2022 Forge Prize Jury
The Forge Prize Jury consists of world-renowned architecture professionals with decades of experience in practice, research, design, teaching, and publishing.
Alex Bachrach has been publisher of Architectural Record since 2015, when BNP Media acquired the brand and all of its entities. He is also the publisher of Oculus, the journal of AIA NY, through a custom publishing partnership with the chapter. Prior to this role, Bachrach was the group publisher of flooring, stone, and tile publications, organizing the Stone & Tile Pavilion at the AIA National Convention from 1995 through 2012 and co-sponsoring an AIA-accredited annual tour of Italian stone quarries and factories that offered 15 LUs annually for 15 years. Bachrach has been with BNP Media since 1994.
Evelyn Lee, FAIA
Evelyn Lee, FAIA, is the first-ever Senior Experience Designer at Slack Technologies, founder of the Practice of Architecture, and co-host of the Practice Disrupted podcast. Lee seamlessly integrates her business and architecture background with a qualitative and quantitative focus to build better experiences for the organization's employees, clients, and guests.
Lee received a Bachelor of Architecture with honors in 2002 from Drury University, where she minored in Global Studies and played on the Women’s Soccer Team. In 2003, she received her Masters of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIArc). Most recently, in 2012, Lee finished a dual Masters in Public Administration/Masters in Business Administration in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School.
A widely-published writer, Lee wrote a monthly column for Contract magazine for more than 3 years and is a frequent contributor to Architect magazine. Lee has received numerous industry awards, including the 40 Under 40 award from Building Design+Construction in 2016 and the AIA National Young Architects Award in 2014. She currently serves as the first-ever female treasurer to the AIA National Board for the 2020-2021 term.
Lee has been a featured keynote speaker, invited guest, panelist, and moderator at national design and architecture conferences including AIA National Convention, Dwell on Design, and Women in Green. Her topics focus on developing knowledge leadership, organizational change management, capacity building, stakeholder engagement, and strategic approaches to put design thinking into practice.
Lee has spent more than 15 years working with individuals, organizations, and companies who are interested in applying design thinking to their decision-making process.
Miles Nelligan is an Associate Principal at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a design studio whose practice spans the fields of architecture, urban design, installation art, multi-media performance, digital media, and print. Nelligan joined DS+R in 2007 and has over 20 years of experience in architecture.
Nelligan has been responsible for leading a broad range of activities in the office, from competitions and concept design, to programming and planning, to technical detailing for many of the studio’s most important and groundbreaking projects. Nelligan’s recent projects at DS+R include the Prior Center for Performing Arts at the College of the Holy Cross and the two Columbia University Graduate School of Business buildings in Manhattanville.
Nelligan earned his BArch and BBSc with First Class Honors from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He also holds an M.Arch from Princeton University, where he received the Howard Crosby Butler Traveling Fellowship. He has taught at Princeton and design studios at Victoria University of Wellington and has also been an invited critic at numerous institutions. He is a licensed architect in New York.