EB Min of Min | Day
EB is the San Francisco-based principal of Min | Day. A graduate of Brown University with dual concentrations in Art History and Studio Art, EB received her Master of Architecture from U.C. Berkeley. E.B.’s early experience in the landscape architecture design-build office of Topher Delaney and Andrea Cochran instilled an interest in the integration of landscape and building. She has taught at U.C. Berkeley and is an Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. E.B. has served on the boards of both the AIASF and the AIACC. During her tenure on the AIASF board, EB helped in the formation of the Missing 32% project to address issues of design equity. Recently she has been involved in expanding the practice into furniture design with the formation of MOD furniture, a design off-shoot of Min | Day.
Sarah Willmer of studio sarah willmer
Following 14 years with several prominent firms in San Francisco Sarah Willmer established Studio Sarah Willmer, Architecture in 2002. The studio has been recognized with awards and publications both nationally and internationally for its architecture and interior designs. The primary premise of the studio is a strong belief that collaboration with the client creates a more dynamic and unique design solution for each project. The principles of simplicity, of spaciousness and light, of sustainability and function are realized in each project. Sarah is active in the community with 10 years on the AIA Home Tour Committee, a Senior Adjunct Professor at CCA and visiting critic at U.C. Berkeley.
MELISSA WEESE, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, OF GENSLER
Melissa has over 27 years of experience in architectural planning, design and management. She approaches her projects with intellectual curiosity, always determined to surface new ideas and best practices. Currently she is assisting in the visualization of a new retail experience for a global company. Other projects include Uptown Station, a considerate renovation of a seven-story mixed-use building in Oakland, and 1700M Street, a new commercial office building in Washington, D.C. Melissa served as an assistant professor of architecture for the University of Maryland and Syracuse University, teaching design and drawing, and conducting study abroad programs in Florence, Italy and Paris, France. She holds a Master of Architecture from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including two Honor Awards from the National AIA in 2000 and 2009, and the 1999 Gabriel Prize. Most recently she was named a finalist in the Observational Drawing category with the Architecture in Perspective 28 Competition, American Society of Architectural Illustrators, 2013. Melissa is a registered architect in the state of New York.
Tom Chalmers, LEED AP BD+C, of Gensler
Tom is a senior designer with over 14 years of experience working on a wide range of project types of all scales and phases from design to construction, and is a qualified LEED specialist in Building Design and Construction. Previous to joining Gensler this year, he held a variety of senior design roles for The Standard Hotel Group and Grimshaw. Tom has recently collaborated with restaurateur Jean-Georges on several new concept brands; additionally he has a diverse background working on high-end residential, retail, and restaurant projects in New York and across the globe, including the new Guggenheim Museum restaurant and new Yankee Stadium VIP areas.
Tom received his Bachelors of Arts (First Class Honors) from the University Of Nottingham Trent School Of Architecture and Design, UK, and his BTEC Foundation Degree in Design from the University of the Arts London/Leeds College of Art, UK. He received the Chicago Athenaeum Design Award for his Hudson Yards Tower design in 2008, and was awarded a fellowship of the RSA (Royal Society of Arts) in 2013. Tom was recently selected as one of only 100 Nottingham design graduates from the past 170 years to exhibit at the “Since 1843: In the Making” in the UK.