Miranda Gardiner, Assoc. AIA
Vice President, Sustainable Design Leader – HKS, Inc.
Miranda Gardiner is a vice president and sustainability leader at HKS, with projects ranging from campus to commercial mixed-use. Her career has afforded her multiple international experiences including field work in Greece, a research fellowship in Germany, and a secondment with the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council. Previously, she managed LEED technical development at USGBC, including LEED for Healthcare, LEED for Retail, and LEED Pilot Credit Library. She serves on the SDGBC Board of Directors, USGBC’s LEED Advisory Committee, and as the Vice Chair for AIA-LA COTE. Miranda holds a M. Arch from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Georgetown University.
Ismar Enriquez, AIA, LEED AP
Director of Sustainable Design, the architects collective
Ismar has been practicing for 15 years and he is currently Director of Sustainable Design at TAC, focusing on housing that fosters social, equitable, and sustainable communities.
Ismar was the Chair in 2017 for 2×8, which has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships. He has led discussions in past AIA conferences and other non-profit organizations addressing the housing crisis and social justice.
As the 2021 COTE Chair, Ismar is addressing issues of carbon neutrality, resiliency, climate justice, and equity. In addition to the sustainability initiatives, Ismar is involved in government policy change and advocacy efforts across the State.