Rob Pena | perFORM 2016 Advisor

Rob Peña, Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at University of Washington and perFORM 2016 Advisor

Rob Peña is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington where he teaches architectural design studios and environmental control systems courses with an emphasis on ecological design and high-performance buildings. As Building Performance Consultant with the UW Integrated Design Lab (IDL), Rob works regionally with design teams on the development of high performance and net-zero energy buildings. Rob has worked with the Bullitt Foundation, the Miller Hull Partnership, and Schuchart Construction on the design and development of the Bullitt Center. He authored the recently published high performance building case study, “Living Proof: The Bullitt Center,” about the noted certified Living Building.

Mary Johnston | perFORM 2016 Jury Member

Mary Johnston, FAIA, Founding Partner of Johnston Architects and President of AIA Seattle

Mary Johnston, FAIA, a founding partner of Johnston Architects, believes design has the power to change lives. As a frequent juror, critic and teacher, Mary shares her ideas about ethical responsible architecture that has a story to tell about its place. Mary wears many hats as well as that of architect. She has served the City of Seattle as the chair of the Design Commission; she sits on the board of the Methow Conservancy, the Pleiades Foundation and is currently the president of AIA Seattle.


Cory Hawbecker, Senior Associate and Sustainability Coordinator at Holst Architecture

Since joining Holst Architecture in 2005, Cory has been a strong advocate for sustainable building practices. Cory was project architect on Karuna House, the first building in the world to achieve the triple crown of Minergie, Passive House PHIUS+, and LEED Platinum certifications. He is currently serving as the project architect of the One North Development; a pair of office buildings with a groundbreaking design that achieves exceptional energy efficiency through high performance enclosures and mechanical systems. Founded in 1992, Holst is an award-winning architecture and design firm that specializes in multifamily and student housing, educational facilities, commercial buildings, and hospitality.


Gladys Ly-Au Young, Principal at Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects

Gladys Ly-Au Young brings a deep understanding of sustainable design as well as sensitivity to context and place to her work. As a founding principal of Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects in Seattle, she is committed to design excellence and works closely with clients and stakeholders to help guide them through the design process, ensuring ideas are translated gracefully to drawing documents. She is adept at working on a wide range of projects and spaces, from the intimate complexities of a residence to more expansive ideas of adaptive reuse and urban design, all the while creating work that is environmentally sensitive, elegant, and functional.

Robert Hutchison | perFORM 2016 Jury Member

Robert Hutchison, Owner & Principal of Robert Hutchison Architecture

Robert Hutchison’s career has been one of simultaneous engagement in architectural practice, teaching, installations, and research. As Principal of Robert Hutchison Architecture, he designs custom homes and remodels, art studios, commercial interiors, and institutional and public works. As an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the University of Washington Department of Architecture, he teaches undergraduate and graduate design studios. Honors and awards include the 2009 Emerging Voices by the Architectural League of NY, the 2010 Creative Artists Fellowship by the Japan-US Friendship Commission & National Endowment for the Arts, and a 2008 AIA Honor Award for Washington Architecture.

Rick Moher | perFORM 2016 Jury Member

Rick Mohler, AIA, Principal, Mohler + Ghillino Architects, Associate Professor, University of Washington Department of Architecture

Rick Mohler, AIA is a principal of Mohler + Ghillino Architects in Seattle and an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington where he teaches design studio and serves as the Graduate Program Coordinator. Rick has worked for several notable firms including Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown in Philadelphia and Olson Sundberg Architects in Seattle. His work with his own firm, other firms, and independent collaborations has been recognized through winning competition entries, design awards programs and publications. He is a founding co-chair of the Seattle AIA Future Shack Program, a member of the AIA Seattle Public Policy Board and a 2016 Affiliate Fellow of the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington.

Dan Whitmore, CPHC, Building & Energy Analyst, Hammer & Hand

Dan has worked in the construction industry since 1987 as a carpenter, general contractor, builder, and consultant with additional stints as a designer and FEMA inspector. As designer, builder, and Certified Passive House Consultant in 2010 he completed one of the first Passive Houses in Washington State. Since then he has consulted on and/or built an additional twenty Passive House projects. He is also an instructor for the Passive House Institute US, co-developer of the PHIUS Builders’ Training program, Council Chair of the Passive House Alliance US, and a founding board member of Passive House Northwest.