Best of 2022 Judges
Europe, Middle-East and Africa
Our Design Awards place a spotlight on a diverse range of talents from across the globe, celebrating design in action and purposefully rewarding the innovative and truly inspiring work being done by the architecture and design community.
Meet the jury who will be selecting the projects which represent the very best of design from EMEA
Meet the Jury
A graduate of ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres Paris in Fresco and Wall Arts, Jelena puts people at the heart of any office design. As an HMONP Architect, she advises clients in the design and realization of their future workspaces with a team of specialists, and accompanies them from creation to completion, including design and engineering.
Jelena joins the 17th edition of our Shaw Contract Design Awards as a judge for the ‘Best of Region’ for UK and Continental Europe.
London, United Kingdom
A passionate and creative designer with over 20 years of experience, Raymond delivers design solutions that achieve a healthy, functional, practical, and aesthetically pleasing environment for the people using a space. Attuned to design trends past, present, at home, and overseas, Ray has a demonstrable history of delivering successful interiors across various sectors.
Raymond joins the 17th edition of our Shaw Contract Design Awards as a judge for the ‘Best of Region’ for UK and Continental Europe.
With a career span of almost 20 years, Ida has experience in designing offices for both national and international projects of different scales. As part of her scientific and academic activities, she has also dealt with urban sustainability and smart city solutions.
Ida manages and supervises a team of over 40 architects while also managing smooth client relations and coordinating high-level design processes. With a solid commitment to an integrated design approach, Ida ensures design workflows with an innovative focus.
Ida joins the 17th edition of our Shaw Contract Design Awards as a judge for the ‘Best of Region’ for the UK and Continental Europe.
An interior architect with a holistic approach, Tatu has a strong emphasis in design thinking and brand consulting. Besides working on large scale retail and office projects for SARC Architects, he challenges the norms of design through his own company TCD - Taking Care of Design since 2008.
Tatu is also a seasoned board member and has served six years as the President of the Finnish Association of Interior Architects SIO and is currently the President Elect of the IFI - International Federation of Interior Architects / Designers.
Tatu joins the 17th edition of our Shaw Contract Design Awards as a judge for the ‘Best of Region’ for the UK and Continental Europe.
Al Tayer Stocks
Peter joins the 17th edition of our Shaw Contract Design Awards as a judge for the ‘Best of Region’ for Middle East and Africa.
A revered name in the design industry, he brings over 21 years of experience, with 15 years in the UAE in varying forms of architecture, construction, design management and interior design. In addition to being involved in several fit-out projects in the region, Peter oversees all design processes and management, including material specification withing Al Tayer Stocks.
A design powerhouse and a well-respected professional in the design industry, her passion for design is evident with her curiosity and drive to push the boundaries to create unique spaces. A LEED accredited professional, as Design Director with dwp, Adriana is committed to working towards a more sustainable future and continues to excel in every aspect of her work, as a designer, a leader, a mentor and her ability to deliver not only to the client's expectation but to go above and beyond in all her projects.
Adriana joins the 17th edition of our Shaw Contract Design Awards as a judge for the ‘Best of Region’ for Middle East and Africa.
Zodwa van Tonder
Johannesburg, South Africa
With over 9 years of experience in the design industry, Zodwa is a great team player who enjoys sketching conceptual designs. In addition to her ability to lead a team of highly skilled designers to successfully deliver quality designs, she is also adept at providing technical solutions to various projects. When Zodwa isn’t working, she loves spending her weekends outdoors in nature with family and friends, either hiking or cycling.
Zodwa joins the 17th edition of our Shaw Contract Design Awards as a judge for the ‘Best of Region’ for Middle East and Africa.
Head of Interior Design
Kuwait City, Kuwait
An accomplished design leader with a demonstrated history of working in the international architecture and planning industry, Karen's strength lies in conceptual design, colours, materials and application. Design Leader NCIDQ Certified, she has extensive knowledge of international and domestic marketplace with emphasis on FF&E projects, and currently leads an interior design practice within an AE firm.
Karen joins the 17th edition of our Shaw Contract Design Awards as a judge for the ‘Best of Region’ for Middle East and Africa.