Patty Karapinar

Director of Sustainability and Associate Architect | Architectural Nexus

Patty Karapinar is Director of Sustainability and Associate Architect with Architectural Nexus, with 30 years of professional experience.  LEED-AP since 2001, Patty serves as Project Administrator for many LEED and Collaborative for High Performance Schools projects. She provides sustainability guidance to project teams, conducts sustainability training, and manages Nexus’s AIA 2030 Commitment. As a leading member of the Arch|Nexus SAC adaptive reuse project team achieving LEED-NCv4 Platinum, pursuing LEED-EB Platinum, WELL, and Living Building Challenge certification, Patty performed healthy materials selection, construction administration, and heads Nexus’s WELL certification efforts. Patty holds a BS in Environmental Design from University of California at Davis and an MArch from University of Oregon.  She is an active member and past Leadership Committee Chair of the Capitol Branch of the Northern California Chapter of the USGBC; current member of the AIACOTE/ILFI Sacramento Collaborative and the AIACV Materials Matter Committee.