VP, Global Head of Sustainability and Wellbeing
Lindsay Baker is the Head of Sustainability & Wellbeing at WeWork, leading the company’s efforts to drive positive impacts on global and human health. An industry veteran in the field of sustainable and healthy buildings, she has held positions in Google’s Real Estate team, as a part of the original team at the USGBC who built the LEED Rating Systems, and most recently as the President and Founding Team member of Comfy, an Oakland-based smart buildings software company. She holds a bachelors degree in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College and a Masters degree in Building Science from UC Berkeley. She is active in a variety of Bay Area organizations that work on building healthier and more sustainable communities, including as a Board Member of SPUR (Oakland Board) and an Advisory Board member of the Tech Equity Collaborative.
LEED Fellow, WELL AP, VP & Sustainable Design Leader
Mara Baum co-leads HOK’s global health and wellness practice. Baum brings nearly two decades of experience in architecture, building science, urban planning, research, teaching andgreen building certification. A thought leader in design for health and wellbeing, she brings her clients insight into achieving healthier, happier and more productive building occupants and community members, while also achieving financial, environmental, and other goals. A WELL AP and WELL Faculty member with deep teaching experience in both industry and academia, Mara brings high quality education and mentorship in all aspects of the WELL Building Standard. She also holds the Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) credential, enabling her to leverage research methods and outcomes to inform buildingdesign, operations and maintenance. Baum has a Master of Architecture and Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of California Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts inArchitecture from Washington University in St. Louis. She is online faculty for Boston Architectural College’s Sustainable Design Institute, where she teaches “Green Building and Health” and “Sustainable Design of Healthcare Facilities”
AIA, LEED AP Founder, CEO
Platt Boyd practiced as an award winning architect for 15 years prior to leaving a partnership three years ago to found Branch. His fascination with natural beauty and amazing structures led to the initiation of a new technology using freeform 3D printing combined with conventional materials to robotically prefabricate architectural assemblies with resource stewardship and unprecedented design freedom. The Cellular Fabrication (C-FAB™) method takes its cues from proven methods observed in nature, where material use is minimized, but form is free. Branch has become a global leader in large scale 3D printing, having produced the largest 3D printed pavilions in the world in 2016, and the largest 3D printed spans in 2018. They have received awards ranging from NASA, Inc, and Dezeen, to the State of Tennessee where they are located. They are working with the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and corporate partnerships to further develop the technology to produce loadbearing composite walls used for homes and commercial facades.
Conference Director, Publisher
Darling is CEO and cofounder of The Architect’s Newspaper, celebrating its 12th year. The A|N media company consists of print and digital publications covering architecture and design news, as well as the Facades+ conferences. As A|N’s publisher, Darling won the AIA National Collaboration Award, Grassroots Preservation Award, and ASLA NY’s President’s Award. She began her publishing career as director of print production for The Gap’s European markets. She holds a BS from The University of Texas at Austin.
VP, Global Head of Sustainability and Wellbeing
Hagen is an expert in building performance with over a decade
of experience in the application of advanced building analysis, including facade optimization, shading analysis, net zero water and energy, resiliency, and carbon management. In addition to her role as Associate Director of Atelier Ten’s San Francisco office, Hagen serves as a member of the Facade Tectonics Steering Committee.
Adam Marcus is an architect and educator based in Oakland, California. He directs Variable Projects an independent architecture practice, and he is a partner in Futures North a public art collaborative dedicated to exploring the aesthetics of data. Adam is also an Associate Professor of Architecture at California College of the Arts, where he leads studios in design computation and digital fabrication, co-directs CCA’s Architectural Ecologies Lab and collaborates with CCA’s Digital Craft Lab He has also taught at the University of Minnesota, Columbia University, and the Architectural Association’s Visiting School Los Angeles. Adam currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA).
Elizabeth Ranieri, FAIA, is co-founder and design principal of Kuth Ranieri Architects, a Bay Area researcah-based firm that has earned a reputation for innovative works of architecture that integrate environmental awareness with contemporary issues of design, technology, and craft. The firm’s commissions range from pavilions to museums and airport terminals.
Lucas Reames, AIA leads Trimble’s Consulting group (previously Gehry Technologies). He specializes in defining, designing and implementing project delivery systems for clients of large scale project in the USA, Latin America and Asia. Experience includes higher education, entertainment, transportation, sporting, civic complexes, retail and offices.
Mark Rothman has more than 26 years of design and construction experience as an aviation-focused architect and construction design director. Often charged with heading up stakeholder engagement, Mark works to facilitate and build consensus among key stakeholder groups while aligning the outcome with the project goals. His expertise ranges from overall terminal planning to BHS Systems and AIS Systems and airport infrastructure projects. Mark’s extensive experience with world-class airport facilities includes projects at San Francisco International Airport, San Jose International Airport, Qingdao International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Yangon International Airport and Hohhot Shengle International Airport.
Kirsten Ritchie serves as one of Gensler’s leading sustainability ambassadors, championing healthful and forward-thinking design solutions and leading public discussion around innovative and high-performance design and operations. Her experience encompasses workplace, retail, hospitality, education, transportation, aviation and infrastructure sectors. She is an authority in green product standards and sustainability rating systems (including LEED and LBC). She has served 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 advisor to the Health Product Declaration Collaborative. Ritchie holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from California State University, San Jose.
Dr. Brandon Tinianov
Dr. Brandon Tinianov
Dr. Tinianov 25-year career has been dedicated to product innovation in the field of building technology and real estate. He currently serves as View’s VP of Industry Strategy where he leads their research and industry engagement initiatives. His work spans current trends in commercial real estate, workplace strategy, and the impact of the built environment on the health and wellness of today’s workforce. Prior to joining View, Brandon was the Chief Technology Officer at Serious Energy and prior to that, a senior researcher at the Johns Manville Corporation.
Brandon is the Chair of the Advisory Council of the US Green Building Council and a member of the Board of Directors. He has a PhD in Engineering Systems, is a registered Professional Engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional.
David Scheer is an Architect, builder, developer and energy modeling expert. Currently David is CTO of PlanIT Impact, the fastest performance assessment tool on the market for building owners and designers. Previously David served as a domain expert and Special Projects Manager with the Autodesk Building Performance Analysis group. David has also worked in land planning and GIS research, and as a contractor, fisherman, and float plane pilot in California and Alaska.
AIA Partner, Dixon & Moe, Co-founder Monograph
Robert Yuen, Assoc. AIA is a partner at Dixon & Moe, co-founder of Section Cut and Monograph. Yuen received his M.Arch and MSc. in Digital Technologies from the University of Michigan and has worked as an architectural designer in Chicago and in San Francisco before moving into the software industry.