HONORS AND AWARDs

Selected list of honors and awards, independently and with firms (*).

2018                           

  • Sarah Booth Conroy Prize, American Institute of Architects

2017                            

  • "Books that all designers must read," Environmental Building News
  • World Architecture Network Future Projects* 

2016                            

  • Best Books of Analysis & Criticism of Architecture, New York City High Tech                         
  • Essay selected for core curriculum of the Denver Public School system

2015                            

  • Named a LEED Fellow (USGBC)
  • Top Ten Award, AIA Committee on the Environment*

2014                            

  • Elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows (FAIA)
  • USGBC Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award (Social Equity Working Group)
  • Finalist, Book of the Year, National Urban Design Awards (UK), The Shape of Green
  • Business Week / Architectural Record “Good Design is Good Business” Award*
  • Selected, “Master Speaker,” Living Future

2013                            

  • New York Book Show design award, The Shape of Green
  • The Shape of Green featured in Interior Design’s “100 Big Ideas”
  • “Top Five Green Buildings in DC" (CBS)*

2012                            

  • “Notable Books of 2012,” Designers & Books

2011                            

  • Leadership in Innovation Award, Center on Environmental Innovation & Leadership*
  • Best Projects of 2011, Award of Merit – Green Building, ENR California *
  • White House GreenGov Award*

2010                            

  • Fellowship and Residency, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, Lake Como, Italy
  • Green Innovation Award, GSA Real Property* 

2009                            

  • Voted an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Green Professionals

2007                            

  • “Best books of the Year," San Francisco NBC affiliate (Women in Green)

2006                            

  • Michael Kalil Endowment “Smart Design” Award
  • AIA RFP program research grant for “Ecomorph: self-sustaining form”

2005                            

  • Metropolis magazine’s Next Generation Design Prize (runner-up)

2003                            

  • Profiled in Architectural Record’s “Emerging Architect” series

2002                            

  • Winner, Monticello African-American Burial Ground Memorial Competition, Charlottesville, VA
  • IIDA “Best Workplace” Award, Mid-Atlantic Chapter 

2001                            

  • Graham Foundation Grant for Research and Travel

2000                            

  • JAE Award, ACSA                          
  • AIA/DC Award of Excellence 

1999                            

  • AIA/DC Award of Excellence 

1998                            

  • Business Week / Architectural Record “Good Design is Good Business” Award*
  • AIA/DC Award of Excellence*

1997                            

  • AIA National Institute Honor Award* 
  • AIA/DC Merit Award*