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2019 Global Excellence Awards Jurors


Denise Cherry

André de Salis

Creative Director, Designworks,

A BMW Company


André de Salis is a creative director at Designworks’ Los Angeles studio where he serves as the lead for multidisciplinary projects. He has directed teams on notable design projects with BMW Group brands, Hewlett-Packard, Motor Coach Industries, Corsair, Audeze, Stratasys, Alaka’i, and Virgin Hyperloop One. Before joining Designworks in 2000, de Salis worked with Frog Design, Technicolor SA, and Hauser, Inc. 
De Salis’ lifelong passion for pursuing creative endeavors expands beyond his current industry, and can be traced through his early endeavors including the founding of an indie record label, and working with alternative cultural organizations.


Johannes Lampela

Elizabeth Lowrey, IIDA, RDI

Principal & Director of Interior Architecture,
Elkus Manfredi Architects


Elizabeth Lowrey serves as principal and director of interior architecture for Elkus Manfredi Architects where she has led the firm’s interior architecture studio since its founding in 1988. She has overseen interior design across the scope of corporate, hospitality, retail, residential, and academic clients including Walt Disney Imagineering, Boston Consulting Group, New Balance, and Equinox. She is a pioneer in creating branded workplaces that blend design elements across industries including corporate, hospitality, and retail to create dynamic spaces. 
Lowrey serves as a board member and advisory board and council member at several industry organizations. This year she delivered the commencement address and received an Honorary Doctorate from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt).
Joe Lawton

Mavis Wiggins, IIDA

Managing Executive & Chief

Studio Director,



Mavis Wiggins is managing executive and chief studio director at TPG where she has led the design of corporate interiors for companies such as IEX Group, HBO, Assured Guaranty, and Nex. Her 30 years of industry experience includes the creation of exceptional workplaces for consumer brands and project leadership in the design of financial services, hospitality, media, and entertainment interiors. Her work is rooted in her passion for the design community and the opportunity to mold the future of the built environment, and ultimately the lives of those that create and inhabit them.

Wiggins is an active mentor in the design community, 2018 IIDA Leaders Breakfast honoree, and in 2019 was recipient of the Women of Valor award presented by St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters.