From Architecture to Construction with John Ambert



John Ambert, RA, NCARB, LEED Fellow, GPRO, LFA | Architect & Green Building Specialist. 

John Ambert is a licensed architect, LEED Fellow, and sustainability subject matter expert with DPR
Construction. Since 2006, John has worked to integrate sustainability solutions for more than 100 of the highest performance residential, commercial, mixed-use, office, higher education, health care, and corporate projects in the US. With a deep background in high-performance materials, healthy indoor environments, and low carbon design, John works to implement sustainable construction approaches to minimize the environmental impact of the construction process. A graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, John holds a Bachelors of Architect with a focus in Sustainable Environments.

Speaker & Presentation Experience

  • 2014: NAVFAC “Wounded Warrior Campus – The first LEED Platinum buildings for the US
  • 2016: SDGE: High Performance Water Solutions for Buildings in So Cal
  • 2017: Designing for High Performance; Zero Energy
  • 2019: Net Zero 2019: “Murph Zero”
  • 2019: SDGBC Conference: “Murph Zero”
  • 2021: SD Living Future Collaborative: Webinar Series – 8 total
  • 2022: San Diego Green Building Conference + Expo: DPR + JUST label

Show Highlight

  • John shares the evolution of his unique sustainability career and the fellowship that comes with being a LEED Fellow.
  • DPR’s influence in quality sustainability to make zero harm to people and the planet.
  • Pathways for people to explore natural building materials not typically found to create different building types that minimize harm from the traditional ways of building.
  • Tips to overlap green values as a team, as a state, a nation, as a world.
  • Flow state at work – explained.
  • Avoid getting pigeonholed by a narrow perspective in your education and/or career. Understanding the various routes and opportunities to a prosperous career.
  • Policy support of sustainability will be the environmental catalysts for the industry.
  • COVID forced health to the forefront of design criteria to rethink how we live and work in buildings.

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