2017 Faces of Design Awards Panel of Judges

From HGTV hosts and executives to award-winning architects and designers, learn about this year's distinguished panel of judges that will select the Overall Winner of the 2017 HGTV Faces of Design Awards.

AIA / Principal Partner, Locati Architects

Jerry Locati

As the Overall Winner of the 2016 HGTV Faces of Design Awards, Jerry Locati returns to help name the 2017 Faces of Design Winner. He has three decades of experience in designing high-end residential, commercial and resort architecture. 

Jerry is known for his design philosophy that he uses when working on every project. First, connecting with the client. Next, connecting to the site and finally, creating a seamless connection between the environment and the people who use it. Read More

 

HGTV Host

Tiffany Brooks

Season eight winner of HGTV Star, and recently named as one of the nation’s Top 20 African American Interior Designers, Tiffany Brooks, is a wife and working mom who loves spending time growing her residential interior design business.

Tiffany’s design style is "classic with a twist," and she enjoys mixing traditional pieces with a little rock 'n' roll. Tiffany is the designer and host of HGTV Smart Home 2016. Read More

Vice President, Home + Travel Digital

Mariel Clark

Mariel is the digital video and editorial director of the lifestyle brand websites for HGTV, Travel Channel, DIY Network and Great American Country.

Her favorite thing about her job is exploring and sharing the world’s most beautiful spaces and places. Mariel is a DIYer at heart and likes to tackle projects around her home. Read More

Principal and CEO, The Ranch Mine

Cavin & Claire Costello

The Ranch Mine is led by husband and wife duo, Cavin & Claire Costello. This architecture firm specializes in designing homes for people with the pioneer spirit, the dreamers and seekers that continue to push the envelope to create a better life.

Cavin & Claire create design solutions that honor the past, challenge the norm, and inspire the future. Read More

HGTV.com Managing Editor

H. Camille Smith

Camille Smith is a managing editor for HGTV.com, fine artist and antique furniture devotee.

As a former interior designer and Nickelodeon animator, Smith has a real passion for balanced, beautiful interiors with a touch of whimsy and punch of color. When it comes to design Camille believes trends come and go, but good design is timeless. Read More

Founder, FlynnsideOut Productions

Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn is an American television producer turned interior designer with a portfolio of high-profile projects, including HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 and HGTV Dream Home 2016.

After years writing, producing and directing, Flynn tried his own hand at residential interiors, quickly earning the respect of his peers and shelter magazine editors. Read More

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