© 2016 AIA Triangle, North Carolina

Selection Jury

This year’s residences will be selected by an independent jury of architects from neighboring North Carolina AIA chapters.


Alice Dodson, AIA – Jury

Alice is founder and principal of Alice Dodson, Architect PA in Asheville, NC. Alice has been practicing architecture since 1977. After 14 years of experience working in different architectural offices, first in Europe, then in California and North Carolina, she started her own practice in 1991 in Asheville. Educated and trained in Europe and in the United States she has traveled and gathered information from a variety of cultures in Europe, Asia, and America. She calls upon her professional and personal life experiences to create physical spaces of soul and beauty for all of her clients.


Michael Ross Kersting, P.A. – Jury

Michael was born and raised in the southern New Mexico town of Las Cruces. Inspired by the forts he built in the desert as a child, Michael went on to study architecture and received his first degree from the University of New Mexico. After working in architecture firms in Albuquerque and Washington DC, Michael found his way to North Carolina State University where he received his Master of Architecture. After a three year period designing custom homes in Santa Fe, Michael returned to North Carolina and founded Michael Ross Kersting Architecture, P.A. in 1995.

Michael truly enjoys the challenge of merging the specific preferences of each client with the unique attributes offered by a particular property. Approaching each project as a brand new challenge, Michael lead’s his group to design high quality award winning architecture that leaves a positive impression with the Owner and the environment on which it is built.

Michael is NCARB certified and is licensed to practice architecture in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio and New Mexico.


D. Jason Miller, AIA, NCARB – Jury

D. Jason Miller is an assistant professor and program coordinator of Building Science at Appalachian State University. He is also a registered architect practicing collaboratively in the mountains of western North Carolina via the creatively named David Jason Miller Architect PLLC, a full-service architectural and construction consulting services firm emphasizing an integrated approach and design-build project delivery to achieve design excellence. Projects span across professional, research, and teaching disciplines, ranging in scale from complex interior renovations to modestly scaled ground-up buildings and in location from rural areas to dense urban conditions.

His academic and professional research focuses on sustainable design-build methodologies, while his teaching interests lie in uncovering the connections between architectural design, history, and theory. Jason has been a faculty advisor for Appalachian’s entries to the 2011 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon and the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 in Versailles, France. He also serves as a faculty director of the IDEXlab (Integrative Design Experience Laboratory), an applied learning environment in which real-world design-build projects are completed by student cohorts.