The Jury

The jury shall represent the highest possible level of expertise in the field of daylight research and daylight architecture, including relevant and comprehensive knowledge of the international scientific and architectural world. In terms of merit, recognition and knowledge, the members are expected to be outstanding and highly respected by the international community.

The jury comprises at least six and no more than nine members. The jury should have members from at least three different countries and should not have more than two members from the same country – not counting former laureates of The Daylight Award.

The jury shall represent the highest possible level of expertise in the field of daylight research and daylight architecture, including relevant and comprehensive knowledge of the international scientific and architectural world. In terms of merit, recognition and knowledge, the members are expected to be outstanding and highly respected by the international community.

The jury comprises at least six and no more than nine members. The jury should have members from at least three different countries and should not have more than two members from the same country not counting former laureates of The Daylight Award.

Meet the jury

MARILYNE ANDERSEN (Chair of the jury 2018)

Marilyne Andersen, Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL) and Co-Founder of OCULIGHT dynamics Sàrl.

Marilyne Andersen is a Full Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies and Dean of the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering of EPFL (ENAC). She is heading the Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design (LIPID) that she launched in the Fall of 2010. Before joining EPFL as a faculty, she was an Assistant Professor then Associate Professor tenure-track in the Building Technology Group of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning and the Head of the MIT Daylighting Lab that she founded in 2004.

Marilyne Andersen owns a Master of Science in Physics and specialized in daylighting through her PhD in Building Physics at EPFL in the Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory (LESO) and as a Visiting Scholar in the Building Technologies Department of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California.

Her research focuses on building performance in the architectural context in general, and the use and optimization of daylight in buildings in particular. Specific topics she has been working on include: visual and thermal comfort; design tools in the early stages of the design process; goal-driven approaches in design; performance visualization; design implications of effects of light on circadian photoreception and health; advanced glazing and shading systems, daylight redirecting devices; video-based approaches in photometry.

Laureate of The Daylight Award 2016 for Daylight Research and Chair of The Daylight Award Jury 2018.


Associate professor of Biology and Medicine , University of Lausanne, Ophthalmic Hospital Jules Gonin, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Aki Kawasaki is a clinical neuro-ophthalmologist, associate professor of biology and medicine at the University of Lausanne and director of the clinical and experimental pupil lab at the Hôpital Ophthalmique Jules Gonin in Switzerland. Professor Kawasaki has been involved in research using the pupil response to light as a marker of retinal light processing for over 20 years. She has helped to pioneer the pupil response as a biomarker of melanopsin light reception in the clinical domain. She has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, several book chapters and a textbook of neuro-ophthalmology. She is currently editor of Frontiers in Neuro-Ophthalmology, associate editor for Acta Ophthalmologica and section editor for Current Neurology and Neuroscience Report. Aki Kawasaki has regularly directed courses at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Neurology, and the Association for European Vision and Eye Research. In addition, she is an invited lecturer and guest speaker for many national ophthalmologic and neurologic societies.

She has served on various national and international ophthalmologic and research committees and is Past President of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER) and member of the Advisory Board for the International Council of Ophthalmology editor of Frontiers in Neuro-ophthalmology.

Member of The Daylight Award Jury 2016 & 2018.


Fellow and Director, Global Light Design Leader, Arup, London, United Kingdom.

Florence Lam is an Arup Fellow and Director of Ove Arup & Partners. She is based in London and leads Arup’s global lighting design practice. She graduated in Engineering at the University of Cambridge before embarking on a postgraduate study in ‘Light and Lighting’ at the Bartlett School of Architecture when joining the firm in 1989. Her particular expertise in daylight, visual perception and holistic lighting approach play a key role in many of her projects, from museums to airports, bridges to city precincts all over the world.

Florence Lam has a strong interest in visual light art as a lighting designer and has collaborated with a number of artists and architects on public realm projects including Anish Kapoor’s ArcelorMittal Orbit in London and the World’s Largest Timepiece along Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich.

Other projects of significance include the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Beijing Capital International Airport and Stonecutters Bridge in Hong Kong. Florence was also responsible for delivering a range of lighting projects for the London Olympic Games 2012.

Florence Lam was named the Lighting Designer of the Year at the UK Lighting Design Awards in 2013. She is also the recipient of the Lighting Award from the Society of Light and Lighting in 2014.

Member of The Daylight Award Jury 2016 & 2018.


Professor and vice dean at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich and founding partner of the interdisciplinary design practice Urban-Think Tank (U-TT), Switzerland, Venezuela.

After studying in Vienna and New York, he and Alfredo Brillembourg founded their architecture and design firm Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) 1998 in Caracas. Starting in 2007, Klumpner has been a guest professor at the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, Columbia University, where he co-founded the Sustainable Living Urban Model Laboratory (S.L.U.M. Lab) with Alfredo Brillembourg. Together they hold the chair for Architecture and Urban Design at the Swiss Institute of Technology (Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule, ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland.

As co-principles of U-TT, Klumpner and Brillembourg have received numerous awards such as the 2010 Ralph Erskine Award of the Royal Swedish Ass. of Architects, the 2011 Holcim Gold Award for Latin America, and the 2012 Holcim Global Silver Award for innovative contributions to ecological and social design practices. The 2012 Venice Biennale of Architecture Golden Lionand the 2016 International Architecture Award of the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.

Their built work includes the Vertical Gimnasium in Chacao, Metro-Cable in San Augustin and the School for Autistic Children in Valle Arriba, all Caracas. Currently under construction is the Music School in Sao Paulo / Brasil, the Fabrica de Cultura in Barranquilla / Colombia and a large scale housing project in the township of Kaylisha in Capetown / South Africa.

