2022 JURY CHAIR
Heather McKinney, FAIA, RID
A graduate of Stanford with a masters from Penn, Heather McKinney, FAIA, RID is the Founding Principal of McKinney York Architects, which she started in Austin in 1983. A guiding force behind the firm's design voice, her work is recognized for its understated vernacular forms and contemporary detailing. As the firm has evolved for decades from a singular designer to a truly collaborative creative studio, Heather's focus on thoughtful architecture for humanity is at the root of the firm’s ethos of Engage, Inspire and Belong.
Her own engagement has been multi-faceted. She has served- as a leader on arts and children’s advocacy boards and in the AIA as President of both AIA Austin and Texas Society of Architects. Heather has been a juror on more than a dozen AIA design awards juries and is a frequent guest critic at the University of Texas School of Architecture.
She received her “F” for design in 2008, the Tau Sigma Delta Silver Medal from Texas Tech in 2004 and the Texas Society of Architects’ Lifetime Achievement Medal in 2020. She takes her own inspiration from architecture that is respectful of the earth’s resources and is dilated to not only meeting the needs of the people that it serves but, most importantly, providing a sense of belonging. Therefore, among the skills that she most admires in other architects is close, thoughtful listening, empathy, and curiosity.
MICHAEL HSU, FAIA, IIDA
Michael Hsu, FAIA, IIDA is the founder and principal of Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, a fully integrated architecture and interior design firm. MHOA was founded in 2005 and employs 90 team members across studios in Austin and Houston, as well as staff in Dallas and Denver. MHOA is a nationally award-winning firm, including AIA Austin’s Firm of the Year in 2016.
Hsu graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and has practiced in Austin since 1998. Hsu is the Texas Society of Architects Austin Chapter Director, and a member of the UT School of Architecture’s Advisory Council. He is a Past President of AIA Austin and was elevated to AIA’s College of Fellows in 2021.
CAMILLE URBAN JOBE, AIA
Camille Jobe, AIA is a co-founder of Jobe Corral Architects, established in 2014. The firm has received national awards and publications for their attention to craft and detail in their projects. The practice starts at the scale of site and building, following through to full interiors services and custom furniture design and proto-typing.
Camille received her Bachelor of Environmental Design at Texas A&M University and Master of Architecture at UC Berkeley where she was the recipient of the Paul M Braun Fellowship as well as the AIA Certificate of Merit. She has taught design studios at UC Berkeley and The University of Texas at Austin and currently serves as the President of the AIA Austin Board of Directors.