The founder and director of HDR’s Sustainable Solutions program, Michaella has been a leader of sustainability in the built environment for more than 20 years. She is a strong proponent of matching sustainable strategies to the goals and characteristics of each project, and has worked closely with a multitude of clients to balance their environmental, economic, and social equity goals. Her aptitude for leadership, innovation, and integration has helped projects in diverse market sectors achieve benefits such as reduced environmental impact, increased productivity, improved quality and reduced operations and maintenance expenditures. Throughout her career, Michaella has worked on over 20 LEED projects, written sustainable guidelines for government agencies and organizations, trained over 3,000 people in various aspects of sustainability, and integrated sustainability into multi-million dollar infrastructure projects. Her clients have ranged from Federal agencies such as the General Services Administration, the U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense, to state agencies such as the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Oregon Department of Transportation as well as universities, healthcare organizations, and other private companies and organizations.