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Filo Castore, AIA, LEED AP | Chair

Filo Castore is Associate Principal and Market Sector Leader for Corporate, Commercial, and Civic design with Perkins+Will in Houston, Texas. His approach to architecture promotes health, comfort, ecology, and building performance with an emphasis on a collaborative process and contextual thinking. Filo is a tireless advocate for sustainable design, and he is deeply involved in local, regional, and national architectural communities including leadership roles shaping sustainable policies. In 2009, Filo received an AIA Houston Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service to Gulf Coast Green and to the AIA. Filo is an AIA Houston Board Member, USGBC Houston LEED-ND Committee Chair, and part of the AIA COTE AG Team since 2009, after serving for 3 years as the AIA Regional Team Leader for the Gulf Coast and Southeast Region. He has lectured and offered educational opportunities for the design community and the public on a variety of sustainable design topics. Filo's speaking forums have included the AIA National Convention, The Rice Building Institute, USGBC-Houston, the German American Chamber of Commerce Conference on Energy, University of Houston, the Texas Society of Architects Annual Conference, and the ACSA – Annual Conference. With over twenty years of architectural experience, his accomplishments demonstrate his intent and commitment to making a positive impact on our built environment and its culture.



William Leddy, FAIA LEED AP | Vice Chair
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
San Francisco

William Leddy is a founding partner of Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects and has devoted his career to creating architectural works that integrate innovative and environmentally responsible design while respecting tradition without imitation. A graduate of the University of Oregon in 1975, his diverse body of work is internationally recognized for its creative, comprehensive response to the unique characteristics of each site and circumstance. He has lectured internationally, serves as a visiting professor at several universities and been honored by organizations including the American Institute of Architects, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the California Preservation foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the French Institute of Architecture.



Alexis Karolides, AIA LEED AP | Former Chair
Rocky Mountain Institute
Snowmass, Colo.

Alexis Karolides is a research principal with the RMI/ENSAR Built Environment Team. Alexis Karolides is a registered architect with experience in commercial, institutional, and industrial building design. She has consulted on such projects as a prototype energy-efficient supermarket, green renovation of historic military buildings, and energy planning and building retrofit strategies for a college campus. She consults with developers, architects, building owners, and government and institutional officials on issues of green building and land development. Issues include environmentally responsive site selection and planning, community design, energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, healthy materials selection, and ways to enhance natural capital and human productivity.



Robert Harris, FAIA
Lake | Flato Architects
San Antonio, Tex.

Bob Harris, FAIA LEED AP has established expertise in combining award winning design and sustainable practices in buildings that respect nature, enhance place, and exhibit the craft of construction. He has more than 20 years of project experience with a focus on environmental issues ranging from land preservation advocacy to sustainable urban design. Bob is the firm's sustainability leader, was the Founding Director of the USGBC Balcones Chapter and currently serves on the national board of the U.S. Green Building Council. For his leadership in the fields of design and sustainability, Bob was elected to College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2007.



David Herron, Assoc. AIA
Herron + Partners
Kansas City

    David Herron serves on the Building Enclosure Council National Executive Committee and is the Founding Chairman of the BEC-Kansas City Chapter.   He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University and has practiced in offices in Dallas, Phoenix and New York City. His 18 years of experience includes working with architectural engineering, architectural production and renowned design firms. Primarily serving as the Lead or Senior Lead Designer, his experience and specialization include the custom design, documentation, fabrication and execution of exterior envelopes including glazing, metal panel and masonry systems.  Completing projects throughout the US from custom residential homes to large commercial projects up to $500 million dollars has enabled him to become an effective communicator and collaborator with the various professionals involved in the design and construction process.   As a result, the projects in which he has contributed have received numerous Local, Regional and National Design, Construction and Environmental Awards including LEED Silver, Gold and Platinum Certifications.  Mr. Herron is an active member in the AIA-Kansas City Chapter, USGBC Central Plains Chapter, CSI, and was selected to participate in the 2007 AIA-KC Inaugural Pillars Future Leadership Program. 



Leonard E. Koroski, AIA
Goettsch Partners

Len is with Goettsch Partners - the successor firm of Mies Van Der Rohe, a Chicago firm whose national and international work is focused on mixed use, office, hospitality, institutional, interiors, and restoration/ adaptive re-use work. Len's list of projects includes restoration of the Farnsworth House, 360 North Michigan Avenue, the Jewelers Building and Civic Opera House Building; the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry U-505 submarine exhibit; and the planning and infrastructure implementation of the Chicago River East. A member of the national Board Advocacy Committee in 2008 and 2009, Len was formerly AIA Illinois’ president (2007), chair of its advocacy and political initiatives (2006-2007), on its board (2003-2008), and its state government network representative (2004-2006). He began his service to the AIA as a member of AIA Chicago’s board (1995-1996), and chair of its planning and urban design committee (1993-1995).



Christopher Morrison, AIA
Cunningham | Quill Architects PLLC
Washington, DC

Chris Morrison joined Cunningham | Quill Architects as a Project Architect in 2000. He has more than fifteen years of experience in architecture, historic preservation, environmental sustainability and adaptive reuse and planning. Prior to joining CQA, Mr. Morrison was an Associate at Shalom Baranes in Washington, DC and Project Architect at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Washington, DC. Mr. Morrison is deeply committed to environmental sustainability in design practice, serving the role of Principal in the design and approval of the first LEED-certified condominium in Washington, DC. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, of which he served as President in 2008. His projects have received numerous design awards, including, most recently, The Catalyst Award and The Award of Excellence from the Washington Chapter of The American Institute of Architects, the D.C. Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, a Merit Award from the GSA Design Excellence Program, and the Custom Home Award from Custom Home Magazine.



Emily M. Rauch, LEED AP
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, Wash.

Emily Rauch is an integrated systems engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory specializing in sustainable design, energy efficiency, and carbon management. Her projects include post occupancy evaluations of whole building performance, examining national trends in new building design, and creating integrated assessment models for the building sector that address the potential impacts of technologies on future carbon emissions. Additional work includes identifying energy and water efficiency design and operation solutions for various building types in the federal and private sectors moving towards net zero design. Before joining the laboratory Ms. Rauch worked at a large engineering and construction management firm in the design and field engineering disciplines. She holds a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering and a master degree in environmental engineering.



William D. Sturm, AIA
Serena Sturm Architects

William Sturm has twenty six years experience in the planning and design of a variety of project types including churches and religious facilities, educational and institutional buildings, major office complexes, recreational and athletic centers, historical restoration and renovation, and custom residential projects. Experienced in architecture and interior design, he has been responsible for many award-winning projects. As project principal, Mr. Sturm directs the planning and design of all projects in conformance with client and firm goals. Under his guidance, the firm has consistently expanded its reputation for collaborative design excellence. In addition to being the co-founder of Serena Sturm Architects, he is also a recognized leader in the movement to promote environmentally sustainable architectural design and land planning, developing special expertise in resource efficient design.



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