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2012 Educational Interiors Showcase: Meet the Jury

2012 Educational Interiors Showcase: Meet the Jury

Rada Doytcheva, AlA, ALA, LEED AP

Principal/Head of Design • RADA Architects eco + design, Chicago

Rada represents architectural talent that came to the United States at the end of the Cold War. European-educated, Rada transplanted herself into the dynamics of the American architectural practice—at first as an associate with a large firm, later as the founder and principal of RADA Architects in 1994. In addition to her architectural degrees, Rada holds an MBA from The University of Chicago and she is a Master of Project Management of the American Academy of Project Management.

Rada’s work is known for innovative concepts for higher education, collaborative office environments and creative urban-renewal projects. She has been a guest lecturer and speaker at national conventions and conferences. She is a member of the Association of Licensed Architects and has been active in the International PIA of the American Institute of Architects. She also served as the International PIA Chair and Advisory Board member.

David M. Hill, AICP, REFP

Executive Director of Facilities and Operations • Blue Valley School District, Overland Park, Kan.

Dave is responsible for coordinating design and construction management, facility operations and maintenance, facility planning, land acquisition, site selection, demographics and enrollment forecasting for the 22,000-student Blue Valley School District, which has grown by an average of about 600 students per year over the past 21 years. During that time, Dave’s team has managed five major capital-improvement programs totaling more than $1 billion, and overseen the construction of 14 elementary schools, seven middle schools, three high schools and dozens of additions and renovations to existing facilities.

He has published articles in professional journals, and presented at local and national conferences and symposiums on school facility planning and design, site planning, enrollment forecasting and demographics, LEED and environmental design and indoor air quality. Dave received undergraduate and graduate degrees in Architecture and Community Planning from Iowa State University.

David A. Stubbs II

Director of Facilities Planning & Construction • Clarke County School District, Athens, Ga.

David received his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Ohio State University and has more than 17 years of experience in education facility design, planning and construction. During this time period, he has been successful in the constant evolution of school facility design.

He manages a five-year budget of about $103 million dollars from a SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) revenue stream. This voter-approved referendum authorizes a 1 percent sales tax on purchases in the county, providing funding for the district’s capital outlay projects.

David recently was cited as a champion by the EPA for leading the charge to host a regional EPA, IAQ Symposium in Athens, Ga. Other accomplishments include a 2012 Water Conservation Award for creative design solutions at Fowler Drive Elementary School, which included grey-water retention systems providing water for flushing water closets, irrigation and rain gardens.

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