2017 Best Interiors of Latin America & The Caribbean Competition Jury

Kimshasa Baldwin, NCARB, NCIDQ, LEED AP -
Kimshasa Baldwin, NCARB, NCIDQ, LEED AP

Principal, Deture Culsign, Architecture+Interiors

Working closely with each client to create spaces which offer stimulative experiences and embody clear brand identity, architect, interior designer, and LEED-AP Principal Kimshasa Baldwin strives to deliver “Design with a Point of View”.  Kimshasa’s extensive 20 year national and international portfolio,curated while practicing in Chicago, Miami and New York City, reflects the privilege she has had working with industry leaders in many sectors including hotel/resort, chef-driven restaurants, spa and wellness, cruise line,entertainment and gaming. In her Chicago-based studio, she has smartly brought together a nimble team to provide tailored client services in the pursuit of crafting enduring designs through a layered exploration of the guest experience. Successfully building a reputation for immersive, environmentally conscious and operationally-aware spaces with high-level design, she has been honored as an On-The-Rise Designer by Boutique Design and recipient of multiple design awards from Hospitality Design and the International Interior Design Association.  Through her travels, volunteer services and spectatorial study of the Arts, Kimshasa continues to explore the creatively dynamic relationship between design and culture which is the essence of Deture Culsign,Architecture+Interiors.

Edwin Beltran, IIDA, Assoc. AIA -
Edwin Beltran, IIDA, Assoc. AIA

Principal, NBBJ

Edwin Beltran is Principal of NBBJ’s Interior Architecture and Design Practice, leading some of the firm’s most notable and award-winning healthcare interiors. Influenced by his training as an architect and keen eye for interior design, Beltran’s approach to design translates client goals into comprehensive, conceptual frameworks in which form, function, space, light, color, materials, and human experience are thoughtfully choreographed to embody the unique ethos of each institution.

An environmental design and architecture graduate of Ohio State University, Beltran has served as an adjunct faculty member and guest critic of the university’s Knowlton School of Architecture. He has also been a guest critic for design reviews at the Catholic University of America, Illinois Institute of Technology, the University of Puerto Rico, and the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. His design work has been recognized with multiple AIA Honor awards and featured in national and international publications such as Architectural Record, Interior Design, Metropolis, and World Architecture News.

Suzette Subance Ferrier, IIDA -
Suzette Subance Ferrier, IIDA

Studio Design Director, TPG Architecture

Suzette joined TPG in 2012 and has 20 years of experience as a designer and professional. As a Studio Creative Director, she has been responsible for the successful design and completion of some of TPG’s most prestigious projects. She was recently named Contract Magazine’s 2017 Designer of the Year. Suzette specializes in work spaces that combine sophisticated design sensibility with practical business strategy and application. As a result of her diverse project experience, she is able to articulate and meet project goals, budgets, and schedules, no matter what the project requires.