Colin is a Sustainable Leader and Director of Sustainable consulting for Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum Inc. (HOK). For the past 9 years, he worked with local, regional and firm-wide HOK project teams to facilitate sustainable and consulting integration for various projects throughout the firm. Colin is a member of the USGBC Illinois Chapter, AIA 2030 Committee, Co-Facilitator of the Chicago Biomimicry Group, Living Building Challenge Chicago group and AIA National Health & Sustainability Board member. Colin is a frequent speaker at various sustainable events throughout the world. He has presented at over 50 events both nationally and internationally. These speaking engagements include (2) Greenbuild presentation and (2) Greening the Heartland presentations. In 2010, He was awarded the Midwest Construction’s Top 20 under 40 honor and received an American Institute of Architect’s Presidents citation for his work on the 2030 Challenge in Chicago. In 2012 he was awarded the Building Design and Construction Top 40 under 40 award and the Design Futures Council Top 40 under 40 award.
Notable projects include; King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, the world’s largest LEED Platinum project and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, the world’s largest LEED NC Platinum project. Colin also oversees the execution of sustainable consulting for HOK clients, which includes green work place solutions, sustainable operation plans, Green House Gas emissions benchmarking and mitigation, GRI reporting, ISO certification, occupant engagement and behavioral programs and broader sustainability planning for campuses, cities, municipalities and real estate portfolios.