2023 Design Excellence Awards | Meet the Jurors

Julio Braga, FIIDA, LEED AP
New York, New York

Julio Braga is a Principal at FCA in New York where he leads the Interiors Practice. He holds a Diploma in Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires and has been living and practicing in NYC for over 25 years. Previously, he was Managing Director of the NY office of IA Interior Architects and founder of Braga Oris Associates.  Julio has worked on a wide range of domestic and international projects for clients that include tech companies and financial and professional service firms. He is a Fellow of IIDA, where he served as a Board Member for seven years and as President for one year.

Ronnie Belizaire, FIIDA
Atlanta, Georgia

Ronnie Belizaire is an experienced project manager/ designer with over 5 million square feet and 500+ acres of architectural, interior and industrial projects delivered during her 17-year career. Professionally, Ronnie has completed projects for numerous clients including some Fortune 500 companies – helping them transform their organizations through the built environment.  Ronnie uses her unique skill set that blends business acumen, strategic real estate knowledge and design expertise to advise and guide clients’ development projects to meet their organizational goals. In addition to volunteering with various local, national and global non/ not-for-profits, Ronnie is a dedicated IIDA volunteer whose previous IIDA service includes Georgia Chapter President from 2013-2014 and IIDA Foundation Chair from 2017-2019. She is now serving as IIDA’s International Board President.

Sarah McGarry, IIDA, LEED AP
Denver, Colorado

Sarah McGarry is co-founder and principal of Clic Design Studio, a commercial interior architecture and design studio based in Denver, Colorado.  As an NCIDQ certified and award-winning designer with nearly 20 years of experience, Sarah provides expertise in all aspects of design, strategy, and project management. Passionate about giving back to the design community, Sarah served on the IIDA RMC Board for 9 years including a term as president. Hoping to shape the next generation of designers, Sarah is also Director of the Interior Design program at the University of Colorado Denver. Prior to founding Clic Design Studio, Sarah was the Workplace Sector Lead and Principal with Stantec leading design for a wide range of commercial projects.