Lance Hosey, FAIA, serves as a Design Principal and Chief Impact Officer with HMC Architects. His work has won many awards and has been published extensively, and he has authored two books, contributed to several others, and published hundreds of essays on design for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and many other media outlets. A popular public speaker, he has spoken at TED and keynoted SXSW Eco, the Idea Festival, and many other events, addressing a cumulative audience of over 25,000 people. His latest book, The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design (Island Press, 2012), has won a New York Book Show Award, has been Amazon’s #1 bestseller for sustainable design, and was listed among the three dozen books “all designers should read” (Environmental Building News). In 2015, Lance became one of only 30 people in the world to be named a Fellow with both the American Institute of Architects and the US Green Building Council.
Driven by a passion to continue his father’s legacy, Jonathan D. Moody has entrenched himself in firm leadership driving growth and innovation. Moody Nolan has grown to over 230 employees and 12 offices across the nation. The firm’s designs have now won over 300 design citations including 47 from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and 44 the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). Jonathan has helped continue and extend the firm’s position as the largest African-American owned architecture firm. Moody Nolan continues to garner national attention by promoting “diversity by design.”
Jonathan has more than 12 years of high-end design experience focused on integrating digital fabrication and social engagement into the design process. He approaches design with an overall goal of having a major positive impact on communities in need. For Jonathan, architecture is a medium through which people can be connected and inspired by giving tangible being into ideas. Over the last several years, he has passionately devoted himself to community service through mentoring and education programs focused on empowering underserved youth.
A former designer for the Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design and Eisenman Architects, Jonathan’s background is focused in 3D visual presentation and digital fabrication. Most recently, he has worked on a variety of civic, sports, education, healthcare, and institutional projects. While working on projects, Jonathan is also deeply engaged in strategic implementation of Moody Nolan’s long term aspirations.
Philip Ryan is the founder and principal of StudioModh, an eight-person architecture firm located inBrooklyn, New York. The studio creates buildings and spaces for residential, commercial, academic, and institutional clients throughout the United States. The word “modh”, Gaelic for “method or respect”, drives a design process that places inquiry before concept toproduce projects that are particular to their use, their client, and their place. The firm has received numerous design awards for their work and was proud to receive an AIA Chapter Award for the firms ongoing pro-bono design work assisting local NewYork City businesses recover and re-conceive of operation during and after the COVID pandemic.Prior to forming the studio, Philip Ryan worked forTod Williams Billie Tsien Architects for fourteen years in design and management leadership capacities before leaving as a Senior Associate in 2012. His design and construction experience while at the office was extensive including the design and construction of the American Folk Art Museum in New York, Skirkanich Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA. Philip is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches the Professional Practice Sequence, Construction,Thesis Studio, and a seminar called “Heavy Architecture” that explores the conceptual approach that detailing can have on the creation of durable, meaningful buildings. He has taught graduate and undergraduate studios at the Rhode Island School of Design and City College of New York and has been a frequent guest critic at the University of Texas at Austin, RISD, Yale University, City College, the Pratt Institute, Wesleyan College, and Columbia University. He is a registered Architect in the state of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and has been certified by NCARB.
Ashley Schafer is a Professor at the Knowlton School. Previously, Schafer taught at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and Tulane University. She received her undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Virginia and her master in architectures from Columbia University where she was awarded the William Kinne Traveling Fellowship. Schafer is a writer, designer, and practicing architect who has lectured and been published internationally. Schafer is also co-founder and one of the editors of Praxis: a journal of writing + building, which has established itself as a distinctive voice in international architectural culture and a forum that bridges the gap between theory and practice. PRAXIS has received numerous awards and honors, including an I.D. award in 2003, and was twice awarded the largest grant in design from the National Endowment for the Arts.