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Fairforce 100 Green Design Professionals

Our student ambassadors Ehsan Sajadi, Ana Landi, Manushi Bashini and Minomi Pitipana have carefully curated a list of Green Design Professionals including Green Architects and Green Fashion Designers who made a significant impact on sustainability in their industry. 

We continue adding people on the lists that deserve to be noticed for the good they have done for nature. 

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  1. Leila Araghian

She has a Master of Architecture degree from the University of British Columbia, where she won the UBC Architecture Alumni Henry Elder Prize. She previously studied architecture in Iran, at Shahid Beheshti University.

In 2005, Araghian co-founded Diba Tensile Architecture, a company specializing in the design, manufacture and installation of membrane structures. In 2011 she worked as a technical assistant at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada. She was chief architect and designer of the Tabiat Bridge in Tehran, a pedestrian bridge (one of the most famous sustainable projects in Tehran, Iran) opened in late 2014 which has won several prizes, including 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and the Popular Choice award in the Highways & Bridges category of Architizer 2015 A+ Awards.

  1. Alireza Taghaboni

He is a practicing architect since 2004, founded “Next Office” in 2009. Taghaboni is also a painter and holds a Ph.D. degree in Architecture. A frequent contributor to Iranian architecture and urbanism magazines and periodicals, he is a tutor and partner at the Center for Contemporary Architecture, a private institution in Tehran that offers an alternative architectural education program.

Next Office, based in Tehran, aims to provide a contemporary alternative to traditional Iranian architecture, responding to the climate conditions, economic, socio-political and cultural context of each project. The practice’s work ranges from single-family houses to residential, commercial and mixed-use large-scale complexes, to urban master plans. Over the past decade, the practice has won several Memar Awards, a prestigious national award for architecture in Iran held annually, making it one of the top prize-winning practices in the country.

  1. Sara Kalantary

She has a PhD degree in Architecture from the Azad University of Tehran. After finishing a master of architecture in 2003, she studied and researched about architecture and also design different kinds of projects.

She is the founder of “TDC architecture office” and now she is working at this office as a residential designer. From her well-known professional projects, Daniel apartment and Saba apartment can be named. She has also been able to earn several international awards with her partner Reza Sayadian for the projects already mentioned. (5 international awards for Saba apartment and 3 international awards for Daniel apartment)

  1. Reza Sayadian

He has a master degree of Architecture from the Azad University of Tehran. He started his professional career from 2003 until the present.

He is founder of “TDC architecture office” and also the designer and design manager, from his well-known professional projects, Daniel apartment and Saba apartment can be named. He has also been able to earn several international awards with his partner Sara Kalantary which are mentioned earlier.

  1. Sam Tehranchi

He graduated with a master degree in Architecture from Shahid Beheshti University and founder of “Design core [4s]” architecture office. From his well-known professional projects, Tehran book garden can be named which is well known because of its green design principles.

  1. Flavia Machado
Flavia Machado

Founder of Flavia Machado + Colab, a company that develops projects for Urban Planning, Architecture and Design, Flavia claims to be passionate about projects serving a greater purpose and involvement in social and environmental causes.

She graduated in Architecture from AEAUSP – Association of Architecture and Urbanism Education of the City of São Paulo – Escola da Cidade and Faculdade de Belas Artes de São Paulo, specialized in Sustainable Architecture by ANAB, acting in several segments.  Her architecture work is aimed at minimizing the negative environmental impacts of buildings, improving their efficiency, and moderating the use of materials, energy and space occupation.

  1. Laiz Cogo

Laiz is an Architect and Interior Designer focused on Sustainable Projects from Brazil. She claims to be passionate about sustainability, hydraulic tiles and design. She values the simple and essential things and she is always looking for learning more and more and finding in architecture the potential of creating healing and human spaces.

One of her designs is the project of Sustainable housing to provide shelter for the population affected by natural disasters in Brazil. The house is designed to be self-sufficient from the way to be built until the waste decomposition system and water treatment. 

  1. Tatiana Bento
Tatiana Bento

Tatiana is a Portuguese architect founder of the company Sena Architects which is an innovative architectural practice based in Olhão, Portugal. All their projects focus on contemporary and sustainable architecture with a strong emphasis on rehabilitation.

Their main goal is to achieve sustainable buildings through simple steps. Starting with a design that fits the location and taking into consideration the environmental conditions there. The methods that allow maximum efficiency and materials that require little effort to extract, are recycled, or local.

  1. Therezia Sloet tot Everlo

Therezia Sloet tot Everlo is an architect graduated from Lisbon’s Lusíada University and with a specialisation on Sustainable Environment Design at the Architectural Association, founded Studio 3A in London UK after developing her knowledge at sustainability conscious practises.

Since then established an office in Lisbon, Portugal. She is the director of Studio 3A which is an architectural practice driven by a commitment towards creating a sustainable environment.

  1.  Aline Jeronimo
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Aline has an Architecture Master degree from the Lusíada University and began her professional career in the rehabilitation of “Post-Pombalino” buildings in Lisbon City Hall where she supervised during the construction works of wattle and daub techniques and anti-seismic structures.

She is one of the founders of CAS – Sustainable Architecture Collective a living architecture workshop studio working in strategy governed by sustainability concepts incorporating different arts and crafts, natural materials thinking in a “complete cycle work”. She also works in small communities in Manica, Mozambique, designing and engaging local communities in CEBS production to build a Community Center and to have a low environmental impact.

  1. Linda Speldwinde

Founder of the Design Corp Group of companies Linda Speldwinde is known for her collaborations in design-led innovation with many enterprises, and for having built a unique ecosystem of businesses.

Through the use of design, Linda has taken initiatives to create a significant impact in areas such as education, the creative sector, rural crafts and communities as well as on social and cultural sustainability.

The design academy -AOD one of Lindas’ most noticeable organizations, partners up with renowned fashion shows, such as the -‘Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sri Lanka or the Sri Lanka Design Festival. As an entrepreneur, Linda Speldwinde is recognized as one of the most powerful women in South Asia – Sri Lanka that would contribute to the global landscape.

  1. Simran Lal

Founder of Nicobar a fashion brand that was inspired by an archipelagic island chain in the Indian Ocean, Simran not only aims at creating products but also a lasting brand name that communicates the philosophy of simple living.

Simran’s career in the fashion and lifestyle industry started when she was the CEO of ‘Good Earth’ a long-standing fashion brand in India that revives the authentic Indian crafts in luxury design. The products of Nicobar are designed and crated with the use of natural handloom fabrics or handloom woven, and natural dye is used for the design of fabric prints.

