Rachelle Schoessler Lynn named LEED Fellow
MSR Senior Associate Rachelle Schoessler Lynn selected to become a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Fellow
Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, CID, LEED FELLOW, joins a highly accomplished group of sustainable building leaders as part of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Fellows class of 2013. The LEED Fellows program recognizes exceptional contributions to the green building community, as well as significant achievements within a growing community of LEED professionals. Rachelle is one of 51 professionals who, after being nominated by their peers and undergoing an extensive portfolio review, were selected for the program. To earn this designation, LEED professionals must have at least 10 years of experience in the green building industry and hold a LEED AP with specialty credential, among other requirements. The evaluation process is carried out by the LEED Fellow Evaluation Committee and supported by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).
A senior associate with MSR, Rachelle has devoted her career to design excellence and sustainable design. A national leader and frequent lecturer on sustainable design solutions, she has worked on over a million square feet of LEED certified projects across the US and abroad. Rachelle is currently national president of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and leads a strategic plan focused on the impact of interior design on the human experience through social responsibility, globalization, and new business models. “This recognition from the USGBC is a testament to Rachelle’s career-long passion and dedication to preserving the environment,” explains MSR principal Josh Stowers. “Since the firm’s founding, sustainability has been one of the key tenets of our work. MSR benefits greatly from her leadership both internally and externally as we address the sustainable issues that surround us and the built environments we create. We are extremely proud of Rachelle for being recognized by USGBC as a thought leader in sustainability.”
“The 2013 class of LEED Fellows is an extraordinary group of thought leaders, innovators, and green building professionals dedicated to a healthy, sustainable future. Their commitment to LEED is transforming our built environment,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO, and founding chair of USGBC. “We are honored to present these highly accomplished individuals with the LEED Fellow designation.”
LEED Fellowship duties include acting as an ambassador for green building and LEED, sharing knowledge and experiences, participating on committees, and maintaining a LEED AP with specialty credential. The new LEED Fellows will be recognized in Philadelphia at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo from November 20-22, 2013.