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Commercial Jury



Dreyfuss + Blackford

A design leader in the Bay Area for over 35 years, Amy Eliot, AIA  is a cross-platform professional, with a passion for civic engagement and community building. Amy believes that design and design thinking can be primary advocacy tools in the service of social justice, environmental sustainability and strategic development. She has worked extensively with institutional, public sector, commercial and non-profit clients and is particularly adept at facilitating complex projects – including multiple stakeholder agendas, challenging budgets, community outreach, diverse funding mechanisms, and multiple entitlement needs – to successful outcomes.


Jennifer Rittler, AIA

Moody Nolan

Jennifer Rittler, AIA is an industry-leading architect with expertise in the design of sports, recreation, and student life projects.  As a Project Architect, she instills stakeholder vision into design solutions through a robust engagement process.  Playing a vital role in the project leadership, Jennifer is a firm believer in promoting wellness in diverse communities across the country.  She is an Associate Principal of Moody Nolan’s Sports & Recreation and Student Focused Facilities Studio.

She is actively involved in The American Institute of Architects (AIA), and currently serves as the first African American woman President-Elect for AIA Columbus.  She is one of the recipients of the 2022 Young Architect Award that nationally honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers.


Ralph Roesling, FAIA

Roesling Nakamura Terada, Inc.

Ralph Roesling, FAIA, is the founding partner of Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects (RNT) in San Diego, California. He has been practicing architecture and planning since 1980.

His passion is public / civic and educational architecture that elevates the spirit of a community. He has designed numerous award winning libraries, civic centers, community centers, K-12 schools and Higher Education buildings. Additionally, he enjoys the intimate design process of custom residences for interesting clients.

His projects at RNT have received local and national acclaim through more than 55 Design Awards and have been published in several design journals and a Monograph on RNT.

He has given lectures in the US, Japan, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, and Portugal. He is currently a member of the adjunct faculty at CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, California where he has been a design instructor since 2004. He has served as full time faculty and department head at NewSchool of Architecture in San Diego earlier in his career.

Residential Jury


Mathilda Bialk, AIA 

Studio E Architects

Mathilda Bialk, AIA graduated from NewSchool of Architecture + Design in 2006 with a Master of Architecture degree, and the academic honor Cum Laude. After five years of experience working on various project types and sizes at other local firms, Mathilda joined Studio E Architects in June 2007.

In 2020, Mathilda was awarded the Young Architect of the Year from AIA San Diego. She has also taught design as an adjunct professor at San Diego State University and volunteered for San Diego Architectural Foundation’s Orchids & Onions award ceremonies.

Mathilda was born in San Diego, grew up on the Central Coast of California, and the rolling hills, oak trees and ocean are in her blood. Her vacation time is often spent in Morro Bay and Borrego Springs. Her interests include her family, crochet and yoga.


Jonathan Feldman, AIA

Feldman Architecture

Jonathan Feldman, AIA, is Feldman Architecture’s Founding Partner and CEO. Since establishing the firm in 2003, he has led its development into a residential and commercial design practice recognized for creating warm, light-filled spaces with an understated modern aesthetic. Jonathan is passionate about design that solves complex problems and is committed to creating solutions that significantly improve the way we live and interact with our planet. Jonathan’s work reflects an understanding of the elemental connections between buildings and their surrounding environment, whether urban or rural. His work demonstrates that sustainability is an integral part of design, not merely an afterthought to solve a problem.

In addition to a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon, Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College, where he majored in Astronomy and English. A registered architect in California, Hawaii, Oregon, Massachusetts, and New Mexico, Jonathan enjoys sharing his knowledge of architecture and sustainable design on panels and regularly serves on competition juries for local and national design awards, as well as the AIA California’s Committee on Climate Action and Design Excellence (CCADE). He lives in San Francisco with his wife, two daughters, and an ever-increasing number of rescued animals.


Theodore Touloukian, AIA 

Touloukian Touloukian Inc.

Theodore Touloukian, AIA is the President and founder of Touloukian Touloukian Inc., an award-winning architecture and urban design firm specializing in complex and diverse building types. Ted has distinguished himself as a design leader who thinks between, across and beyond multiple disciplines. By encouraging the integration of creativity and critical thinking with project collaborators; Ted fosters an environment that develops innovative and integrated design solutions addressing our common challenges. 

‘At Touloukian Touloukian Inc., we think of ourselves as executors, in that we deliver tasks on time through our ability to lead, listen and learn. We support our team’s creativity to inspire new ways of looking at problems by being innovative within a cost model and by working quickly and thoughtfully through each assignment. We deliver clear, well-crafted graphics and written descriptions, assembled into concise documentation, born from collaborative discussions, visioning exercises, market driven concepts, urban design strategies and design reviews’.