Architect Bert Gregory to speak at Western Oct. 14

Western Washington University’s Department of Design will host a lecture by architect Bert Gregory at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, in Fraser Hall room 4.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

As chairman and CEO of Mithun Architecture in Seattle, Gregory guides an interdisciplinary practice of architects, urban designers, interior designers and landscape architects that are dedicated to positive change. He is an expert in the development of resource efficient structures and communities, and serves as a national leader and advocate for sustainable building and urbanism.

Gregory currently serves on the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Climate Positive Program’s Technical Resource Group and C40 Climate Positive Project Review Committee, the Urban Land Institute Transit Development Council and as vice chair of the Forterra Board of Directors.

Gregory has been awarded four American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Projects, including one for the carbon neutral Lloyd Crossing Sustainable Urban Design Plan – a precursor to Portland’s EcoDistrict initiative, two American Society of Landscape Architects national honor awards and the AIA national honor award for regional and urban design.

He served as lead designer for the REI Seattle Flagship Store and Seattle’s City Center Open Space and Connections Plan, The Blue Ring. Gregory’s current projects include the University of Washington’s Lander, Terry and Maple Halls construction, the Little Tokyo Sustainable Urban Design Plan in Los Angeles, Calif., a full block mixed-use project in Portland’s Pearl district and a 1,300-acre regional Transit Oriented Development plan for the Queen Liliʻuokalani Trust in Kona, Hawaii.

His research initiatives include leading a carbon accounting effort for Seattle’s “Reality Check,” a regional growth exercise by the Puget Sound Regional Council of Governments and Urban Land Institute, and one of the first web-based materials carbon calculators in collaboration with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Washington Program on the Environment.

For more information contact Western Washington University’s Department of Design at (360) 650-3660.