John Beeson

John Beeson came into the profession of architecture in an unconventional way, starting with majoring in Physics from Middlebury College in Vermont. While seeded early in high school, environmental stewardship became a large part of his life. After a brief teaching career and an underlying search for applying his commitment to the environment with the greatest worldwide impact, John ended up in architecture in Baltimore, MD and a little later, in Washington, DC where he became an early member of the American Institute of Architects - Committee on the Environment. It was then that the effect of architecture on the environment came roaring into view. John’s educational career at the University of Michigan architecture school and engineering school sought to take on environmental awareness culminating in volunteering to be Project Manager for the MiSo* House Project and becoming the first student in Michigan to be LEED™ Accredited Professional by the US Green Building Council [USGBC]. Now licensed with a large range of project experience at various architectural firms, John has been responsible for project facilitation and management, preparing sustainable design strategies and LEED goals, coordinating the efforts of the project team members and preparing the specifications and documentation necessary to complete certifications. As a LEED Certification Reviewer at GBCI for over two years and then, as part of the team at Catalyst Partners for the last four, John Beeson has served as the "Green Mystic in Residence" where he has lead and assisted in reaching the environmental and energy goals of any size project. From simple green certification to a fully integrated, regenerative new building, John has guided teams into doing the right thing where designing/building projects become part process and part vision.