Students Awards Jury

The entries received will be adjudicated by an international Jury composed of personalities from the IOC, the IPC and the IAKS in July 2017.

The language of the jury meeting will be English.


Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu
(IOC, Chinese Taipei)

Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu, an architect and former basketball player, became member of the International Olympic Committee in 1988.

He has a long sports administration career in boxing and is President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) since 2006.

In 2012 Ching-Kuo became a member of the IOC Executive Board. He has been and is member of several IOC Commissions, amongst others of the Coordination Commission for the Beijing 2008 and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games as well as for the 2022 Beijing Winter Games..

Ching-Kuo is running his own architectural company in Chinese Taipei and is the founder and chairman of several Olympic Museums.

For his contributions to sport, he has been awarded numerous awards, merits and decorations from diverse countries, organizations and universities.


Gilbert Felli (IOC, Switzerland)

Gilbert Felli joined the IOC in 1990 as Director of the Department of Sports, Olympic Games Coordination and Relations with International Federations.

In March 2003, Gilbert was appointed Olympic Games Executive Director, holding this function until 31 August 2014. He is currently the IOC’s Senior Olympic Games Advisor.

In his previous positions within the IOC, Gilbert was a member of the Evaluation Commissions for the Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games from 2002 to 2020. Furthermore, he was a member of the Olympic Games Coordination Commission since the Albertville Games and of the Youth Olympic Games Coordination Commission since the inaugural Singapore YOG in 2010.

As the Olympic Games Executive Director, Gilbert was responsible for the running, coordination and follow-up of all Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games activities, from the candidature phase to the actual holding of the Games.

Gilbert has a diploma in architecture, and worked several years in construction business in Switzerland before switching to the sports world.


Mark Todd (IPC, United Kingdom)

Mark Todd is a disabled person with twenty five years of experience regarding accessibility for people with a disability.

For five years Mark provided all accessibility advice to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In recognition of this work, he was awarded the British Empire Medal in the 2013 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

Mark also acted as Accessibility Expert to the Sochi 2014 Games, to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and to the Rio 2016 Games. Currently he is advising the PyeongChang 2018 Winter regarding accessible services, accessible venue operations, athlete transport, public transport planning and integration and access for disabled people.

Mark is co-author of the IPC Technical Manual on Accessibility and sits on their Accessibility Expert Panel.


Mag. Wolfgang Becker (Rif University Centre, Austria)

Wolfgang Becker is a specialist in operations and program development. Since 1986, he manages the University and Provincial Sports Centre in Rif.

From 2001 to 2013, he was also manager of the Salzburg football stadium "Red Bull Arena" before becoming member of the stadium's directorate.

Wolfgang holds a master degree in physical education and psychology from Innsbruck university. In addition, he took management training courses in the USA and he is a licensed football coach for the highest Austrian league.

Wolfgang gives lectures as an Assistant Professor at the University of Salzburg as well as at the private University "Schloss Seeburg".


Kai-Uwe Bergmann (BIG, Denmark)

Kai-Uwe Bergmann is a Partner at BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) who brings his expertise to proposals around the globe, including work in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Kai-Uwe heads up BIG’s business development currently working in over 20 different countries as well as overseeing BIG’s Communications.

Registered as an architect in the USA (eight states) and Canada (one province), Kai-Uwe most recently contributed to the resiliency plan to protect 8 miles of Manhattan’s coastline. He complements his professional work through previous teaching assignments at University of Florida, the New School of Architecture in San Diego and his alma mater the University of Virginia. Kai-Uwe also sits on the Board of the Van Alen Institute, participates on numerous international juries and lectures globally on the works of BIG.


Ernst-Ulrich Tillmanns (4a Architects, Germany)

Ernst-Ulrich Tillmanns founded 4a architects in 1990 after having worked for five years with Behnisch and Partners.

4a architects are an international architectural practice with offices in Stuttgart and Moscow. They focus on planning, constructing and rehabilitating buildings in the public sector.

During the last 25 years, 4a architects have realized numerous leisure and thermal pools, sports and health-oriented buildings, cultural and educational facilities as well as hotels.

Ernst-Ulrich gives lectures home and abroad at conferences and other occasions.


Conrad Boychuk (IAKS, Canada)

Conrad is CEI Architecture’s Senior Director of Recreation and Venue Development, and one of Canada’s most experienced designers of mid-size spectator venues. He has been involved in the design and development of indoor facilities across North America, and over 40 community recreation facilities, including arenas, fitness centres, aquatics and more.

Conrad has experience in the public consultation process, particularly as it pertains to community-based programming and design.

In addition to his leadership on spectator venues, he contributes his extensive experience on community recreation facilities to CEI’s growing portfolio of projects in communities across Canada. Conrad is on the executive board of the IAKS and is Canada’s national representative on the International Union of Architects’ Sports and Leisure Group. He is a past executive board member of the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association.


 

Klaus Meinel (IAKS, Germany)

Klaus has been responsible for the management of IAKS since 2003.

The IAKS is the leading global non-profit organisation for professionals from the sports, leisure and recreation facilities industry. The IAKS advocates excellence in the visioning, design and operation of fully inclusive and universally accessible indoor and outdoor facilities.

Klaus holds a diploma in landscape architecture after having visited universities in Hanover (Germany) and Tours (France) from 1988 to 1995. From 1995 to 1997, he was a technical officer at the German Association of Landscape Architects in Bonn and Berlin.

In 1997 Klaus joined the IAKS headquarters in Cologne as a scientific staff member and was appointed IAKS Managing Director in 2003. Besides running the organization, he gave lectures at the German Sport University Cologne until 2010. In 2015 Klaus was appointed IAKS Secretary General.