Partner Scott Shell Named a 2021 USGBC Pacific Region Leadership Award Recipient

Scott Shell has been honored with the 2021 USGBC Regional Leadership Award by the US Green Building Council for his work as a leading voice among architects for decarbonization in California.

According to the press release by the USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, is quoted saying: “Following a difficult year, it is truly inspiring to recognize our green building leaders that have continued their commitment to green building and sustainable communities while adapting to the changing environments around us. The 2021 USGBC Leadership Award awardees have improved our world through the power of green building and it is their contributions and work that have helped our communities stay safe and healthy.”

A pioneer in low-carbon and sustainable design, Scott has led the design of many high-performance buildings including the Net Zero Energy David & Lucile Packard Foundation and Lick-Wilmerding High School Campus Expansion and Renovation. Scott has been one of the State’s leading advocates for new policies to promote low carbon and healthy buildings and for local jurisdictions to pass Reach Code reducing greenhouse gas emissions. He serves on the steering committee for AIA CA Committee on the Environment where he is chair of the Advocacy Committee. He frequently speaks on topics of decarbonization and high-performance design.

“I am profoundly honored to receive this Leadership Award from the US Green Building Council,” said Scott Shell. “I happily share this award with all the local council members in 44 jurisdictions who showed such leadership in passing fossil-fuel-free reach codes for new buildings.”

Congratulations, Scott!