The 2018 AIA|LA Residential Architecture Awards Jury is composed of: Alice Kimm, FAIA, Jenna Chandler, and Mike Deasey.
Alice Kimm was born in Chicago and spent her high school years in Seoul, South Korea. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University and an M.Arch. from Harvard University. A 1997 Fulbright Scholar, she has taught at various schools including USC, where she directed the School of Architecture’s undergraduate programs from 2010-2014.
Alice co-founded John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK) in 1996. Based in DTLA’s Arts District, JFAK’s diverse and award-winning practice encompasses educational, residential, commercial, and cultural projects for both private and public entities. Recently completed work includes La Kretz Innovation Campus (located in DTLA’s Arts District) and Roberts Pavilion at Claremont McKenna College. JFAK is currently designing a homeless services center for the City of Los Angeles, several mid-rise and low-rise multifamily housing projects, a creative office and production campus for a major film and animation studio, and a public park in LA’s Koreatown neighborhood.
Alice and her partner John Friedman were named 2004 Emerging Voices by the Architectural League of New York, and Alice was elected to Fellowship of the AIA in 2010.
Jenna Chandler is the editor of Curbed LA, a popular real estate, architecture, and neighborhood news website dedicated to connecting people to where they live. She oversees editorial coverage and writes about land use and housing policy, development, and beautiful homes. Prior to running Curbed LA, she was a staff writer for the Orange County Register and the editor of Santa Monica Patch. A Southern California native, she studied journalism at Chapman University and has been named a USC Annenberg journalism fellow.
Mike Deasy is deasy/penner’ Chief Executive Officer, co-managing director and its managing broker.
He is a Yale-educated urban planner-turned-realtor who has represented both buyers and sellers of some of the most architecturally significant residential properties in Southern California for the past 40+ years. An industry trailblazer, Mike helped pioneer the specialized market for architectural homes by leveraging his deep respect for art and architecture into a profitable approach to marketing properties.
Prior to DPP, Deasy was the President and Managing Broker of Mossler Deasy & Doe—a residential real estate brokerage firm that pioneered the niche of representing architectural and historic properties in Southern California.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mike has long been inspired by the state’s rich and groundbreaking tradition in residential architecture, currently serving as a board member of the Los Angeles Conservancy.
Almost immediately after founding deasy/penner in 2006, Mike, George and the rest of the team recognized the necessity for a formal New Development division – dedicated to the representation of design-centric condominium projects in Los Angeles. Since its inception, it has become the definitive resource for developers—successfully representing over 40 projects.
Mike Deasy is a past president of the Beverly Hills Board of Realtors, Director of the California Association of Realtors and was also president of the Combined Los Angeles Multiple Listing Service for four years. During that time, he helped initiate Listing Link, Caravan Express and other critical information systems and publications related to real estate.