GUNNY HARBOE (USA), PRESIDENT
Gunny Harboe, FAIA, Fellow US/ICOMOS, is a registered architect with nearly 30 years of experience and currently runs his own small firm in Chicago. He has worked on many iconic modern masterpieces including numerous works by both Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright. He received his M. Arch. from M.I.T., (including study in Copenhagen, Denmark); a M.Sc. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University; and an A.B. in History from Brown University. He also attended ICCROM in Rome, Italy. His projects have received numerous awards, and he was named a “2001 Young Architect” by the National AIA, “Chicagoan of the Year” by Chicago Magazine in 2010, and received the 2015 Award for Excellence in Heritage Conservation from the Society of Architectural Historians. Gunny was a founding member and is a current Vice President of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage, and was a founding member of DOCOMOMO_US where he remains on the board. He is also a current board member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and was a Regional Director of AIA National, and President of AIA Chicago. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
SHERIDAN BURKE (AUSTRALIA), SECRETARY GENERAL
Sheridan Burke has worked in cultural heritage management – in urban planning, heritage and impact assessment and site interpretation, with specialist interest in twentieth century heritage and heritage management planning. She has worked in government and corporate sectors: for the Heritage Council of NSW, the Historic Houses Trust and is a former Partner and Director at GML Heritage. She is an expert member of the Sydney Opera House Conservation Council; and its Design Advisory Panel. Sheridan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra, Sheridan is currently an ICOMOS Scientific Council Officer and Secretary General of the Twentieth Century Heritage International Scientific Committee. She is a founding member of the DoCoMo Mo Australia working party and currently its Vice President. She was awarded Australia ICOMOS honorary membership in 2015 and was appointed Deputy Chair of the NSW Heritage Council in 2018.
ENRIQUE XAVIER DE ANDA ALANIS (MEXICO), TREASURER
Enrique Xavier de Anda Alanis was born in Mexico City and graduated in Architecture at the “Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico” –UNAM– and received a PH. D. from the School of Phylosophy at UNAM. Enrique is a researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Esteticas at UNAM and directs graduation papers (thesis) in History of Art and is also a professor at the Schools of Architecture and Philosophy at UNAM. Enrique is a member of several associations and “National Researcher” (level III) by the Mexican Government. He has written several articles for local and international magazines and has lectured and participated in symposia in Mexico, Latin America, USA, Europe and Australia. He has authored sixteen books on the history of architecture and has co-authored another seventeen books and similar related topics. Enrique Xavier de Anda Alanis has served as co-ordinator and curator of several architecture and applied art exhibitions and has been a member of academic juries and commissions at the University of Mexico. He is currently a member of the “National Academy of Architecture” and a co-ordinator of the “National Committee of XX Century Architecture” in Mexico. Currently, he also serves as Vice President of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Twentieth Century Heritage.
ENRIQUE MADIA (ARGENTINA), VICE PRESIDENT
Enrique Madia is an Argentinean/American architect, writer, teacher and critic with a busy international consulting practice. He studied at the FADU in Buenos Aires Argentina. He taught and Lecturing in several Universities in the USA, South America and participated in several International Academic Forums as jury and critic. He has taught and examined at the Faculty of Architecture Design and Urbanism and University of Belgrano in Argentina, Lecturing at Tulane University and Loyola University in New Orleans, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, University of Miami, Metro Dade Community College and Broward Community College in USA. Among his many books presentations and reviews he has done it for Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid, Moshe Safdie, Vittorio Gregotti, Cesar Pelli, Mario Botta, Richard England, Gae Auletti, Emilio Ambasz, Morris Lapidus and Clorindo Testa among others.
KYLE NORMANDIN (USA), VICE PRESIDENT
Kyle Normandin is an Associate Principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, in New York, NY, USA. He serves as a Vice President of the ICOMOS ISC on Twentieth Century Heritage and is currently the Chair of the Technical Committee on Modern Heritage (TC-MH) of Association for Preservation Technology International (APT). He has contributed numerous technical papers on architectural conservation of cultural heritage and continues to serve on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Architectural Conservation for Taylor & Francis. Kyle holds a B.A. in Architecture from UC Berkeley and an M.S. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University in the City of New York.
LEO SCHMIDT (GERMANY), VICE PRESIDENT
Leo Schmidt is an art historian. He earned his doctorate at Freiburg University in 1980 with a thesis on the architecture of Holkham Hall, an English 18th-century country house. He was a senior investigator in the State Department for the Care of Historic Buildings in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Since 1996 he has been Professor of Architectural Conservation at the Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus. He has wide-ranging interests and has published extensively, focussing on 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century architecture and on difficult heritage such as the Berlin Wall. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
OLAF STEEN (NORWAY), VICE PRESIDENT
Olaf Steen is an art historian, specialized in church art and architecture. He was a student and later a research fellow at The Norwegian Institute in Rome. He is presently engaged by the Directorate of Cultural Heritage to work specifically with protected churches from the 20. and 21. century. He has worked as a senior antiquarian in the County of Nordland and the City of Oslo, with special responsibility for protection orders by the Norwegian Heritage Act.
In Oslo he has made protection orders for architectural icons from the 20th century like St. Hallvard Church and Monastery from 1966 (arch. Lund & Slaatto), Planetveien 12 from 1953 (the home of Arne Korsmo) and the American Embassy in Oslo from 1959 (Eero Saarinen). He has been responsible for the ISC20C Heritage Alert regarding the threatened demolition of the Norwegian Government Y-block building.
SMRITI PANT(INDIA/UK), CO-OPTED BUREAU MEMBER (EMERGING PROFESSIONALS REPRESENTATIVE) &MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY
Smriti Pant, M.A., B.Arch., is an heritage management specialist, with morethan a decade long experience of working in Asian, European, Middle Easternand North American context. She has contributed to preparation of severalWorld Heritage Nomination Dossiers, Site and Conservation Management Plansand Heritage Impact Assessments. Her research and teaching interestsfurthermore lie in the history and historiography of twentieth-centuryarchitecture and planning, and postcolonial interpretations of colonial heritage,especially the legacy of the British Empire in South Asia, and world heritagemanagement.A member of ICOMOS ISC20C since more than six years, she has been activelycoordinating several of the Committee’s projects and undertakes desktopreviews for the World Monuments Fund Watch listing on behalf of theCommittee. Smriti currently serves as a co-opted Bureau Member and theMembership Secretary of ISC20C. She is also an expert member of ICOMOSCIVVIH.