  1. Uma Prajapati 

Uma Prajapati is a fashion designer, activist, entrepreneur, and she is the founder of Upasana a sustainable fashion brand in India. Uma believes that clothing should never be created at the cost of the environment or people who create it.

She founded Upasana, a sustainable fashion brand that creates sustainable clothing items by using organic cotton and by following organic methods and procedures that do not harm the environment. Uma is currently the head of several social projects including guiding young entrepreneurs, doing strategic planning for NGOs as well as teaching conscious fashion both nationally and internationally.

  1. Gargi Parmar 

Gargi Parmar is the founder and the designer of Ba No Batwo, a fashion brand following the philosophy of ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’.

Her love for fashion even as a young girl boosted her interest in the fashion industry, where she learned about the huge volume of environmentally hazardous chemicals that are used within the industry, as well as the large amount of waste that is generated.

With that in mind, Gargi decided to join hands with other likeminded individuals working in the ethical fashion industry and started Ba No Batwo, creating designs through the use of waste such as plastic bottles, discarded clothing items, or cosmetic containers and turning them into what she calls ‘treasures’.

  1. Kriti Tula

Kriti Tula is the designer, founder and co-owner of Doodlage retail, an organization that upcycles industrial waste fabric to create wearable fashion, accessories as well as furnishing.

Kriti realized the high volume of industrial wastage while she was working as a design student. She was pursuing internships at export houses where only 70-80% of the fabrics are being used with the rest becoming waste.

This inspired her to create Doodlage where these waste materials are used for creating clothing items. Aside from left-over materials, Kriti took further steps in terms of using biodegradable materials such as corn and banana fibers to create unique and stylish materials where each piece would be one of a kind. Furthermore, Kriti promotes slow fashion, thus instead of discarding a clothing item after wearing it only a few times, the high quality of the Doodlage’s products allows consumers to wear them for a longer time.

  1. Vikum Rajapakse 

Founder of Kantala, Vikum was inspired towards the world of ethical fashion during their time at one of the largest apparel manufacturers in Sri Lanka.

As the fashion industry is one of the biggest waste producers they noticed the growing demand for eco-friendly fashion brands and decided to bring the name of Sri Lanka to a global level in terms of ethical fashion, thus he founded Kantala.

By using the re-growing ‘Hana plant’ and the handwoven technique Kantala creates eco-friendly handbags and wallets as well as other products using vegan pineapple based fiber, a sustainable leather alternative to animal-based leather products.

  1. Karishma Shahani 

Founder of Ka-Sha India, Karishma gives her meaning to sustainable fashion. She uses the word ‘conscious’ over ‘sustainable’, stating that it is not only about the materials used but also about the people who create them.

She believes that fashion is a lot more than what consumers wear, carry or display. As a graduate of the London College of Fashion, Karishma has always had an interest in utilizing consciously procure materials.

Aside from being considerate of the people that create the textiles, Karishma works towards upcycling and managing waste through Ka-Sha. She not only incorporates materials that are repurposed or recycled but further encourages other designers to do the same. Karishma continues to go the extra mile by trying to create a circular system where the production waste of one product would be used to create another product.

  1. Apurva Kothari 

Apurva Kothari is the founder of ‘No Nasties’ India’s first fashion brand that creates 100% organic and fair-trade garments. Apurva states that he was inspired by seeing the hardships that are being endured by the Indian farmers to make the ends meet with a number of them resorting to extreme measures such as suicide due to helplessness.

By creating No Nasties, Apurva aims at creating a positive impact not only on the planet but also on the people who help the fashion industry from the sidelines. By focusing on concepts like a labour of love- love for the planet, love for other human beings, and love for good designs Apurva operates No Nasties by following vegan principles.

By using organic cotton for all their products, Apurva not only aims at helping the farmers but also at making an impact on nature by preventing toxic chemicals from entering the environment as well as by reducing the wastage of water and saving energy.

  1. Sohaya Misra

Sohaya Misra founder of Chola the Label is one of today’s’ most well-recognized fashion designers and was awarded Grazia Young Designer award in 2016.

Being a psychology graduate Sohaya, was new to the design world. She drew her inspiration towards her designs from the simpler things in life where she was not afraid to experiment with her creations.

Through her work in Chola, Sohaya aims at giving a substantial contribution to the sustainable fashion movement in India by creating high fashioned clothing with edgy and relaxed designs that are purely created with post-consumer waste fabrics and recycled cotton.

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  1. Chathurika Herath 

Founder of Rika Fashion, modern maternity wears brand that runs a production house concept that employs young women in rural areas. They focus on using natural materials such as cotton and linen, reducing waste through optimal cutting as well as using the left-over material to make cloth bags, pouches, and crafts, etc to provide income for single moms in the area. Chathurika is also working on a body-positive slow fashion brand.

  1. Lida Almassian

She graduated in Ma (Master of Architecture). In 1981 she established practices in Tehran and in 2006 she opened “New Wave Architecture” consulting Engineers and planner in Tehran. 

New Wave architecture seeks for the global language of architecture to approach an innovative and challenging contemporary movement.

It explores the new ways of emerging ideas, demanding and distinctive spaces regarding the aesthetic aspects, humanity and global communication.

  1. Shahin Heidari

He has a master degree in Architecture from Guilan University in Iran. In 2000 he established practices in Tehran and in 2005 he opened “New Wave Architecture” Consulting Engineers and Planner in Tehran with Lida Almassian and now he is the Principal Architect and Vice-Chair of the Board.

It is noticeable to note that he has won lots of awards for his green designs such as World Architecture Festival Winner – WAFX Prize 2019, World Architecture Festival Finalist 2019 Amsterdam, Architizer Award Finalist 2019 New York.

  1. Iraj Maghounaki

He holds a BSc (Hons) Mechanical & Production Design from Oxford Brookes University. He has more than 30 years of experience in construction and mechanical engineering & sustainable design and environmental consultancy. He has wide-ranging experience of working across a range of different industry sectors such as hydroelectric and thermal power stations and manufacturing plants to commercial and domestic buildings.

He is the Managing Director of “ERS Consultants” and has built up a quality led environmental services company for a range of long-standing clients in the public and private sector.

  1. Seyed Ali Mirnajafizadeh

A graduate from the University of Portsmouth in 2017, he has MSc in Environmental Engineering and a BEng (Hons) degree in petroleum engineering giving him a good understanding of the energy industry (oil, gas and renewable energy).

He joined “ERS Consultants” in 2018 as a Sustainable Energy Consultant as part of the part of SAP design team.

  1. Thomas Marinelli

He has a Ph.D. degree in the field of Inorganic Chemistry from Leiden University. Now he is working in “Signify” as head of Sustainable Design and Sustainable Products.

Signify is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things.

