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Mara Baum

  • AP-BDC Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified
  • LEED Fellow
San Francisco, CA

Mara Baum AIA, LEED Fellow is HOK’s firmwide Healthcare Sustainable Design
Leader. She oversees sustainability implementation, research, education
across the healthcare market sector, which makes up about 30% of HOK’s work
globally – her current projects include large hospitals in California,
Indiana, Missouri, and Germany. A thought leader in the healthcare design
her work focuses on the intersection between ecological considerations and
the creation of a healthy and healing environment. She was a co-author of
the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Large Hospitals: Achieving 50% Energy
Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building. Mara is also on the faculty of
Boston Architectural College and leads HOK’s internal sustainability
education program. A LEED Accredited Professional since 2001, her dozens of
LEED and Green Guide for Healthcare projects cover tens of millions of square

Mara sits on the USGBC LEED Implementation Advisory Committee.