ONE TECHNOLOGY ON THE HORIZON THAT CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
Cheap, building-scaled energy storage systems.
TOPIC IF YOU WERE ASKED TO GIVE A TED TALK
We need to get ready!: Climate adaptation for the built environment.
THE NEXT BIG IDEA WILL COME FROM
Nature: understanding how natural systems solve problems.
BUILDING YOU WOULD SAVE IF THE WORLD WAS GOING TO END
The Pantheon in Rome—an inspirational space that has withstood the ages (and dynamite!).
A CENTURY FROM NOW, HUMANITY WILL
Be carbon neutral, hopefully.
FAVORITE MODE OF TRANSPORTATION
WASTEFUL HABIT YOU’RE TRYING TO KICK
MOST MEMORABLE HOMETOWN HAUNT
I’m from Urbana, IL where we had an original McDonald’s where we could watch them peeling and cutting potatoes for French fries and scooping ice cream for milkshakes (I’m showing my age).
GREATEST PROFESSIONAL PET PEEVE
Over use of the term “sustainable.”
A CURRENT EVENT WE SHOULD FOLLOW MORE CLOSELY
I’m crazy about the Pope and his latest encyclical—let’s keep watching its impact.
ENVIRONMENTAL COME-TO-JESUS MOMENT
MOST COMPELLING ARGUMENT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
So that there’ll be a livable future state for human and natural systems 100 years from now.
WAY TO MAKE THE ENVIRONMENT A NON-PARTISAN ISSUE
Focus on opportunity and responsibility.
YOUR PERSONAL DEFINITION OF SUSTAINABILITY
Design that lasts in harmony with nature.
WHAT YOU’D PITCH TO PRESIDENT OBAMA IF YOU HAD 30 SECONDS
Don’t hold back! Keep pushing on every front, especially on climate change.
WHAT YOU’D TELL THE GREEN MOVEMENT IF IT WAS YOUR CHILD
You can’t always get what you want (as Mick Jagger says). Keep asking questions and don’t lose faith.
CASUALTY OF THE CUTTING-ROOM FLOOR YOU’D RESURRECT
The term “global warming.” We seem to be afraid to say it.
CURRENT PROJECT YOU’RE MOST EXCITED ABOUT
The Healthy Urban Ecosystem Initiative at Washington University in St. Louis.
BUILDING TREND YOU HOPE WILL NEVER GO OUT OF FASHION
PERSON WHO HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOUR PHILOSOPHY
Janine Benyus, founder of Biomimicry 3.8.
MOST USEFUL INDUSTRY EVENT
Greenbuild and LivingFuture—each inspiring in their own way.
EXPLAIN “GREEN” TO A KINDERGARTNER
Green is like a tree: growing from the ground and returning to the ground, and cleaning the air in between.
MOST COMMON GREEN MYTH
ONE QUESTION INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS SHOULD ALWAYS BE ASKING THEMSELVES
How will this building adapt to future net zero or net positive mandates?
PUBLICATION YOU HOPE WILL NEVER DIE
THE THOUGHT OR IDEA THAT CENTERS YOU
It might sounds trite but my husband, fellow architect Dan Jay and our three children, David, Laura, and Michael.