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EXHIBITOR Magazine’s Expo 2010 Awards: Jurors

Jonathan Alger, founding partner, C&G Partners LLC, New York
Jake Barton, principal, Local Projects, New York
Thom Faulders, founder, Faulders Studio, Berkeley, CA
Charlie McMillan, president, partner, McMillan Group, Westport, CT
Nancy McMillan, vice president, partner, McMillan Group, Westport, CT
Peter Pfau
, FAIA, principal of Pfau Long Architecture Ltd., San Francisco

Jonathan Alger, founding partner, C&G Partners LLC, New York

Jonathan Alger is a founding partner of C&G Partners, specializing in the design and planning of interactive exhibitions, environments, and public spaces. His work includes the new Star-Spangled Banner experience at the National Museum of American History, Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, and visitor experiences for the Holocaust Museum, the Bronx Zoo, American Express, Sports Illustrated, USAID, TIAA/CREF, the Federal Reserve, Voice of America and Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Alger is a two-time past national president of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design, and has received numerous design awards from ID Magazine, AAM MUSE, American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Art Director’s Club, and SEGD. His work has also been honored multiple times by the American Association for State and Local History. He has written for, and been featured in, various magazines and journals. In 2007, the firm he co-founded was a finalist for the National Design Award. In 2008, he was profiled in Interior Design magazine. Jonathan studied architecture, graphic design, and performance at Yale University.

Jake Barton, principal, Local Projects, New York

Jake Barton is founder and principal of Local Projects, an award-winning media-design firm focused on museums and public spaces. Its recent projects include making a cell-phone tour for the Statue of Liberty, three commissioned films for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and all of the media for the new Museum of Chinese in America. Other clients include Grand Central Terminal, The National Museum of American Jewish History, the Museum of the City of New York, the Tribeca Film Festival, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

Barton was a finalist for a National Design Award in Communications in 2006 and attended the White House reception hosted by the First Lady and the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. His work has also received two gold, one silver, and one bronze medal from the Industrial Designers Society of America, as well as five awards from ID Magazine, and three from the AIGA. He has a master’s degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, where he had taught the master’s thesis class. Before founding Local Projects, Barton worked as an exhibition designer for Ralph Appelbaum Associates.

Thom Faulders, founder, Faulders Studio, Berkeley, CA

Thom Faulders, founder of Faulders Studio, creates client-based projects at a wide array of building scales, exploratory architectural proposals, and speculative exhibitions. The office situates the practice of architecture as performative research that negotiates dynamic relationships between artificial and natural phenomena.

His work has been exhibited at La Triennale di Milano, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Lisbon International Biennale, and at Kunstlerhaus in Vienna, and is included in the Permanent Collection at the SFMOMA. He has received awards from the Architectural League of New York, Bienal Miami + Beach, American Institute of Architects, and the Society of Environmental Graphic Design. Faulders is also a recipient of the SFMOMA Experimental Design Award. He is an associate professor in architecture at CCA in San Francisco.

Charlie McMillan, president, partner, McMillan Group, Westport, CT

Charlie McMillan is the principal and a founding partner of McMillan Group in Westport, CT. Since 1984, McMillan Group has specialized in exhibit, architectural, and communication design for museums, corporate customer centers, entertainment venues, and corporate exhibitions.

McMillan has won numerous gold and silver awards from Exhibitor Media Group, Event Design, Event Marketer, Industrial Designers Society of America, Society of Environmental Graphic Designers, and GDUSA - American Graphic Design Awards. His award-winning corporate customer centers for Johnson Controls and Marconi Medical Systems have been featured in Graphis and Corporate Interiors annuals. He has led McMillan Group in designing a broad range of notable projects including the 2005-2007 year touring exhibition of the blockbuster, "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex” in New York, "Showcase for Building Environments,"  a customer visitor center for Johnson Controls in Milwaukee, and "Technolab," an interactive science-based exhibition on future technology sponsored by GE at Epcot Center in Walt Disney World.

Nancy McMillan, vice president, partner, McMillan Group, Westport, CT

As a partner and co-founder of the award-winning architectural- and communication-design company, McMillan Group, Nancy has recently collaborated with partner, Charlie McMillan on the design of "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" exhibition. She is also currently designing the architectural and graphic brand standards for GE exhibitions worldwide. Notable projects include: "The Imaging Center," a customer visitor center for Marconi Medical Systems in Cleveland, the design of "Space," a concept design for an interactive exhibition at Epcot Center in Walt Disney World sponsored by NASA, and the "Future of Health," an interactive exhibit at Disneyland sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.

Nancy is a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America, American Association of Museums, Association of Science and Technology Centers, International Facility Management Association, and American Marketing Association. Her work and articles have been featured in countless publications including Museum, Archi-tech, Innovation, Lighting Dimensions, LD+A, Exhibit Design (annuals), EXHIBITOR and Event Design. Nancy has given workshops with her partner, Charlie McMillan including "Design Critique Clinic" and "Lighting Design" at the Exhibitor Show Conferences.

Peter Pfau, FAIA, principal of Pfau Long Architecture Ltd., San Francisco

Peter W. Pfau, FAIA, principal of Pfau Long Architecture Ltd. in San Francisco, has earned a reputation as a modernist who balances conceptual rigor with a love for building. In 1985, Pfau was one of the founding principals of Holt Hinshaw Pfau Jones, an internationally recognized firm that designed the Astronauts Memorial at Kennedy Space Center. In 1991 he established Pfau Architecture Ltd., an atelier-sized design firm in San Francisco, and in 2008 the firm name was changed to Pfau Long Architecture to recognize his long-term partner and collaborator in the business, Dwight Long.

The firm is a design-oriented firm that works on a range of projects including educational facilities, office buildings, restaurants, exposition and museum spaces, and single family and multiunit housing. Pfau's exhibition experience includes Swatch Atlanta Pavilion for the 1996 Olympics, the Swatch Expo Pavilion at the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition, Reebok Re-Usable, and Grand Canyon River Heritage Museum.

The firm’s work has been recognized by numerous organizations and publications including the

American Institute of Architecture, Architecture Magazine, Architectural Record, Interior Architecture, Metropolitan Home, and San Francisco Magazine. In 2003, Contract Magazine honored him as its 2003 “Designer of the Year." Pfau is an adjunct professor of Architecture at the California College of the Arts (CCA), a Federal Peer for the GSA (General Services Administration) Design Excellence program, and a LEED AP certified professional.

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