Associate Principal, Sustainability
Heidi Creighton is a registered architect, a LEED Fellow, WELL Faculty, and a Fitwel Ambassador. Her work focuses on sustainability and wellness strategies and certifications for academic, healthcare, commercial, and residential projects.
She provides sustainability consulting services at the building and masterplan scales, as well as 3rd party certification management (LEED, Living Building Challenge, and WELL), post occupancy evaluation, and health and wellbeing-focused design.
Heidi is a passionate advocate for a restorative built environment, delivering socially, economically and environmentally sustainable developments. Heidi has led multiple initiatives within Buro Happold dealing with internal sustainability, wellness and diversity. The LA office received LEED-CI Platinum certification and Los Angeles Green Business certification. In 2014, Heidi led an internal happiness workshop for the LA office that resulted in a number of improvements including better lighting design, solutions to heating and cooling problems and a weekly office yoga program.
In support of a firm-wide diversity initiative, Heidi proposed that Buro Happold U.S. pursue the JUST Label. Buro Happold U.S. now has its JUST Label, accomplished through the policy, diversity and pay-scale data needed for reporting to this transparent database. This label underlines Buro Happold’s commitment to and engagement with our employees, today and in the future. She has also been instrumental in the launch of a Diversity & Inclusion Forum at Buro Happold, intended to promote understanding and appreciation of diversity within the office.
Heidi has been active in the green building industry for more than 15 years and has served on the USGBC-LA Board of Directors since early 2013. She is an Officer of USGBC-LA in the position of Secretary.
Recent speaking experience includes: Not Why, But How: Diversity, Equity and Sustainability at MGBCE Keynote (2017); Healthy and Happy: The Importance and Value of Human Capital at Greenbuild (2016); Alphabet Soup: Deciphering Sustainability Rating Systems and Lessons Learned at the Neighborhood Scale at APA California (2016); Healthy and Happy: The Importance and Value of Human Capital at AIA National (2016); Integrated Health and Wellness: WUSTL’s Hillman Hall at MGBCE (2016); USC Comprehensive Post-Occupancy Evaluation Study: The Impact of Indoor Environmental Quality on the Building Occupants’ Behaviors at MGBCE (2016); Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in the Workplace at USGBC-LA (2016); Workplace Changes and the Effect on Acquisitions at NAREIM (2016); Designing Your Life: Finding Balance at AIA-LA Women Leading Design (2015); The Value of Diversity at AIA-LA Women Leading Design (2015); Healthy and Happy: The Importance and Value of Human Capital at MGBCE (2015), and The Added Value Women Bring to the Design Profession at AIA-LA Women Leading Design (2015).