As creators of the built environment we shape the world that everyone else lives in. Therefore, we have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to make it as delightful, equitable and environmentally responsible as possible. This is what I work toward every day.

Betsy del Monte, FAIA, LEED BD+C

Dallas

Insightful. Creative. Holistic. Compassionate.

With a resume that includes positions as design architect with Philip Johnson, project manager in a design-build firm, and director of sustainability, Betsy carries a deep understanding of all aspects of the profession. This gives her the ability to develop integrated solutions that work for all phases of design and construction. Collaborating closely with Mary Ann Lazarus of CMG, she helps clients identify where their firms stand on the sustainability spectrum, sometimes uncovering effective efforts they might not be aware of.

Listening closely to the client and hearing what they are really saying is integral to her process. She lays out a path to achieving the client’s desired results, and works to identify potential roadblocks. Her solutions help clients develop a robust technical approach for creating high-performing environments while also benefiting the nested systems around the building and site.

Betsy teaches in the master’s degree program in Sustainability and Development—a program she was invited to develop and implement—in the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University.