I see today’s urgent challenges as the ultimate design problem. What a great time for design professionals to take on a leadership role with our clients and communities. Every conversation is as an opportunity to explore new ideas to deliver beautiful, sustainable and resilient solutions that perform well.

Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA, LEED BD+C

St Louis

Perceptive. Inclusive. Integrated. Mission-driven.

Drawing from her experience driving sustainability within an international design firm and across the architectural profession, Mary Ann has a deep understanding of how to work with firms who are at the early stages of sustainability, as well as those ready to go to the next level. She takes time to develop a clear understanding of each firm’s unique needs and leadership opportunities in order to develop strategies that work. Mary Ann collaborates closely with Betsy del Monte of CMG to help firms create built environments that meet sustainable performance outcomes and design excellence.

Open-minded and inclusive, Mary Ann believes in bringing stakeholders at all levels together to understand how sustainability can align with their firm’s unique goals. She believes in the strength of the group to achieve creative, realistic, and sometimes surprising results.

Mary Ann’s global outlook is reinforced by a love of travel and always trying to see the world through different perspectives. She teaches at Washington University in St. Louis and serves on local and national boards and committees.