Jury for 2018 Good Design Awards

Jury for 2018 Good Design Awards

The jury for Good Design Awards 2018 was held in New York and Los Angeles at Teknion Showroom and features leading designer, architects, journalists and educators.


Trent Tesch

1996 Bachelor of Architecture, University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (Thesis Prize). Trent Tesch is a Design Principal at KPF who maintains a diverse portfolio of work that spans the globe and represents a creative balance of program, context, technology and craft. His interest lies in the distinct challenges posed by each project and the inspiration that their unique solutions bring to future opportunities.

In New York City he led the realization of One Jackson Square, a 33-unit multi-family residential project in the heart of Greenwich Village. The design was awarded a National AIA Award in 2011, the Institute’s highest honor. Also in Manhattan, Trent led the design of 75 Rock, a high-profile renovation project in Rockefeller Center, and of 55 Hudson Yards, a recently completed office tower on the far west side. Trent also co-designed One Vanderbilt, a transit-oriented supertall linked directly to Grand Central Terminal.

On the west coast of the United States, Trent is leading the design of Platform 16, a low-scale office complex linked to major transportation networks in San Jose while in Los Angeles, he led the realization of the Petersen Automotive Museum, a dramatic redesign and renovation project that has redefined the museum’s identity and has become one of the most significant and unforgettable structures in the city.

In Asia, Trent led the design team for two of the world’s top five tallest buildings, the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong and the Lotte World Tower in Seoul. These supertall towers set new standards for both density and sustainability in building design. In Changsha, China Trent co-led the planning of Meixi Lake, a sustainable new city for 180,000 inhabitants.

He is currently working on several high-profile projects, including what will be the world’s largest airport facility, Changi Terminal 5, in collaboration with Heatherwick Studio, the Harbor Garage Project in Boston, a two hundred meter tall residential project at Wood Wharf in London; and The Clearings, a high profile residential project in Knightsbridge, London.

Trent Tesch started his career at KPF in 1996, and became a Principal in 2009. He is a registered architect in the State of New York and an active member of the AIA.

Joe Doucet

A designer, entrepreneur, inventor and creative director, Joe Doucet is one of the most sought-after creative talents working in America today. After graduating from the Art Center College of Design, Doucet quickly began exporting his vision into product, furniture, environment, and technology to find solutions for daily and societal challenges through design. His work deftly hybridizes function and visual appeal while conveying layers of meaning and message. Doucet believes that design and, more importantly, a designer’s thought process can play a larger role in innovation and problem solving, as well as aesthetics. He currently holds numerous patents for his designs and inventions.

Doucet’s work has been exhibited globally, including the London Design Museum and the Biennale International Design in Saint-Etienne. He has received numerous international awards, including a World Technology Award for Design Innovation and multiple Good Design Awards. He was also named the only ever AvantGuardian for Design by Surface Magazine. Doucet was named the 2017 Winner of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award as Product Designer—the highest honor in his field. 

Doucet is based in Brooklyn, New York.

Carl Gustov Magnusson

Carl Gustav Magnusson was born in Malmö, Sweden and grew up in Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. He studied engineering and architecture at the University of Idaho and architecture at the Chalmers Institute of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. In 1966 he joined the Office of Charles and Ray Eames in California and shortly thereafter opened his own design practice in Rudolf Schindler's studio on Kings Road in West Hollywood, California.

In 1976 Magnusson joined Knoll as Director of Graphics and Showroom Design and was named Director of Design for Europe shortly thereafter.He designed Knoll showrooms in London, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Zurich, Florence, Rome, Amsterdam and Turin. In 1993, he was named Senior Vice President, Director of Design Worldwide, and, in 2003, Executive Vice President, Director of Design.

As a design director, Magnusson widened the range of designers that Knoll commissioned work from—recruiting both established and younger talents. In the late 1980's, Magnusson rekindled Knoll's relationship with renowned designer and esthetic theorist, Ettore Sottass, which led to numerous iconic pieces, including the Mandarin chair and the Spyder table. Sculptor Maya Lin collaborated closely with Magnusson in 1998 to create Knoll's Maya Lin line of furniture that Knoll continues to sell today. Similarly, architect Frank Gehry worked with Knoll to create Knoll's Fog Collection. Magnusson continued to contribute his own designs to Knoll as well, including the Magnusson Desk (1993), the RPM Chair (1997), and modular office systems—Dividends, with David Noel; Currents, with Robert Reuter; and Autostrada, with Robert Reuter and Charlie Rozier.

During his 29 years at Knoll, Magnusson was also active as a curator and educator. He established the Knoll Design Symposium at Cranbrook Academy of the Arts in Bloomfield Hill and in 1997; he co-founded with Albert Pfeiffer (AIA) The Knoll Museum in East Greenville, Pennsylvania. With over 60 years of Knoll furniture designs, considered among the most comprehensive display of archival collector items by any furniture manufacturer.

Since retiring from Knoll in 2005, Magnusson has remained active as a designer, consultant and lecturer. Today he continues in the fields of office design and environment, as well as lighting systems, automobiles, and household appliances, furnishings and Textiles.In addition to Knoll, he has designed products for Teknion, Stegner Engineering, Arexit, Momentum Textiles and the MoMA Design Store (co-designed with his wife, architect Emanuela Frattini Magnusson). In 2005, Magnusson founded CGM Design which serves furniture and automotive manufacturers in product development and design strategy.

Laurence Wattrus

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, raised with a passion for the natural world and a deep empathy for the diversity of human experience. Moved to the USA to pursue a career in new product development. Laurence has always been driven by the power of curiosity and its impact on creative solutions. He is passionate about biomimicry and functional design. A cyclist, photographer and entrepreneur at heart.

Specialties: Product and innovation strategy, Startup Development, Manufacturing processes, Business Strategy, Manufacturing optimization, Market research, Systems' evaluation, Mechanical design, Team management.

Andrea Ruggiero

Andrea Ruggiero is an award-winning designer and educator based in New York City. Trained as an industrial designer, Andrea has always approached design as a generalist, working across scales and bridging various disciplines: In addition to Product Design, he has been actively involved in the design and development of furniture, environments, brand identities and packaging. His work has been selected for numerous awards, including Interior Design’s Best of Year, multiple Good Design awards, the Spark award, the D&AD Award and the IDEA / International Design Excellence Award.

Prior to establishing his design practice, Andrea Ruggiero was a senior designer at Razorfish, where as a part of the Physical Solutions Lab he was responsible for developing next generation digital communication devices and defining new product-user scenarios. Before Razorfish he collaborated with a number of design studios in New York, including renowned branding agency Arnell Group as well as Vignelli Associates where he worked with Massimo Vignelli on the identity redesign for Ducati Motorcycles.

Andrea studied at Domus Academy in Milan and received his degree in Product Design from Parsons School of Design in New York, where he is an Adjunct Professor in the Product and Industrial Design programs. Half Italian, half Hungarian, Andrea was raised in Italy, China, and Austria.

Ed Schlossberg
President - ESI DESIGN

An internationally recognized pioneer in experience design and audience engagement, Ed Schlossberg launched his career in 1977 with the design of one of the world’s first interactive museums, The Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Since then, he has been at the forefront of design and technological innovation, creating imaginative and unparalleled public experiences that bring audiences together to explore, learn, communicate and collaborate.

Under Schlossberg’s leadership, ESI Design has created groundbreaking retail and corporate spaces, sales and innovation centers, museums, digital media installations and multi-player game environments for an array of corporations, brands and cultural institutions. Recent clients include Statue of Liberty Museum, eBay, PNC Bank, Comcast, Warner Media, Barclays, Beacon Capital Partners, Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate. Schlossberg has also developed innovative knowledge-sharing networks, communications platforms and gaming platforms. By integrating cuttingedge technology, digital media, and visual and physical design, Schlossberg and his multidisciplinary teams have designed immersive and interactive environments that help audiences and customers engage and collaborate in deeper, more meaningful ways.

