Margaret Montgomery is NBBJ’s global sustainable practice leader. She leads initiatives and projects with the goal of creating healthy places that reunite people with nature. Employing strategies that range from biophilia and indoor air quality to zero net carbon design, she encourages teams to improve building performance, ecosystem vitality and human experience on each project. She has more than 30 years of experience in civic, commercial, corporate, higher education and healthcare architecture. Her work includes the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus in Seattle, the world’s largest LEED Platinum non-profit headquarters; and the LEED Gold U.S. Courthouse in Billings, Montana.
Margaret is the current chair of the national AIA Energy Leadership Group. Previously, she served as Chair of the Large Firm Roundtable Sustainability Committee, served on the board of AIA Seattle and co-chaired its What Makes It Green program and was a member of the AIA Energy Education Working Group. She is also involved with Better Bricks, the Cascadia Green Building Council and Seattle Climate Partners. She is a frequent juror of award programs, including the AIA COTE awards and a sought-after speaker at events, including the Zero Net Carbon China Forum.