Westleigh Harper, AIA

2022 Design Awards Jury Announced

AIA Richmond is pleased to announce the jury for the 2022 Design Awards. The jury will be chaired by Westleigh Harper, AIA.

The program is accepting entries through 6 p.m. on Aug. 22.


Westleigh Harper, AIA | Chair
Westleigh Harper is a Cleveland-based architect and 2005 graduate of Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design. In 2011 he co-founded the award-winning design studio Horton Harper Architects and is an acting principal and designer. In 2019 he lectured at AIA Columbus (OH) about the studio’s work to date, and in 2015 at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative on the transition from young architect to creating and managing a contemporary, design-forward architecture studio. He has acted as guest design critic at KSU and the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University, while also having served as Adjunct Professor at Ursuline College. He presently sits on the Board of Directors for the Cleveland public space + art organization LAND Studio.

Clifford Benjamin Herring
Clifford Benjamin Herring is the Principal Designer at PAADG Studio where he specializes in visualizations and architectures for public good. Ben has spoken at various universities and conferences on topics ranging from design theory, to distributive justice, the future of public space and digital craft in contemporary design. Ben was administered various honors at Ball State University where he received degrees in Architecture and Economics. He has previously served as a board member for PBS and NPR member stations in Southern Indiana. He presently serves on the board of the Refresh Collective (formerly known as the Fresh Camp), and as the coordinator of the organization known as MOOS (Making Our Own Space). Ben has worked alongside various notable design teams such as MASS Design Group, Hood Design Studio, Seventh Hill Design, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, Local Projects, Stantec Urban Places, Agnes Studio, and LAND Studio.

Michael Horton, AIA
Michael Horton is the co-founder and principal of Horton Harper Architects. He is a registered architect in Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin. He previously served as Adjunct Professor at Kent State University where he taught undergraduate design studios. He has lectured at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and served as a guest speaker for the both the Cleveland & Columbus chapters of the American Institute of Architects. His work has received multiple AIA Design Awards at the local, state and national level. Michael holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Kent State University where he also received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

Kerry V. Sandoval
Kerry V. Sandoval is a Senior Associate with Adam Jordan Architecture in Water Mill, New York. Kerry has held an associate professor position in the Faculty of Architecture and Interior Design at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador where her research, writing, and vertical studios mainly focused on the applied cultural value and agenda of materials and how that value affects architecture and the built environment. She has studied, taught and practiced architecture in Vancouver, Canada, Quito, Ecuador, Sag Harbor, New York, and Cleveland, Ohio. Her architecture degrees are from The Ohio State University and the University of British Columbia. She currently serves as a voting member of the Cleveland Planning Commission Near West Design Review Committee.

Kelly Stinson, AIA
Kelly Stinson is an Associate Principal with studioTECHNE|architects, an award-winning architecture firm based in Cleveland, Ohio focusing on thoughtful inquiry, design, and planning to support and connect people. Kelly is a LEED accredited professional and a licensed architect in the State of Ohio. For seven years, she served as an adjunct professor at Kent State University teaching various community-focused design studios and worked closely with leadership on curriculum development. Kelly continues to act a visiting critic for the University for Interior Design and Architecture studios. Currently Kelly mentors early career professionals for AIA Cleveland’s Connect Program and The Winner’s Circle – a professional society of dedicated female front-runners looking to advance the workforce for the benefit of all women. Kelly is a graduate of the 2018 Cleveland Bridge Builders class and serves as an advisory committee member. In addition to navigating TECHNE’s clients through large-scale projects, Kelly celebrates and guides the firm’s unique culture, manages the business aspects of the office, and thoughtfully engages their staff in the implementation of design strategies. Kelly received a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Kent State University and participated in the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Learning Environments for Tomorrow.

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