An overview of the building rating systems focused on health and wellbeing, including WELL v2, Fitwel, and Living Building Challenge v3.1, with corresponding case studies in Texas.  Stay after the program to network.


Beth Brant, AIA, DSGN Associates
Beth Brant is Project Architect and Director of Sustainability with DSGN Associates.  For more than fourteen years, Beth has been a leader in the Green Building Industry.  She has lead and overseen over a dozen LEED projects through design, documentation and certification.  She continues to stays educated on the constantly evolving practices of the green building industry while educating her DSGN associates and other professionals on topics such as Living Building Challenge, LEED, IgCC and other green building initiatives. Beth also likes working as a team on office projects and always enjoys the opportunity to teach practical sustainable design and construction principles in her every day practice. Beth received her Bachelor of Environmental Design followed by a Master of Architecture degree from the Texas A&M University in 2004. Later that year she became a LEED Accredited Professional.  In additional to her 14 years of architectural experience she has worked also worked for a non-profit, Engineering Ministries International in Colorado Springs, Colorado and taught as an Adjunct Instructor at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus in Arlington, Texas.  Beth has been involved with the CityLab foundation, ILFI, USGBC, Texas Society of Architects, and AIA Dallas. She currently serves as Vice Chair for the AIA Dallas Committee on the Environment, and as a Living Building Challenge Ambassador and Facilitator for the North Texas LBC Collaborative under ILFI.

Chris Mundell, AIA, LEED Fellow, VAI Architects
Chris has over two decades of experience in a variety of architectural projects for government, healthcare, commercial, educational and multi-family clients. Currently at VAI Architects, he is managing projects and helping clients achieve their sustainability initiatives and goals. In addition to his work, Chris is also actively involved in local organizations including on the board of directors for the USGBC Texas Chapter and CSI Dallas Foundation as well as a member of the AIA Dallas Committee on the Environment.

Caroline Compton, WELL AP, Corgan
Caroline brings 13 years of design experience to Corgan’s interior design team. She splits her time between business development and project management.  In addition, Caroline chats about wellness in the workplace and was the first employee at Corgan to receive her WELL accreditation.  She was the Project Manager on the Stryker Regional Distribution Center project which was the first certified WELL Building in Texas.  In addition, she is currently working on the Corgan Headquarters that is seeking WELL Certification.

Garrett Ferguson, AIA, Perkins+Will
Garrett Ferguson focuses on wholescale implementation of sustainability on projects throughout the Southwest region. He works with project teams to meet both client and firm goals. He's worked on multiple projects across the various LEED rating systems to achieve various levels of certification, and has pursued WELL and FitWel certification on a number of projects as well. He also serves as the USGBC Emerging Professional Committee Head for the USGBC North Texas Region. 


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