Bill Reed- Architecture

An internationally recognized proponent and practitioner of sustainability and an architect, Bill is president of the Integrative Design Collaborative - a consulting organization working to lift green building design practice into one that is fully integrated with living systems. He is also a principal in the regenerative planning firm Regenesis and an associate of the strategic environmental planning firm Natural Logic. His work centers on creating the framework for and managing the integrative, whole-systems design process; emphasizing building evolutionary capability in design, construction, and engagement with our environment. The objective: to improve the overall quality of the physical, social and spiritual life of our living places.

He served as co-chair of the LEED Technical Committee from its inception in 1994 through 2003; is a member of the LEED Advanced faculty and one of the first of twelve USGBC trainers of the LEED Rating System; a founding Board Member of the US Green Building Council; and served on the national executive committee of the AIA Committee On The Environment. He currently serves on the Board of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, as an advisor to Environmental Building News, and on the board of CitiLog.

Bill is a consultant, design process facilitator, and lecturer. He has participated in over 200 presentations and workshops relating to Sustainable and Regenerative Design. He has consulted on dozens of LEED projects - achieving many certifications - Certified to Platinum. He is a guest lecturer at Universities from Harvard to the University of British Columbia. His clients range from New York City Department of Design and Construction, U.S. General Services Administration, Loreto Bay, Baja, Mexico, Sidwell Friends School, US Green Building Council, Genzyme Corporation, Teknion, LLC, the Willow School, Museum of Science, various city planning agencies on the East and West coast, and many private development companies in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

“Sustainability is not a deliverable. Sustainability is not a thing. Sustainability is not Simply about efficient technologies and techniques. It is about life - a process by which Living things such as forests, neighborhoods, people, businesses, mushrooms and polar bears Ensure their viability over the long haul. It is a process of reciprocal relationship - a process by which living thins support and are supported by a larger whole....Buildings can be worked On as autonomous, but only become meaningful and beneficial when understood as part of The living fabric of place.”