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Dagmar Epsten FAIA LEED Fellow EcoDistricts AP EcoDistricts Ambassador Living Future AP WELL AP

  • AP-BDC Certified
  • AP-O&M Certified
  • AP-IDC Certified
  • AP-ND Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified
  • LEED Fellow
Atlanta, GA

Dagmar B. Epsten, FAIA, LEED Fellow, EcoDistricts AP + Ambassador, Living
Future AP, WELL AP, pursues her passion for regenerative planning with her
company PlanAPlanet LLC.
She thinks that, while many approaches to a sustainable built environment
are being discussed, confident actions require cooperative investigations
and an experimental design mindset. To that aim, she serves cooperatively
with others throughout the world as charrette leader or participant, juror,
speaker, instructor, and writer.
With her solid architectural experience and insights, she creates
cutting-edge designs, with a current focus on custom homes, where she feels
that the field is more open to experimental solutions with likeminded
homeowners. She further pursues her passion for regenerative solutions as
Managing Partner to Epsten Properties LLC, for which she redeveloped 2
inner-city 1940s buildings into first-rate LEED Platinum facilities.
Prior experience includes serving as founder, president and CEO of the
internationally recognized multi-disciplinary professional design and
consulting firm Epsten Group, which under her direction became the global
leader in LEED certification reviews, with over 8,500 in more than 50
countries. The firm, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, has been involved as
architect or consultant in large high-profile developments, sustainable
showcase buildings, and multiple-building portfolios, serving many
institutions, corporations, nonprofits, government agencies, and private
Ms. Epsten’s speaking experience includes presenting at international
conferences, including in Norway, Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.
She also is involved in various community and professional activities and is
an active alumna of Leadership Atlanta (class of 2016); she was the founding
of AIA Atlanta’s Committee On The Environment and a founding member of the
USGBC Atlanta Regional Chapter (now the Georgia chapter and Atlanta branch).
She is the recipient of several sustainable design and achievement awards,
including the Construction Specifications Institute’s national
Environmental Stewardship Award in 2007.
Ms. Epsten received a diploma engineering degree in architecture along with
an award for environmental solutions in Karlsruhe, Germany; her thesis on
daylighting was published as a book. She then obtained a Masters in
Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2014 she endowed the
Epsten Environmental Vision Prize at Georgia Tech’s College of Design,
intended for perpetuity and to be given each year to three architecture