GBCI Announces LEED Fellow Class of 2011

LEED Fellows represent green building industry’s most accomplished professionals 

Washington, D.C. (September 6, 2011) – The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) today revealed the inaugural class of LEED Fellows. The LEED Fellow Program is GBCI’s new and most prestigious professional designation. The LEED Fellow designation recognizes exceptional contributions to green building and significant professional achievement within the rapidly growing community of LEED Professionals. 
Thirty-four of the world’s most distinguished green building professionals were selected to be LEED Fellows through a peer nomination and portfolio review process. Among other requirements, LEED Fellows must have at least 10 years of green building experience and hold a LEED AP with specialty credential. 
“We are thrilled to bestow the LEED Fellow designation upon these highly accomplished individuals,” said Peter Templeton, president, GBCI. “The Fellows are some of the leading innovators and vanguards of the green building movement, and their bodies of work strongly underscore their commitment to LEED and a sustainable built environment.”
Alan Scott, Green Building Services 
Alicia Ravetto, Alicia Ravetto Architect
Anthony Bernheim, AECOM 
Chris Schaffner, The Green Engineer, LLP 
Christopher J. Webb, Chris Webb & Associates, Inc. 
Dagmar B. Epsten, The Epsten Group, Inc. 
Dan Nall, WSP Flack + Kurtz 
Dan Young Dixon, Opus AE Group, Inc
Gail Vittori, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems 
Helen J. Kessler, HJKessler Associates 
Jerry Yudelson, Yudelson Associates 
Jim Ogden, 3QC Inc. 
Jim Weiner, Collaborative Project Consulting 
John Boecker, 7group 
Kath Williams, Kath Williams + Associates 
Kathleen Smith, Davis Langdon
Ken Wilson, Envision 
Kim Shinn, TLC Engineering for Architecture 
Kris Callori, Environmental Dynamics, Inc. 
Lidia Berger, HDR Architecture, Inc. 
Lois Vitt Sale, Wight & Co. 
Malcolm Lewis, CTG Energetics, Inc. 
Marcus B. Sheffer, 7group 
Mario Seneviratne, Green Technologies 
Michaella Wittmann, HDR Architecture, Inc. 
Michelle Halle Stern, Perkins+Will 
Nellie Reid, Gensler 
Paul Marmion, Stantec 
Prasad Vaidya, The Weidt Group 
Rick Carter, LHB, Inc. 
Rob Bolin, Syska Hennessy Group 
Sandra Leibowitz, Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC 
Stephen Carpenter, Enermodal Engineering 
Tom Liebel, Marks, Thomas Architects
The LEED Fellows will be recognized in Toronto at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo from October 4-7, 2011. The nomination period for the 2012 LEED Fellow class will open January 4, 2012. For more information on the LEED Fellow program, please visit
About GBCI
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) provides third-party confirmation that specific criteria related to LEED building certification and LEED professional credentialing have been met. Early in 2009, GBCI assumed responsibility for administering the LEED building certification program for the more than 36,000 commercial projects seeking third-party verification of compliance with the industry’s leading green building rating system. For more information, please visit


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