Welcome to the Summer 2016 edition of Okapi eNews Forum,
the Okapi Architecture quarterly eNewsletter.
We are very pleased at the response that we continue to receive from our readers.
We strive to keep you informed about our world of sustainability.
In this edition, we feature:
- The final installment of our Road to Greenbuild 2016 series featuring an exclusive Q&A with S. Richard “Rick” Fedrizzi, Founding Chair and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council. We are grateful that Rick took time out of his very busy schedule during prime Greenbuild preparation season to favor us with his unique insights.
- The very prolific and committed landscape architect, Mia Lehrer, President of Mia Lehrer + Associates. The piece is centered around her work in the city of Inglewood, now heightened by her firm’s role in the stadium project centered around the Los Angeles Rams.
- An interview with Michael Lehrer, President of Lehrer Architects LA and one of our city’s premier creative talents. Michael discussed his varied career interests and the challenges of being an independent architect.
- On the green schools front, a Q&A with Samer Alzubaidi Director of Facilities Planning and Development at the San Bernardino Unified School District.
- A Q&A with noted Architecture professor Marcela Oliva of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.
- In our What Are You Reading? section, reviews of two notable books worth your attention: The Upcycle by William McDonough and Michael Braungart; and Rick Fedrizzi’s Green Think.
We welcome submissions on topics related to themes of
environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, and diversity.
Send feedback and articles to:
Lance A. Williams, Ph. D., LEED AP, Editor. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lance A. Williams, Ph. D., LEED AP, is Editor of Okapi eNews Forum.
He is Executive Vice-President of Okapi Architecture.
Ying Wang, AIA, LEED Fellow, President
Chin Li, CFO
Stan Klemanowicz, AIA LEED AP, GGP Technical Review Principal
George Hron, AIA, Savings By Design Review Director
Sally Norgren, Office Manager