SKYHIVE 2021 Skyscraper Challenge Competition Jury Panel

Bee Breeders is proud to announce the jury list for the SKYHIVE 2021 Skyscraper Challenge Competition!

Jim Bissell, Skyscraper
Thomas Corbasson, Chartier+Corbasson Architectes
Anastasia Elrouss, ANA-Anastasia Elrouss Architects
Mark Foster Gage, Mark Foster Gage Architects
Kourosh Salehi, LWK + PARTNERS
Amin Taha, GROUPWORK

Jim Bissell is an Oscar-nominated production designer. In addition to creating action movie Skyscraper, Bissell previously worked on Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, in which Tom Cruise scaled the world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on George Clooney's 2005 historical drama “Good Night, and Good Luck”, and received a BAFTA nomination for production design on Steven Spielberg's "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial''. Bissell also worked on “Jumanji”, "Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind", "Leatherheads", "The Monuments Men", "Suburbicon", and "Midnight Sky".


Thomas Corbasson is an associate architect of the Paris-based agency Chartier+Corbasson Architectes. The agency was the winner of the ‘albums de la jeune architecture’ and received an honorable mention for the Mies van der Rohe Prize. More recently, The London Organic Skyscraper, the Picardy Chamber of Commerce and the winning project for the redevelopment of the Eiffel Tower site have opened up the agency to an international dimension.


Anastasia Elrouss is founder of Beirut-based ANA-Anastasia Elrouss Architects. She has upheld her main design philosophy since 2008: Architectural and urban thinking can never be stagnant. Her projects were awarded with the Iconic Award 2018, German Design Awards 2019, Design that Educates award 2019 & 2020, Architizer A+ Awards 2019, along with the second prize at the International Biennale of Architecture Krakow 2019.


Kourosh Salehi is MENA Design Director at LWK + PARTNERS. He is a British architect, urbanist and educator with over 25 years of international experience in the UK, Asia and the Middle East. He has led the design process for a number of urban skylines in cities like London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Doha: his last completed tower design being the “Habtoor City Towers” in Dubai. His latest bridge design “Hanging Garden Bridge” for the Dubai Creek, has received royal endorsement and been featured in a number of international design journals. As an active academic, Kourosh has published and presented a number talks on Urbanism and architecture globally, and is the author of the “Architectural Design Guidelines” for the Emirates of Sharjah.


Mark Foster Gage is the founder of Mark Foster Gage Architects. He is an internationally recognized architect, writer, and associate professor at the Yale School of Architecture where he has taught and conducted architectural research continuously since 2001. MFGA has combined his theoretical speculations with the use of emerging technologies and materials into pioneering and celebrated projects, from a viral proposal for a 102-story residential tower in New York City, to a 3-d printed outfit for Lady Gaga, to a new line of makeup products for MAC Cosmetics. His client list includes recognizable names such as Intel Corporation, Google, Samsung, Vice Media, W Hotels, The Coachella Music Festival, and H&M.


Amin Taha is Chairman of GROUPWORK, an employee ownership trust whose projects have been widely published and are characterized as architectonic and narrative driven. Allowing materials to be selected and assembled for broader contextual and poetic narrative purposes, simultaneously distinguishing purpose, ‘Kernform/Kunstform’. Practice members teach and write on architecture, sit on the RIBA’s National and International Awards jury and advise pension funds on sustainable development.

The SKYHIVE 2021 Skyscraper Challenge is the fourth annual architecture competition which seeks the latest and greatest concepts for an iconic high-rise structure.

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