Considered one of the world’s most influential individuals in the field of architecture and green building movement today, Jason is a highly sought out designer, consultant and thought leader around the planet. He is the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize (the planet’s top prize for socially responsible design). He has been called the ‘Steve Jobs’ of the green building industry, a “World Changer” by GreenBiz magazine and has been selected as the Award of Excellence winner for Engineering News Record- one of the only individuals in the architecture profession to have won the award in its 52-year history.
McLennan is the creator of the Living Building Challenge – the most stringent and progressive green building program in existence, as well as a primary author of the WELL Building Standard, which is sweeping the globe. He is the author of six books on Sustainability and Design – used by thousands of practitioners each year, including the Philosophy of Sustainable Design, which is considered the ‘bible’ for green building’ – and is both an Ashoka Fellow and Senior Fellow of the Design Future’s Council. He has been selected by Yes! Magazine as one of ‘15 people shaping the world’ and works closely with world leaders, Fortune 500 companies, leading NGO’s, major universities, celebrities and influential development companies –all in the pursuit of a world that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. He serves as the Chairman of the International Living Future Institute and is the CEO of McLennan Design – his own architectural and planning practice designing some of the world’s most advanced green buildings. McLennan’s work has been published in dozens of journals, magazines and newspapers around the world.
Dale Duncan AIA LEED AP
Dale has a reputation for being the kind of project manager that isn’t finished until a project succeeds. Clients and designers alike know Dale as the responsive, go-to person who keeps the project on track. No matter what role he plays on the design team – and he can play many – his passion for good work, sustainability, and his commitment to quality turn concepts into reality.
Dale has been responsible for project management, materials selection, consultant coordination, supervision of construction-document production, and construction administration for major projects in Kansas City and surrounding communities.
Dale was an adjunct lecturer at the University of Kansas and a past Kansas City director of AIA Kansas. He is currently the President-Elect of the AIA-Kansas City chapter (over 1,000 members) and will be serving as President of the organization in 2016. He is a LEED accredited professional, registered in both Kansas and Oklahoma, and holds CSI and NCARB memberships. Dale is also Chairman of the Board of the Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Foundation; a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation.
Steven Christian, LEED GA
Joshua M Fisher
Blake Gallagher, AIA LEED AP BD+C
Kristina is a storyteller who believes in the importance of words and the power of well appointed language to create change. Her work grows from a deep reverence and gratitude for wild places and the experiences to be had there. In return, she uses her words to urge people to consider their integral part in a natural world, and, when its protection and stewardship is threatened, demand change. Kristina grounds herself through daily forest walks and her other creative loves: ceramics and woodworking. She comes to the Northwest via the Midwest, where she was born and raised, and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in Art History and Ceramics.
Allision Pericich, AIA
Phaedra Svec, AIA, LEED AP BD + C
Phaedra is an architect, regenerative systems planner and Director of Regenerative Design with McLennan Design. With over 20 years of experience in the sustainable design movement, she has served as chief sustainability trouble maker on many award-winning, high-performance projects. A master at interrupting traditional process, she creates opportunities to infuse Biomimicry and regenerative design and development processes into an integrated design process. Phaedra’s approach to regenerative design and development is holistic, systems-based, inspired by living systems and deeply personal. She believes that regenerative design is not a new set of standards or best practices to comply with, but rather a way of coming to a project with a mind intent on discovering and improving the on-going vitality of a place and its living systems.