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The internationally acclaimed CODAawards celebrate the projects that most successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.

2024 CODAawards Jurors

These distinguished thought leaders will review and select projects in ten design categories, shining a spotlight on successful collaborations between artists, design professionals, and other members of the project team.

Becky Ault

Becky Ault

As an entrepreneur and co-founder of two companies, Becky started ART Research Enterprises, Inc just as Apple in a garage in 1981 with the goal to be the very best in the  industry. In response to a growing public demand in 1998, ART Design Group was established as a team of artisans dedicated to designing and sculpting original artworks to fulfill the needs of clients.

She has been an Educator, Registered Conservator with the American Institute of Conservation, Sculptor, ART Foundry owner and philanthropist. She served on the board of the College of Art and Design, Lancaster PA. She has sculpted and cast hundreds of life size figures and animals that are permanently installed throughout the United States. Ms. Ault was presented with the Medal of Honor by the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in May of 2024.

Cheryl Catterall

Cheryl Catterall

Cheryl Catterall has built her 30-yr career on a passion for connecting people through storytelling. Her early academic and professional years as an architect and post-graduate training and practice in performance design have led her on a path where content, artists and audience interact, and technology and place are used to mediate emotion and narrative. Her recent work, through her own studio and as a creative director with Moment Factory, employs a multidisciplinary approach to elevate placetelling; engaging local culture, connecting to physical features and movement patterns, and adapting digital innovation to the evolving realities of our shared spaces. She has led the creative teams of numerous permanent and temporary installations at the overlap of privately owned, institutional, and public realm settings, with a firm belief that the intersection of disciplines and individuals is needed to push the boundaries of how we shape collective experience.

Chris T Cornelius

Chris T. Cornelius

Chris Cornelius is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of New Mexico. He is the founding principal of studio:indigenous and creates designs that dismantle stereotypes and offer a distinct vision of contemporary Indigenous culture. Cornelius’ awards include the inaugural Miller Prize from Exhibit Columbus and multiple Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards. Chris has been exhibited widely including the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale and 2023 Chicago Architecture Biennial. He was the Spring 2021, Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale University and the Spring 2024 Dean’s Visiting Professor at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Rhonda Dallas

Rhonda Dallas

Rhonda Dallas is CEO and Chief Curator at Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council and Founder of LeDae Contemporary. Rhonda is a visionary arts administrator, public art curator and creative placemaking consultant. Specializing in destination transformation, civic space and transit oriented development, Rhonda currently lead’s Prince George’s County’s Art in Public Places program and Blue Line Corridor public art and cultural asset strategy. Rhonda’s completed public art projects have garnered national recognition and strategic alliances in both the public and private sector including WMATA, MGM National Harbor and various municipalities. She is an advocate for public art initiatives that advance cultural diversity, equity, and social impact through best practices in arts and economic development, arts and wellness and arts and environmental sustainability. Rhonda is a member of AIA, Urban Land Institute Prince George’s County Product Council, Board of Visitors for Bowie State University and Board of Directors Experience Prince George’s. Rhonda received her MFA , Maryland Institute College of Arts (MICA) and BBA, Howard University, She is also an adjunct professor at BSU, visual arts program.

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Alton DuLaney

Alton DuLaney is a conceptual artist, public art curator, and television personality. For the past five years Alton has served as the Curator of Public Art and the Director of the Cultural Arts Program for Houston Airports, overseeing one of the largest collections of public art in the aviation industry, including nearly 400 works spread across three campuses. Houston Airports was recently named the World’s Best Airport Art Program by the independent auditing firm, Skytrax. Alton has exhibited his art around the world and is in important public and private collections. His performance art personae, The World’s Most Famous Gift Wrap Artist, has appeared on numerous national TV talk-shows has been a judge on several reality competition shows. Alton has a BFA from University of Texas in Austin, and an MFA from University of Houston where he also taught Public Art.

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Roger Ferris

Roger is passionate about creating artful, immersive experiences at the intersection of technology, art, and culture, and has spent 13 years leading the creative development of experiences and live events across multiple platforms and media. As Principal Creative Director for a state-of-the-art, award-winning, mixed-use public arts and entertainment district – the Discovery District in Dallas, TX – Roger has provided the vision and led the development of a broad and diverse library of immersive digital art and live event content. Roger has also led the development of fan experiences across an extensive portfolio of corporate sponsorships for some of the largest stadiums, major sports leagues, tournaments, and film festivals, as well as leading the creative development for immersive art and fan experiences for Warner Bros. Pictures, HBO, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Comics.

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Paula Hart

Paula Hart is an Australian independent artist specializing in public and participatory art. Her Lacefence was a winner in the CODAawards 2020 Commercial category. Known for her distinctive style, Paula’s work is instantly appealing; transforming and elevating places. Paula has a broad portfolio working with diverse groups from private developers, and public institutions to remote First Nations communities. A hands-on, multidisciplinary collaborator, Paula works closely with architects and design professionals to finesse artwork integration into built form. Paula brings to this panel an internationalist perspective forged from living and working in a unique, isolated part of the world.

