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SPEAKING

A popular public speaker, Lance has spoken at TED and keynoted SXSW Eco, the Idea Festival, and many other events, addressing a cumulative audience of over 25,000 people. Topics include aesthetics of sustainability, design innovation, resilient design and adaptation, the technology and culture of design, design for health and wellness, design for social equity, sustainable communities, organizational leadership, biomimicry and biophilia. Contact him to speak at your event.

SAMPLE VIDEOS

  • TED, New York, NY. September, 2013. LINK
  • Sustainable Brands plenary, San Diego, CA. June, 2012. LINK

KEYNOTES

  • Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), "MERGE," Baltimore, MD. March 21-23, 2018.
  • Green Building Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa. October 9, 2017.
  • AIA Tennessee conference, “Designing Our Future,” Nashville, TN. July 31, 2017.
  • ENR FutureTech, San Francisco, CA. May 31, 2017.
  • Northeast Summit for a Sustainable Built Environment (NESSBE), “Health of Place” symposium, New Haven, CT. April 29, 2017.
  • American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), Washington, DC. October 30, 2016.
  • University of Minnesota Symposium, “Sustainability is Dead," Minneapolis, MN. October 27, 2016.
  • Cornell University Symposium, “Toward a Healthy Future,” Ithaca, NY. October 10, 2016.
  • ULI, “The Future of Sustainability" conference, Washington, DC. June 21, 2016.
  • Build Pittsburgh. April, 2016.
  • GreenNC, Raleigh, NC. November, 2015.
  • Center for Architecture conference, “Edge Sustainability: The Future of Architecture in a Change Climate," New York, NY. March, 2015.
  • Center for the Built Environment conference, Berkeley, CA. October, 2014.
  • Living Future (master speaker), Portland, OR. May, 2014.
  • GreenBiz Innovation Forum. Phoenix, AZ. February, 2014.
  • Energo, “Beyond Green" conference, Milan, Italy. October, 2013.
  • IdeaFestival, Louisville, KY. September, 2013. “Sustainable Beauty: How Good Design Benefits People, Planet, and Profit.”
  • Living Future / Government Confluence, Town Hall, Seattle, WA. May, 2013. “Beauty and Resilience.”
  • Sustainable Building Symposium, Edmonton, Alberta. March, 2013. “Beauty, Ecology, and Design.”
  • SXSW Eco, Austin, TX. October, 2012. “Beauty, Ecology and Design.”
  • Sustainable Brands (plenary), San Diego, CA. June, 2012. “Love It or Lose It: Beauty and the Triple Bottom Line.”
  • Gulf Coast Green, AIA Houston Chapter Annual Conference, Houston, TX. May, 2011. “The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design.”
  • North Texas Sustainable Showcase, AIA Dallas Chapter, Dallas, TX. July, 2010. “The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design.”
  • AIA Wisconsin Fall Workshop, Greenlake, WI. October, 2009. “Raising Your Sustainable Design Baseline.”
  • Whole Foods World Green Mission Congress, Austin, TX. May, 2008. “Sustainability: The Whole Story.”
  • Southern Polytechnic State University, “Go Slow, Move Quickly” Symposium, Marietta, GA. March, 2008. “The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design.”
  • Arc-US, Miami, FL. November, 2007. “The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design.”
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), “Assuming Responsibility: The Architecture of Stewardship” Symposium, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. October, 2007. “Toward a Humane Environment.”
  • Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), Greensboro, NC. October, 2006. “The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design.”

OTHER (invited)

