AIA Nebraska Excellence in Design Jury Chair:
John Carney, FAIA, Carney Logan Burke Architects

Since founding Carney Logan Burke Architects 25 years ago, John Carney has been committed to expanding the design vocabulary of the mountain west while remaining grounded in tradition and local context. His reinterpretation of vernacular architecture synthesizes modernist and classical principles within a regional aesthetic. Summers spent on his family's ranch on the Upper Green River gave him a respect for the history of the area and its agrarian traditions, both of which inspire and permeate the work of the firm.

After building a successful practice in Denver, John relocated to Teton County, Wyoming, where the firm has completed a wide range of projects from private residences to public buildings such as the Home Ranch Welcome Center, Jackson Hole Center for the Arts Performing Arts Pavilion, and the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve in Grand Teton National Park. John has been active in resort design in the Rocky Mountain West for clients such as Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, 3 Creek Ranch, Snow King Resort, Sundance Resort, and the Denver Four Seasons Hotel and Residences.

On the public side, John has served as County Commissioner, Planning Commissioner, and on several boards, always championing design as a core community value. John has also lectured on design and chaired award juries throughout the region. His distinguished career in architecture and public service has given him a platform from which to promote sound design principles within the architectural profession.

AIA Nebraska Excellence in Design Jury

Karen Parent, AIA | Dynia Architects

Jamie Farmer | Farmer Payne Architects


AIA Central States Region Excellence in Design Jury Chair:
Joseph Biondo, FAIA, Spillman Farmer Architects

Clarity, Precision, Resourcefulness: These are the notions evoked through the experience of Joseph Biondo's works. After graduation from Kansas State University, Biondo pursued a career with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects where he worked closely with AIA Gold Medal recipient Peter Bohlin. In 1996, he established Joseph N. Biondo Architects, where he was able to redefine, solidify, and put his personal design philosophy into practice.

In 2003, Biondo joined Spillman Farmer Architects where he has brought design excellence to the forefront. A passionate practitioner of the art and craft of architecture, Biondo is actively involved in advancing the profession, serving as design juror and visiting professor for some of the country's most notable architecture programs. In addition to mentoring young professionals at Spillman Farmer, Biondo has spread his roots into Lafayette College's design program, introducing students to the potential within the field of architecture.


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