Matthew Bannister co-founded DBOX in 1996 immediately upon completing his graduate studies at Princeton University. His vision was to build a unique multi-disciplinary design and communications agency that produces intelligent campaigns for clients in property development, architecture and the arts. By 2006, Matthew was named one of ‘The World's Top Creatives Under 40’ by Wallpaper* magazine, and in 2015 he was named one of ‘The 20 Biggest Power Players In New York City Real Estate’ by the New York Post. Under his leadership, DBOX has been the recipient of multiple awards, including the Emmy® Award.
Ronen Bekerman is an industry leader in Architectural Visualization. Cofounder of The Craft studio, Ronen runs the most influential architectural visualization blog hosting in-depth tutorials written by some of the world’s best rendering artists, showcasing their work daily. Specializing in high-end photorealistic computer-generated images and animations, Ronen and The Craft team are helping developers, branding agencies, architects, interior designers and landscapers to visualize their visions of the future.
A renowned designer and visualizer, Keely has worked with leading architecture practices, including Rem Koolhaus (OMA), Bruce Mau Design, SOM and Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Keely has also worked as a previsualization and visual effects artist for feature films such as Iron Man and Superman Returns. In 2009, Keely founded Kilograph with a desire to combine leading edge visualization techniques with animation, interactive design, graphics and branding. She is also a board member at the A+D Museum of Los Angeles, President of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) and a returning member of the Jury for the Architizer A+ Awards.
Mengyi is currently the Director of Visualization at SHoP Architects. She graduated with a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in 2012. For the last 7 years at SHoP Architects, Mengyi has played a role in almost every project at the firm, working closely with partners and teams and using visualization as a design to realize SHoP’s architectural vision. Notable projects include the American Copper Buildings in New York, Uber’s new headquarters in San Francisco, and Detroit Hudson’s downtown revival.
Peter graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a Diploma in Architecture in 2000. After working for Richard Murphy Architects as a project architect he established Peter Guthrie Visualisation which, through his constant thrust for research & development and perpetual willingness to share knowledge with the industry, rapidly became a world leader in architectural visualisation. Peter’s HDRI skies, which he continues to develop and refine at PG Skies, are considered some of the best image based lighting solutions available. Peter is a co-founder of The Boundary established in 2014.
Alex is the creator of visualizingarchitecture.com, a website that explores architectural graphics and representational techniques. He is also the co-founder of Design Distill, an Architectural 3D Rendering Studio located in Boston, MA. Alex attended Bowling Green State University, Ohio for his BA in architecture and the Miami University of Ohio for his Masters in Architecture, before moving to Boston to work as an architect. Today, he continues to refine his visualization skills through the development of new and challenging illustrations on his website, as well as lecturing and giving workshops, and studying all visualization styles, old and new.
Paul is a registered UK architect, writer and editor based in New York City. A graduate from UCL and the University of Edinburgh, gaining an MArch in Architectural Design with distinction, Paul was nominated for the RIAS Silver Medal in 2009. Paul is currently the Content Director at Architizer, with features also published in Architectural Digest, PIN—UP Magazine, Archinect, Aesthetica Magazine and PUBLIC Journal.
Christina Moore is a renowned production designer and supervising art director from the UK, most notable for helpign to create the fantastical world of HBO's Game of Thrones! Christina worked as Supervising Art Director for GoT from seasons 3 through 7, picking up an array of awards including the EMMY for Excellence in Art Direction (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018), the BAFTA for Best TV Production Design (2018), and a special BAFTA Craft Award (2018). Christina also did art direction for Denial, winner of the BAFTA for Best British Film (2017), and a host of other movies and shows.
Jeff Mottle is the CEO and founder of the leading online magazine for the architectural computer graphics industry – CGarchitect. He has been working in the architectural visualization field since 1996. His roles have ranged from production visualization artist and technical director to business development and CEO. He is an editorialist, frequently performs market research and analysis for some of the top companies in the field and regularily speaks at events around the globe.
Juan is an architect, 3D visualiser, founder and active director at Methanoia, a design company that provides a comprehensive service for real estate developers, comprising architecture, interior design and brand communication depicted through visualisations. The company works with the world’s most renowned architecture firms and real estate developers, such as Foster + Partners, Zaha Hadid, BIG, Emaar, Aecom, UN Studio, Related Group, Cervera and Dubai Properties.
Britta is the Art Director and Founder at Visulent AB with a big passion for architecture, design and communication. Finding solutions to the customers needs by using the creative and visual skills is her daily motivation. Britta started as an in-house visual designer at White Architects, Gothenburg, developing her visualisation-skills and working closely with architects to gain a deep understanding of the industry. Britta moved on to Tomorrow AB before founding Visulent, providing the architectural industry with innovative solutions through high quality 3D-visualizations.