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Z Smith

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Principal, Director of Sustainability & Building Performance
New Orleans, LA
Z Smith is Principal and Director of Sustainability and Building Performance at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. His built work includes academic, laboratory and residential buildings earning LEED Gold and Platinum certification, a winner of the 2015 AIA COTE Top Ten Award, the 2015 RAIC Green Building Award, the 2014 AIA Firm Award, as well as Living Building Challenge projects. He brings training and experience in physics (S.B., MIT) and engineering (PhD, Princeton) to the field of architecture (MA, UC Berkeley), and is named as inventor on 10 patents and author on over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He teaches at the Tulane School of Architecture, is Chair Ex Officio of the USGBC Louisiana Chapter, and serves on the national Advisory Group of the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE).