Alexander Briseno, with partner Jonathan Solomon, is co-editor/publisher of 306090: Journal of Emergent Architecture + Design, an independent, nonprofit publication dedicated to the work and writing of young designers and students. The journal is based in New York City, where Alex also holds a design position at Pompei A.D., a multidisciplinary firm that focuses on the design and branding of retail environments such as Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Mavi. Alex earned his M.Arch ('01) and Bachelor of Science in architecture ('96) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also attended Lawrence Technological University and SCI-Arc's now-defunct school in Vico Morcote, Switzerland (currently owned by Research Institute for Experimental Architecture). Alex has been a guest critic at Princeton University as well as the University of Michigan. He will begin taking the ARE this summer.

Betsey Olenick Dougherty, FAIA, is a partner in the architectural firm of Dougherty + Dougherty in Costa Mesa, Calif. The firm, a woman-owned small business, specializes in the unique design of high-tech educational and institutional facilities. Of particular pride are innovative energy efficient, sustainable and award-winning projects. Betsey is dedicated to the advancement of the quality of life in America. Her history of public advocacy began as a student at Berkeley, earning her undergraduate and master’s degree in architecture in the early 1970s. Her long career at local, state and national levels has provided a broad perspective toward representation advocacy and implementation. She is a member of the IDP Implementation Task Force with the California Architects Board. As a national officer and board member with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), she has actively participated in a continual process of progressive review, action, member involvement and advocacy. She currently serves as Vice Chancellor of the AIA College of Fellows, and will become Chancellor in 2004. As Vice Chancellor, Betsey is the College of Fellows' liaison to the AIA Young Architects Forum (YAF).

Kristen Richards is editor-in-chief/founder of and editor-in-chief of OCULUS, the magazine/webzine of AIA New York. She is also the author of the 1999 book, Retail and Restaurant Spaces--An International Portfolio, foreword by David Rockwell, which was reissued in soft-cover in February 2002. Kristen has been involved in the architecture and design industry since 1980, starting out as founder and executive director of National Art Source and Services (originally Kristen Richards Gallery), a complete art resource for architecture and design professionals. In 1989, Kristen joined the now-defunct Interiors magazine as the special project coordinator for the restoration of the Villa Aurelia at the American Academy in Rome. She remained with the magazine for ten years as News Editor and feature writer, and also freelanced as a journalist and photographer for national and international design and business publications. Kristen is fluent in Italian and French (and has a smattering of Russian), which has proven invaluable in her editorial outreach.

Kate Schwennsen, FAIA, is an associate professor and associate dean of the College of Design at Iowa State University, where her focus areas include design practice and the evolution of the architectural profession. She is currently serving as one of three 2003 AIA National Vice Presidents and was recently awarded the 2002 NCARB Presidential Medal for Distinguished Service in recognition of her contributions to NCARB, the architectural profession, and the public. Previously, Kate served in numerous other leadership roles, including as chair of the NCARB Committee on Education, a representative of NCARB on the 2000 NAAB Validation Conference Task Force, a member of the Iowa Board of Architectural Examiners, and president of AIA Iowa. Her professional experience includes tenures with Des Moines-based Bloodgood Architects and Planners as well as Engelbrecht and Griffin Architects, PC.


The following individuals were all in attendance at the 2002 National Summit on Architectural Internship. In the months that followed the Summit, they have worked together to create the intellectual framework for this essay competition.

Ellen Scanlan Cathey is Director of Education for the AIA in Washington, DC. With degrees in English and architecture, she has extensive editing experience, and previously served as editor-in-chief of ACSA News.

John Czarnecki is an associate editor with Architectural Record magazine in New York City. While in graduate school, he served as the editor-in-chief of Crit, the journal of the AIAS.

John Edwards practices architecture with SMB Architects in Washington, DC. Previously, he served as a project manager, editor, and interim executive director for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).

Larry Fabbroni is the 2002-2003 National President of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) in Washington, DC.

R. Todd Gabbard is currently a Master of Architecture candidate at the University of Florida, a graduate teaching assistant in design, and an intern architect for Brame Architects in Gainesville.

Brian Grieb is an assistant project manager with SHW Group Architects + Engineers in Maryland. He is also an adjunct lecturer at his alma mater, the University of Maryland.

Matt Ostanik is an intern architect at Frevert-Ramsey-Kobes Architects-Engineers in West Des Moines, IA. Matt serves as chair of the competition planning committee.

Casius Pealer is co-founder of ArchVoices and currently a Juris Doctorate candidate at the University of Michigan Law School.

Adrianne Steichen is an intern architect with Loving & Campos Architects in Walnut Creek, Calif. She is also co-chair of the Bay Area Young Architects (BAYA) and serves on the IDP Coordinating Committee (IDPCC).

Ann Marie Taheny is an intern architect with HMC Group Architecture. She has contributed to various publications on topics of architectural student and intern news, events, and related issues facing the profession.

John Cary, Jr. is co-founder and executive director of ArchVoices and a PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley. He writes for a variety of publications, and served as the 1999-2000 Crit Editor-in-Chief.