Brillembourg and Klumpner curated the 2015-16, UABB Bi-City Biennale on Urbanism in Hong-Kong and Shenzhen / China.

Member of The Daylight Award Jury 2016 & 2018 and Chair of the jury 2016.


Founder of the cross-disciplinary design firm James Carpenter Design Associates, US.

James Carpenter has worked at the intersection of art, architecture and engineering for nearly 50 years, advancing a distinctive vision based on the use of natural light and glass as the foundational elements of the built environment. Carpenter founded the cross-disciplinary design firm James Carpenter Design Associates in 1979 to support the application of these aesthetic principles to large-scale architectural projects. In 2012, Carpenter and Reid Freeman, AIA, established Architecture Operations D.P.C. in order to provide clients with a comprehensive architectural service portfolio.

Carpenter has also co-founded Carpenter Norris Consulting, which develops custom daylighting systems for architectural structures that reduce reliance on electrical lighting; and Carpenter/Lowings Architecture and Design, based in the United Kingdom.

Carpenter has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, including an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. He holds a degree in architecture and sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and was a Loeb Fellow of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

Member of The Daylight Award Jury 2016 & 2018.


Professor of Sustainable Design, The Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (Nationality: Netherlands).

Koen Steemers is an architect and environmental design specialist, who was listed as one of the “top 50 most influential people in UK sustainability” by the journal ‘Building Design’. He has been Head of Department of Architecture (2008-14) and Head of Research as the Director of the Martin Centre at Cambridge (2003-08), where he obtained his Masters (1988) and PhD (1992). Koen’s expertise is based on being a registered architect (has practiced in the UK and Germany, and is a founding Director of CH+W Design); environmental design consultant (as Director of Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd and collaborator with Richard Rogers Partnership and other international practices); consultant to UN-HABITAT; President of PLEA (Passive and Low Energy Architecture international association); Guest Professor at Chongqing University, China and at Kyung Hee University, Korea. Koen has extensive architectural research assessment experience, including two stints on the UK Government’s research reviews (RAE2008 and REF2014) and as deputy Chair of the Hong Kong Research Assessment Panel 2014. He is currently on the UK Green Building Council “Healthy Homes” task group.

Koen Steemers’ research activities are focused on the environmental and daylighting performance of buildings and cities – with a particular interest in human perception and behaviour – which are the topics of funded projects and his PhD students. He has worked on research projects valued at over £20m, supervised 35 PhD students and published over 200 scientific papers and books. He currently heads a research group of a dozen academics and research students called “Behaviour and Building Performance”. His books include, amongst others, “Daylight Design of Buildings” (with Baker) (image attached) and “Daylighting in Architecture” (with Baker and Fanchiotti).

Member of The Daylight Award Jury 2016 & 2018.


Professor and dean emeritus at the Institute of Architecture, studio B3, Oslo, Norway.

Per Olaf Fjeld is a professor at the Institute of Architecture, studio B3. He was the Dean of AHO from 1992 to 1998 and during this period was appointed to Sverre Fehn’s professorship upon his retirement. He has been internationally active in relation to architectural education, and has held various positions in relation to this work. He has divided his time between teaching, practice, and writing. He has lectured at numerous prestigious universities world-wide, as well as several visiting professorships abroad.

Per Olaf Fjeld studied architecture at Washington State University and University of Pennsylvania in Louis I Kahn’s Masterclass where he graduated in 1973. Returning to Norway Per Olaf Fjeld worked together with Architect Sverre Fehn. In 1975 he started his own practice together with Emily Randall Fjeld in 1975, and has built a number of houses and other medium size projects. As professor of the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Fjeld has written a number of books and articles on architecture, among them several books about Pritzker Prize-winner Sverre Fehn.

Per Olaf Fjeld is a frequent member of competition juries and advisory committees. He has been a European Association of Architectural Education (EAAE) Council Member since 2002, and elected President of the EAAE between 2005-2008

Member of The Daylight Award Jury 2016 & 2018.


Senior Advisor for Building Science at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, US.

Stephen Selkowitz is a Senior Advisor for Building Science, after spending over 30 years as leader of the Windows and Daylighting Group and Head of the Building Technologies Department. As an internationally recognized expert on glass technology, window technologies, façade systems, and daylighting, he collaborates with R&D teams worldwide. He has been particularly focused on accelerating the creation and market adoption of innovative technologies, systems and design methods to promote sustainable building design. He is a frequently invited speaker to industrial and professional groups on many aspects of building technologies and commercial building energy efficiency, and is the author/co-author of over 170 publications, 3 books and holds 2 patents.

Stephen Selkowitz was the Principal Investigator for the new LBNL program to design and build FLEXLAB, a series of four testbeds to explore and quantify integrated building systems performance. He served on the Board of Directors of the National Fenestration Rating Council, and currently serves on the Board of the Attachment Energy Rating Council, and the scientific advisory board of a number of sustainability initiatives such as the Green Lights Daylighting Program in New York City, and the Zero Emissions Building program in Norway. In 2012 he was the recipient of the first LBNL Lifetime Achievement Award for Societal Impact and won McGraw Hill/ENR’s 2014 Award of Excellence for “relentlessly working to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings and for moving the nation towards better building performance.” Before joining LBNL he was a principal in a consulting engineering firm and taught courses in Environmental Controls and Alternative Energy Systems. Selkowitz holds a BA in Physics from Harvard College and an MFA in Environmental Design from California Institute of the Arts.

Member of The Daylight Award Jury 2016 & 2018.