Ian Cook, AIA, LEED AP, LFA, EcoDistricts AP at evolveEA

Ian Cook
AIA, LEED BD+C ND, EcoDistricts AP, LFA

Ian works with community members, institutions, and developers to document, certify, and advance high performance sustainable building projects. With an early background in mathematics, Ian emphasizes quantitative data and analysis to establish a logical design process that is integrated with certification frameworks and benchmarking. A building rating systems project manager and architect at evolveEA, he is providing certification management services for the Pittsburgh International Airport Multi-Modal Complex, Bridger View Neighborhood Development in Bozeman Montana, and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank expansion and renovation. Ian is also part of the design team for the Rachel Carson EcoVillage, and several projects for Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority. Ian previously consulted on the LEED Certification for the Gateway Arch Museum expansion and was on the design team for the Net Zero Energy Jan Philips Learning Center. He has been an instructor and guest critic at Washington University in St. Louis School of Architecture, assisted in their 2017 solar decathlon submission, and presented to classes as an ambassador for the International Living Futures Institute.

As a student, Ian spent a year at Auburn University’s Rural Studio to design and build Dave’s House—a $20k residence that was donated to a person in need. He studied sustainable design for a semester in Copenhagen, Denmark, completed a double Bachelor’s of Architectural Studies and Applied Mathematics at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and earned a Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. He is an active AIA member involved with AIA Pittsburgh’s Committee On The Environment (COTE), and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. Ian is a registered Architect in the state of New York, a LEED Accredited (BD+C, ND), EcoDistricts Accredited, and Living Futures Accredited Professional, and Parksmart Advisor.

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