About The Competition
The Kimball Art Center is the heart of Park City’s historic and vibrant arts community. We are a non-profit center for the arts, committed to engaging individuals of all ages in diverse and inspiring experiences through education, exhibitions, and events.
Our deep roots in the Park City community grew from unlikely beginnings. The original building operated as a stable, built to serve this tiny mining town. In 1929, the site transformed into the Kimball Bros. garage and for 43 years served Park City’s automotive needs. In 1976, arts enthusiast Bill Kimball – along with support from members of the Park City community – transformed the dilapidated garage into a non-profit community center for the visual arts. Bill Kimball understood the transformative power of the arts and he wanted a gathering place for the community to enrich their lives.
The current historic structure and surrounding property have served us well since 1976, but given the current restrictions of size, utility, and layout, we’re now ready to restore the historic building in combination with a new addition. Our goals for the project include: increasing our educational outreach, enhancing the quality and scale of our exhibitions, and maintaining free admission to the public.
As an institution, we always strive to do more than meet a need; our goal is to inspire others through artistic involvement. We want to create a New Kimball Art Center, one that is artistic in design, creative in function, and an inspiration to all who visit us to learn, explore, and partake in the Kimball Art Center.
Donald J. Stastny
Donald J. Stastny has been a practicing architect, urban designer, and process facilitator for forty years rebuilding communities, physically and culturally. Using design as a comprehensive and strategic tool, he works toward elevating the public’s understanding and expectations of design professionals locally, nationally and internationally. Don has undertaken a range of projects including the planning of neighborhoods, cities and regions, and the design of museums, multi-family housing, office buildings, historic renovations, and cultural centers.
An award-winning architect and planner, Don has been elevated to the College of Fellows in the American Institute of Architects, the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the Canadian Institute of Planners. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Urban Design. Don received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Washington. He received his Master of Architecture and Master of City Planning at the University of Pennsylvania and continued his post-graduate studies as a Research Fellow at the Center of Ekistics in Athens, Greece.
Don co-founded his practice in 1975, which has been in continuous operation for over three decades. Throughout this time, Don set high standards not only for his own work, but has also taken equal care in creating environments for other designers to excel. His commitment to design excellence and quality of place throughout his professional career has earned him many well-deserved titles.
BIG / Bjarke Ingels Group
Bjarke Ingels started BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group in 2005 after co-founding PLOT Architects in 2001 and working at OMA in Rotterdam. Through a series of award-winning design projects and buildings, Bjarke has created an international reputation as a member of a new generation of architects that combine shrewd analysis, playful experimentation, social responsibility and humor. In 2004, he was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale for the Stavanger Concert House, and the following year he received the Forum AID Award for the VM Houses. Since its completion, The Mountain has received numerous awards including the World Architecture Festival Housing Award, Forum Aid Award and the MIPIM Residential Development Award. Recently, Bjarke was rated as one of the 100 most creative people in business by New York based Fast Company magazine as well as being named Wall Street Journal’s Architectural Innovator of 2011.
Alongside his architectural practice, Bjarke has been active as a Visiting Professor at Rice University’s School of Architecture and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Bjarke was recently a Visiting Professor at Harvard University where he taught a joint studio with the Business School and the Graduate School of Design. In Spring 2012 Bjarke will be a Visiting Professor at the Yale University School of Architecture. He moved to New York City in 2010.
Brooks + Scarpa Architecture
The work of Lawrence Scarpa has redefined the role of the architect to produce some of the most remarkable and exploratory work today. He does this, not by escaping the restrictions of practice, but by looking, questioning and reworking the very process of design and building. Each project appears as an opportunity to rethink typical processes and applications – with material, form, construction, even financing – and to subsequently redefine it to cull out its latent potentials – as Scarpa aptly describes: making the “ordinary extraordinary.” This produces entirely inventive work: it is environmentally sustainable, but not “sustainable design;” it employs new materials, digital practices and technologies, but is not “tech” or “digital;” it is socially and community conscious, but not politically correct. Rather, it is deeply rooted in conditions of the everyday, and works with our perception and preconceptions to allow us to see things in new ways.