Rodney Leon (3)

Rodney Leon

Rodney Leon Architect PLLC has an architectural background as a designer on a diversity of building types including housing, churches and transportation projects in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Leon is the designer of the African Burial Ground Memorial in New York City which is the only National Monument in the United States dedicated to the contributions of people of African descent. Mr. Leon has focused his professional efforts and developed an expertise in modern “Culturally Contextual” design, Master Planning and Mixed Use Housing Development for faith based and international development organizations. In addition, Mr. Leon has developed and is partnering with manufacturers to design and implement sustainable “Green” housing development models for emerging global economies. Mr. Leon is also currently developing a Master Planning solution for Haiti centered upon the concept of Memorialization and Re-forestation entitled “The HiBIscus Project.” In addition, Mr. Leon is involved in a professional collaboration with 3 other architects on efforts to provide transitional housing for displaced families in Haiti through an initiative entitled the "Haiti SOFTHOUSE."

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Anton Morton

Activator, innovator and agitator are words with which Anton Morton identifies. He has made it a mission to be a change-leader across the industry by advocating for process change, operating a collaboration-forward creative practice and working to help other creatives succeed with him. The Principal and Co-Founder of Kasum Manifold builds multicultural teams to address site-specific projects, consults on and commissions creative projects and administers art services for organizations, governments and studios around the globe. Anton’s creative practice is rooted in his Native American cultural beliefs and desire for greater inclusion and equity across the cultures that define a shared human experience. Recent recognitions of his collaborative practice include an AIA High Design Honor, AGC-OK Best of the Best Build Award, CODA TOP 100 and personal recognition as one of CODAworx 2024 Creative Revolutionaries.

Antonio Pio

Antonio Pio Saracino

Antonio Pio Saracino, an Italian Architect, Designer, and Artist, graduated with honors from La Sapienza University of Architecture in Rome. He won the 2007 Europalia Art Competition, representing Italy in Brussels. Saracino established his multidisciplinary design practice in New York in 2013, showcasing a diverse portfolio including residential, commercial, and museum projects. His notable works include The Guardians: two public art projects at Bryant Park in NY, along with sculptures at historic entrance of the NY-Presbyterian Hospital. Saracino's pieces are featured in collections at several museums worldwide. He received two American Architecture Awards and recognition as one of the Top Ten Italian Architects. As an Italian and United States Citizen, Saracino's dedication to design excellence continues to shape global spaces.

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Suzanne Tick

Suzanne Tick maintains a distinguished career as a CEO, textile designer, weaver, and Vedic Meditation teacher in New York City. She is currently the Creative Director at Luum and Design Partner with Skyline Design. Tick was awarded the IIDA Titan Award in 2013, inducted into the ASID College of Honorary Fellows in 2022, and Interior Design’s Hall of Fame in 2023. She is known for her intelligent and enthusiastic approach to design in evolving markets with a nod towards sustainability and wellness. Suzanne maintains a hand-weaving practice and creates fine art woven sculptures from repurposed materials. Her work has been exhibited in MoMA, Cooper Hewitt, MAD, Art Basel and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, as well as collected by private and corporate clients. Suzanne’s TedXNavesink Talk: “Weaving Trash into Treasure” presents her unique and personal approach to hand weaving. Suzanne teaches Vedic meditation at Fifth Floor Meditation, a twice-daily 20-minute practice that relieves stress and opens up the waves of your creativity. She is a board member of The Light Inside, expanding the teaching of Vedic Meditation in Rikers Island and other prison facilities in both the U.S. and Australia.

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Javier Zubiria

Javier Zubiria, Founder architect at zU-studio My name is Javier Zubiria, founder architect at zU-studio (www.zu-studio.com), an international practice currently based in Amsterdam. Since I founded zU-studio in 2018, we have been working on many international projects, from public art installations to private projects, museums, and retail spaces. My main goal as a human being is to create buildings and spaces in our cities where people can experience eudaimonia (a word invented by Aristotle meaning human fulfillment). zU-studio is currently busy building the Drift Museum and the entire hybrid building that will accommodate the museum. This will be the place where Studio Drift, the well-known Dutch art firm, will permanently show their artworks. We are busy creating a lot of different private residences, of which the one we are currently building in Santa Teresa (Costa Rica) is the most famous.

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Ilene Shaw
Founding Producer, Design Pavilion; CEO, Shaw & Co. Productions; Producer, New York by Design: Architecture TV

Ilene Shaw has devoted her career to the advocacy of good design. A design marketing consultant who conceived of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Shaw worked closely with its show management in its development, and that of Accent on Design. She leads NY NOW’s green initiative, Sustainability: Design for a Better World.  Shaw serves as a founding member of the NYCxDESIGN Board of Trustees and Steering Committee, New York City’s official design week, during which Shaw produces Design Pavilion, a 9-day cultural public event intended to increase awareness of the power of design, and NYC Design Talks, offering inspired topics by today’s most insightful design thinkers. Shaw serves on the board of trustees for DIFFA: The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS and co-founded Operation Design, creating mentorships and creative programs between architects, designers, artists and NYC public schools.