Nationally-recognized sustainability leader joins JLG Architects

Patrick Thibaudeau, LEED Fellow, joins JLG as the Principal Sustainability Officer

JLG Architects, ENR Mountain States’ 2019 Design Firm of the Year and one of Building Design+Construction’s Architecture Giants, is pleased to announce the addition of Patrick Thibaudeau, LEED Fellow, as the Principal Sustainability Officer at JLG.

A 20-plus-year nationally-recognized visionary in his field, Patrick is a frequent speaker at national and regional events and has been widely published on a variety of inventive, research-based topics. He was an original member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Large Firm Roundtable working toward carbon neutrality by 2030, and his national influence continues today with several leading national organizations such as the United States Green Building Council, Living Futures Institute, Design Futures Council and the UC Berkley Center for the Built Environment.  Patrick’s work has been honored with numerous awards, including his previous firm receiving the National Environmental Stewardship Award.  He led efforts that resulted in more than 100 projects achieving third-party certification, such as LEED, B3 or 2030 performance standards.  Under Patrick’s leadership, many “firsts” have been achieved, including several zero-energy projects that were the first in their region, building type, or time period; and the first LEED for Healthcare-certified hospital in the state of Georgia.

In his role as the Principal Sustainability Officer, Patrick will lead strategy and project process development for the benefit of JLG’s clients. The common element throughout his work is creating innovative yet practical design that elevates the human experience and achieves positive performance for energy, carbon, water, waste and materials, and with lower total cost of ownership.  “Patrick is a driven explorer,” said Michelle Mongeon Allen, JLG CEO.  “The common element throughout his work is that he inspires teams to do what has not yet been done.”

“We share a common vision about the impact good design has on the lives of people,” said Thibaudeau, about JLG. “The Syrup Syndrome is too often the way people think – where sustainability is poured on a design after it’s done rather than baked into the batter from the beginning.  We think differently, we ask the right questions and our outcomes are dramatically improved. We’re not just building spaces; we’re building an idea that has transformational impact and produces resilience in people and places. We envision making the way we live, learn and work – better.”

Amanda Kosior