Michelle Lambert is an architect, a green building consultant, and an educator with eighteen years of sustainable design experience in both practice and teaching. Her diverse professional experience includes green building consulting and design work on large and mid-size architecture and urban planning projects. Michelle led the sustainability efforts at several of Boston’s large architecture and design firms before starting her own consulting firm.
In addition, as a professional and academic educator, a former US Green Building Council Faculty Member, and a current Envision trainer, she brings a unique ability to communicate the concepts and strategies contained within LEED and other rating systems in order to provide ongoing education to her project teams, ensuring a more integrated and efficient process.
She received her Masters in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy from Tufts University and her Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.
Michelle became one of the first LEED Accredited Professionals (AP) in 2002. For the past 15 years she has maintained her credential while establishing significant LEED project expertise. She has worked on over 40 LEED projects varying widely in building type, rating system version and certification level from Certified to Platinum.
Michelle is a certified Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) through the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). She has the expertise to lead project teams through the Envision design, construction and documentation processes. She is also a certified Envision Verifier, providing third-party reviews of Envision project submissions for ISI. In addition, she is an Envision Training Provider, approved to deliver ISI Envision training education sessions.
Michelle has taught numerous green building, LEED exam prep and project management courses, and Envision trainings to professionals in the design and construction industry.
In academia, she created and taught one of the very first university classes offered on the subject of LEED at Carnegie Mellon University in 2003. She has taught at the Boston Architectural College in the Sustainable Design Certificate program and in the Architecture degree program. In 2010 Michelle was accepted into the US Green Building Council LEED Faculty Training Program and became a LEED Faculty member.
Michelle loves traveling and exploring our beautiful planet. Her passions include photography, yoga and cycling. Every day she is reminded of our urgent mission to "meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
(Sustainable development as defined in 'Our Common Future,' Brundtland Commission.)