Incorporating sustainability into projects through the AIA Sustainable Projects Exhibit

September 24, 2020
2:00 pm -3:00 pm EDT


AIA Contract Documents

Sustainable projects offer exciting opportunities for the construction industry to drive positive change by reducing negative environmental impacts, improving energy efficiency, and enhancing the health of building occupants.

Join us for a free webinar as we explore various risk considerations on sustainable projects and examine how the AIA Sustainable Projects Exhibit can help to manage these risks, as well as facilitate the provision of sustainability services and the achievement of sustainability goals on a project.


Tracy Lea, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, New Orleans, La.

Tracy Lea has been a practicing architect for more than 35 years. With a career focus in the realm of building performance, emerging technologies, environmental sustainability, and integrated design, Tracy combines design sensitivity with a passion for technology into a practical approach that has consistently delivered excellence in architecture and professional service. He relocated to New Orleans following 15 years of practice in San Francisco, joined Eskew+Dumez+Ripple in 1993, and became a partner in 2000.    

Within the community Tracy is recognized as a vocal advocate of smart growth policies and serves as a leader and advisor to numerous non-profit and civic organizations. Philanthropic activities include involvement in the Preservation Resource Center, Louisiana Architectural Foundation, Audubon Nature Institute, and Louisiana Landmarks Society. Tracy and his wife Dr. Lisa Diethelm are longtime residents of the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans where they enthusiastically support the arts, music, and culture of their adopted city.

Wolf Saar, FAIA, Architect AIBC, NCARB, LEED AP, Managing Principal, Seattle, Wash.

Wolf brings over 35 years of experience in all aspects of architectural practice and is recognized for his leadership in the completion of a diverse portfolio of projects for private, not-for-profit, and public clients on the West Coast, as well as nationally and internationally. VIA Architecture has offices in Vancouver, BC, Canada; Seattle and Oakland. As President and Managing Principal, Wolf leads the firm’s operations, including risk management and collaboration.

Wolf is an advocate for design excellence that optimizes lifestyle for elders and special needs populations. His practice has focused on creating quality environments that foster independence and choice. He contributes regularly to the promotion of architectural and urban design solutions that support communities through all stages of life. As a member of the American Institute of Architects, Wolf serves on the AIA Architectural Contract Documents Committee nationally, as well as being a member of the AIA’s Design for Aging committee, both locally and nationally. He has served on Seattle’s Capitol Hill Design Review Board, the Washington State University School of Architecture and Construction Management Professional Advisory Board and is currently a member of the Seattle University Standing Advisory Committee, overseeing the institution’s Master Plan and reviewing new projects.


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