2020 Forge Prize Jury
The Forge Prize Jury consists of world-renowned architecture professionals with decades of experience in practice, research, design, teaching, and publishing.
Rebekah Gandy, AIA, LEED AP - Project Architect, Gensler
Rebekah Gandy is a project architect at Gensler. In her 11 years of professional experience, she has served multiple market sectors, including civic, higher education, and science technology. Gandy actively incorporates new industry ideas in all of her projects.
Gandy co-founded and serves as Chair of the Christopher Kelley Leadership Design Program (CKLDP) at her local AIA Houston chapter. She has also dedicated time as program chair for Women in Architecture (WiA) Houston, as an Architecture Construction Engineering (ACE) mentor, and as a speaker at the Texas Society of Architects annual conference.
Matt Dumich, FAIA - Principal and Workplace Studio Leader, SmithGroup
Matthew Dumich, FAIA is a principal at SmithGroup in Chicago. A dynamic leader and consensus builder, he is known for his collaborative design approach and ability to execute complex, high-performance projects, totaling over 10,000,000 sq. ft constructed worldwide to date.
Dumich served as the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago Board president and is the co-founder of Bridge, a leadership program that pairs young architects with FAIA mentors. In 2019, AIA President William J. Bates, FAIA appointed Dumich to lead the National Emerging Professional Task Force. Dumich also serves on the board of trustees for the Chicago Architecture Center.
Additional honors for his leadership and service include inclusion in 2015 Crain's Chicago Business 40 Under 40, 2013 AIA National Young Architects Award, 2012 AIA Chicago Dubin Family Young Architect Award, and 2011 Building Design + Construction 40 Under 40.
David Sadinsky - Partner and Design Director, Turner Exhibits
As a designer with over 25 years of experience, David Sadinsky has held leadership roles at NBBJ in Seattle and was a founding member of Uni-Systems, a kinetic design firm in Minneapolis. He has led multi-disciplinary teams of architects and engineers to form artistic and effective solutions to complex problems. In addition to leading the construction of the Amazon Spheres, he has designed skyscrapers, theaters, and operable roofs for stadiums. With patents in kinetic design and industrial processes, David has led projects for Amazon, Microsoft, The Boeing Company, the Houston Astros, American Airlines, and the Pacific Science Center. His work can be seen in New York, Moscow, Tel Aviv, and Seattle.