Stantec: Heather Greene named to National Top 40 under 40 of Building Design + Construction
Heather greene NCIDQ, LEED AP, Interior Design Director for Stantec, has been selected as one of the Building Design + Construction projects Top 40 Under 40 nationally. The honor recognizes outstanding achievements in the career advancement, personal and professional development, and community service of individuals in the AEC industry.
As one of the company’s youngest female directors, Greene is the head of the commercial studio based at Stantec’s office in Detroit. For the past 16 years, she has worked to create innovative, human-centered interior design solutions that meet user needs and the inherent qualities of space.
âHeather is a champion of her colleagues, clients and the community. His passion for creating spaces that encompass health and wellness has had a significant and pervasive impact across our firm and our clients, âsaid Leonard Castro, Stantec Executive Vice President for Buildings . “We are proud to celebrate his inclusion on this impressive list of innovators.”
An advocate for health and wellness, Greene is recognized as the leading North American expert in biophilic design at Stantec. She led Stantec’s research partnership with Harvard University to examine the impacts of biophilia on the design of workplaces. Conducted as part of the Healthy Building Program at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, the study shows that biophilic design can improve holistic well-being and key cognitive functions, by driving critical business metrics. Greene’s research efforts with Harvard have been adopted by Stantec clients in several industries across North America and incorporated into the design of offices, schools, hospitals, and more.
Greene also chaired the committee of Resume business research, leading a team of Stantec experts in the workplace, technology, engineering and sustainability to survey 1,300 customers about their fears, struggles and concerns in a post-pandemic world. The feedback was translated into ideas and strategies for the future office, which were shared with our clients.
His diverse and award-winning work covers multiple typologies with a singular objective: to create spaces that improve the quality of life of those who touch them.
Greene has been active in a variety of professional organizations including Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Detroit, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Michigan, Interior Design Advisory Board of Lawrence Technological University, and the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit, among others. . Greene supports children’s nonprofits in his local community, including the Judson Center and Brilliant Detroit. A champion and spokesperson for other women in the profession, she is an active member of Women at Stantec, an employee resource group designed to support and empower women in their careers and personal development.
âIt’s humbling to be included on this list of so many awesome change makers who are driving design innovations,â said Greene. âThanks to BD + C for this recognition. I am proud to have played my part in advancing our industry and look forward to doing so for many years to come. ”
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