Over the last ten years, Mr. Scarpa’s firm BROOKS + SCARPA received more than 50 major design awards, notably 18 National AIA Awards, including the 2010 Architecture Firm Award, the 2011, 2006 and 2003 AIA Committee on the Environment “Top Ten Green Project” awards, 2005 Record Houses, 2003 Rudy Bruner Prize, and finalist for the World Habitat Award. In 2004 The Architectural League of New York selected him as an “Emerging Voice” in architecture and in 2009 he received The Lifetime Achievement Award from Interior Design Magazine.
He has taught and lectured at the university level at numerous schools including UCLA, University of Florida, Mississippi State University and SCI-arc. He was the 2009 E. Fay Jones Distinguished Professor, the 2008 Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor at Washington University, the 2007 Eliel Saarinen Visiting Professor at the Alfred Taubman College of Architecture at the University of Michigan, 2005 University of Michigan Max Fisher Visiting Fellow, and 2004 Freidman Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley.
Sparano + Mooney Architecture
Anne Mooney and John Sparano
Sparano + Mooney Architecture is an internationally recognized design practice with offices in Salt Lake City, Utah and Los Angeles, California. Principal architects John Sparano and Anne Mooney were educated in London at the Architectural Association (Sparano) and in Los Angeles and Ticino, Switzerland at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (Mooney). The practice draws inspiration from rich and timeless traditions in architecture to create site-specific environments that respond to contemporary conditions. The architecture is developed through a balance of aesthetic and technical innovation and delivered through a research-based conceptual design process. The firm’s work reflects a vision unique to each client while carefully considering the site, program, cultural and community context.
The work of Sparano + Mooney Architecture has been featured in exhibitions and publications around the world including Architecture + Urbanism(Tokyo), Bauwelt(Berlin), World Architecture(London), Hinge(Hong Kong), L’Arca(Milan), LA Architect(Los Angeles), Surfaceand Dwell(San Francisco). Design awards include Honor awards from the American Institute of Architects, and awards from the Utah Arts Council, the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs commission, and the Los Angeles Business Council for outstanding civic architecture. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited team is committed to providing clients with energy-efficient and environmentally responsible design solutions.
The firm has a wide range of commissions from museums, cultural and community centers, residential projects, civic buildings, recreation and education facilities and sacred spaces. Significant projects include the Arcadia Museum, Santa Fe Springs Performing Arts Center, and the Lou Costello Aquatic Center in Los Angeles; an artist’s residence in Santa Fe, New Mexico; the Fisher Residence in Malibu, California; and the Saint Joseph the Worker Church in Utah. Anne holds an appointment as Associate Professor at the University of Utah School of Architecture and John is a board member and past president of the Utah chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects
Billie Tsien and Tod Williams
Tod Williams received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts and Architecture from Princeton University. Billie Tsien received her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Yale and her Master in Architecture from UCLA. They started working together in 1977 and in 1986 they founded Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects in New York City.
They are known for residential and institutional projects which pay careful attention to context, detail and the subtleties of materials. Their compelling body of work includes The American Folk Art Museum in New York, Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, California, Cranbrook Natatorium in Michigan, Skirkanich Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, CV Starr East Asian Library at theUniversity of California at Berkeley, the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, and the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College. Current projects include the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, a performing and visual arts center at the University of Chicago, the Asia Society Center in Hong Kong, an information technology campus in Mumbai,
India, two new skating rinks in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, a dormitory at Haverford College, and a bioengineering laboratory at Princeton University.
Their buildings have been repeatedly honored by the American Institute of Architects and they have received numerous awards including the Brunner Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Medal of Honor from the New York City AIA, the President’s Medal from the Architectural League of New York, and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture. Both architects were elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In addition, their projects have been published extensively both in the United States and overseas. A monograph entitled Work/Life was released in the fall of 2000 by Monacelli Press.
Williams and Tsien maintain teaching careers parallel to their practice. Most recently, they held the Bishop Visiting Professorship of Architectural Design at Yale University in the fall of 2010. They are also interested in work that bridges realms of art and architecture. Billie serves on the advisory council for the Yale School of Architecture, and is a Director of the Public Art Fund, the Architectural League of New York, and the American Academy of Rome, where she was in residence in 1999. Tod Williams is also fellow of the American Academy of Rome and a trustee of the Cranbrook Educational Community.
Will Bruder+Partners LTD
Will Bruder explores inventive and contextually exciting architectural solutions in response to site opportunities and user needs. Will is a craftsman in his concern for detail and building processes, and a sculptor in his unique blending of space, materials, and light. Will’s ability to raise the ordinary to the extraordinary is renowned.