Schlossberg holds a Ph.D. in Science and Literature from Columbia University. Singled out as “a leader in interactive design” by Wired magazine, he has authored 11 books, including Interactive Excellence: Defining and Developing New Standards for the Twenty-first Century, and numerous articles. His artwork has appeared in several solo and group exhibitions and can be found in numerous museums and private collections. Dr. Schlossberg serves on the Board of Directors for the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and in 2011 was appointed by President Obama to serve a four-year term on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. In 2004 he won the National Arts Club Medal of Honor.

Steve Cozzolino

Steve Cozzolino, an award winning and distinguished industrial designer, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from the University of Notre Dame in 1993. From 1993-2000, he worked in Chicago on a wide range of projects in the consumer product, hardware, medical device, and housewares categories including Proctor & Gamble’s original Swiffer and Wet Jet Swiffer, Char-Broil Grills, and Wahl Trimmers

In 2001, Steve collaborated with Eva Zeisel on a collection for Nambe. From 2002-2006, Steve was Design Director at Karim Rashid Inc. where he worked on consumer product, cosmetic packaging, housewares, electronics, table top, furniture, and lighting projects for companies such as Alessi, Artemide, Calvin Klein, Coca-Cola, Crest, Method, Nambe, Prada, P&G, Target, Timex, Umbra and Unilever.

In 2006, Steve launched cozzolino studio LLC, a full-service product design, strategy, and branding studio: Clients include ABInBev, All-Clad, Anheuser-Busch, Cuisinart, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, Mattel, Mr. Coffee, Nambe, Oster, PepsiCo and Westcott.

Steve has received multiple "RED DOT" Design Awards, the industry's highest standard of excellence, has been featured in The New York Times and was honored by the City of New York with a 2011 "Excellence in Design" Award.  He's repeatedly won Housewares Design Awards, GIA Global Innovation Awards, "GOOD DESIGN" Awards, Italian “A” Design Awards, Spark! Awards, ID Magazine's "Design Distinction", Appliance Magazine's "Best of", and has received numerous design patents.  

Steve affirms design is a collaborative process that requires an acute awareness of market opportunities combined with diligent observation of consumer needs and behavior in order to enhance and elevate our lives on an everyday basis.

Mauricio Issam
Lead Designer & Co-Founder - ARLO SKYE, INC.

Award winning Industrial Designer and Engineer, Cum Laude honor graduate from ICESI University at Cali, Colombia. Passionate about meaningful and relevant design not only through tangible things but the impact that it could make into people and organizations. It is a passion more than just a job, an attitude that complements my lifestyle.

Rob Croft
Partner - swerve

Rob started his career at the European Headquarters of General Electric Plastics (NL) as the design manager of the Structured Product divison - producing designs for major European clients.

He left GEP to produce a line of portable audio products in Hong Kong for Philips Corporate Design, which involved everything from conceptualization through to vendor liaison in China.

In 1994, Rob was appointed as the Creative Director of Deskey Associates in New York City. He was appointed Vice President of Industrial Design at FutureBrand in 1997.

Rob founded Swerve Inc. with Martin Short in 2002 - offering innovation services and packaging graphics + industrial design resources for CPG brands. Over the last 16 years, the team has invented and developed a huge number of products and packages for international brands. The founding partners appear as inventors on more than 100 patents for their clients.

Swerve is recognized as an authority in the field of design and has previously received Good Design awards. Rob is a member of the IDSA and holds a BA in Industrial Design (Transportation), from Coventry University in England.

Alberto Mantilla
Partner - Curve ID


Giorgio Borruso

Internationally renowned Italian architect Giorgio Borruso is founder and principal of GIORGIO BORRUSO DESIGN, an award-winning multi-disciplinary design studio celebrated for its innovative architecture, interiors, and industrial design. Under his leadership, the work of the Los Angeles-based studio has been featured in over 1800 publications, receiving over 200 international awards, including the 2017 Interior Design Best of Year Award, fifteen GOOD DESIGN Awards, and six RedDot Design Awards including Best of the Best 2012. Borruso’s work has been described as experiential, sculptural, streamlined, organic, constructed utilizing unusual combinations of materials and developing strong ties with the surrounding context, and his projects have been exhibited worldwide.

