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November 01, 2018

Three Gensler Leaders Selected as 2018 LEED Fellows

LEED Fellows are LEED Professionals at the top of their fields in green building design, engineering and development.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Gensler announces that Juli Abbott, Anthony Brower, and Stacey Olson have been named as 2018 LEED Fellows by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). This year’s 25 LEED Fellows are exceptional practitioners and leaders within the green building community, having demonstrated mastery of the technical application of LEED, the world’s most widely used green building rating system.

“We are honored and proud to have three Gensler honorees as part of this year’s LEED Fellows,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and GBCI. “The LEED Fellow designation recognizes people who have made significant contributions to LEED and the green building movement over the course of their careers. Juli, Anthony, and Stacey have demonstrated exemplary leadership and made a significant impact in moving USGBC’s mission forward. It is only because of leaders like them that I know our vision of green buildings for all within this generation can become a reality.”

Juli, Anthony, and Stacey’s appointment to Fellowship elevates Gensler’s team of LEED Fellows to a total of seven — more than any other single organization globally. LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers; they must have at least 10 years’ worth of exceptional impact with LEED, and hold an active LEED AP specialty credential, among other requirements. The evaluation process includes an extensive portfolio review by the LEED Fellow Evaluation Committee, supported by GBCI.

Juli is a Design Manager in Gensler Atlanta with 20 years of professional experience and significant expertise in the retail and hospitality practice areas. Juli has focused on integrating sustainable design principles into her portfolio with more than 60 LEED projects and has been involved with LEED since it publicly launched in 2000.

Anthony Brower, AIA, LEED Fellow
Anthony, a Sustainable Design Director in the Southwest region, brings a relentless focus on building performance and climate-positive solutions. A co-author of Gensler’s Impact by Design publication, he serves on the board of directors for the U.S. Green Building Council’s Los Angeles Chapter, the Los Angeles METRO’s Sustainability Council, and is a content editor for Green Building & Design magazine.

Stacey A. Olson, CID, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP ID+C, LEED Fellow, NCIDQ, Fitwel Ambassador
As a Design Resilience Leader in Gensler’s Southwest region, Stacey maintains a personal and professional commitment to ensuring sustainable integration is a priority. She leads project teams through synergistic collaboration, prioritizing holistic project performance, ongoing resilience, and innovative strategies supporting enhanced environmental stewardship and personal health and wellbeing.

The 2018 LEED Fellows will be recognized at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, from Nov. 14-16, 2018, in Chicago. The nomination period for the 2019 LEED Fellows class will open early next year. Visit the USGBC and GBCI websites for more information about the LEED Fellow program and LEED credentialing.

About Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems, as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL building standard, the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES), Parksmart, EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), TRUE Zero Waste certification, Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits and the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector. www.gbci.org

About Gensler
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 56 locations and more than 6,000 professionals networked across the Americas, Europe, Greater China, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. Founded in 1965, the firm works globally with more than 4,000 clients across 33 practice areas spanning the work, lifestyle, cities, and health sectors. We are guided by our mission to create a better world through the power of design, and the source of our strength is our people. By leveraging our diversity of ideas, our research and innovation, our shared values, and our One-Firm Firm culture, we are working seamlessly as a borderless firm in 140 countries and making the greatest impact on our communities as we continue to tackle the world’s challenges.