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Filo Castore is Associate Principal and Market Sector Leader for Corporate, Commercial, and Civic design with Perkins+Will in Houston, Texas. His approach to architecture promotes health, comfort, ecology, and building performance with an emphasis on a collaborative process and contextual thinking. Filo is a tireless advocate for sustainable design, and he is deeply involved in local, regional, and national architectural communities including leadership roles shaping sustainable policies. In 2009, Filo received an AIA Houston Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service to Gulf Coast Green and to the AIA. Filo is an AIA Houston Board Member, USGBC Houston LEED-ND Committee Founder and past Chair, and AIA COTE National 2012 Chair after being part of the AIA COTE AG Team since 2009, followin 3 years as the AIA Regional Team Leader for the Gulf Coast and Southeast Region. He has lectured and offered educational opportunities for the design community and the public on a variety of sustainable design topics. Filo's speaking forums have included the AIA National Convention, The Rice Building Institute, USGBC-Houston, the German American Chamber of Commerce Conference on Energy, University of Houston, the Texas Society of Architects Annual Conference, and the ACSA – Annual Conference. With over twenty years of architectural experience, his accomplishments demonstrate his intent and commitment to making a positive impact on our built environment and its culture.