2020 JURY CHAIR
Marc Appleton is the founding Principal of Appleton Partners LLP--Architects, with offices in Santa Monica and Santa Barbara, California. He received a B.A. honors degree in English from Harvard College (1968) and a Master of Architecture degree from The Yale School of Architecture (1972.)
His design work has received many awards and has been widely published in Architectural Digest, Town and Country, Sunset and other periodicals. He is one of only four designers who were consistently named among Architectural Digest's top 100 designers from 1991-2016.
Among the books he has written, published or contributed to are Rexford Newcomb's Mediterranean Domestic Architecture in the United States (Acanthus,1999), George Washington Smith: An Architect's Scrapbook (Tailwater, 2001), California Mediterranean (Rizzoli, 2007), New Classicists (Images, 2008), Casa del Herrero (Rizzoli, 2009), Robert Winter's Myron Hunt at Occidental College (Tailwater, 2012), the series Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940 (Tailwater/Angel City Press, 2016-2020) and Ranches: Home on the Range in California (Rizzoli, 2016.)
Ankie Barnes is a founder and principal architect at BarnesVanze Architects. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Barnes graduated the University of Witwatersrand with a Bachelors in Architecture and Yale University with a Masters in architecture. Trained in both traditional and modern architecture, Barnes has a passion for merging traditional design with advanced technologies. Named a member of the AIA College of Fellows for his contributions to the profession, Barnes also serves on the board of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA), the Design Leadership Network (DLN), the Lutyens Trust and is a co-founder of the Whisky Watercolor Club.
Michael G. Imber, Architects, PLLC
Michael is the principal architect of Michael G. Imber, Architects, PLLC, a modern classical design firm based in San Antonio, Texas, recognized for a body of work that is strong in historic sentiment yet modern in its execution.
Michael has been honored with numerous local and national design awards, notably being honored with the lifetime Arthur Ross Award. He was inducted into the American Institute of Architects' College of Fellows as well as being honored with the Texas Society of Architects' William W. Caudill, FAIA award for his achievements as a young architect and for his contributions to the American Institute of Architects.
Michael is equally known for his idyllic ranch and country houses throughout Texas and the western United States as for his for his coastal residences and luxury resorts around the world receiving much recognition for their sensitivity to culture, landscape, material, and craft.