HOK’s Mara Baum Honored as LEED Fellow

San Francisco – HOK Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader Mara Baum, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has been selected to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Fellows Class of 2013.

Baum oversees sustainability implementation, research, consulting and education across HOK’s global healthcare practice. She is based in the firm’s San Francisco office.

Baum has an extensive LEED project portfolio, with several dozen significant LEED projects ranging in size from a few thousand square feet to more than 2 million square feet. Her current projects include 17 buildings on four campuses totaling 5 million square feet. These projects include the 1 million-sq.-ft. Rhine Ordnance Barracks Medical Center Replacement in Kaiserslautern, Germany; the 1.3 million-sq.-ft. Wishard Health Services Eskenazi Hospital Campus in Indianapolis; the Kaiser Redwood City Hospital in Calif.; and the 220,000-sq.-ft. Ventura County Medical Center Hospital Replacement Wing in Ventura, Calif. She also provides technical support to HOK project teams in offices worldwide.

The LEED Fellows program recognizes exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as significant achievements within a growing community of LEED Professionals. To earn this designation, LEED Fellows must have at least 10 years of experience in the green building industry and hold a LEED AP with specialty credential, among other requirements. The evaluation process is carried out by the LEED Fellow Evaluation Committee and supported by GBCI.

“The 2013 class of LEED Fellows is an extraordinary group of thought leaders, innovators and green building professionals dedicated to a healthy, sustainable future. Their commitment to LEED is transforming our built environment,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “We are honored to present these highly accomplished individuals with the LEED Fellow designation.”

The LEED Fellows will be recognized in Philadelphia at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo from Nov. 20-22, 2013.

Current projects being led by HOK’s San Francisco office include the San Francisco Public Safety Building, Kaiser Redwood City Hospital, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Regional Center in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and the Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.

About HOK
HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Through a network of 24 offices worldwide, HOK provides design excellence and innovation to create places that enrich people’s lives and help clients succeed. For four consecutive years, DesignIntelligence has ranked HOK as a leader in sustainable and high-performance design.

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