Meet Our Judges for Best of Design 2023

Meet Our Judges for Best of Design 2023

Selecting a winner is by no means an straightforward feat, which is why — to make certain fairness and neutrality — we still left the blind judging system to a panel of Cleveland-primarily based gurus in the layout and architecture market.


Crystal DeCastro Knapik

A senior venture designer at Vocon, Crystal DeCastro Knapik lends her combined passion for sustainability and know-how to a lot of of the firm’s most transformational initiatives. She has collective knowledge in award-winning luxury household, adaptive reuse and renovation, business, mixed-use household and health and fitness treatment tasks. She has been influential in building business office-vast sustainable initiatives, both by way of structure and in apply. Her affinity for the electronic arts is reflected in her work at Vocon and has led her to turn into a business chief and mentor in style and design systems.

Schill SStephen M. Schill

With extra than 25 a long time of experience, Stephen M. Schill of Schill Architecture, LLC, is a preeminent architect in northeast Ohio. Schill’s residential initiatives have a robust influence from his research of architecture at Villa Schifanoia in Florence, Italy, wherever he made his comprehension of scale, proportion and aspects. Considering the fact that Schill Architecture was founded in 1991, Schill has created luxury multimillion-dollar lakefront and estate properties all through northern Ohio. His operate has been showcased in many regional publications.


Schill StephStephanie Schill Hayden

A graduate of Miami University and Kent Condition University, Stephanie Schill Hayden is a registered architect at Schill Architecture and a designer at Household of L Interior Style. Even though she has recognized she required to be an architect in the loved ones small business considering the fact that she was a girl, she appreciates the chance to operate collectively on shared initiatives concerning both luxurious household firms. By completing the two the architectural and inside drawings for household jobs, Schill Hayden can be certain the design intent is followed through from the foundation to the millwork particulars.


Katie Savakis FullKatie Savakis

A undertaking designer at Vocon, Katie Savakis options and models environments that facilitate inspiration, increase the stop person expertise and streamline functions. She has collective practical experience in luxurious residential, multi-household household, hospitality and company interiors. Her commitment and practical experience in all job phases information every profitable assignment. Fresh new tips and innovative tactic are coupled with practical experience in numerous environments, enabling Savakis to give effective design and style options for a selection of challenge sorts.