LEED Fellows are Best-in-Class for Green Building Design, Engineering and Development
HOUSTON, TX Kirksey Architecture announces that Julie Hendricks, AIA, has been named a 2016 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). This year's 24 LEED Fellows exemplify a diverse array of achievements and contributions to the green building community.
"Every story about LEED is a story about leadership and a story about people," Mahesh Ramanujam, President, GBCI, and COO, U.S. Green Building Council said. "Julie's commitment to our shared mission and innovative work to advance the green building industry is at the heart of our movement and is helping to drive our progress of creating a sustainable built environment."
Hendricks, a Vice President and Director of Kirksey's EcoServices team, has consulted on and managed the LEED process for more than 50 projects and many building types, totaling more than 5 million square feet of space. She frequently speaks on the topic of green building and has written a number of articles and short books on the topic. Chosen in 2012 as the Ben Brewer Young Architect of the Year by the Houston Chapter of the AIA, Hendricks' accomplishment as LEED Fellow is well deserved. She has held leadership positions in non-profit environmental organizations and has been on the Executive Committee of the Gulf Coast Green Conference, which Kirksey co-founded, for nine years, serving as Chair in 2014.
"Julie's commitment to sustainable design is evident in every project she leads," said John Kirksey, Founder and President of Kirksey. "Her passion for the environment is seen through the successful LEED projects she and her team have accomplished. Julie continues to be at the forefront of sustainable design strategies and innovative solutions, and her contributions continue to help shape the firm's success."