As Co-director of Perkins+Will’s firmwide Sustainable Design Initiative (SDI), Paula assures that sustainable ideas are an integral part of the firm’s projects and practices. She coordinates sustainability efforts across the international firm's offices, teaches sustainable design workshops and speaks frequently on sustainable construction, business practices and visioning.
Paula has been instrumental in defining sustainability at Perkins+Will and shaping the firm’s commitment to leadership in sustainable design. Paula is a registered architect (RA) and demonstrates an involved, hands-on attitude in all phases of the design and construction process with expertise in the design of healthy, high-performance buildings and communities. She is a Fellow of The American Institute of Architects, is the 2016 Chair of the AIA National Committee on the Environment (COTE) and immediate past co-chair of the AIA National Materials Knowledge Group. She is also a LEED Fellow and USGBC LEED Faculty member.