Brian Dunbar

Executive Director | Institute for the Built Environment, Colorado State University

Brian Dunbar is Executive Director of the Institute for the Built Environment (IBE) and Professor Emeritus of design and construction at Colorado State University. He holds two degrees in architecture from the University of Michigan and is a LEED AP. Brian has taught Construction Management, Interior Design, and Sustainability courses at CSU, and created a graduate emphasis in sustainable building and professional certification courses in green building. He is Chairman of the Board for the Center for Living Environments and Regeneration, a non-profit established by the university to help disseminate a framework for regenerative development.

Brian has guided project work and facilitated design charrettes for the National Park Service, US Forest Service, American Institute of Architects, cities, school districts, and the Colorado Energy Office. Brian’s teaching and research has been honored by AIA, USGBC, and the Colorado Governor. In 2012, USGBC recognized Brian with its LEED Fellow distinction.