Shawn is an NCARB Certified and licensed architect in Ohio, and earned his B.S. and Masters of Architecture degrees from the University of Cincinnati.
His project consulting work includes LEED Certification, Energy Star Portfolio Manager, building envelope efficiency analysis, and greenhouse gas inventories for clients ranging from single family dwellings to universities and entire cities. He has consulted with city, county, state and federal policy makers on issues related to green building policies, incentives, and green jobs, and has published several articles and interviews on green trends, and green jobs.
In addition to consulting, Shawn has developed over 100 courses on sustainability topics, and he has been invited to present at international conferences including Greenbuild and the Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference. Shawn is also an adjunct professor at Cincinnati State and the University of Cincinnati where he teaches courses on global sustainability, and is currently developing a course titled, "Zombies: Lessons for today from the apocalypse of tomorrow".
As a volunteer for the USGBC, Shawn has held leadership positions with the Cincinnati Chapter, the Heartland Regional Council, and National USGBC task forces ranging from the LEED Regionalism Task Force, the Chapter Board Diversity Task Force, and most recently, the LEED Technical Committee Social Equity Working Group, where he is helping to integrate social equity into the LEED rating system.