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WSU Judges & Speakers

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WSU 2019 Speakers

 
 
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Kate burke

Kate Burke is a City Council Member for Spokane District 1. Originally from Spokane, the Councilwoman is committed to taking on challenges by identifying the core issues and finding practical solutions. She advocates for fair housing measures, affordable housing, citizen’s right, dignity and resources for those experiencing homelessness and efficient government to make resources and funds more effective.

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Robert Humble

With over 26 years of Building Experience, Rob leads Hybrid’s Design & Development Studio. His leadership in the firm is built on fostering a collaborative environment – bringing builders, designers, and developers together. Rob’s focus, at every level of construction, is to foster the growth of urbanism through affordable, sustainable, and livable strategies. Hybrid is fueled by this built on Research-Oriented Strategies of Hybrid, bringing innovative ideas to the design & construction process.

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matt collins

Matt Collins is a principal architect at Uptic Studios in Spokane, WA. A native of Eastern Washington and graduate of WSU, Matt leads an innovative design firm that investigates people, place and purpose through design. Uptic is a multi-disciplinary team that believes that design has the ability to enhance, alter and positively impact the quality of life and society.

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jennifer wallace

Jennifer Wallace is Executive Director of Palouse Habitat for Humanity in Moscow, Idaho. She has a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry as an advocate for affordable housing.

WSU 2019 Judges

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Robert Humble

With over 26 years of Building Experience, Rob leads Hybrid’s Design & Development Studio. His leadership in the firm is built on fostering a collaborative environment – bringing builders, designers, and developers together. Rob’s focus, at every level of construction, is to foster the growth of urbanism through affordable, sustainable, and livable strategies. Hybrid is fueled by this built on Research-Oriented Strategies of Hybrid, bringing innovative ideas to the design & construction process.

 
 
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John Morefield

John Morefield was most recently a Architect with Jackson Main Architecture in Seattle, Washington focusing on transit oriented, affordable, urban infill, at the speed and efficiency of #modularconstruction. Morefield has been focused on trying to stack the boxes better and higher. He is always up for a spirited conversation about the role Architects play in today's political climate, where affordable housing is first on every mayors ticket.

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Randy Teal

Randall Teal, an Associate Professor and Head of the Architecture Program at the University of Idaho, is a writer, teacher, painter and designer. Randall has taught at University of Oregon, Southern University, and at Tampere University in Finland; he is the Owner and Principal of Teal Studio which specializes in small-scale design interventions. Randall’s pedagogical and research interests are in design fundamentals and architectural theory with a significant influence from Continental thought; he teaches theory courses and architectural design studios at all levels.

His writing focuses primarily on the pedagogy of creative thinking and aims to understand and promote situated dialogue between critical architectural thinking and the built environment.

 
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jennifer wallace

Jennifer Wallace is Executive Director of Palouse Habitat for Humanity in Moscow, Idaho. She has a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry as an advocate for affordable housing.

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Tommy Taffazoli

Dr. Mohammadsoroush (Tommy) Tafazzoli is an assistant professor in the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University. Tommy has his bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, his master’s in Transportation Engineering and his PhD in Construction Management.

In Addition to his academic experience, Tommy has been involved in different teaching activities since 2003. Tommy’s construction industry background comes from his international experience serving as a part-time field engineer when he was doing his bachelor’s degree between 2005 and 2008. Additionally, he has served as an estimator and a construction management assistant between 2008 and 2011.

 
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Kate burke

Kate Burke is a City Council Member for Spokane District 1. Originally from Spokane, the Councilwoman is committed to taking on challenges by identifying the core issues and finding practical solutions. She advocates for fair housing measures, affordable housing, citizen’s right, dignity and resources for those experiencing homelessness and efficient government to make resources and funds more effective.