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Green Building – Innovation in Health and Wellness Series

May 10, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Innovations in Health and Wellness Series
We believe that health and wellness are imperative to green building and market transformation in this generation. The built environment, natural environment, and humankind should exist together to optimize health and foster wellness. Join us for a four-part series exploring the innovations in design exemplified

in the workplace, higher education, healthcare, and transportation sectors. This speaker series is cultivated by BuroHappold & USGBC-LA, join us to learn, share, and lead green!

Dominique Hargreaves joined the U.S. Green Building Council- LA Chapter (USGBC-LA) in 2008 as the Events Chair while working for a real estate development company in Downtown Los Angeles, and she has served as USGBC-LA’s Education & Program Manager, and now as Executive Director. During her tenure she has doubled its membership, broadened its influence, and cemented its role as a leadership voice in the global sustainability movement.

USGBC-LA’s LEED green building program has been the cornerstone of Dominique’s efforts. Since its national launch more than 2,000 local commercial and residential projects participate in LEED. Nearly 3,000 LEED professional credential holders are engaged in advancing this global movement.

Todd M. Lynch, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, is a Principal Project Planner for UCLA Capital Programs, specializing in sustainable design and construction, from planning through post-occupancy. Todd has guided many campus projects to certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System, including 13 Gold and 6 Platinum.  Active in UC-wide working groups for Green Buildings, Operations, Energy Benchmarking, and Sustainability, Todd also serves on the UCLA Sustainability Committee and Task Forces. Since 2012, he has been a student Action Research Team stakeholder in the Education for Sustainable Living Program of the UCLA Institute for the Environment and Sustainability. He mentors students and emerging professionals as the Architect Licensing Advisor for the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, and the Faculty Advisor to two campus branches of national student organizations, the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and USGBC Students at UCLA.

Previously, Todd worked as an Architect and LEED consultant for such projects as the Barnes Foundation Philadelphia (LEED Platinum), Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Marcus Nanotechnology Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Seattle City Hall and Civic Center (LEED Gold). Todd holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Yale University and a Master of Architecture from UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design.

When not greening campus buildings, Todd enjoys time with his family, hiking the Santa Monica Mountains, running on the beach, and enjoying the cultural, culinary, and artistic delights of Los Angeles.

As Campus Architect, Nat Wilson brings to CSUN an extraordinary depth of experience in architecture, planning and construction gained in his twenty-five year professional career.  From the Valley Performing Arts Center to the CSUN Public Safety Building to a Student Recreation Center to a 1 Megawatt Fuel Cell, he has consistently demonstrated excellence in the successful management of challenging projects.  In addition to fulfilling the traditional campus architect duties, he is a certified Environmental Planner and he is a contributor and collaborator on CSU and CSUN sustainability projects and campus initiatives including the CSUN Institute for Sustainability, the 2003 Master Plan and the annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference Steering Committee.  His postgraduate studies at UCLA refined his quantitative and analytical skills resulting in added benefits to the campus regarding analysis of campus traffic issues, food service capacity studies, storm water and waste water issues, sustainable building design, energy saving design, building information modeling (BIM) and integrated project delivery (IDP).

Crystal Weintrub, is the Sustainability Officer for Scripps College. In her current role she promotes and supports the college’s environmental sustainability initiatives and manages a collaborative social enterprise that provides job skills and training for women transitioning out of prison. While completing her graduate work at Cal Poly Pomona’s Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies she examined behavioral aspects of sustainability by looking at pro-environmental behaviors of community gardeners. Continuing her community focused work in urban agriculture and food justice issues she worked with a local community organization in South L.A. to create a master plan for MudTown Fams: an innovative park, demonstration and environmental training center in Watts. Crystal specializes in sustainable solutions that take a holistic approach to evaluate and resolve everyday problems. In addition to a Master’s Degree in Regenerative Studies she also holds a professional certification in Global Sustainability from UCLA extension and completed her undergraduate work in Industrial Technology giving her a unique analysis of production systems.

 Lola Trafecanty has served as the Director of Grounds at Scripps College in Claremont, California for 16 years. She wears multiple hats; among them, serving as the campus’ first Chairman of the Sustainability Committee.  Her bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from California State Polytechnic School in Pomona, California has given her the opportunity and exposure to the John T. Lyle, Regenerative Studies Program, where the stewardship of the land and its’ resources were highlighted. She has served on the Sustainable Claremont organization and is currently on the Board of Overseers at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens. Her current role at Scripps College incorporates working on a team for planning and construction for the college’s first LEED Gold Residence hall. Her role also includes working with faculty and staff that are engaged with sustainability projects such as the production of olive oil from mature mission olive trees which are on the campus to working with students interested in composting, recycling, social, sustainability, productive gardening.

Program begins promptly at 6:00 pm and will conclude at 7:30 pm.
Refreshments provided by our host, BuroHappold.
Continuing Education Credits available for LEED and AIA





May 10, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


USGBC – LA Chapter


800 Wilshire, 16th Floor
Los Angeles,
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