  1. Alexia Laird

She graduated with a master degree in the field of Business & Environment from Imperial College London and also Winner of Adnams Prize for Academic Excellence Field of Study Environmental Technology with Environment and Business.

she is working in “Landsec company” as a design team leader for ensuring excellence in design and delivery of the company sustainable development brief metrics, driving consistency in planning applications and liaising with local authorities.

  1. Paulo Palha

He has a degree in Agronomic Engineering from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), since 1999 he develops works in the fields of landscape architecture, construction and maintenance of gardens, green roofs and green infrastructure.

He is currently Director-General of the company “Neoturf” and having founded the company “Landlab” as well.

  1. Nidhi Baiswar

Nidhi is a qualified architect with a strong passion for sustainable design and construction.

She practiced architecture for 4 years in India and worked on a variety of projects before moving to the UK to pursue a Master’s Degree in Architecture (Sustainable Design) at The University of Sheffield. After working for 3 years in Manchester as Sustainability Consultant, she later joined the UK subsidiary of Bouygues Construction in 2013, a large international construction company. She currently works as Head of Sustainability and manages a team of in-house experts at Bouygues UK’s Sustainability Hub.

  1. Clare Bowman

She has a degree in architecture from the Bartlett university college London.

In 2014 she co-founded RCZM to support research into building performance analysis to mitigate the IMPACT of design on the environment and more recently this has expanded to green infrastructure solutions and biophilic design for learning environments.

  1. Duncan Baker-Brown

Duncan is an architect, academic and environmental activist.

Author of ‘The Re-Use Atlas: a designer’s guide towards a circular economy’, he has practiced, researched, and taught around issues of sustainable development for over 25 years.

He co-founded BBM with Ian Mckey in 1993. 

  1. Jake Attwood-Harris

He has a master degree in the field of architecture from the Centre for Alternative Technology. He is an environmental designer and analyst in Hawkins\Brown Architects.

Jake works at the boundary between architecture and engineering; working with passive design techniques to create comfort in buildings before using modern technology where it counts.

  1. Francesco Piffari

He is an architect specialized in Architecture Design & Sustainable Design.

He has built his career on more than 10 years of international experience and highly recognized sustainability post-grad training.

  1. Dagna Kolodynska

Master of Architecture and Sustainability student at KU Leuven, Belgium, graduating in July 2019.

She has graduated from Bachelor of Architecture at Ravensbourne University, UK in 2016.

What she loves in architecture is the process of making. Whether it is modelmaking, or drawing, or making visuals.

  1. Masa Samra

Multicultural professional with robust technical, visual & interpersonal skills.

Experience gained across the Middle East & Europe.

She Successfully won 1st prize award for creativity at the JEC Europe Exhibition in Paris. She Designed a sustainable school using IES-VE to achieve both Passivhaus & BREEAM Excellent Standard during MSc.

  1. Donal Brown

Donal is a Research Fellow in Renewable Electricity Business models at the University of Leeds as part of the European Union H2020 project – Prosumers in the Energy Union (PROSEU).

Donal is Sustainability Director at an innovative Design and Build practice – Sustainable Design Collective.

Donal has past experience in sustainable energy consultancy, a First-class BSc in Environmental Science, Distinction in Climate Change and Policy MSc and Ph.D. in Domestic Retrofit from SPRU.

  1. John Smith 

He has a degree in Architecture and works in Cityzen Limited company as director from 2012 which looks after  Architectural Design, Building Services and Low Carbon Consultancy within the practice.

  1. Paulo Carneiro Fernandes

Paulo is graduated from Porto Faculty of Architecture (FAUP) in 2006.

He began definitive experimental research on natural and bio-based materials, which led him to CRAterre institute.

He started CAS Studio project in Lisbon in 2016 with Alina Jeronimo.

  1. Nader Gebran

LEED accredited professional, architectural and interior designer, graduating with honors at one of London’s top schools in architecture, the architectural association (AA), with a master’s degree in Sustainable Environmental design.

Upon graduating with honors, he set up his design studio in London, specializing in the high-end residential and commercial sector with a particular emphasis on Sustainability in design.

  1. Mariana Pinheiro

Mariana has a master degree in the field of Industrial and product design from Rochester Institute of Technology.

She is a climate activist and founder of “Precious Plastic Santa Maria” which is a social design combating plastic pollution through workshops, education and conversational upcycled objects.

She also works as a senior industrial designer & sustainability consultant in Mari “Circular Design Consultancy“.

  1. Tom Dollard
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Tom is Head of Sustainable Design and Associate Partner at PTE.

He works across the practice and industry to ensure practical, sustainable and energy-efficient design.  Tom has wide experience in the architecture and construction industry in a variety of roles; site manager, project architect and as a sustainability consultant.

Tom’s experience as an Architect is across sectors and stages but has specialized in low energy schools, housing and master planning. Tom is currently leading the design and site review process for the UK Government’s “Building for 2050” project which will inform steps required to accelerate the uptake of low cost, low carbon homes. 

  1. Anne Prahl
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She is an independent design professional with over 20 years experience in the global sports and fashion industry and specializes in design-driven sustainable innovation, which explores opportunities to improve resource efficiency across design, development, materials and manufacture, as well as enabling more considered consumption and product end-of-life.

One of her expertise includes the utilization of digital tools & technologies as drivers of sustainable innovation for materials, processes, products and business models. 

  1. Nils Rage
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His motto is “Shaping a better world, one building at a time!”

He leads sustainable design and innovation in planning and construction at FTSE 100 real estate leader Landsec, shaping a £3bn development pipeline consisting of over 3.5 million sq. ft of new office and mixed-use destinations in London.

A building engineer by background, He worked as a sustainability consultant for award-winning practice Bur Happold Engineering on large commercial and educational projects and masterplans before joining Landsec. A critical thinker and curious by nature, he believes in the power of sustainability as a driver of innovation, agility and business. 

  1. Ophélia Gisquet
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She is a Free mind Interior architect/designer with substantial experiences in Europe and the UK.

She is the founder of UpCircle, which is a design studio based in London that offers design consultancy services on digital, graphic, furniture and interior design. The studio was formed by three partners with the same passion for innovative, inspiring and sophisticated design.

Thanks to their multidisciplinary, highly qualified and experienced team, UpCircle takes care of projects from the beginning to completion with one keyword: Sustainability. UpCircle believes that a design project has the responsibility to respect the principles of social, economic, and ecological sustainability and take special concern in the choice of suppliers, manufacturers, makers, and partners. 

  1. İdil Gaziulusoy
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She is an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Design in the School of Arts, Design and Architecture of Aalto University.

She is a sustainability scientist and a design researcher, developing a teaching and research portfolio on design-led innovations for sustainability transitions.

