Pittsburgh Magazine "Forty Under Forty"
“To an architect, living in Pittsburgh is kind of like being a kid in a candy store. While solid-brick homes and rolling park landscapes may not whet your appetite, these assests taste like opportunity for Marc Mondor. He has a passion for sustainable architecture and “green” building and renovation. “We work with design and construction teams to create buildings and environments that are physically healthier and more energy- and resource-efficient. We spend a lot of time trying to eliminate waste and looking at underutilized capacity,” Mondor says, noting that what’s good for the planet is also good for the pocketbook. He was an early advocate for green building in Pittsburgh, and he and his wife, Christine, founded evolveEA. Mondor works on diverse projects including the new Giant Eagle in Shadyside, Eastside in East Liberty and university buildings. “We are among the greenest cities in terms of green buildings,” Mondor says of Pittsburgh. “A green building is healthier for the people who love or work in it. It’s a good neighbor.”