Brynn Kurtzman, LEED® AP BD+C and WELL AP, a Sustainability Specialist at Gensler DC, has been engaged in the built environment for nearly a decade as both a designer and environmental steward. Her experience over the years managing green building projects of all different types and sizes, from DC to California, has enabled her to become an expert on the integration of sustainable strategies that promote the environment through energy and water conservation, as well as occupant health and well-being.
Some of the projects that Brynn has contributed to identifying effective solutions for include the Pico Branch Library (the City of Santa Monica’s first LEED Platinum project and building to implement rooftop rainwater harvesting for indoor water use), Caltech’s Charles C. Gates and Franklin Thomas Laboratory renovation in Pasadena, CA (a LEED v4 beta project), and Facebook’s new West Campus in Menlo Park, CA (boasting a nine-acre green roof). Currently, Brynn is managing the LEED Platinum and WELL Silver certification effort for Gensler’s ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture renovation, which will be one of the first WELL certified projects in DC.
Brynn received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Maryland and her Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon.