Join the Conversation: From Sustainability to Regenerative Design: A Necessary Evolution
Executive Director, Delos
Whitney is responsible for the oversight of health research and the development of innovative design strategies and products that seek to improve human health and wellness through building design.
Her experience includes delivering transformative projects to design clients and working to develop and promote new ideas that increased the impact of health research and innovation on the design industry. She holds dual appointments as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Georgetown School of Nursing & Health Studies, and co-founded the NIH Health in Buildings Roundtable, and supports health and design research through the AIA, ULI, and EDRA.
Every day, Bob’s work exposes him to both a macro and micro view of the industry. He spends half of his time looking broadly to understand the larger trends and forces shaping both business and leadership in architecture, engineering, construction, and design. The other half is deeply embedded in individual firms, getting to know their unique strengths and challenges. In either case, Fisher’s role is to help firms that create our built environment thrive in business and do great work. He serves as editorial lead on all DI Media publications and platforms, and also develops programming for the Design Futures Council, an interdisciplinary think tank.
Director of Regenerative Design, HDR
Thomas is the design principal for the firm’s Seattle architecture studio. Passionate about the intersection of architecture, sustainability and ecology as an engine for creativity, Knittel embraces the opportunity to bring ideas to form and to mentor the next generation of architects. He is a frequent lecturer on design innovation and biomimicry. He earned a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and he is a certified biomimicry professional. A volunteer design leader for the LEED and WELL Platinum William Jefferson Clinton Children’s Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, he also serves on the advisory board of the Biomimicry Center at Arizona State University.
Director of Sustainable Development, HDR
Colin works directly with design teams to capitalize on proven and high performance opportunities, helping to infuse new thinking about human and environmental health. He has extensive experience guiding sustainable design integration in diverse projects and is passionate about facilitating the marriage of performance and aesthetics, believing both are necessary for a project’s success. His projects include tenant fit-outs, individual building designs, building retrofits, campuses, real estate portfolios, design guidelines, sustainable assessments, climate action planning, sustainability planning, corporate responsibility reporting and city master plans.