Nico Kienzl appointed USGBC LEED Fellow of 2012

Director of Atelier Ten, Nico Kienzl, is among an elite group of 43 green building professionals worldwide named LEED Fellow of 2012, the second annual class of fellows to be honored.

The LEED Fellow Program is the Green Building Certification Institute’s (GBCI) most prestigious professional designation, recognizing exceptional contributions to green building and significant professional achievement within the rapidly growing community of LEED Professionals.

Nico was selected as a 2012 LEED Fellow through a peer nomination and portfolio review process, where he demonstrated an extensive portfolio spanning 12 years of green building experience and excellence in mastery elements of Technical Proficiency, Education and Mentoring, Leadership, Commitment and Service, and Advocacy.  Nico’s exemplary projects include the LEED Platinum Business Instructional Facility at UIUC; Columbia Manhattanville Campus, the first LEED-ND Platinum university campus in the U.S.; and the LEED Gold New York Public Library, Battery Park City Branch, NYPL’s first LEED certified branch in Manhattan.

Nico is a board member of Urban Green Council, U.S. Green Building Council New York Chapter and he also serves as a representative member of the U.S. General Services Administrations (GSA) Green Building Advisory Committee. He holds a Dipl. Ing. in Architecture from the Technical University in Munich, an M.S. in Building Technology from MIT and a Doctor of Design from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

Nico will be recognized with other members of the 2012 LEED Fellow class in November at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco.