Martin Roy Mervel - an accomplished and talented architect who brings over 25 years of diversified design experience in commercial and residential projects. Mr. Mervel is a building Architect, committed and focused on integrating nature with built space. Mr. Mervel has managed award winning projects such as Kate Mantilini Restaurant in Beverly Hills, CA and the Crawford Residence in Montecito, California, working with Thom Mayne at Morphosis (2005 Pritzger Prize) and Michael Rotondi (ROTO). Both of these mentors encouraged him to open his own office, Studio SLAB in 1987.
Ralph Spencer Steenblik - The world is in a renaissance. He is at the center of the exploration. Ralph creates positively influential spaces, reflecting scientific models and epic-defining ideas, embracing collaboration. He has socially responsive built works in Africa and Central America and has worked with various architectural firms across the country. His thesis at SCI Arc deals with Neuromorphic Architecture's relation to Compact Urbanism.
Alison Pinsler, former Research Librarian at 20th Century Fox and Script Librarian at the Academy
of Motion Pictures Art & Sciences as well as a Researcher for Extra and TMZ.
Prior to studying film Alison was an art & architectural historian. She was part of the initial team
that created a database of films about the visual arts - The Program for Art on Film -a joint venture
between the J. Paul Getty Trust and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Alison was co-owner of
Form Zero Architectural Bookstore & Gallery and Arthaus Books & Gallery in Los Angeles.
Also she was guest film programmer at LACMA for the Max Ophuls and Douglas Sirk series and
currently sits on the Board of Directors of Heritage Square Museum.
Throughout her professional career Alison has spent her time creating exhibits, film screenings
and series, speaking on panels at professional meetings, etc. discussing and showing the intricate
relationship that film has with architecture, design, art and the other visual arts.