Associate Principal, Sustainability
Heidi Creighton, AIA, is an associate principal at Buro Happold and is a LEED Fellow, WELL Faculty, and Fitwel Ambassador. Her work focuses on sustainability and wellness strategies for academic, healthcare, commercial, and residential projects.
She provides sustainability consulting at building and master plan scales, as well as 3rd party certification management, 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 served on the USGBC-LA Board of Directors for six years. She is currently serving on the Review Panel and Advisory Committee for LACDA fast-track demonstration housing. Heidi was named a LEED Fellow in 2018 and was one of the world’s first WELL APs.
At Buro Happold, Heidi created and continues to lead the Collective Impact speaker series, which has brought together 125 speakers from 104 different organizations. She also led the Bridges to Prosperity build in 2018, launched the BuroHappold Los Angeles Diversity and Inclusion Forum and initiated the JUST label for Buro Happold U.S.