2022 Symposium – Jury

2022 Symposium – Jury

Marco Imperadori, Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Owner of the chair of Technological Design and Innovation and Rector’s Deputy for internationalization programs.




Marianna Rotilio earned her Ph.D. in EU Building-Architectural Engineering in 2011 and currently working as senior researcher at the Department of Civil, Construction-Architecture, Environmental Engineering of the University of L’Aquila, Italy.  Her research has been focused on issues relating to building production and components,  and in particular it  was directed towards the analysis of the hygrothermal behavior of masonry and monitoring of components and construction elements in building, also in a multidisciplinary key; to technologies and processes for the reuse, re-manufacturing and recycling of products, components and materials and the definition of new materials and new technologies for safety. Finally, her research has been focused on the rationalized management of the on-site construction process and worker safety. The field of study is mainly that relating to historical and particularly complex contexts, also through the use of intelligent and innovative systems. During her research career, she published over one hundred papers and partecipated in several conferences to present her research.

Toshiki Hirano, is an architectural designer based in Tokyo and he serves as Co-Director of the SEKISUI HOUSE – KUMA LAB at the University of Tokyo. Hirano holds a Bachelor’s degree from Kyoto University and received his Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University, where he was awarded the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize. He is a licensed architect and holds a PhD from the University of Tokyo. Hirano represents the new generation of design in Japan, focusing on the use of synthetic/digital materials and their uncanny qualities, enhanced by his interest in philosophy.


Jette Birkeskov Mogensen, Associate Partner and Office Director in Aarhus studio of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, and since 2016 member of Active House Board of Advisory Committee. She has over 20 years of experience working in the professional field of architecture with an international profile and sustainable design focus. Circular design concepts in new build and transformation of existing buildings being key drivers in her work. Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects work in the field of classical architectural services in combination with computational design and digital innovation to support sustainable development and decision making.


Mauro Franzoni, an Architect, is the Director of Architecture for Great Gulf Residential, Manager of Low & Midrise Architectural Team and principal Active House designer. He has 34 years experience in High, Mid and Low-rise residential design including his past role as Partner and General Manager in an architecture and interior design firm delivering numerous built projects. He holds a Masters of Architecture from University of Michigan, Bachelor of Architectural Technologist – Ryerson University, Certificate of Design – University of Copenhagen and is a standing member of the George Brown College Professional Architectural Committee.


Dr.-Ing. Chong Liu is the professor and deputy dean at College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Qingdao University of Technology, and member of Active House Academic Committee of China. In Qingdao, Harbin, and Weimar he received Bachelor, Master and Doctor’s degree in architecture and urbanism. He focuses on sustainability in architecture and urban planning, cooperating with Danish, German, and Japanese teams in applying vernacular material and simulating physical environment. He is also an expert of Qingdao’s modern architecture history and urban regeneration and served as a juror for various architectural competitions and green building norms.


Anne Struiksma, consultant of Sustainability & Circularity in the Built Environment at Nieman Raadgevende Ingenieurs, and board member of Active House-Netherlands. After graduating on the subject of transparent acoustic solutions for monumental, historical buildings at the Technical University of Delft, Master in Building Technology, she continued her research for a year, into the actual production of a transparent acoustic panel – and therefore a proof of her concept. This translation of the theory and hypothetical into actual products, continues in her work as a consultant. She wants to help make circular building dreams come true. By being creative, an out-of-the-box thinker, yet practical, she translates different ideas into integral building concepts and understanding between different specialists, people.

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