Design Awards Committee 2019
COMMITTEE CHAIR BIOS
PHOTO: Tibby Rothman

Chair

Becky Cohen, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Designer, Johnson Fain

Becky is a designer with Johnson Fain and the 2018 Vice Chair of the AIA Design Awards Committee.  Trained in both architecture and urban design, with over 15 years of design and construction experience, Becky brings a collaborative approach and unique skill set and to every project.

Her portfolio includes work on a variety of project types and scales including: design charrettes, master planning, urban streetscapes, large scale mixed use projects, and high-rise residential and office interiors.  Becky also has considerable experience with project programming, and the development of design criteria, guidelines and standards for retail, mixed-use and academic projects.

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Co-Chair

Jennifer Schab, AIA

Senior Director, Residential Living and Housing, Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Jennifer brought her extensive knowledge of the residential and educational markets to Rios Clementi Hale Studios in 1993. She has served as Project Architect on some of their highest-profile educational commissions, including the LAUSD Primary Centers. She has also worked on numerous private residential projects.

The first member of RCH staff to become a LEED Accredited Professional, Jennifer heads our sustainable design efforts. Her determination to find sustainable solutions, especially those that conserve the precious supply of water in the increasingly arid Southwest, permeates nearly every project they work on.

A California-licensed architect, Jennifer received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and her Master of Science in Building Design from Columbia University. Jennifer was an instructor at the Otis College of Art and Design from 1989-97 and at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas from 2010-11.

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Past-Chair

Ashley Richardson, AIA, LEED, AP

Associate, Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

Ashley Richardson, AIA, LEED AP, a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, is an associate at Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects. As an Architect and Project Manager on some of the firms largest and most complex projects, Ashley enjoys managing large teams to ensure seamless documentation and delivery, while building strong client relationships. Ashley was the 2018 Chair of the Design Awards Committee for AIA Los Angeles.

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