In the times remaining from opening up the minds of students to plant seeds of change and chasing exciting new knowledge through research, she provides strategic consultancy to organizations and cities on proactively taking part and innovating in the current context of large, systemic changes for sustainability.

  1. Wouter Schik
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He has a background as a landscape architect, based on design thinking, future-oriented work on many types of sustainability topics, at various abstraction and scale levels, collaboration with a wide variety of disciplines.

He has built up broad expertise and an extensive and diverse network on (integrated) sustainability issues and in particular climate adaptation and biobased/circular economy.

He is an Expert sustainable design and development at Arcadis with sustainable buildings, -area development, -infrastructure to -public space and from policy and concept to detailed solutions. He does this with a process-oriented holistic but also practical approach aimed at coherence, acceptance and enthusiasm. I have specific expertise on climate adaptation, circular/biobased development and sustainable procurement. 

  1. Paul Clark
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He is the founder of CJ Partnership Creativity, technology, environmental architectural expertise and commercial focus come together at CJ Partnership, where we have delivered award-winning design solutions to meet the architectural needs of our clients since the practice was established in 1963.

He aims to provide unique and innovative design solutions, with the emphasis on sustainability, added value, and innovation. Moreover, he believes that good design should be uplifting and create a sense of place.

  1. Chris Sherwin
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He is the founder of Reboot innovation which is a creative consultancy that fuses innovation and design with sustainability and ethical business.

They are the sustainable innovation partner to brands and innovators who want to practically design a better world.

They are on a mission to change how and what we innovate for the greater good. 

  1. Mohamed Osmani
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He is a professor of Sustainable Design and Construction at Loughborough University, UK.

He has research and consultancy expertise: sustainable design and construction innovation, best practice and change management; circular economy; resource efficiency; designing out waste; end of life materials’ recovery and optimization; and impact of ICT technologies (namely building information modelling and blockchain) on material circularity and sustainable project performance.

  1. Ian McKay
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Ian has directed his studies and working career towards architecture and urban design solutions that work with rather than against nature and the environment.

After studying architecture at the Canterbury School of Art and Brighton University, Ian and co-student Duncan Baker-Brown won the RIBA competition for the ‘House of the Future’.

His specialities are Housing design, low energy / PassivHaus design, low environmental impact material specification, urban design towards low carbon living, architectural education and architectural writing.

  1. Jamie O’Hare
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His focuses on supporting the implementation of eco-innovation and eco-design in industrial practice. This includes capacity building at a national or company level and the development of methodologies, training, tools that companies need to embed sustainability into the development of their products and services.

His specialities are Eco-design, eco-innovation, sustainable design, ‘Front end’ of innovation, product-oriented environmental legislation, radical innovation management, change management, facilitation, Agile product management.

  1. Reza Eslami
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As a founding partner of ICON Architects Inc., Reza’s commitment to thoughtful designs and high standards of project delivery has been instrumental in shaping ICON Architects reputation among the past and current clients.

As a LEED accredited professional, Reza’s focus has been to develop design ideas into the architecture that are environmentally friendly and energy-efficient, as well as avant-garde in style. He strongly believes that he can provide that extra layer of beauty and sophistication which is worth paying attention to. Reza brings to all his projects the same rigorous approach which places importance on the way buildings work, the way they are made, and the public spaces they generate. 

Reza is a member of Canada Green Building Council and a LEED AP. He is also an exhibited photographer and a published poet.

  1. Rik Verkerk
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After achieving a wide knowledge base on mechanical engineering, he has specialized in industrial product design.

The combination of functional quality and design is what appeals to him in this industry. The challenge to find more sustainable solutions for technical challenges, which suit within the design vision, is what triggers him the most.

He is a senior engineer designer at Alskar, their goal is to embrace the responsibility to co-create a clean world where people live together in peace and health, play together, and flourish. They create products and strategies for companies that lead to meaningful offerings that make a difference, for people and the planet.

  1. Marcus Thome
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He is a senior project and construction manager specialized in building construction, energy management, LEED Certification and sustainable solutions.

One of his specialization at Green Studio is to work with ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS: Elaboration of energy efficiency projects, aimed at solutions and technologies to improve the performance of buildings.

Alongside with Sustainability Consulting, Environmental Comfort and Energy Efficiency, Solar modelling, Feasibility studies of micro energy generation and “Off the Grid” solutions, Economic feasibility studies of projects and Environmental assessment of land. 

  1. Sahar Mansoor
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She is the founder and CEO of Bare Necessities. They believe in creating products that care for the environment as much as they care for you.

Powered by nourishing, body-loving bare ingredients, our products are formulated with purity in mind, so you can feel good about the products you use in more ways than one. To make sure they always stick to their goal of sustainability, they only use organic, local and ethically sourced ingredients. Plus, all of the packaging is recyclable, which means nothing ends up in a landfill. 

  1. Diane J. Hoskins
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Since assuming her role as Co-CEO, Diane has helped guide Gensler’s growth to its current spot as the world’s largest architecture and design firm.

Diane founded the Gensler Research Institute to fuel award-winning innovation in design at the city, neighbourhood and building scale. Diane has overseen the growth of Gensler Research Institute’s signature study–the Workplace Survey–which has grown in reputation and impact each year that it has been released (2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2016, 2018) and has helped to shape the way that Gensler’s clients and the industry at large understand the connection between employee performance, engagement and workspace design. 

Diane has also helped to guide the growth of Gensler’s award-winning talent development programs, ensuring that her firm’s culture of design innovation is realized through the continual growth of each person working across the firm’s global footprint. Known for exceptional foresight as a business leader and strategist, Diane is a sought-after keynote speaker at high visibility media forums and industry conventions. In addition to her role as Co-CEO, Diane serves as the current Chairman of Gensler’s Board of Directors. 

  1. William McDonough
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William McDonough was characterized in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio as “the mastermind of sustainable design.”

Time magazine recognized him in 1999 as a “Hero for the Planet,” stating that “his utopianism is grounded in a unified philosophy that-in demonstrable and practical ways—is changing the design of the world,” and in 2019 Fortune magazine named him one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders at number 24.

As an architect, McDonough’s interests and influence range widely, and he works at scales from the global to the molecular. A highly respected public speaker, he has addressed audiences worldwide on design as the first signal of human intention, everywhere and at all scales. McDonough co-authored Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things in 2002, which is acknowledged as a seminal text of the sustainability movement. 

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  1. Eric Corey Freed

He is a Senior Vice President, Sustainability at CannonDesign and known in Portland thought-leader on sustainability and innovative urban design.

His EXPERTISEs are Architecture, Eco Districts, Living Building Challenge, LEED, PassiveHaus, Net Zero Energy, Material Transparency, Energy Efficiency, Passive Solar Design, nonprofit fundraising, Biophilia and Biomimicry. He is also currently teaching Sustainable Design at Boston Architectural College.

