Mary Ostafi

Mary_Ostafi_1Mary Ostafi, AIA, LEED® AP, MSLS
Sustainable Design Specialist, HOK

Specialties:
Green Architecture: Building methods, materials and processes, The Natural Step: A framework for strategic sustainable development and a whole systems tool for planning in complex systems, Biomimicry: Emulating nature’s best ideas and processes to solve human problems

Speaking Experience:

  • Sustainable Advancements in Architecture at Missouri’s Energy Future Conference
  • The Natural Step: A Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development for the State of Wisconsin, Department of Administration – Sustainability Committee

A registered architect and interior designer, Mary has over nine years of design, architecture and planning experience for higher education, alternative energy research and development, performing arts, healthcare, retail and city government projects. Her professional focus on sustainability has led to a recent Master’s Degree in Strategic Leadership toward Sustainability from an acclaimed program in Sweden.

Prior to receiving her M.S., Mary received her B.F.A. in Interior Architecture from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois. She is a frequent speaker on sustainability as well as member of AIA and the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Program Committee. She has co-developed and facilitated workshops focused on sustainability planning for the Dublin City Council Planning Department and Social Housing Department in Dublin, Ireland.