Borruso is a frequent lecturer at universities and conferences globally, speaking about innovation and experiential design. National Retail Federation’s special presentation, ‘Inside the Mind of Giorgio Borruso’, with an interview by Susan Szenasy, the editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine, was presented at The Big Show 2010 conference in New York. Borruso is on the advisory board of Design:Retail magazine and has sat on the jury of numerous design competitions, such as AIA, IIDA, Architectural Record and Contract’s Interiors. Borruso has also been the subject of the television program Opening Soon: By Design and the featured guest on Designing Your Future.

Myk Lum
Principle - LDA LLC. 

Myk Lum is the founder and creative director of LDA, a product design and innovation consultancy in Irvine, California. For over 30 years, Myk has been leading the multi-disciplinary teams at LDA, working for a diverse range of clients in many fields, both here and abroad. LDA is frequently called upon to develop ground up programs spanning a wide range of services, including research, strategy, brand and product definition, user experience, Industrial Design, UX, engineering and manufacturing liaison. LDA’s work has been recognized by many awards programs and publications, and they are constantly bridging the gap between brands and consumers.

A 1985 graduate of California State University Long Beach, Myk has also co-founded several entrepreneurial ventures and has extensive experience in helping companies build and establish their brands.

Justin Norvell
Senior Vice President, Fender Products - FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION 

Creative results-oriented leader with more than 10 years of global experience in product design, commercialization, and strategic marketing management. Cross-Functional Marketing Expert with the ideal combination of creative and analytical skills, influencing global sales and marketing teams to work together and yield productive and timely results. Senior Business Developer demonstrating global success in increasing profitability, demand, and reputation of large product lines.

Joey Shimoda

Joey N. Shimoda earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. In the early years of his career, Mr. Shimoda has worked with Morphosis Architects, Peter Wilson of Buros von Bolles + Wilson in London, and Frank Gehry and Associates.

On Valentine’s Day 2000, he founded Shimoda Design Group. A studio founded on a multi-disciplined platform that seeks to bring quality design, innovation and technical excellence in projects of every scale. In addition to the core staff of fifteen, the studio has the ability to assemble an optimum team of design professionals according to each client’s needs. They include planners, landscape architects, graphic designers, lighting consultants and marketing professionals. Currently the firm has ongoing projects in Brooklyn, and Los Angeles.

Clients include: Rolex, Mikimoto, Viacom, Tishman Speyer, Bad Robot Productions, TOMS shoes, Harwood International, Worthe Real Estate Group, EVOQ Properties, Equity Commercial Properties, Bloomberg and Steelcase.

In January 2013, Mr. Shimoda was named Designer of the Year by Contract Magazine. In January 2014, Mr. Shimoda was elevated to the College of Fellows for the American Institute of Architects. In 2015, Mr. Shimoda was elevated to the College of Fellows for the International Interior Design Association. Less than 20 Designers in the United States share the distinction of Fellow as both an architect and interior designer.

Henner Jahns
Principle - GECCO VISION

Henner Jahns, an industrial designer by trade, has a long list of international design awards and successful products on the market that grossed over half a billion dollars in retail value. He founded his design company Gecco Vision Inc. in March 1996 in NYC to expand the range of his professional services. In 1999 Jahns moved to Los Angeles where he co-founded the company dTank Inc., a revolutionary furniture company that operates nationwide. He has performed awardwinning work for numerous clients in Europe and the United States. Since 2006 Henner has focused 100% on his design company Gecco Vision and the list of successful products.

Daniel Stromborg
Director of Product Design - GENSLER

Daniel joined Gensler in 2014 as the Southwest Region's Director of Product Development. He is now a Product Development Leader for the firm as a whole, having applied his insights and industry experience to inspire design teams to translate Gensler’s voice and vision into tangible products for workplace and lifestyle environments. Partnering with manufacturers, Daniel and his team help create touch points that expand the experience for which clients rely upon Gensler. He has led design teams on projects with West Elm, Zumtobel, Targetti, Knoll, Herman Miller, OXO, Boeing, Muraflex, Elizabeth Arden, RealD, and Crate & Barrel.

