Ismar Enriquez, AIA, LEED AP
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Assoc. AIA, LEED Fellow, Fitwel Ambassador, Estidama PQP, EcoDistricts AP
Vice President, Sustainable Design Leader
HKS, Inc.As a part of HKS’ DesignGreen team, Miranda Gardiner is a vice president and sustainability leader in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She manages multiple sustainability projects out of various offices and curates educational content on topics such as energy modeling and material selection for her region. In addition to her commitment to AIA-LA COTE, this past year she spoke at the CarbonPositive Summit and California Energy Commission’s EPIC Virtual Forum, served on the Greenbuild Advisory Board, and volunteers with USGBC-Los Angeles. A San Francisco native, her career and studies have afforded her multiple international experiences such as field work on an excavation site in Greece, a research fellowship in Germany, and a secondment with the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council.
Prior to her role at HKS, Miranda managed the technical development of LEED rating systems at USGBC National, including the launch of the LEED for Healthcare system and the LEED Pilot Credit library in 2010. With a passion for the environment and bringing people together to improve sustainable practices, she believes that caring for oneself resonates in one’s ability to care for the greater good (she is an avid runner and outdoor enthusiast). In May 2021, Miranda is tackling her first ultramarathon with the Climate Ride organization – she will be running 42-miles on Oregon’s trails and has raised over $5000 for environmental non-profits such as Architecture 2030 and the LA County Bicycle Coalition.
Miranda serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Green Building Council and on the LEED Advisory Committee with USGBC. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in English Literature and Fine Arts from Georgetown University.
James Donaldson, AIA
JED is a Principal at Johnson Fain with more than 20 years of professional experience in designing large scale projects including Creative Office, Residential, Housing, and Mixed-Use Developments. JED earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and a Master of Architecture Degree from Virginia Tech. JED’s knowledge of the building industry is complemented with his interest in green building technologies and advanced computer modeling. JED has taught architectural courses and/or been a guest studio critic at UC Berkeley, USC, and UCLA Extension as well as a speaker at USC’s BIM symposium.