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Margaret Montgomery, FAIA, LFA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

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 currently Microsoft’s Zero Carbon LEED Platinum Redmond campus project.

Margaret is currently serving on the board of the International Living Future Institute, and recently co-chaired the national AIA Framework for Design Excellence committee. She previously chaired the AIA Energy Leadership group and the Large Firm Roundtable Sustainability committee

She has served on various national juries including the AIA COTE Top Ten Awards and Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Awards and is a sought-after speaker at events, including the Zero Net Carbon China Forum.


Metropolis, MET Perspective I Understanding the Whole Life Impact of Buildings & Interiors, June 2020

AIA National, Architecture in Turbulent Times: Equity, Environment, Health, & Economy, Virtual, August 2020

Puget Sound Business Journal, Earth Day at 50: The future of Sustainability, Bellevue, WA, July 2020

Bisnow, Seattle Architecture and Design Summit, Seattle, WA, September 2020

Greenbuild, Climate Solutions Now: Zero Energy Industry Leadership, Chicago, IL, November 2018