Lance Hosey, AIA, has joined RTKL as the firm's chief sustainability officer and senior vice president. In his new role, he will direct RTKL's strategic initiative in Performance-driven Design, a metric-focused approach to architecture, planning, and urban design.
"Green architecture and design has advanced beyond check-list thinking, and Lance Hosey understands where it is heading," says Lance Josal, FAIA, RTKL president and CEO. "For the sustainability movement to remain relevant, and truly make an impact, it must balance the poetry of aesthetics with the tangible metrics and results of our clients--and our planet--demand and deserve. That's what Performance-driven Design is about, and we know Lance Hosey has what it takes to give it shape and direction."
Hosey joins RTKL after serving as president and CEO of GreenBlue, a non-profit company working for sustainable innovations in design and production. Prior to his time at GreenBlue, he was a director with William McDonough + Partners where he worked with clients such as Google, NASA, and SC Johnson. His latest book, The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology and Design (Island Press, 2012), defines principles for the aesthetics of sustainable design. His other writings have been published in the Washington Post, the Washington Journal, Grist, Architectural Record, and Architect magazine, as well as a co-authorship of Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design with Kira Gould. Hosey has been a Fellow with the Michael Kalil Endowment for "Smart Design" and a Resident at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center.
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