Rand Ekman

Chief Sustainability Officer at HKS
FAIA, LEED Fellow, Evanston, Illinois
United States

Rand Ekman, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is Chief Sustainability Officer at HKS. Rand has a passion both for projects and for driving broad-based, measurable change in practice. He has a bachelors in philosophy and a masters in architecture. (Yes they are related.) Recognition includes a Chicago Magazine Green Award winner and awards from The Urban Land Institute, Financial Times, and the AIA. Rand is currently a Board member of the Illinois Green Alliance, The Health Produce Declartion Collaborative and served on many national USGBC committees including the LEED-CS Core Committee, and the USGBC Market Advisory Committee. He was the 2012 President of AIA Chicago, and the 2015 Chair of the AIA Committee on the Environment, and has been deeply involved in developing the AIA’s 2030 Commitment reporting protocol and tool, the Design Data Exchange (DDx). An engaging public speaker, he has presented at local, regional and national conferences on sustainable project and practice topics.