2017 CLIDE Awards Jury

A distinguished panel of jurors comprised of nationally respected professionals in the fields of architecture, planning, and development will select the CLIDE Award recipients from the applications submitted. Winners will be recognized at the North Central Texas Council of Governments General Assembly on June 16, 2017 where the awards will be presented.


2017 CLIDE Jury


Ted Flato

Ted Flato, FAIA
Founder and Principal, Lake|Flato

Corpus Christi, Texas native, he received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Stanford University. Ted has received wide acclaim both nationally and internationally for his straight-forward regional designs, which incorporate indigenous building forms and materials and respond to the context of their landscape. By employing sustainable strategies to a wide variety of building types and scales, Mr. Flato seeks to conserve energy and natural resources while creating healthy built environments. His projects are always sensitive to the climate--whether along the Gulf Coast, in Michigan, west Texas or southern California. Ted is currently leading the design for a research institute and retreat in Colorado, a new Botanical Garden in Naples, Florida, and the Midtown Performing and Visual Arts Centre in Houston, Texas.

Since founding Lake|Flato Architects with David Lake in 1984, the San Antonio-based firm has received over 150 national and state architectural awards. In 2004, The American Institute of Architects awarded Lake|Flato the prestigious Firm Award, the highest honor an American architecture firm can receive. In 2009 the firm earned a Texas Medal of Arts and was named a finalist for the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2010 and in 2013 was awarded the Locus Foundation Global Award for Sustainable Architecture. Eight Lake|Flato projects have received the national Top Ten Green Projects award by the AIA Committee on the Environment, the highest recognition for sustainable design.

His commitment to sustainable environments does not end with his designs Mr. Flato's notoriety has earned him invitations to lecture across the nation on subjects such as healthy building and sustainable strategies, fostering community and healthy office culture, among many other topics. Mr. Flato's work in prefabricated housing has also become well known due to the success of the Lake|Flato Porch House. Like many of Lake|Flato's celebrated designs, the Porch House is born from the simplicity of vernacular architecture and leverages what the firm has learned over the years in terms of good design, quality, sustainability, and practicality.



Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy
Senior Resident Fellow, Urban Land Institute

Tom Murphy is a senior resident fellow, ULI/Klingbeil Family Chair for urban development. Murphy, former mayor of Pittsburgh, joins three other ULI senior resident fellows who specialize in housing, real estate finance and environmental issues.

His extensive experience in urban revitalization—what drives investment, what ensures long-lasting commitment—is a key addition to the senior resident fellows' areas of expertise. Since January 2006, Murphy had served as ULI's Gulf Coast liaison, helping to coordinate with the leadership of New Orleans and the public to advance the implementation of rebuilding recommendations made by ULI's advisory services panel last fall. In addition, he worked with the Louisiana state leadership, as well as with leadership in hurricane-impacted areas in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to identify areas appropriate for ULI involvement.

Prior to his service as the ULI Gulf Coast liaison, Murphy served three terms as the mayor of Pittsburgh, from January 1994 through December 2005. During that time, he initiated a public-private partnership strategy that leveraged more than $4.5 billion in economic development in Pittsburgh. Murphy led efforts to secure and oversee $1 billion in funding for the development of two professional sports facilities, and a new convention center that is the largest certified green building in the United States. He developed strategic partnerships to transform more than 1,000 acres of blighted, abandoned industrial properties into new commercial, residential, retail and public uses; and he oversaw the development of more than 25 miles of new riverfront trails and urban green space.

From 1979 through 1993, Murphy served eight terms in the Pennsylvania State General Assembly House of Representatives. He focused legislative activities on changing Western Pennsylvania's economy from industrial to entrepreneurial, and authored legislation requiring the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pension fund to invest in venture capital. In addition, he authored legislation creating the Ben Franklin Technology Partnership, which is dedicated to advancing Pennsylvania's focus on technology in the economy; and he authored legislation to encourage industrial land reuse and to transform abandoned rail right-of-ways into trails and green space.

Murphy served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay from 1970 through 1972. He is a 1993 graduate of the New Mayors Program offered by Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He holds a masters of science degree in urban studies from Hunter College, and a bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry from John Carroll University. He is an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects; a board member of the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities; and a board member of the National Rails to Trails Conservancy. He received the 2002 Outstanding Achievement of City Livability Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and was selected as the 2001 Pittsburgh Man of the Year Award by Vectors Pittsburgh.



Duke Reiter

Duke Reiter, FAIA
Senior Advisor to the President of Arizona State University,
Executive Director of ASU's University City Exchange

Reiter has played numerous roles: community leader, academic administrator, faculty member, architect, urban designer, and public artist. He has established a track record of highly effective partnerships with public office holders, the business community, non-profit groups, professional organizations, developers, and universities. Central to his work has been the construction of mutually-beneficial relationships between the institutions he has led and the cities in which they are located. Reiter is particularly interested in the economics, culture, and sustainability elements of metro areas and the engagement of top tier colleges and universities embedded within them.

Reiter was a key player in the creation of the award-winning ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus. He is the past President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the former Dean of the College of Design at ASU, and a long-time faculty member at MIT. He is the recipient of the Arizona Architect's medal and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He is presently a national Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and chair of ULI's University Development and Innovation Council.



Vicki Wilbon

Vicki Lundy Wilbon
Principal and Executive Vice President, The Integral

Ms. Wilbon has worked extensively in the Real Estate development industry for approximately thirty years. Since joining Integral in 1994, she has earned a reputation for identifying and assessing development opportunities, incorporating community-impact initiatives, arranging financing sources and structures, and executing implementation strategies and organizational processes. Integral's multifamily development portfolio, under Ms. Wilbon's leadership, has amassed an aggregate total development cost of over $592 Million.

Her vast experience and expertise in "placemaking" and multi-phased redevelopments has allowed her to manage every aspect of comprehensive development programs including master planning with community participation, managing public/private partnerships, inspiring creative design, and developing and implementing innovative fi-nancing structures.

As a result of her extensive experience with public/private partnerships, Ms. Wilbon has mastered the use and layering of federal or other public funds, with private equity, conventional debt and other funding sources. She has structured and implemented numerous urban revitalization projects and developed strong relationships with institutional debt and equity providers. Under her purview, over $343 Million and $248 Million of debt and equity, respectively, has been raised.

Ms. Wilbon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction & Technology from Purdue University. She is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) candidate and a Housing Credit Certified Professional. Active in civic, corporate and community organizations, Ms. Wilbon serves on the Metropolitan Atlanta YMCA Board and the St. Joseph Health System Board. Additionally she serves on the Advisory Board of the Georgia Women's Affordable Housing Network.