International Speaker: Amanda Sturgeon

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Sarah Rothwell

This March, Jasmax is pleased to have worked with the Living Futures Collaborative NZ, Resene, James Hardie and GIB to support a visit and speaker series from the US International Living Future Institute’s Executive Director, Amanda Sturgeon.

In an event packed couple of weeks, where sustainable design will be focus for many in our industry, Amanda brings her 15 years’ experience as an architect in the Pacific Northwest, and substantial influence in the sustainable design arena to a number of public and industry-specific talks across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Amanda featured alongside Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton as one of GB&D Magazine's "10 Most Important Women in Sustainability".

Between 19-25 March there are a number of sustainable design and leadership events planned nationally in New Zealand. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to hear both Amanda, who has taken the helm of the Living Building Challenge, and a number of industry experts speak.

See the event calendar opposite, tickets are bookable through Eventbrite, please follow the links.

Any additional events and details will be added as they are confirmed, so please keep an eye on this.

More about Amanda:

Amanda Sturgeon is the Executive Director of the International Living Future Institute in Portland, Oregon (US) - home of the Living Building Challenge. A licensed architect with fifteen years’ experience designing and managing some of the most sustainable buildings in the Pacific Northwest, Amanda co-directed a Sustainable Design Initiative across 20 offices worldwide and managed numerous sustainable projects as an Associate Principal for Perkins+Will. In addition, Amanda was a founding board member of the Cascadia Region Green Building Council and a recent board member of AIA Seattle, of which she is also a Fellow.

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