  1. Brad Lukanic
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With a never-ending drive and passion for design and built experiences, Brad embraces situational change disrupters that transform the industry’s future – and he wants to lead CannonDesign’s charge to get there.

Brad’s relentless pursuit of new and thoughtful design solutions, coupled with implementable actions, channels CannonDesign’s creativity and expertise. He is the firm’s lead strategist delineating why CannonDesign strives to be an industry leader each day while championing established values and progressing an innovative culture. Brad supports firmwide investments to go beyond being relevant to leading with impactful design solutions. As CEO, Brad seeks partners that are curious to accelerate, command and propel design’s influences on environments with goals resolving cross-disciplinary thinking and engagement.

  1. Léa Brachet
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She is a Sustainable Design Engineer at Artelia and a member of the Sustainable Buildings Department.

She takes part in sustainable design missions for various projects (offices, hotel, industrial buildings, shopping centers,…), from design to construction and operation:  Coordinate with stakeholders (building owner/property manager, architect, engineers, contractors) to obtain environmental certifications (LEED, BREEAM, HQE, low energy labels) and achieve the energy and environmental objectives set with the client; Management of the project’s environmental performance; Perform specific studies to help optimize the building design: materials life cycle analysis, thermal comfort, dynamic thermal simulation, daylight analysis, waste management optimization.

  1. Elisa Pardini

Elisa studied at the University of Roma Tre, where she graduated in 2006.

As a student, she worked as a production designer assistant in the film industry.

Her first job as an architect was at the Fuksas Studio, where she was part of the Montecatini spa renovation team.

In 2008 she moved to London to work at Foster + Partners. Initially part of More London project, Elisa then worked  on the winning entry for the New York Public Library competition. She then spent 18 months working on the London Crossrail Station at Canary Wharf, following the project from the concept phase to the detailed design stage.

She was responsible for the upper level which includes the park and the pavilions within it.

In 2010, Elisa founded her studio elips design. Her residential and commercial projects received coverage from the international press and Dri Dri Gelato Shop was a finalist in the 2012 AJ Small Projects Awards.

In 2013 she co-founded Pardini Hall architecture together with Robert Hall.

  1. Robert Hall

Robert studied architecture at the University of Liverpool where he was nominated in 2002 for the RIBA President’s Silver Medal. He was also awarded the Sikorski Prize for Interior Design in the same year.

As a Part I student, he worked in Manchester at AFL architects on the restructuring of the Liverpool FC Stadium: Anfield Stadium.

After graduating, Robert moved to London and joined

Foster + Partners in 2002. His projects include the refurbishment of HM Treasury and Customs and the More London Plots 3 and 4, which have won several awards. He was project architect of 7 More London, the first office building to win the ‘Outstanding’ certificate for sustainability in the UK. Shortly afterwards, Robert was promoted and become one of the youngest Associate Partners at Foster + Partners.

In 2010, Robert began working as a Partner at MAKE, in London, where he worked on the 5 Broadgate project, a 13-story “groundscaper” in the centre of the City.

In 2013 he co-founded Pardini Hall Architecture with Elisa Pardini.

  1. Bradford Perkins

Co-founder and Chairman of Perkins Eastman, Brad has directed a wide variety of projects in each of the firm’s primary practice areas. These have ranged from small projects for non-profit organizations and major healthcare and education institutions to large-scale, mixed-use developments, entire institutional campuses, and master plans for new cities. He has worked throughout the US and Canada as well as on projects in over 30 countries overseas. The depth of Brad’s experience makes him a firm-wide resource on planning, programming, project management and feasibility analysis.

Brad’s portfolio of work has been recognized by dozens of awards for planning and design excellence and has been featured regularly in books and the design press. He is also the author of more than 80 professional articles and book chapters as well as seven textbooks on a variety of planning and architectural topics.

  1. Brian Gerstmar
Brian Gerstmar

Brian’s 30-year history at NORR has shaped the company to its present form as a global design leader. He has always been and continues to be, an integral part of the success of the business bringing experience in thought leadership, best practices, technology and operations. His deep knowledge in the design and building sciences spans across international markets.

In his new role as President and Chief Executive Officer, Brian is orchestrating the strategic direction of the firm to align its 750 professionals within 14 diverse market sectors, supported by centres of excellence. His goal is to maximize the potential of NORR’s diversified practice, both in terms of services and market sectors, in all offices, to the benefit of client projects. In effect, he is now shaping the next wave for NORR: one where clients enjoy the familiarity of a local team, with the knowledge and experience of NORR’s global network to achieve big picture design.

  1. Dan Heinfeld
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Dan Heinfeld has been the President of LPA for more than 30 years, leading the company’s design and sustainability initiatives and expanding the firm’s multidisciplinary practice to include more than 400 professionals. A passionate architect with a strong sense of duty to leave a lasting impact on the built environment, Dan focused his career on sustainable measures long before it was considered mainstream. He has made the synergistic relationship between sustainability and design excellence the focus of his career and of the firm’s where no building is left behind, regardless of budget or program constraints.

  1. Arash Izadi
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Arash Izadi is committed to the development of world-class sport and recreation facilities. For more than 25 years, Arash has guided clients, students and athletes through the design process to create sustainable and award-winning facilities. He brings industry-specific experience and team leadership to the programming, consensus building, cost analysis, prioritization and design of a project. His experience includes project types ranging from stadiums, sports centres, parks, community centres, aquatic facilities, tennis complexes, recreation centres, regional and national sports parks to synthetic turf analysis and replacement.

With recognition as an industry leader, Arash shares his enthusiasm for developing innovative designs of recreation centres and collegiate athletic spaces as a speaker for the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH), the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA), among others. His contribution to community wellness and recreation design has been featured in publications like the Water Efficiency Journal, Los Angeles Wave, Orange County Register and more.

  1.  Paul Westlake
Paul Westlake

He is Managing Principal and a Lead Designer in the firm of Westlake Reed Leskosky, with offices in Cleveland, Phoenix, Washington DC, New York, and Los Angeles.

Mr Westlake received a Masters of Architecture with Faculty Commendation from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he co-founded the Harvard Architecture Review, recognized internationally as a leading journal of architectural theory, and was a Graham Foundation and AIA Foundation Scholar. He also received a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude with Distinction in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Magna Cum Laude from the Wharton School, with a major in finance.

Mr Westlake is a trustee of the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, and served formerly as trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cleveland Arts Prize, the Phoenix Orpheum Theatre, the League of Historic American Theatres and commissioner of Architecture for the United States Institute of Theatre Technology.

