Lesley Swick is a Project Manager with Ecotype Consulting, where she assists in LEED documentation, technical analysis, green specifications, and peer review. Ms. Swick earned her Master’s Degree in Architecture with an emphasis in sustainability in 2008. Her thesis was the design of an elementary school that provided day lighting and natural ventilation to classrooms. Her research was used by the Pomona Unified School District to help prove the need for natural lighting in classrooms.
From 2007 until early 2010, Ms. Swick served as a Sustainable and LEED Projects Coordinator for the Claremont Environmental Design Group. Ms. Swick was responsible for directing and coordinating sustainable design efforts at CEDG, a small Design/Build firm dedicated to sustainable and regenerative design practices, located in Claremont, California. In that role, she was responsible for design, research, marketing, and consulting in energy and resource efficient design. Ms. Swick coordinated design and construction administration efforts for small scale residential, commercial, and civic projects. This coordination included the integration of energy performance goals within budget constraints, passive design feasibility analyses, energy and daylight modeling and analysis, materials research, and LEED coordination and documentation.
Ms. Swick is passionate about sustainability and was responsible for the creation of the Sustainable Design Emphasis for graduate students at Cal Poly Pomona. She was on the steering committee for the Claremont Green Market, a weekly community gathering to support regeneration and sustainable living, including local and organic farming, nutrition, renewable energy, recycled materials. Ms. Swick has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2008 and is a member of the USGBC.
Ms. Swick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies with an Emphasis in Sustainability from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master’s Degree in Architecture with an Emphasis in Sustainability from Cal Poly Pomona. She was the recipient of several academic and design awards, including the Outstanding Graduate Student award in 2008, the NCARB Grand Jury Prize for team submission of the ‘Low Cost, Sustainable Housing for Tijuana, Mexico’ design in 2008, the CSU Trustee’s Award for Student Excellence in 2007, The National Association for Women in Construction Student Achievement Scholarship in 2006 and 2007, and the LT Shanks Traveling Fellowship, granted to pursue green building techniques research in Eastern Europe in 2006.