Sandy Mendler is a nationally recognized design leader focused on creating inspiring, healthy places for sustainable living. A principal with Mithun in San Francisco, she integrates complex technical requirements into elegant design solutions for educational buildings, campuses, offices and mixed use EcoDistricts; key projects include headquarters buildings for EPA, NOAA, NWF, the Nature Conservancy, State Center, and the Chatham University Eden Hall Campus. A pioneering member of the USGBC and AIA Committee on the Environment, Sandy was national Board Chair of AIA COTE, and served twice on the USGBC national board contributing to the early development of LEED, and is currently working with EcoDistricts on their standard. Lead author of two editions of the seminal book, “The HOK Guide to Sustainable Design,” Sandy teaches, lectures and serves on numerous peer review and expert panels. Her current research and writing focuses on sustainable design at the neighborhood scale.