Susan King named a Women in Sustainability Leadership Award Winner

October 3, 2016

Susan King named a Women in Sustainability Leadership Award Winner

Susan King, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Housing Studio Leader and National Sustainable Practice Leader, has been named a 2016 Women in Sustainability Leadership Award winner by Green Building & Design (gb&d).

The award recognizes women around the world who advocate for meaningful and lasting sustainable change with a mission of creating a more sustainable world.

For Susan, the built environment is made possible by a community of thinkers, dreamers, and doers. A striking example of this is Wentworth Commons, an affordable housing development on Chicago's South Side that was the first multi-unit building in the Midwest to receive a LEED certification. Designed by HED, it won a national AIA Show Your Green award, is included in the Design Advisor's Gallery of High Quality Affordable Housing and has influenced subsequent affordable housing funding policies in Illinois to favor sustainability. Since the completion of Wentworth Common, Susan has been responsible for the design of a collection of buildings that blend social and environmental responsibilities.  This growing body of work represents themes rather than isolated "one-offs," which typically become examples for future work.

As HED's National Sustainable Practice Leader, she continues to mentor colleagues on the importance of sustainability in all aspects of their life.

Susan will receive the award on Tuesday, October 4 prior to the Greenbuild International Conference in Los Angeles. Read her full interview with gb&d on their website.