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Kirsten Ritchie, PE, LEED AP O+M

Global Climate Action & Sustainability Leader, Cities Sector Leader, Principal

As a global leader of Gensler’s Climate Action & Sustainability practice, Kirsten serves as one of the firm’s leading sustainability ambassadors. She focuses on championing healthful and forward-thinking design resilience solutions and leading public discussion around innovative and high-performance design and operations. Her experience encompasses the workplace, retail, hospitality, education, transportation, aviation, and infrastructure sectors; and she is a recognized authority in green product standards and sustainability rating systems (including LEED and LBC).

She serves on numerous boards and in other advisory positions, including roles with the Material and Technical Advisory Group at USGBC, Board of Directors of the Green Electronics Council, Board of the Ecological Building Network, and as an advisor to the Health Product Declaration Collaborative. Kirsten holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from California State University, San Jose.