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Prem Sundharam



  • Architecture
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  • Global Sustainability Leader
  • Principal
Prem Sundharam
  • Global Sustainability Leader
  • Principal

After receiving a civil engineering degree from Bharathiar University, Prem came to the United States to study architecture at Iowa State University. He received a master of architecture in 2004 and joined DLR Group that same year. As an architect with an engineering background he is a passionate advocate for sustainable design and the aims of Architecture 2030.

"I am wired mentally to connect everything I observe, so I will often find the most mundane things very intriguing. That is one reason I love the business and practice of architecture more than the end product itself."

An industry recognized thought leader on sustainability and high performance building design, Prem serves as the Global Sustainability Leader at DLR Group. In this role, he leads firm wide performance based design initiatives and develops long-term strategies for a more environmentally responsible design practice.

Prem has served on the board of USGBC Arizona Chapter and has been recognized as an emerging leader by the Design Futures Council in 2014. He is a Certified Energy Manager, a certified Building Energy Modeling Professional and has taught courses on net-zero energy design and simulation.

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