, vice president, healthcare market sector leader, LEO A DALY
Jeffrey Monzu leads planning and design for healthcare projects from the LEO A DALY Omaha, Nebr., studio. Well versed in the precise requirements for healthcare environments, Monzu has delivered planning, programming, design and project management of healthcare facilities for more than 25 years. He is a past president for both the Omaha and Nebraska chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), an active mentor for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, an editorial contributor to healthcare and design journals, and a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Monzu was honored by Healthcare Design magazine as the 2018 HCD 10 Architect.
Roman Schieber, associate director ppa., Knippers Helbig
Roman Schieber leads the Knippers Helbig facades teams in Stuttgart, Germany, and New York. His deep knowledge of structural engineering, environmental design and the latest fabrication techniques allows him to transfer structural efficiency and thermal performance into facade design. The central aspiration of this work is to create a balanced link between architectural-motivated and performance-driven design. Schieber’s portfolio includes last year’s exterior category winner of the Vanceva World of Color Awards for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, (Steven Holl) as well as the Harvard Science & Engineering Complex (Behnisch Architekten) and the Toronto Court House (Renzo Piano).
Monika Kumor, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, principal | project designer, HOK
Monika Kumor is a project designer on a wide variety of building types and mixed-use spaces, including office, retail and commercial projects both in the United States and internationally. She has an expert understanding of the role of sustainability in the integrated design process and a passion for reimagining new life for existing buildings. Kumor works in the HOK’s Washington, D.C., office and internationally. She received her master of architecture/architecture and urban design from the Cracow University of Technology in Poland and has been the recipient of several design awards.
“We are excited to present this year’s jury — all distinguished and highly regarded individuals in their fields,” said Priya Kalsi, global market segment manager for advanced interlayers for Vanceva. “With each new jury panel, we believe that we are presenting a balance of experienced, knowledgeable jurists who will review submissions with an open mind toward design and an eye for innovative talent.”
The Vanceva Color interlayer system offers architects and designers unparalleled creative freedom to incorporate color into glass and glazing systems using tinted interlayers, which are laminated between two pieces of glass. A palette of 16 colors can be combined in up to four layers to produce more than 3,000 transparent, translucent and opaque glass colors. This gives designers almost unmatched flexibility to create custom colors and one-of-a-kind aesthetics. Vanceva color interlayers also offer many of the benefits of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers for laminated safety glass.
A preselection process will take place with qualified project submissions on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Final submissions will be due Tuesday, May 31, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.
Eastman Saflex® and Vanceva® PVB interlayers are some of the most trusted names in PVB interlayer technology for laminated glazing, delivering outstanding performance and durability and backed by reliable and knowledgeable service. As a result, Eastman interlayers are found in nearly 40% of laminated architectural and automotive glass worldwide.
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