Ellen Mitchell-Kozack, AIA, LEED BD+C, WELL AP, SEED, has recently joined Leo A Daly as vice president, chief sustainability officer. In this role, she leads Leo A Daly’s strategic initiatives in sustainable design worldwide, including Environmental Social & Governance, alignment with the UN Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals, carbon footprint assessment and social impact. She is based in the firm’s Dallas, Texas, design studio.
Mitchell-Kozack is a nationally recognized voice in sustainability and public interest design. As senior vice president, director of sustainability at HKS, she led the firm’s DesignGreen studio and founded Citizen HKS, an impact initiative focused on leveraging sustainable design to address growing humanitarian needs of communities around the world. She has managed certification of more than 60 LEED projects worldwide, totaling $2.8 billion in construction, including Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.
Mitchell-Kozack is co-chair of the American Institute of Architects’ Large Firm Roundtable Sustainability Group.