Of these, the Stromborg Table Collection with Knoll is most notable. Daniel’s career began with digital imaging pioneer April Greiman, focusing on brand-based design and conceptual work. From there, he collaborated with legendary product designers Richard Holbrook and Don Chadwick; and after six years at Chadwick Studio, he garnered design industry attention for opening his own studio, The Creative Common Good. Daniel has been honored with several industry and peer awards, including the “Good Design Award,” the “iF Design Award”, and “Best of NeoCon” He studied Interior Architecture at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Environmental Design at The Art Center of Design in Pasadena.

Michael Mann

Michael Mann brings invaluable perspective, expertise and insight to the design and delivery process. Having performed virtually every role during his career, he effectively assembles and directs project teams through all phases of the design/construction process.

Michael’s accomplishments are evident in his significant roster of world class buildings, totaling over 55-million-square-feet. His expert knowledge and experience in executing fast-track projects while maintaining design excellence has consistently earned Michael the deepest respect of his peers and the confidence of his clients. His projects have earned numerous AIA and other industry awards in addition to being widely published.

Michael’s distinguished professional career began at SOM, where he was Senior Designer and Team Leader for the 71-story Wells Fargo Plaza project in Houston, Texas. This early experience set the stage for his role as Project Manager throughout his career on such notable commissions as the 52-story Gas Company Tower in Los Angeles, California, the AIA-award-winning BMC Software Headquarters in Houston, Texas and the Santa Monica, California headquarters for the RAND Corporation, the great American think tank.

Michael’s recent portfolio includes the renovation and adaptive reuse of the Pen Factory and the historic Desmond Building in Los Angeles, as well as the new LEED® Platinum-certified Los Angeles Federal Courthouse, which won the AIA’s highest awards for design and sustainability.

Michael was elected to the American Institute of Architect’s distinguished College of Fellows in 2003, recognized as a leader in project execution and management.

Ted Hyman
Managing Partner - ZGF ARCHITECTS LLP.

Much of Ted Hyman’s 39-year professional career has concentrated in the areas of technical design and project delivery. He has led many of the firm’s most challenging and technologically complex projects, taking responsibility for the programming, management, coordination, production, and construction administration. Many of these projects have involved overseeing multidisciplinary teams and working with multiple client user groups in a highly collaborative manner. He has a particular passion for applying an integrated design approach, while also making the business case for building performance.

This has resulted in buildings with reduced carbon footprints, and environments that provide enhanced occupant comfort and health, bringing added value to projects where sustainability goals alone would not have achieved the same results. In 2016, Ted was one of a handful of U.S. architects invited to participate in a historic forum in China to address China’s commitment to signing the Paris Agreement and establish Zero-Net Carbon (ZNC) as a necessary and achievable goal for buildings and developments.

Carlos Amato

With over 30 years of experience in healthcare planning and design, Carlos Amato brings significant thought leadership around the future intersections between medicine and technology with design and planning to his role as Los Angeles Health Market Leader. His passion for advancing innovations in both design and care delivery is evidenced in his collaborations with leading healthcare institutions and in his mentorship of the next generation of designers through leading CannonDesign’s Healthcare Fellowship. As part of CannonDesign’s healthcare leadership core-team he currently co-leads the firm-wide Surgery / Interventional / Radiology Subject Matter Expert Team initiative.

Mr. Amato has been the Medical Planner for both small and multiple large-scale healthcare projects, each over 1 million square feet. A sought after speaker, he has presented at clinical conferences worldwide including the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago and C.A.R.S. (Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery International Congress) in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Spain.

Mr. Amato was the project director and principal planner for the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) team that pioneered designs for digital radiology environments. His team was awarded Cum Laude Awards at RSNA (Radiology Society of North America), and the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) in 2001. His work has been extensively published in imaging and multiple other trade publications.

Carlos is a past Board of Regents Board Member for the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA). He earned his Master’s degree in Architecture from Tulane University in New Orleans and holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism from Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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