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2018 Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards Jury


Byun MichaelMichael Byun, IIDA, ASID, LEED AP
Associate Director, Interior Design Leader Design Director
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP


Michael Byun is an associate director with the Interior Design Practice at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) in Chicago, Illinois. With more than 25 years of design experience, his work has achieved international awards and recognition from the American Institute of Architects, IIDA, the American Society of Interior Designers, and numerous publications. His wide range of experience, including corporate headquarters, workplaces, residences, restaurants, showrooms, and furniture design, informs his dynamic, client-focused approach for developing sophisticated design solutions.

As a dedicated advocate for his clients, Byun focuses on solutions that fully investigate design possibilities that prioritize the client’s vision and needs. His body of work is built on the principle of the “Big Idea” – a core concept and drive that guides every design decision for both simple and complex projects. Byun leads project teams that include clients, architects, interior designers, consultants, and contractors to identify the project requirements, develop design solutions, and execute work that sets the standard for the design industry.

Byun holds a bachelor’s degree in design from Arizona State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design and is a Registered Interior Designer with the state of Illinois, NCIDQ certificate holder, LEED accredited professional, and a member of IIDA and the American Society of Interior Designers.

Angie Lee

Angie Lee, IIDA, AIA
Principal, Design Director - Interiors


Angie Lee is a principal and design director-interiors at FXCollaborative. She provides strategic vision and oversight for interior environments across a wide range of scales and project types. Lee focuses on corporate, commercial, and residential interiors, and carries a unique multifaceted approach that integrates design, technology, and art in her work.

She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s Bachelor of Architecture program, and is currently on the editorial advisory board of Contract magazine and the board of directors of IIDA.

Bill QuimbyBilly Quimby


Billy Quimby’s fascination with space has acted as a philosophical boomerang
throughout his life and career. His early introduction to the way space can shape
people’s experiences came from his own experience sharing a small home
in upstate New York with his parents and six siblings. Dreaming up fantastical
houses with a space for all led Quimby to pursue a Bachelor of Architecture degree
from Cornell University with the goal of becoming a residential architect.

Moving west in 2000, Quimby joined BAMO and discovered the world of interiors,
designing for hospitality and residential clients around the world. A brief
sojourn to Los Angeles allowed him to further explore and develop his technical
knowledge as an architect for a residential design-build firm, but the draw of
spatial experience was strong and quickly led him back to interiors, and BAMO,
in 2008. With an expanded vision, Quimby was able to extend his expertise from
architecture to interior architectural design and custom installations. Challenged
very early in his career at BAMO to focus on intricately detailing his projects from
concept to completion, Quimby prides himself on creating meticulous backdrops on
which to layer the design story. As a principal of BAMO and registered architect,
he has a masterful ability to find balance and harmony in the most complex of
projects, easily navigating and imposing his contemporary vision with resourceful,
hands-on execution.

Quimby led the design effort for the acclaimed Four Seasons Resort Dubai at
Jumeirah Beach, which was honored with a 2015 Gold Key Award. More recently,
he completed an extensive renovation and reimagining of the Ritz-Carlton
Chicago, breathing new life into an iconic urban destination. His projects have
been featured in Architectural Digest, Boutique Design, Interior Design, Modern
Luxury Interiors
, and Town & Country. Quimby is also a Boutique 18 award winner.