The Jury consists of Jurors appointed by the Competition Organiser.

Kuldej SINTHAWANARONG (Thailand)

(New York)

Lea Aviliani AZIZ

Kuldej Sinthawanarong is CEO and co-founder of JARKEN group of companies, a multidisciplinary design and professional business, an engineer, an interior designer, and a creative.

Over the last 12 years, Kuldej and his team have grown JARKEN into an international consultancy, which has won multiple awards with a core competency in creativity, and top-notch design expertise of over 500 residential, commercial and retail projects such as International Property Award since 2010 – 2014, IIDA (NY) since 2013, German World Festival of Interiors 2017, Hong Kong Design for Asia Awards 2017, Singapore SIDA awards 2017, etc.

A nomad whose journeys are often spontaneous, May Landau travels the world with an open heart and mind, eager to have new experiences and meet people wherever she ventures. Her designs are fresh, contemporary and often have a bit of an edge or eclectic touch inspired by the project’s location.

As design director, May oversees all stages of the design process, manages project schedules, coordinates loose furniture, fixtures and equipment, and serves as a liaison  between the client and the design team. May began her interior design career specialising  in hospitality  design, and she has since honed her talent to create such signature properties as the Mandarin Orchard Singapore and Four Seasons Sydney in Australia. Her passion for global exploration inspired her eclectic collection of ceramics, wood carvings and unique textiles from her travels, and her unique designs reflect her nomadic spirit.

As the president of Himpunan Designer Interior Indonesia (HDII) National (2015–2018) and vice president of the Asia Pacific Space Design Alliance (APSDA) (2017–2019), Lea Aviliani Aziz is also part of the Lembaga Pengembang Jasa Konstruksi (LPJK) (2004–current), International Federation of Interior Architects / Designers (IFI) (1986–current), and has also served as the vice president of KADIN Arsitek dan Desain (20122015). She was invited as speaker to numerous events and served as juror to several competitions such as the Casa Award, Jakarta.

Having studied at UCLA Extension for Design (Los Angeles) and Academy of Art Collage University, San Francisco (USA), Lea is the design consultant for Badan Ekonomi Kreatif, PT Railink and PT Transportasi Jakarta. Currently, Lea is the director/principal at PT Elenbee Dwi Panata and the interior expert for Badan Ekonomi Kreatif (BEKRAF) Office Built.

Assessment Committee

The Assessment Committee consists of the following members as appointed by the Competition Registrar:

– Robert Krups, Chief Executive Officer – Asia (BCI Media Group)

– Candice Lim,  Managing Editor, FuturArc; Business Manager, Publishing (BCI Asia)

The Assessment Committee will ensure the validity of all entries according to fulfillment of the Competition Conditions and to prepare the materials for the Jury. It has no role in judging the submissions.