Atelier Ten is pleased to announce that Mark Loeffler and Claire Maxfield, directors of Atelier Ten, have been named in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) 2014 Class of LEED Fellows.
Among 48 LEED professionals appointed through a peer nomination and extensive portfolio review process, LEED Fellow, the most prestigious professional designation awarded by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), recognizes Claire and Mark’s exceptional contributions to green building and significant professional achievements.
As Founder and Director of Atelier Ten’s San Francisco office, Claire has over ten years of professional green building experience. Her expertise in sustainable buildings marries technical excellence with a strong design and environmental ethos. She conveys the greater environmental impacts behind green building initiatives to her clients and promotes green building in her community. Claire has worked on over 100 sustainable buildings with more than 50 that are LEED certified or in the certification process, including the LEED Platinum Ithaca College Park Center for Sustainable Enterprise in Ithaca and the LEED Gold targeted Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco. As one of the first Atelier Ten U.S. staff members and the leader of the San Francisco office, under Claire’s guidance, Atelier Ten has grown to be one of the most influential sustainable design consultancies on the west coast.
Mark is the Founder and Director of Atelier Ten’s New Haven office. Starting as an architectural lighting designer focused on energy efficiency and sustainability, he has been an influential environmental and lighting design consultant for more than 25 years. Mark’s extensive experience and broad knowledge of integrated sustainable design strategies has been instrumental in guiding institutional, academic, and corporate clients toward meeting their LEED, energy, and environmental goals. He has successfully applied his collaborative lighting and sustainable design approach to the LEED Double Platinum (LEED-NC and LEED-CI) National Grid Headquarters in Waltham and the LEED-ND Pilot Platinum 360 State Street mixed-use development in New Haven. Active in the Connecticut Green Building Council for many years, Mark serves as a Strategic Planning Advisor to the organization. Since joining Atelier Ten in 2006, Mark has established a well-recognized consulting practice that pioneered sustainable lighting design.
Mark and Claire will be recognized with other members of the 2014 LEED Fellow Class in October at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in New Orleans.