Doug Pierce

Global Resilience Lab Director, Perkins+Will, USGBC RELi Steering Committee Chair at Perkins+WIll / USGBC
AIA, LEED Fellow, Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States

Doug is a pioneering architect, speaker and writer with a passion for integrating art + science through poetic innovation. He has over 30 years of experience in sustainable / resilient design that includes planning, architecture and policy work. He’s led the conceptual design for multiple certified projects including one of the Upper-Midwest’s very first LEED Platinum Certified projects, Great River Energy Headquarters in Maple Grove. In 2016, Doug was technical lead for the Climate Ready DC adaptation plan, winner of a 2017 C40 Cities/ Bloomberg Philanthropies International “Citie4Tomorrow” award. He is now defining sustainable design through development of the RELi Resiliency Action List + National Consensus Standard. RELi (pronounced Rely) was launched in 2012 and adopted by the USGBC in 2017 as part of their family of standards. AFFILIATIONS Professor in Practice – University of Minnesota LEED Fellow, USGBC Chair, USGBC RELi Steering Committee