Ken Wilson was the founding principal of Envision, a design firm focused on environmental responsibility acquired by Perkins+Will in 2012. Ken’s work includes a variety of project types in the areas of architecture, interiors, graphics, and product design, and his clients include several of the nation’s leading environmental organizations as well as numerous socially responsible associations, nonprofits, and corporations. His projects include the International Interior Design Association headquarters in Chicago, offices for Al Gore in New York and Nashville, the Advanced Research Projects Administration for Energy offices, and the new U.S. Green Building Council headquarters in Washington, DC.
Ken’s projects have been published internationally and have received over 90 national and local design awards. In 2005, he was the recipient of the prestigious Designer of the Year award, regarded as one of the design industry’s highest honors. Ken was a key participant in the development of the original LEED Rating System for both Commercial Interiors and Core & Shell projects. He founded the IIDA’s Sustainability Advisory Council and was chair of the AIA’s National Interior Architecture Advisory Group in 2011. Last September, Ken became a member of the inaugural class of Green Building Certification Institute LEED Fellows, making him the only architect in the country to hold fellowships in the AIA, IIDA, and GBCI.