Self-trained as an architect, Will has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Supplementing his studio art education were studies in structural engineering, philosophy, art history, and urban planning, followed by a full architectural apprenticeship under Gunnar Birkerts and Paolo Soleri. Since becoming registered and opening his studio in 1974 over 600 commissions have been undertaken and the work has appeared in over 1200 publications worldwide.
Maurice Cox is an urban designer, architectural educator at the University of Virginia, School of Architecture and former mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia. He most recently served as Director of Design for the National Endowment for the Arts where he presided over the largest expansion of direct grants to the design fields, oversaw the Governors’ Institute on Community Design, the Your Town Rural Institute, and the Mayors’ Institute on City Design. To strengthen urban design implementation by MICD alumni mayors Cox developed the MICD Technical Assistance Workshops and assisted in the creation of the NEA’s MICD’s 25th Anniversary Initiative celebrating the program’s 25-year history of transforming communities through design.
Cox served as a Charlottesville City Councilor for six years before becoming the mayor of that city, from 2002-2004. His experience merging architecture, politics and design education led to his being named one of “20 Masters of Design” in 2004 by Fast Company Business Magazine. A founding partner of RBGC Architecture, Research and Urbanism from 1996-2006 the firm received national acclaim for its partnerships with communities traditionally underserved by architecture. Their design for a New Rural Village in Bayview, Virginia received numerous national design awards as well as being featured on CBS’s "60 Minutes" and in the documentary film "This Black Soil". A recipient of the 2009 Edmund Bacon Prize, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design 2004-05 Loeb Fellowship and the 2006 John Hejduk Award for Architecture, Cox received his architectural education from the Cooper Union School of Architecture.
James “Jim” Gaddis lives in Park City, Utah with his wife of 48 years. Together they have 3 children, Gregory (Mindy), Terese (Mike), and Jayson (Ellen), and 5 grandchildren. Jim enjoys skiing, biking, golfing, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.
Jim is a graduate of the University of Utah with a degree in Business and Finance. While at the University of Utah he was a member of the Ski and Golf Teams, was NCAA All American in alpine skiing, national champion and member of the US Ski Team. These past experiences have led Jim to becoming a member of the Utah Ski Hall of Fame, University of Utah Sports Hall of Fame, and Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame.
Jim’s work experience includes five years as a stockbroker with AG Edwards & Sons and extensive experience in the ski industry as a member of the board and original development team at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort and former Public Relations Director for the Alta Ski Area. Jim was certified ski instructor, ski coach, and ski equipment sales rep.
Jim founded Gaddis Investments in 1974, a firm focusing on commercial real estate sales, development, and site locations; including development of single family homes, subdivision, condominium projects, apartments (private and federal), office buildings, shopping centers, neighborhood centers, retail corners and pads, industrial buildings and nursing homes. Some past real estate clients include Airborne Express, Arby’s, Big O Tires, Boeing Aircraft, Checker Auto, Circle K Corporation, Deer Valley Resort, Hollywood Entertainment, Park City Transportation, Q-Lube, Sherwin Williams, Southland Corp, State of Utah, Subway, Toshiba, Wells Fargo Bank, and Zions Bank.
Jim devotes many hours to volunteer work and has been or is currently serving on many non-profit boards and chairing such events including Youth Winter Sports Alliance, National Ability Center, Honorary Colonels Association, Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center, Alf Engen Ski Museum, J. Willard Marriott Library Ski Archives, Sundance Film Festival, and Heuga Multiple Sclerosis events.
Tina Stahlke Lewis
Tina Stahlke Lewis is the owner of Tina Lewis Design LLC and a published authority on sewing. She is a contributing writer for Park City Magazine. Tina is the former executive director of the State of Utah International Business Development Office and Community Affairs Director for the Park City Chamber of Commerce. A 36-year resident of Park City, Tina was a member of the Park City Council, Planning Commission and Redevelopment Agency Board during the1980s. She was a founder of the Historic District Commission, Library Board, and Parks and Recreation Board and was a member of the team that wrote the Park City Master Plan, Historic District Guidelines, and Parks Master Plan. Tina was chair of the restoration of City Hall, Marsac School and the Miner’s Hospital, Park City’s first restoration project, which won a National Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Tina was the founder of the Park City Museum in restored City Hall. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and served as chair of their National Board of Advisors. She was chair of the opening of the restored Salt Lake City & County Building and is the author of a children’s book about the building. She served on the Utah State Capitol Advisory Board, the Utah Governor’s Mansion Board, and the Advisory Board of the University of Utah’s Graduate School of Architecture. She was a member of the Fort Douglas Heritage Commons Board and the Fort Douglas Preservation Planning Committee that guided the restoration of the Fort into Olympic housing for the Salt Lake City Games. A board member of the Utah Heritage Foundation for 12 years, she received the foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Historic Preservation. Tina has served on numerous Utah boards and commissions, including Sundance Institute, Utah Symphony, KPCW Radio, Rowland Hall St. Mark’s School, District Export Council, Utah Library Commission, World Trade Association, Utahns for Choice and Kimball Art Center. She was the founder and president of the Kimball Art Guild and chair of the first annual Kimball Art Center auction.
