The Jury will consist of Jurors appointed by the Competition Organiser.

Dr Nirmal KISHNANI (Singapore)

Dr Nirmal Kishnani, PhD, is Chief Editor of the FuturArc Journal and resident Jury Chair of FuturArc competitions. He is an advocate, educator and practitioner in the field of Green building design, presently with the Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore where he holds the appointment of Assistant Dean and Programme Director. He has lectured and written widely on the subject of Greening process.

Since 2002 – when he founded one of the first dedicated Green design consultancy operating in Asia – he has been involved in landmark projects in the region including the Asian Development Bank, Manila, and Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.

Dr Kishnani sits on several advisory panels in Southeast Asia; he is active in the development of policy instruments and capacity building in the Green building sector. Dr Kishnani is author of the 2012 FuturArc publication, Greening Asia – Emerging Principles for Sustainable Architecture. 


Dr Jalel SAGER

Dr Jalel Sager is the founding director of the Berkeley – Hub for Energy Access (B-HEAR), a central for open innovation in California’s Bay Area that brings together private companies and academia to accelerate energy access efforts.

In 2014, Dr Jalel Sager co-founded New Sun Road, a benefit company that develops cloud technologies for energy access, including management and control of distributed energy resources, where he serves as CEO. From 2015 to 2017, he coordinated, and served as lead author for, a joint Harvard-Berkeley energy policy planning study for the Mekong region, sponsored by USAID. In 2012, he co-founded the CAL-RAE decentralised energy research network at UC-Berkeley, while teaching courses on ecological economics and microgrids in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG), where he currently serves as Research Associate.

In 2007, Dr Sager co-founded the Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC), where he was named by FuturArc magazine as one of 18 leading positive influences on Asia’s built environment.






Assessment Committee

The Assessment Committee consists of the following members as appointed by the Competition Registrar:

– Robert Krups, Chief Executive Officer – Asia (BCI Media Group)

– Candice Lim,  Managing Editor, FuturArc; Business Manager, Publishing (BCI Asia)

The Assessment Committee will ensure the validity of all entries according to fulfillment of the Competition Conditions and to prepare the materials for the Jury. It has no role in judging the submissions.