The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has named 34 industry practitioners as the inaugural class of LEED Fellows, the high professional honor designated by the organization. The USGBC formally recognized the 2011 class of fellows during Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Toronto, Canada.
To be considered for the program, nominees must be LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) with specialty (such as LEED AP BD+C) who have held the LEED AP credential for eight cumulative years, and must document a total of at least 10 years of experience in the green-building field. Nominees to the program are evaluated on four of five elements: Technical proficiency, education and mentoring, leadership, commitment and service, and advocacy.
The 2011 LEED Fellows are:
Alan Scott, FAIA, GreenBuildingServices
Alicia Ravetto, AIA, Alicia Ravetto Architect
Anthony Bernheim, FAIA, AECOM
Chris Schaffner, the Green Engineer
Christopher J. Webb, Chris Webb & Associates
Dagmar B. Epsten, The Epsten Group
Dan Nall, FAIA, WSP Flack + Kurtz
Dan Young Dixon, Opus AE Group
Gail Vittori, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
Helen J. Kessler, HJKessler Associates
Jerry Yudelson, Yudelson Associates
Jim Ogden, 3QC Inc.
Jim Weiner, AIA, Collaborative Project Consulting
John Boecker, 7group
Kath Williams, Kath Williams + Associates
Kathleen Smith, DavisLangdon
Ken Wilson, FAIA, Envision
Kim Shinn, TLC Engineering for Architecture
Kris Callori, Environmental Dynamics, Inc.
Lidia Berger, HDR Architecture, Inc.
Lois Vitt Sale, AIA, Wight & Co.
Malcolm Lewis, CTG Energetics, Inc.
Marcus B. Sheffer, 7group
Mario Seneviratne, Green Technologies
Michaella Wittmann, HDR Architecture
Michelle Halle Stern, AIA, Perkins+Will
Nellie Reid, Gensler
Paul Marmion, Stantec
Prasad Vaidya, International Assoc. AIA, The Weidt Group
Rick Carter, FAIA, LHB, Inc.
Rob Bolin, Syska Hennessy Group
Sandra Leibowitz, AIA, Sustainable Design Consulting
Stephen Carpenter, Enermodal Engineering
Tom Liebel, FAIA, Marks, Thomas Architects
The nomination period for the 2012 class of LEED Fellows will open on Jan. 4, 2012.