  1. Jeffrey Zutz
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He is the President and CEO of “Flad Architecture” which is a national planning and design firm committed to creating environments that enhance human potential.

Jeff has helped usher in the era of sustainable design – not as an afterthought, but as an intrinsic part of every project. Responding to clients who are increasingly concerned about the environment, he creates buildings that conserve electricity, maximize daylighting, utilize green building materials, and protect clean water. By implementing sustainable solutions, his designs have a positive impact on people’s work environment, as well as the global environment. 

  1. James Zheng
James Zheng

James Zheng is the co-CEO and president of Goettsch Partners. As such, he leads the firm’s overall business and management strategy, as well as daily operations.

Mr Zheng received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Since joining the firm in 1995, he has risen to his leadership position with balanced strengths in design, marketing and management.

  1. David Sweeney
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Dave joined RS&H in 1998 and has more than 30 years of experience with professional firms serving public and private sector clients. Before becoming RS&H’s Chief Executive Officer, he held progressively responsible leadership roles at RS&H, including National Bridge Service Group Leader, Transportation-Infrastructure Practice Director, and Chief Operating Officer, and Board Member. Through these roles, Dave has gained a holistic understanding of how best to support the company and its associates. Today, he ensures that RS&H’s vision and strategic direction are in alignment with the firm’s core values – integrity, quality service, business success and valuing associates. Dave received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1986, is a licensed professional engineer in six states, is a member of the Florida Council of 100, the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the Construction Industry Roundtable Board of Directors. 

  1. Christian Barlock

Christian began his professional career at the office of Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz in San Francisco where he developed his design and detailing skills while working on the Oakland Federal Building.
Christian returned to Denver in 1994 and joined the Urban Design Group / 4240 Architecture where he served as lead designer on numerous projects throughout the country. His project experience is varied and includes resort hospitality, mixed-use, multi-family, mountain lodges and custom residential. The diversity of location, character and scale of his projects reflect his wide geographical reach and effectiveness in varying contexts. His notable designs include the Arrabelle at Vail Square, Horizon Pass Lodge at Bachelor Gulch Village, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Vacation Club Hotel in Florida and Sunset Magazine’s 1997 Western Dream Home.

  1. Ken Karle

Mr Karle serves as President of LAN and is responsible for the overall management of the corporation that includes nearly one hundred employees in three offices in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Mr Karle is both an architect and an engineer and has more than forty years of experience in the architectural and engineering industry.

  1. Daniel Montroy
Daniel Montroy

After studying in Italy at the American University of Rome and receiving his Bachelors of Architecture degree from the New York Institute of Technology, Dan was employed only a few years in the architectural industry before he became inspired to start his own business.  Working closely with his friend and fellow NYIT graduate, Steven Andersen, he has since built a legacy in MADGI.  Dan’s love of the industry remains evident in his continued desire to improve both his company and himself.

Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and a Registered Architect in New York, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts and Washington D.C., he encourages his employees to continually enhance their skills through learning.  With more than 25 years of experience, Dan specializes in the design and management of office, entertainment, residential and mixed-use projects and turn, cultivates this ability in his firm.

  1. Steven Andersen
Steven Andersen

Born into a construction family, Steven has nurtured love and knowledge of design throughout his life.  It is this love that led him to study the art of architecture in Italy, at the American University of Rome, to receive his Bachelors of Architecture degree from the New York Institute of Technology, and ultimately to create an architectural and design firm with his long-time friend, Dan Montroy. 

He has spent 29 years honing his abilities in the corporate interior’s world, with a particular affinity for fragrance and cosmetics office, laboratory and showroom space.  Steven harbours deep respect for all things creative and nurtures this passion in his firm – not only in sharing his love for music, art, architecture and design with those that he works with but through his innate ability to encourage a curiosity that pushes the limits of creative thought. 

  1. Richard J. DeMarco
Richard J. DeMarco

After studying abroad at the University of Milan and obtaining his Bachelors of Architecture degree magna cum laude from the New York Institute of Technology, Richard proceeded to earn his more than 32 years of architectural experience, spending 20 of these working to become an associate principal at SLCE Architects.

A Registered Architect in both New York and New Jersey, Richard’s great attention to detail has buttressed his passion for building and honed his specialization in the design and construction of new and altered buildings of all types.  In 2005, when approached by two of his NYIT friends and fellow graduates, Richard left SLCE and brought his attention to detail and his new building practice to Montroy Andersen DeMarco. His work has since continued to span the gamut of the architectural practice, elevating his firm to a full-spectrum practice.

  1. Jay Todisco
Jay Todisco, AIA, LEED AP

Jay has over 35 years of architectural experience in the commercial real estate industry. He is President at Ware Malcomb, as well as a member of the firm’s Executive Team and Board of Directors.

Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding, civil engineering and building measurement services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. 

  1. Ken Wink
Ken Wink

CEO of Ware Malcomb. Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding, civil engineering and building measurement services to commercial real estate and corporate clients.

Over 35 years of experience in all aspects of architecture including master planning, design and project management. Experience in a variety of building types including commercial office, industrial, retail, residential, education/institutional, automotive, technology, tenant improvements and public facilities. 

  1. David Manfredi
David Manfredi  FAIA, LEED AP

As a founding principal of Elkus Manfredi Architects, David Manfredi has been privileged to work with a variety of industry leaders from across the country on all types of building and planning projects. He is nationally recognized for his master planning, urban design, and placemaking work.

Throughout his career, David has worked with a diverse range of clients — visionaries and leaders in their field — including Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Boston Properties, Boston Global Investors, The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute, Caruso Affiliated, Duke University, The Druker Company, The Fallon Company, Forest City Commercial Group, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Radius Group, Samuels & Associates, University of Southern California, and Walt Disney Imagineering.

A graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame, David Manfredi has practised architecture since 1979. 

  1. Sydney Browne

Since joining Diamond Schmitt Architects in 1999, Sydney Browne has worked with academic and cultural clients on the planning, design and construction of post-secondary buildings and other public institutions. In 2005 she became an Associate with the firm and in 2010 a Principal.

Sydney brings significant experience and expertise and is best known for her work in programming and designing academic and learning student facilities that incorporate state-of-the-art digital technology and sustainable design principles.

  1. Gregory Colucci

Greg Colucci is dedicated to advancing Diamond Schmitt’s mission of transforming lives through design, particularly within its healthcare portfolio. Nowhere better than healthcare can one effectuate positive outcomes for those who require them the most.

Greg’s priority interests include environmental sustainability, operational effectiveness, clarity of planning, elegance in detailing, and high standards of constructability. 

