Livable Buildings Award Jury 2014

Our awards jury includes these influential individuals from CBE's diverse membership.

CBE wishes to thank our distinguished jury of building industry representatives from CBE member firms. They took on the difficult task of identifying the top candidates from a number of strong finalist buildings. The jury for the 2014 awards include:

Ed Clark   Ed Clark
Associate, ZGF Architects
Ed Clark is a passionate green professional with a broad experience in applying building science solutions. At ZGF Architects he works to reduce resource consumption through efficient building systems, envelope, optimization, and occupant engagement without compromising aesthetic or comfort. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental and resource science from the University of California-Davis and a master’s in architecture from the University of Oregon.

Rick D'Amato   Rick D'Amato
Project Design Principal, LPA
Joining LPA in 1987, Mr. D’Amato is currently in the role of project design principal. His responsibilities include the evolution of a project from early conceptual design through schematic and design development. Throughout his career at LPA, he has been responsible for the design of many varied project types ranging from public and private facilities, retail and entertainment, corporate facilities and interiors. His knowledge of sustainable design practices led to the design of numerous environmental and LEED Certified projects including the LEED Platinum Certified Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach. His passion for sustainability has also led to a pragmatic sense of design which applies a varied sustainable approach to all projects regardless of scope or budget.

Paul Erickson   Paul Erickson, LEED AP BD+C
Sustainable Practice Leader, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Paul manages AEI’s sustainability design services, acting as a project consultant and as the firm’s internal coordinator of sustainable technology and strategy training. Erickson’s participation in the design and analysis of high-performance buildings has led to significant experience in mechanical system design, lighting, daylighting, renewable energy, and building performance simulation. His background in building systems engineering, geology, and chemical engineering provides a breadth of knowledge essential to the successful ideation, evaluation, and implementation of sustainable design concepts. In addition to course instruction at the University of Wisconsin, Erickson has been a presenter at Greenbuild, ASHRAE, Tradeline and I2SL (Labs21).
Don Horn  

Donald R. Horn, AIA, LEED Fellow
Deputy Director, Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, U.S. General Services Administration
Don Horn is Deputy Director of GSA’s Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, developing and implementing green building policies and standards for new construction, repair and alteration, facility management, and leasing. Prior to this, Don led GSA’s Sustainable Design Program for the Public Buildings Service providing expert advice throughout the agency for implementation of sustainable design principles.

Don has worked nationally and internationally to influence green building guidance and policies. He has served on numerous committees and boards including ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1 for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings, the USGBC Board of Directors, the USGBC Government Committee, the Whole Building Design Guide and Seattle’s Living Building and Deep Green Pilot Technical Advisory Committee. Don speaks about green buildings and GSA initiatives at local, national and international meetings and has contributed to numerous publications, including GSA’s Sustainability Matters. He has 23 years experience with GSA in both sustainability and historic preservation and previously worked with private sector architecture firms. He has architecture degrees from Georgia Tech and the University of Virginia.

Anne Less   Anne Less
E-Team Innovation Program Manager, Google Inc.
Anne Less develops collaborative knowledge-sharing systems, in order to ensure that Google teams efficiently and effectively achieve rigorous sustainability goals. She is the Innovation Program Manager for Google’s Real Estate & Workplace Services E-Team, which integrates insight and resources into design, construction and operations, so the organization can deliver extraordinary environments, experience and ecology. Previous work has included development of Google’s Healthy Materials Program, knowledge management at the U.S. Green Building Council and IBM, and research at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Anne is a LEED Green Associate and holds a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.
Tony Saracino   Tony Saracino, LEED AP BD+C
Commercial Key Account Manager, Center for Building Excellence, BASF
Tony joined BASF in 2013 as a Commercial Key Account Manager for the Center for Building Excellence. The Center for Building Excellence serves as a conduit to the breadth and depth of BASF’s innovative technologies and provides tailored solutions for design and construction challenges. An architectural engineer, Tony focuses on sustainable high-performance solutions to challenges within the built environment. Prior to joining BASF, Tony was a member of the High Performance Solutions Team at Syska Hennessy Group. With a background in building envelopes, MEP systems, and their integration within energy efficient designs, he provides an analysis driven building science focused approach to the team.
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