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Fast Company Innovation by Design Names DLR Group for Three Awards

September 15, 2022

We have been named a finalist in the Sustainable category of Fast Company's 11th annual Innovation by Design Awards for its Verified Materials Transparency tool, as well as an Honorable Mention in the Impact Category. In addition, the firm’s work on the exhibition “Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain” earned an Honorable Mention in the Experience Design category.

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Jeremy Reding

Global Workplace Leader Senior Principal

Jeremy Reding

AIA, LEED AP
Global Workplace Leader Senior Principal
Jeremy leads the firm’s Workplace sector. He serves as a lead designer for many of the DLR Group’s global technology clients, including Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Microsoft. Jeremy leads studios in all DLR Group locations to deliver workplaces that work for public and private sector clients.

Art Bloodworth

Workplace Design Leader Principal

Art Bloodworth

RID
Workplace Design Leader Principal
Art leads design for the Workplace sector. He believes technology and wellness have a large influence on the way environments are shaped today. He's fascinated by the effects of wellness on the built environment and how design impacts productivity and the way people feel about their working environment.

Jesse Duker

National Business Development Leader Principal

Jesse Duker

National Business Development Leader Principal
Jesse is the National Business Development Leader for the Workplace sector. As a deep believer in DLR Group’s employee-ownership culture, he brings a keen eye to detail when working with clients to craft design solutions which meet their individual goals on each project.

Gretchen Wahab

National Workplace Strategist Principal

Gretchen Wahab

NCIDQ, LEED AP
National Workplace Strategist Principal
Gretchen leads clients through collaborative engagements to help define high-performance, human-centric workplace environment. Through workshops, surveys, and cultural exploration activities, she captures authentic input that directly informs customized planning strategies and workplace design concepts.

Chris Ertl

Global Science+Technology Leader Principal

Chris Ertl

AIA, LEED AP
Global Science+Technology Leader Principal
Chris leads DLR Group’s Science+Technology studio to deliver healthcare lab solutions; research and teaching labs on academic campuses; and biotech, pharmaceutical, and other corporate facilities. He ensures lab designs are adaptable for future users/programs, and are safe and healthy for occupants.

Jonathan Mesik

National Mission Critical Leader Principal

Jonathan Mesik

PE
National Mission Critical Leader Principal
Jonathan leads integrated teams to design and deliver mission critical facilities in which operations is essential to be maintained for clients throughout the country. He ensures our designs are flexible, maintainable, and optimized with redundancy for resilient systems that maximize uptime.

Shona O'Dea

High Performance Design Leader Principal

Shona O'Dea

WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C
High Performance Design Leader Principal
Shona leads DLR Group’s pioneering High Performance Design practice. Her team leverages energy modeling, building simulations, and research-driven performance data to elevate design and help designers understand the interaction between building design, mechanical systems, and the environment.

Jill Maltby-Abbott

Senior High Performance Designer Senior Associate

Jill Maltby-Abbott

AIA, WELL AP
Senior High Performance Designer Senior Associate
Jill is an award-winning industry steward of conscientious material selection, and an advocate of balancing building performance standards with environmental and human health requirements. She believes promoting transparency and evidence-based design will continue to elevate buildings, and beyond.

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