Mr. Muir is the principal and founder at Prescott Muir Architects. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California in 1972. He subsequently received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with emphasis in painting and drawing from the University of Utah in 1982 and received a Master of Science in Architectural Design in 1986 from Columbia University.
Mr. Muir has lead the award winning design efforts of the firm from its inception in 1976. Some of the projects of note completed under his direction include the Stag Lodge at Deer Valley, Utah; the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center; Ethel Wattis Kimball Visual Art Center at Weber State University; Bridge affordable housing project; Swaner Nature Preserve Education Center and the Fragomen Residence in Alta, Utah. The firm has received numerous AIA design awards as well as recognition in the national architectural press. As a complement to his professional achievement, Mr. Muir is a studio critic and has taught a design theory/history course at the Graduate School of Utah. He has lectured and exhibited his work at the University of Southern California, Carnegie Mellon University, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Las Vegas Center for Contemporary Art and the Salt Lake Art Center. He also donates considerable time to professional and community affairs including serving as the past President of AIA Utah, Salt Lake City Planning Commission, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Salt Lake Downtown Alliance, Salt Lake Olympic Cultural Affairs Committee, Salt Lake Art Center Board of Trustees, Governor's Envision Utah Scenarios Committee, Utah Transportation Management Association Executive Committee and the Town of Alta Planning Commission. Mr Muir is licensed in 10 western states and New York.
Joanne Shiebler retired in 2008 after a forty-year career in marketing, communications and publishing. In the early days of her career Joanne started a chain of weekly suburban newspapers based in Minneapolis, MN. In 1984 Joanne was awarded the Woman Business Owner of the Year for Minnesota by the National Association of Women Business Owners.
After selling the newspapers in the mid-1980s Joanne relocated from the Midwest to New York, where she became the executive vice president and associate publisher of two national financial magazines, Registered Representative and Personal Investor.
In the late 1980s the entrepreneurial spirit surfaced once again and Joanne started Asset Communications, a national marketing and communications firm specializing in financial services. During this period, Asset Communications served approximately 150 financial companies including Wellington Management, Fidelity Investments, Bank of America and Ameriprise Financial Services, to name only a few. Today, Christina Shiebler, Joanne’s daughter owns and operates the Park City-based company so that Joanne has more time to pursue her personal interests.
Joanne has served on the Board of Trustees of the Utah Symphony|Utah Opera since 1999 and continues in her board role as a member of the executive committee. She also is a member of the National Leadership Council of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts; the People's Health Clinic in Park City, which provides medical services to uninsured residents of Summit and Wasatch Counties, and has recently joined the board of the Rome Chamber Music Festival, headed by violin virtuoso, Robert McDuffie. Mr. McDuffie is an occasional guest artist who appears with the Utah Symphony.Joanne is an avid skier, hiker, biker, gardener and traveler. She is married to William N. Shiebler and has two adult children, Jason and Christina. Joanne and her husband reside in Park City.
Ex officio Jury
Robin Marrouche, Executive Director, Kimball Art Center
Phyllis Robinson, Community and Public Affairs Manager, Park City Municipal Corporation
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Egyptian Theatre Presentations
Row 1: Model is by BIG / Bjarke Ingels Group from New York City, New York and Copenhagen, Denmark.
Row 2: Model is by Brooks + Scarpa Architects from Los Angeles, California.
Row 3: Model is by Sparano+Mooney Architecture from Salt Lake City, Utah.
Row 4: Model is by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects from New York City, New York.
Row 5: Model is by Will Bruder + Partners LTD from Phoenix, Arizona.