  1. Evan Beattie

Evan joined GFF as an architect in 2005 and was named Chairman and CEO in 2020. He has over 18 years of experience in architecture and planning and also was named one of the Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2013 as well as one of the “Top 20 Under 40 in Architecture, Engineering and Construction” by ENR Texas & Louisiana in 2011. His experience includes managing complex residential, retail, and mixed-use projects through design and construction phases, as well as planning for large-scale placemaking projects with retail, restaurant, office and institutional components. Evan takes a collaborative approach to design with an emphasis on meeting project goals and exceeding client expectations. He has a strong interest in sustainable design, density, smart growth, and New Urbanist principles, and is a frequent speaker on these topics at ULI, AIA, TREC and other design and commercial real estate related events. Evan’s high level of community engagement allows him to contribute meaningfully to zoning change efforts in the Dallas area, where land-use regulations are often not aligned with best practices in walkable urban design and quality placemaking.

  1. Lee Coplan

Lee is an accomplished architect and business leader, who has been instrumental in the growth and development of collaborative practice.

Lee Coplan started “Hord Coplan Macht” over 40 years ago with two partners and an entrepreneurial approach to design. Since then, Lee has been growing a multidiscipline, collaborative practice into a full-service architecture, landscape architecture, planning and interior design firm. Lee’s attention to all facets of design and business is sought by organizations beyond his firm, where he serves on the Board of LifeBridge Health, as Vice President of the board of the Aaron and Lillie Straus Foundation, and as President of the Camp Airy and Louise Foundation. Lee is also a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland Baltimore County and on the Board of Visitors of Stevenson University. Lee has written and contributed on articles for Medical Construction and Design magazine, Trustee Magazine and Healthcare Facilities magazine, and presented at the Healthcare Facilities Design Symposium. 

  1. Carol Macht

A founding partner of “Hord Coplan Macht”, Carol Macht has been responsible for landscape architecture design services provided by the firm over its 40-year history. She has earned a reputation for providing the highest quality of design which, through clarity of ideas, sensitivity to site and context, and integration of the dreams and goals of clients, produces successful and meaningful projects. Carol’s work focuses on institutions, urban public space and private gardens.

Ms Macht is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Her projects have been recognized with many awards from the ASLA. She was named Baltimore’s Best Landscape Architect by Baltimore Magazine in August 2002. Her projects have also been featured in various local and national publications: Baltimore Sun, Sun Paper’s Magazine, Luxe Magazine, Builder Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, Style Magazine and in the books, Innovative Design Solutions in Landscape Architecture by Steven Cantor, and Making Paths & Walkways by Paige Gilchrist Blomgren. 

  1. Steven M. Davis

Steven Davis is a life-long New Yorker practising architecture and contributing to the built environment in the city, nationally, and internationally. A partner at Davis Brody Bond since 1988, he is the designer of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, which he has described as “a once in a lifetime experience.” His unique and diverse portfolio includes large-scale cultural, academic, and residential projects in New York and around the world; innovative industrial facilities including several projects for the international manufacturer Valeo; and multi-faceted master plans for the City of Chicago including a new Lighting Framework Plan, Pedway, and Gondola System. His recent completion of One Hudson Yards marks the seventh collaboration Steven has led between Davis Brody Bond and The Related Companies and is one of 18 residential projects he has designed in New York City. With every project, Steven focuses on the relationship between users, the physical environment, and the surrounding community.

  1. Alan Reed
Alan Reed, President / GWWO Architects

Alan has focused his career on the design of progressive architecture that achieves striking presence while remaining responsive to its site and surroundings. He has established the firm’s strong design ethic and elevated the reputation for inspirational, evocative, and progressive design across markets. His work has been featured by Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture, and Buildings magazine and has received accolades at the national, regional, and local levels. In 2011, he was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows specifically in recognition of his work that has transformed visitor experiences nationwide.  Alan previously worked with GWWO founding principal Phil Worrall at Worrall & Associates and joined GWWO at its inception when Grieves Associates merged with Worrall & Associates in 1990.  As GWWO’s President and Design Principal today, Alan carries forward the legacies of our predecessor firms, building upon the strong foundations they provided with a focus on educational and cultural projects.  Alan holds Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Science degrees from Ball State University and has received the College of Architecture and Planning Alumni Society’s Award of Outstanding Achievement. A past president of AIA Baltimore, he has served on numerous design award juries and as a critic and student mentor at Morgan State University. He is a member of the FAIA Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of the Friends of Fort McHenry. 

  1. Jim Susman
Jim Susman

Jim has been practising architecture for over four decades and is a Founder and Principal at STG Design.

As the firm’s leader in complex office and corporate campus projects, Jim has watched and contributed to the changing landscape of Austin’s business community, involved directly in the City of Austin’s CodeNEXT.

He provides team leadership on numerous corporate campus and mixed-use projects involving nationally-known companies such as Dell, Inc., Oracle, and National Instruments.

  1. Hamilton Wilson
Hamilton Wilson

Hamilton Wilson is the Managing Director of Wilson Architects, a Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland. Hamilton is one of Australia’s leading architects. He is well known for his education work and has a thorough understanding of how students and staff engage within an education environment. For over 20 years, he has worked with leading educationalists and librarians on groundbreaking research into campus design and next-generation learning spaces.

Notably, Hamilton was a key investigator of the Carrick (now ALTC) Grant Leadership Team. This two-year research project involved the design, demonstration and evaluation of distinct and different types of learning environments using a pedagogy, space, technology (PST) framework. Hamilton is equally well known for his exceptional design work in the community and public buildings, residential architecture and adaptive reuse. He builds strong relationships with his clients and leads a highly experienced and capable team.

  1. Tiffany Broyles Yost

As GBBN’s Director of Sustainability and Resilience, Tiffany provides strategic leadership for sustainable design across the firm’s portfolio of projects, manages the research of the firm’s Sustainability Steering Committee, and spearheads educational initiatives related to environmental design and resiliency. Tiffany is driven by the belief that we can create a world of abundance by designing out waste. She believes that doing so is the greatest challenge of our time.

She has eighteen years of experience in the design, development, and operations of international green building projects and masterplans focused on creating a circular economy, improved health and wellness, and improved energy efficiency.

  1. Bernard Zyscovich
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Bernard Zyscovich is the founder and CEO of Zyscovich Architects. He is an award-winning architect and published author, who is internationally recognized as a design and thought leader in holistic master planning and Real Urbanism.

Zyscovich leads a transnational team of architects impacting lives around the world with innovative architecture and interior design for consumer consumption.

  1. Keith Johnston

As GreenbergFarrow’s CEO and President, Mr Johnston leads the Firm’s strategic global expansion along with an experienced, diverse leadership team focused on providing “total development solutions” to an ever-expanding roster of prestigious national and international clients.

