John Czarnecki, Assoc. AIA
Contract magazine

John has been the editor in chief of Contract magazine, a 53-year-old magazine covering commercial interiors and architecture, since May 2011. In this role, he oversees the monthly magazine and its awards programs, including the Interiors Awards and the Best of NeoCon Award. Prior to joining Contract in 2011, he was senior acquisitions editor of architecture and design books at the publisher John Wiley & Sons. With Wiley for eight years, John edited and published books written for architects, interior designers, urban planners, and preservation and construction professionals. From 2000 to 2003, John was an associate editor for Architectural Record, and prior to that he was an urban designer with Urban Strategies, an urban design firm in Toronto, and also practiced architecture with firms in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. John holds Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning degrees from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee (UWM). He serves as the Chair of the AIA Convention Advisory Committee for the 2014 AIA National Convention to be held in Chicago.


Lewis Goetz, FIIDA, FAIA
Leo A Daly

Lewis is currently a Principal and Vice President at Leo A Daly in Washington, DC. Prior to his role at Leo A Daly, he was the Founder, President and CEO of Group Goetz Architects, PC for over 30 years. Lewis has designed architectural spaces for some of America's most prestigious companies and institutions, including, NASA, World Bank, and Smithsonian Institution. His work has won numerous local and national awards including two National AIA Honor Awards. He is also a Fellow in both the American Institute of Architects and International Interior Design Association. He served as the tenth President of IIDA International (2003-2004), Chairman of the IIDA Foundation (2004-2005), Chairman of the IIDA College of Fellows (2007-2011), and served six years on the IIDA International Board of Directors.

Brian K. Graham IIDA, IDSA 
Graham Design Studio

Graham received a BFA in Interior Architectural Design at California State University, Long Beach, where he also served as an Adjunct Professor. In 1999, he established the Graham Design studio in San Francisco, to offer a strategic approach to the design, development and marketing of furniture, lighting and related products for the contract market. Graham’s design solutions have been recognized by the most prestigious organizations in the U.S., including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), The Institute of Business Designers, The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design, The International Facilities Management Association and The Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA). Today, Graham is widely respected for his work with industry leaders, including Knoll, Halcon and Decca.