Selection jury

Andra Šmite

Architect, Head of Jury committee

Austris Mailītis

Austris Mailītis is an architect, and head of Mailitis Architects studio in Riga. Mailitis Architects is a multi-disciplinary team working in the fields of architecture and art. Based in Riga, Latvia studio has realized their works in various locations across Europe, Asia and North America. They focus on a clean and senseful design and an unusual idea generated through the careful observation of contemporary culture and nature.

Gatis Didrihsons

Architect, architecture office “Didrihsons arhitekti” – a leading architect, Head of the National Council for Architecture

Ieva Zībārte

Ieva Zībārte raksta par arhitektūru, dizainu, pilsētvidi un populāro kultūru. Kā arhitektūras un dizaina eksperts darbojas KM Latvijas Nacionālajā Arhitektūras padomē, Latvijas Arhitektu savienības valdē, Latvijas Bankas Monētu dizaina komisijā un Eiropas Centrālās bankas jauno eiro banknošu tēmu padomnieku grupā. Kopš 2020. gada izstāžu vadītāja mākslas centrā Zuzeum. No 2022. gada pārstāv EK stratēģisko iniciatīvu Jaunais Eiropas Bauhaus Latvijā. Par Dailes teātra 90. sezonas jubilejas izstādi Aiz priekškara. Arhitekte Marta Staņa saņēmusi Latvijas Arhitektūras gada balvu.

Jānis Kreicburgs

Jānis Kreicburgs is a Skonto Būve senior project manager, who has been working for the company since 2005. Has managed many large-scale projects – Radisson Blue Elizabete Hotel, reconstruction of Riga TPP TEC 2 II stage, design and construction of the new building of Pauls Stradins Clinical University hospital, construction and reconstruction of ORIGO building complex in Riga central railway station, currently – reconstruction of the historical New Riga Theater. He is also a lecturer at RTU Faculty of Civil Engineering and RISEBA Faculty of Architecture and Design. Awarded by Būvindustrijas Lielā Balva as a Construction project manager of the year '21.

Lolita Tomsone

Lolita Tomsone is a director of the museum Žanis Lipke Memorial in Riga, Latvia. The memorial commemorates a human rescue operation devised by Žanis (Jānis) Lipke, a Latvian dock worker and smuggler, who succeeded in saving the lives of over 50 Jews from the Riga Ghetto during the Second World War. Lolita studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Latvian Academy of Culture. She worked as a journalist for radio Free Europe and published articles about Jewish culture and social politics in the magazine Rigas Laiks and other media outlets. Lolita is captivated by the silent heroes – the people who went against mainstream and their own fear to help persecuted fellow human beings. Lolita has been a social activist for women's rights and has organized protests to protect trees in Riga.

Uldis Lukševics

Architect, architecture office “NRJA” – a leading architect