The jury will meet at the von Liebig Arts Center on Saturday, March 4th, 2006 from 10AM to 4PM.


Heather Alhadeff, AICP       Planner - Director, DTMA of Central Atlanta Progress

Matthew Kragh, AIA            Architect, AIA Florida Southwest President, UAC Vice President

Chet Hunt                            Planner - City of Naples Community Redevelopment Agency

Alex Pezeshkan                  City of Naples CRAAB representative

Sam Noe, AICP                   Planner - City of Naples Planning Advisory Board

Jon Kukk, AIA                     Architect, City of Naples Design Review Board

Rick Armalavage                Development Consultant, Armalavage and Associates



Jury Biographies:


Heather Alhadeff, AICP, Guest Juror


Heather Alhadeff, AICP, is Director, Downtown Transportations Management Association of Central Atlanta Progress. Prior to this

position, Heather served as Senior Planner for the Transportation Planning Division of the Atlanta Regional Commission. She has also served as Community Planner for the Federal Highway Administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation, performing Federal oversight, conducting Transportation Planning Process Reviews, and providing technical assistance and advice for MPOs throughout Georgia. And, she worked at the Atlanta City Council to focus efforts and plan for non-motorized transportation options in Atlanta. Her first "official" Planning job was at the Midtown Alliance, which she landed through the DPAUS internship program. Heather is a native Atlantan who received her B.S. in Urban Policy Studies followed by her MCP from Georgia Tech in May 2000.  In 2004, Heather accepted the Pedestrian Project Award for Partnerships for her work in Downtown Atlanta.


Matthew Kragh, AIA, AIA Florida Southwest President


Matthew Kragh, AIA is a principal architect and partner at Architectural Network Inc.; a twenty-four person firm based on 5th Avenue

South in Naples, Florida.  At Architectural Network, Matthew is responsible for the planning and design of a wide range of projects from mixed use and commercial developments to successful traditional neighborhood designs.  Matthew has been with Architectural Network for the past eight years where he has been an integral leader in the design and development of 15 design and honor awards from the American Institute of Architects.  In 2004, Matthew was named one of Naples "Forty under Forty" by Gulfshore Business, and Humanitarian of the Year by AIA Florida Southwest.Before Matthew joined Architectural Network in 1998, he was published in an architectural book called by the firmís name Murphy/Jahn for being a part of that team which created the Duetsch Post, Halo Office Building, and the Sony Center mixed use development in Berlin.  While at Architectural Network, Matthew has helped lead the design industry in Southwest Florida by maintaining a key role in the development of several key community changing projects.Besides his professional work, Matthew finds time to benefit the community at large.  Matthew currently serves as Vice President to the United Arts Council of Collier County and President of the Southwest Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.


Chet Hunt, City of Naples Community Redevelopment Agency


Chet Hunt is the new Community Redevelopment Manager for the City of Naples and works out of the City Managerís Office at City  Hall.  Before coming to Naples he was employed with the City of Cape Coral, Florida where he served as the Executive Director of Cityís Community Redevelopment Agency for 5 years where he directed the completion of the Downtown Master Plan and the corresponding Land Development Codes, which resulted in approximately five hundred million dollars in new development being proposed for downtown.  He is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan with a degree in Business Administration.   He also attended the Master Program in Urban Planning at Wayne State University and Preservation Planning at Eastern Michigan University.  His experience includes 25 years in the field of community and economic development including a considerable background in the development of single family and multifamily affordable housing.  Mr. Hunt was President of Hunt & Associates, LLC, a development and consulting firm specializing in downtown planning and development.  He was also the Director of Technical Assistance & Training for Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development while in the state of Tennessee.  He also worked with the city of Wyandotte Michigan for approximately12 years in the fields of Historic Preservation, Community Development and Economic development.  


Alexander Pezeshkan, City of Naples CRAAB


Alexander Pezeshkan a native to Naples currently works with Armalavage & Associates, Inc. a firm specializing in property appraisal and real estate market analysis.  Prior to this position, Alexander graduated from Curry College in Boston, Massachusetts with a B.S. degree in Business Management & Administration.  He currently serves his community by his involvement on many boards and civic organizations throughout the county such as: the City of Naples Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board, Community School of Naples Angle Ball fundraising, and Sheriff Hunters Citizens Complaint Review Panel.  There isnít a day that goes by that Alex is not thinking about ways on improving Naples and making it a better place for all residents and tourists alike.


Samuel V. Noe, AICP City of Naples, Planning Advisory Board


Sam Noe (AB, Princeton University; B Arch., North Carolina State University; M. Arch. In Urban Design, Harvard University) was Professor of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Cincinnati from 1963 through 1996.  He has also served as a visiting professor at universities in Turkey, Pakistan and India.  During his academic career he taught a wide range of planning and design courses.  He also served as Co-director of the Universityís Joint Center for GIS and Spatial Analysis, and was instrumental in founding an interdisciplinary program in historic preservation.  In Cincinnati, Noe maintained an active planning and urban design practice.  His projects were primarily focused on university planning, community renewal, housing, and legislation for environmental and historic preservation.  He also served on the cityís planning commission and various other civic boards.  In Naples he has served on the Collier County Committee for Community Character, and on the City of Naples Planning Advisory Board.  In the latter capacity he initiated the planning effort leading up to this competition.  Noe has also worked as a consultant to clients in Turkey, Greece and Indonesia.  He has held three Senior Fulbright-Hays Awards and has lectured at various universities, conferences and to public audiences throughout the world.


Jon Kukk, AIA, City of Naples Design Review Board


Jon Kukk, AIA is currently president of Kukk Architecture & Design, P.A.; a five person full service firm focusing on high end residential design projects throughout South Florida.  Recently the firm has expanded internationally, following new project opportunities in Costa Rica and the Bahamas.  After graduating from Cornell University (B.Arch í91), Jon relocated to Naples, Florida from his home state of Ohio.  Prior to founding Kukk Architecture & Design he was involved in numerous local commercial and residential developments as an architect with David Humphrey & Associates and then as President and owner of Kukk, Selck & Slawson Architects (K2S).   Jon has continually given back to the community both personally and professionally.  Jon currently serves as Vice Chairman of the City of Naples Design Review Board and was involved in the creation of the Design Review Handbook.  Jon is a past president of AIA Florida Southwest and has served as a state director of Florida AIA.  Jon has been a Rotarian since 1992 serving as past board member of the Gulfshore Rotary Club, A Paul Harris Fellow, and President of Rotoract.   He has also served as a board member of the Multiple Sclerosis Societyís MS Walk and was inducted into their Class of 2000. Jon continues serving as an Alumni interviewer for Admissions to the Cornell College of Art, Architecture and Planning as well as serving on the Alumni Council for Phillips Academy Andover.

Rick Armalavage, Armalavage and Associates


Rick's Biography goes here......