Recent Grants

Design: FY 2009 Grants Panelists

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A
June 5-6, 2008

Jamais Cascio (Layperson) 
Scenario Strategist
Open the Future
Concord, CA

Roger Cummings 
Artistic Director and Co-Founder
Juxtaposition Arts
Minneapolis, MN

Barbara Faga 
Executive Vice President and Principal
EDAW
Miami Beach, FL

Geraldine Forbes Isais
Professor & Director, Architecture Program
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

William Gilchrist 
Director, Department of Planning, Engineering, and Permits
Birmingham City Hall
Birmingham, AL

Trisha Miller 
Deputy Director, Green Communities
Enterprise Community Partners
Washington, DC

Burt Pinnock 
Architect
BAM
Richmond, VA

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B
June 6, 2008

Sam Black (Layperson) 
Senior Counsel
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P.
Washington, DC

Roger Cummings 
Artistic Director and Founder
Juxtaposition Arts
Minneapolis, MN

Barbara Faga 
Executive Vice President and Principal
EDAW
Miami Beach, FL

Geraldine Forbes Isais
Professor & Director 
Architecture Program
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Trisha Miller 
Deputy Director, Green Communities
Enterprise Community Partners
Columbia, MD

Burt Pinnock 
Architect
BAM
Richmond, VA

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A 
December 8-9, 2008

Adrienne B. Biesemeyer (Layperson)
Licensed Professional Counselor 
Executive Director
Anir Foundation 
Alderson, WV

Dianne Harris
Director, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
Professor of Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Art History, 
   and History
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL

William M. Harris, Sr. 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor Emeritus 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Evans, GA

Stephen Luoni
Director and Steven L. Anderson Chair of Architecture and Urban
    Studies
University of Arkansas Community Design Center 
Fayetteville, AR

Cara McCarty
Curatorial Director, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design
 Museum
Smithsonian Institution
New York, NY

Josephine Ramirez
Vice President, Programming and Planning
The Music Center, Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles, CA

Jorge Rigau
FAIA, Owner, Jorge Rigau Arquitectos
Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
San Juan, PR

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B 
December 9, 2008

Adrienne B. Biesemeyer (Layperson)
Licensed Professional Counselor 
Executive Director
Anir Foundation 
Alderson, WV

Dianne Harris
Director, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
Professor of Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Art History, 
   and History
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL

William M. Harris, Sr. 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor Emeritus 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Evans, GA

Josephine Ramirez
Vice President, Programming and Planning
The Music Center, Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles, CA

Jorge Rigau
FAIA, Owner, Jorge Rigau Arquitectos
Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
San Juan, PR

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
May 20, 2009

Sam Black (Layperson)
Senior Counsel
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey Law Firm
Washington, DC

Geraldine Forbes Isais
Professor, Director of Architecture Program
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Dianne Harris
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Architecture
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL

William R. Harris, Sr.
Principal
Harris Planning & Associates
Evans, GA

William Williams
Associate Professor of Architecture
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Application Readers 
(Reader who did not also serve as panelist)

M. Josephine Ramirez 
Vice President, Programming & Planning 
Music Center at Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County 
Los Angeles, CA