Partner and LEED Fellow at DIALOG, Mara Baum

Mara Baum, LEED Fellow, is an architect and partner at DIALOG, an international, integrated design collaborative that builds stronger communities and a healthier environment. She is passionate about the intersection of ecological and health issues in buildings and cities. Her design solutions are two pronged: places that create healthier and happier people, and strategies that build or rebuild a healthier environment. 20+ year track record of design, sustainability and health leadership on complex architecture and urban planning projects across North America in a wide range of market sectors.
She sits on the WELL Materials Advisory and is the Resilience Co-Chair of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health Sustainability Committee. Outside of the studio as an online faculty for the Boston Architectural College Sustainable Design Institute, where she teaches “Green Building and Health”, and “Sustainable Design of Healthcare Facilities”.
A licensed architect, FAIA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP, Living Future Accredited, Fitwel Ambassador, WELL Faculty member, who also holds the EDAC (Evidence Based Design Accreditation and Certification) credential.

Show Highlight

  • Delve into healthy buildings and healthcare facilities participating in WELL and Fitwel.
  • Mara played a pivotal role in shaping California’s new embodied carbon laws that aim to reduce carbon emissions in large projects by 10%.
  • Understanding diverse perspectives and translating technical concepts for different stakeholders.
  • The importance of credentials for building expertise and credibility in the field.
  • Implementing new sustainability thresholds and regulations.
  • Mara leads architecture and urban planning projects in the US for the largest architecture and engineering firm.
  • The importance of implementing thresholds and pushing for maximum savings in sustainable projects.
  • Excitement about upcoming changes that will accelerate the impacts of sustainability efforts.

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