At the AIA Conference 2019, Betsy del Monte, FAIA, presented Resolution 19-11: Resolution for Urgent and Sustained Climate Action, which garnered a favorable vote of 93% of the constituents present and which was ratified by the AIA Board of Directors in September.  You can read the press release regarding the resolution in the Resource section below.  Learn more about why the focus on climate change and the tools available to help the small firm practitioner provide solutions that address climate change.


Betsy is a consultant with the Cameron MacAllister Group, working with firms and project teams to enable sustainability and resilient design. She is an architect with 30 years of experience in high-performance architecture and environmentally responsive design, and has focused her recent practice on all areas of climate action.  Betsy is an adjunct professor at SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering where she helped create and teaches a Masters in Sustainability and Development, exploring many aspects of sustainability and resilience.  She was formerly a Principal Architect and Director of Sustainability for The Beck Group.

Betsy received a Master of Architecture degree from Rice University and a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture from the University of Virginia. Her experience includes work at architecture firms in Atlanta and Houston, and in New York with Philip Johnson and John Burgee.

Betsy has been named a Fellow by the AIA and as a Senior Fellow in the Design Futures Council. She currently serves on the national AIA Strategic Council and the national Sustainable Leaders Group. She will be national chair of COTE in 2021. She also sits on the board of bcWorkshop, and advisory boards for CityLab High School and UVA School of Architecture. 


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