  • Conroy Lecture, AIA, Washington, DC. April 16, 2018.
  • NewSchool for Architecture lecture series, San Diego, CA. May, 2017.
  • Penn State University, State College, PA. May, 2015.
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA. October, 2014.
  • University of Texas, Austin, TX. September, 2014.
  • Dwell on Design. Los Angeles, CA. June, 2014.
  • ULI Convention, Vancouver, BC. April, 2014.
  • AIA DC Chapter, Washington, DC. April, 2014.
  • Living Building Challenge Sonoran Chapter, Tempe, AZ (webinar). April, 2014.
  • USGBC Material Health Summit, Washington, DC. March, 2014.
  • Mayor’s Symposium. Salt Lake City, UT. February, 2014.
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. February, 2014.
  • TEDCities2.0. New York, NY. September, 2013.
  • AIA Kentucky / Kentucky USGBC, Louisville, KY. September, 2013. “The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design.”
  • Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA. September, 2013. “The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design.”
  • AIA DC Chapter, Committee on the Environment, Washington, DC. June, 2013. “Sustainable DC: Buildings and Beyond.” Moderator, with Dan Guilbeault, Anita Hairston, Jonathan Rothwell, and Autumn Saxton-Ross.
  • Living Future, closing panel, Seattle, WA. May, 2013. With Bill Reed and Alex Wilson. 
  • University of Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY. November, 2012. “The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design.”
  • Living Future, Portland, OR. May, 2012. “Women in Green.” With Kira Gould, Lindsay Baker, Mara Baum, Dayna Baumeister, Stacy Glass, and Bill Reed.
  • SPUR, San Francisco, CA. May, 2012. “The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design.”
  • Virginia Festival of the Book / AIA Central Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. March, 2012. “The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design.”
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR. February, 2012. “How Beauty Could Save the Planet.”
  • National Building Museum, Washington, DC. February, 2012. “Life After Plastic.” Moderator, with Jay Bolus, Blaine Brownell, and Robert Peoples.
  • AIA Austin, Austin, TX, March 14, 2010.
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. October, 2009. “The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design.”
  • National Building Museum, Washington, DC. September, 2009. “Greenovation: Green + Innovation.” Moderator, with Richard King, William Sisson, and Paul Torcellini.
  • University of Texas, Arlington, TX. April, 2009. “The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design.”
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. November, 2008. Symposium: “Re-Imagining Cities: Urban Design After the Age of Oil.” Panel discussion, “New Urban Forms and Strategies.” With Stephen Kieran.
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT. April, 2008. Symposium: “Sustainable Architecture, Today and Tomorrow: Reframing the Discourse.” Moderator, “The Possible Future,” with Stefan Behnisch, Patrick Bellew, Bill Odell, and Ken Yeang. 
  • Architect magazine. 2008. Webinar, “Innovative Materials Design.”
  • West Coast Green, San Francisco, CA. September, 2007. “The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design.”
  • AIA National Convention, San Antonio, TX. May, 2007. Special session, “Ecological Literacy: Are Architecture Schools Failing The Environment.” May, 2007. With Kira Gould, Robert Koester, Vivian Loftness, and Margot McDonald.
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. March, 2007. “The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design.”
  • AIA Eastern Oklahoma Chapter, Tulsa, OK. December, 2006. “The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design.”
  • Ecobuild America, Washington, DC. December, 2006. “The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design.”
  • Greenbuild, Denver, CO. November, 2006. “Women in Green.” Moderator, with Kira Gould, Diane Dillon-Ridgley, Gail Lindsey, Susan Maxman, Kath Williams.
  • AIA Denver Chapter, Committee on the Environment, Denver, CO. October, 2006. “The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design.”
  • Co-Chair and plenary speaker, AIA Committee on Design / Committee on the Environment joint conference, “The Architecture of Sustainability,” U.S. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, MD. May, 2006. “Re:Form,” with Jeanne Gang and James Timberlake.  
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA. April, 2006. “Toward a Humane Environment.”
  • Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. February, 2006. “The Meaning of Green.”
  • Center for Architecture, New York, NY. June, 2005. “Skin and Bones: Sustainable Structural Design.” With Craig Schwitter.
  • Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. June, 2005. “Transcendent Space.”
  • AIA National Convention, Las Vegas, NV. May, 2005. Special session, with Constance Adams. “The Ethics of Brick.”
  • American University, School of International Service, Washington, DC. October, 2004. “Sustainable Design and Social Justice.”
  • University of Texas, Austin, TX. Spring, 2001. Conference: “Skins: Where Design and Technology Meet.” Talk: “The Aesthetics of Rainscreens.”
  • ACSA Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. March, 2001. “Slumming in Utopia.”

OTHER (applied)

  • Greenbuild, Chicago, IL. "Toward A New Consilience." With James Timberlake, Bob Harris, Andrea Love. November, 2018.
  • AIA National Convention, New York, NY. “Building Skins." June, 2018.
  • Greenbuild, Boston, MA. “Redefining Sustainable Design.” With Angela Brooks, Z Smith. November, 2017
  • AIA National Convention, Orlando, FL. “The Habits of High-Performance Firms.” With Heather Holdridge and Phaedra Svec. April, 2017.
  • AIA National Convention, Philadelphia, PA. “Lessons from the Leading Edge.” With Bill Leddy, Angie Brooks, and Bob Harris. April, 2016.
  • Greenbuild, Washington, DC. “Getting to 2030: Institutionalizing sustainability firm-wide.” With Barbra Batshalom and Rand Ekman. November, 2015.
  • AIA National Convention, Atlanta, GA. “Getting to 2030: Institutionalizing sustainability in culture, systems and processes.” With Barbra Batshalom and Rand Ekman. May, 2015.
  • Greenbuild, New Orleans, LA. October, 2014. “Data-Driven Design.” With Luke Leung, David Fano.
  • Greenbuild, Philadelphia, PA. November, 2013. “Go Big! Leveraging Change Through Large Practices.” With Mary Ann Lazarus, Paula McEvoy.
  • SXSW Eco, Austin, TX. October, 2012. “Women Leaders in Sustainable Design.” Moderator, with Jennifer Cutbill, Paula McEvoy, Erin Schrode, Gail Vittori. 
  • Virginia Society AIA, Architecture Exchange East Conference, Richmond, VA. November, 2009. “Design and Social Agency.” With Bryan Bell, John Quale.
  • Virginia Society AIA, Architecture Exchange East Conference, Richmond, VA. November, 2009. “Shared Turf.” With Pete O’Shea.
  • Center for Health Design, Washington, DC. November, 2008. “The Intersection of Eco-effective Design and Evidence-based Design.” With Maurya McLintock, Bill Rostenberg.
  • Greenbuild, Chicago, IL. November, 2007. “Ecological Literacy in Architecture Education.” With Kira Gould, Margot McDonald, Ted Shelton, James Wasley, et al.
  • NeoCon, Chicago, IL. June, 2007. “Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design.” Moderator, with Kira Gould, Penny Bonda, Kirsten Childs, Holley Henderson, Elva Rubio.
  • AIA National Convention, San Antonio, TX. May, 2007. “Form, Ecology, and Place.” With James Timberlake and Rick Schneider.
  • AIA National Convention, San Antonio, TX. May, 2007. COTE Top Ten review: “Sustainable Design Past, Present, Future.” With Henry Siegel and Susan Szenasy.
  • AIA National Convention, San Antonio, TX. May, 2007. Special session, “Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design.” Moderator, with Kira Gould, Robin Guenther, Judith Heerwagen, Sandra Mendler, and Susan Szenasy.
  • Virginia Society AIA, Architecture Exchange East Conference, Richmond, VA. “The Ethics of Brick.” November, 2005.
  • EnvironDesign, Minneapolis, MN. April, 2005. “The Ethics of Brick.”
  • EnvironDesign, Minneapolis, MN. April, 2004. “Life/Form.”
  • ACSA national conference, Baltimore, MD. March, 2001. “Slumming in Utopia.”