Mr Johnston serves on the Board of Directors for GreenbergFarrow. He holds an Associate of Science degree from Mercer County College in Architecture and a Bachelor of Science degree from Monmouth College in Business Administration.

Hans Olthaar
  1.  Hans Olthaar

Hans is an Interior and Smart Building Designer with experience in designing interior products, sustainable houses, smart hotels and innovative offices. From concept until the realization of high comfort building spaces.

Moreover, he is Designing and Development of Self-Sufficient, Modular and Affordable buildings. Regular he is organizing seminars with lectures about sustainable and international architecture and agriculture subjects, with an exposition of sustainable building products and an interesting green building location to visit. Inspiring and valuable.

  1. Jon Casey
Jon Casey

He is a Principal Environmental Consultant with 18 years’ experience at Atkins. He focuses on carbon and sustainability design management, and environmental management systems (EMS). He also has a specialization covering data management and environmental software tools. He is the original proponent of the idea for Atkins Carbon Knowledgebase software, which drives in-house carbon calculation and assessment tool of the same name, and the Rail Carbon Tool.
Using his experience, He develops and runs sustainable design management for infrastructure projects. This covers the full spectrum of roles including strategic technical leadership to chief programmer managers and engineers; development of industry-wide carbon management guidance; development and implementation of sustainable design management strategies and plans; development of the sustainability performance of industry technical standards; sustainable procurement, etc. He also carries out team lead roles including the development of Atkins BREEAM team and a carbon and sustainability technical team. More recently, He has developed promotional and technical films, in collaboration with Atkins Creative Design team.

  1. Gareth Sumner
Gareth Sumner

Gareth is an expert in how design, innovation and technology can combine to make places better for people. His experience spans urban design, public sector innovation, smart city start-ups and multi-national consultancies in innovation and urban mobility.  In his current role at tech start-up Prospective, he is leading the deployment of smart cities technologies with the UK’s leading transport operators.  As Foresight Manager at Transport for London, he advised the Mayor on how autonomous vehicles, urban air mobility and AI could change the way we move around London.  As TfL Principal Urban Designer he developed innovative public realm strategies and provided design advice for some of London’s most important and innovative projects public realm and regeneration. 

  1. Eoin McQuone
Eoin McQuone

At Sustainable Business Design, he helps discover sustainable and environmentally friendly business opportunities to help the business grow! He believes that building a profitable, future-proof business nowadays requires a change from the traditional model. It’s all about creating a business that not only makes a profit now but that is set up to continue to grow and flourish in a world of climate change and increasingly scarce resources.
He helps uncover ways to improve the sustainability of your business whether it be products, services or systems in ways that will drive growth and profit with Go Climate Positive. His work has seen tangible results such as making £600k of eco-related cost savings, creating new sales opportunities through “product as service” business models, engaging employees in developing new business strategies and sustainability policies and raising capital of over £200k for growth.

  1. Micha Nicheva
Micha Nicheva

She works across insight, strategy and design to craft efficient and engaging end-to-end services and scalable products. With made by many she focuses on finding the right problem to solve before building the right solution for it, using insights, data, rapid prototyping and testing. 

Her role on a project is to challenge assumptions. Working with clients in the public and private sector, she helps organizations define and deliver better ways of operating. Sustainability is one of her key interests at work – moving towards a broader systematic look at designing for humanity and our environment as an interdependent whole.

  1.  Joost MF Liebregts
Joost MF Liebregts

He is on a mission to help purpose-driven people and organizations to create the sustainable solutions they envision to create a healthy, happy world.

He is a technology designer, podcast host, and entrepreneur with the planet’s health and the people’s happiness at heart. For the planet’s health and the people’s happiness, He is  the founder of Purpose Design, a design agency that helps organizations empower their in-house expertise with Design Thinking tools and techniques to create and test the very best sustainable solutions.  He is a fervent self-developer, and always willing to share time to teach and learn new things from each other. 

  1. Karim Elgendy
Karim Elgendy

Karim Elgendy is an award-winning architect and sustainability consultant based in London, with experience practising design and sustainability in the United Kingdom, the United States and the Middle East. Over the past two decades, he has helped create sustainable buildings and urban environments across four continents and has advised design and engineering practices, UK government, management consultancies, and global think tanks. Karim’s interests include developing sustainable and resilient cities and assessing the role of policy, economics, urban planning, urban mobility, and building design in reducing the impact of cities on resources and the environment.  Karim is the founder and coordinator of Carboun, an advocacy initiative promoting sustainability in Middle East cities, and edits its online publication, the Carboun Journal. He is the recipient of the 2013 Global Green Building Entrepreneurship Award by the World Green Building Council, is a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and serves as a judge for the Middle East and North Africa region’s annual green building awards.

  1.   Tapiwa Gavaza
Tapiwa Gavaza

He loves engineering and He thrives in finding solutions to complicated engineering problems. But He lives with the ethos that Engineering in whatever form it is undertaken must contribute more to the end goal, whether that is housing, placemaking or amenity.

He has a portfolio of award-winning sustainable developments that  add value, viability and sustainability to projects.  He has over 20 years of civil engineering and infrastructure design experience covering residential education, commercial, highways and public realm works.

  1.  Laura Condini Turqueto
Laura Condini Turqueto

Over the past few years, she has been supporting companies to develop services and products aligned with customer’s needs, creating real impact and value in planet, businesses and society.
She deeply believes in the power of creativity and design as a key success factor. She on my journey in the innovation field in The Netherlands, working on creative and innovative ideas, helping companies to develop and release new business opportunities.
She is hands-on, outgoing and curious professional, ready to learn, teach and have fun.  She loves exploring nature, addicted to dogs, fascinated by the opportunity to understand life from different perspectives. Besides that, as an SDG-enthusiast, she will take pleasure in bringing this perspective into the projects, turning plans and decisions towards more sustainable actions.

  1. Marie-Louise Schembri
Marie-Louise Schembri

Environmental engineer with a focus on zero-carbon, energy and sustainability.  Marie-Louise is an industry thought leader on zero carbon, health and wellbeing and digital applications to design and life cycle of the built environment. She has written for several industry publications, including Architects’ Journal, CIBSE Journal and Building Magazine.
A qualified architect and civil engineer, she has worked in the sector for 19 years. Her experience scales from masterplans to detailed design and refurbishment of buildings. She challenges boundaries, constantly seeks innovation and ways to drive collaboration between stakeholders.  At Hilson Moran, Marie-Louise heads the Masterplan Energy and Environment (MEE) Group. She has worked on numerous high-profile projects internationally, developing regeneration strategies, energy strategies and design tools, producing design briefs, guidance documents and tools, and applying dynamic thermal modelling to advise on low carbon design from design to operation.

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