Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA

Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA, is the CEO of the International Living Future Institute and the founder and driving force behind the organization’s Biophilic Design Initiative. Amanda is an award-winning architect who had a successful 15-year career as an architect working on some of the most sustainable buildings in the Pacific Northwest. She is also the author of the new book, Creating Biophilic Buildings.

Amanda has served on many boards and committees including the 2017 AIA COTE Top Ten Awards jury and has taught at the University of Washington as well as Bainbridge Graduate Institute (now Pinchot University). In 2013 she was elected as a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and became a LEED fellow later the same year in recognition of her extensive advocacy and volunteer service to the green building movement. She was named one of the top 10 most powerful women in sustainability in 2015 as a recipient of the Women in Sustainability Leadership Award.

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