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Chrysanthe B. Broikos

Chrysanthe B. Broikos (“Natural defenses") is an architectural historian and curator for the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. She has organized more than 30 exhibitions for the museum on topics as varied as air conditioning, office design, home improvement, and disaster mitigation. She recently joined the University of Virginia School of Architecture Dean’s Advisory Board.


Julia McFadden AIA

Julia McFadden AIA (“See me, teach me, heal me”) is an associate principal at Svigals + Partners based in New Haven, Connecticut, which she joined in 2008. She is project manager for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where she facilitated numerous stakeholder workshops to design a replacement school that reflects the community’s identity and aspirations after the 2012 mass shooting.


Robert J. Adams ASLA

Robert J. Adams ASLA (“No reservations”) is a principal at Halvorson Design Partnership, a Boston-based firm providing landscape architecture, site planning, green infrastructure, and urban design services throughout New England. His professional experience includes urban parks, plazas and streetscapes, campus design, large greenway systems, and resiliency planning.


Signe Nielsen FASLA and Molly Bourne ASLA

Signe Nielsen FASLA (“A case study in complexity”) is a principal at Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects in New York City and has practiced since 1978. She is a professor at Pratt Institute and currently serves as president of the Public Design Commission of the City of New York.

Molly Bourne ASLA (“A case study in complexity”), also a principal at Mathews Nielsen, has more than 26 years of design experience leading multidisciplinary teams on high-profile initiatives. She is a guest critic at the University of Pennsylvania.


Stefan Al

Stefan Al (“A resilience checklist”) is an architect and urban designer at KPF in New York City. Over the years, he served as a TED resident, adviser to the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, and professor of urban design at the University of Pennsylvania. His latest book is Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise.


Pete McBride

Pete McBride (“Force of nature”) is a photographer, filmmaker, and writer who has documented remote expeditions from Everest to Antarctica for National Geographic and other magazines. His books include The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict and, most recently, The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim. McBride hiked the entire length of the national park—750 miles—without a trail.


Paul E. Fallon

Paul E. Fallon (“Amid the rubble, a sweet solidarity”) is an architect and the author of Architecture by Moonlight, about his three years supervising the construction of an orphanage and school after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. His most recent book, based on a 48-state bicycle odyssey, is How Will We Live Tomorrow?