People, Place & Profit: Balancing LEED with New Approaches to Sustainability

DiAnn Mroszczak AIA, LEED AP BD+C - Sustainable Leader

Dave Snell AIA, LEED AP BD+C - Senior Associate

PCA (Prellwitz Chilinski Associates)

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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What is a well-rounded approach to sustainability? By incorporating elements that go beyond sustainable building elements, the triple bottom line inspires sustainable methodologies like the Living Building Challenge (LBC) that build upon LEED, reaching beyond.

DiAnn Mroszczak AIA, LEED AP BD+C - Sustainable Leader

DiAnn has a passion for sustainable, well-integrated, place-based design. During her career, she has worked on a variety of assignments from prototype retail to mixed-use housing to private residences, as well as passive systems research for the super-insulated Pratt House in Dudley Square. DiAnn strives to create high-performing structures with an emphasis on habitable, scale-appropriate spaces that contribute to the character of their community. She believes that it is the problem solving necessary to make a project real – be it environmental, contextual or use-related – that can elevate the design and elicit innovation.
With a B.Arch from the University of Kansas, DiAnn currently serves as a Co-Facilitator for the local ILFI Living Building Challenge Collaborative. In the past she led the USGBC’s Emerging Professional Group, serving as a leading member of the Planning Committee and a Co-Chair for the annual design competition for young local professionals.

Dave Snell AIA, LEED AP BD+C - Senior Associate

As a Senior Associate at PCA, Dave has a keen understanding of market conditions and the drivers for successful development, excelling at the planning and design of mixed-use urban projects and public spaces that bring people together from all walks of life. Focused on building client relationships, he thrives on the challenges of complex projects, leading the team on PCA’s first multifamily high-rise in Jamaica Plain and our first two LEED Platinum multifamily buildings in Boston’s award-winning Allston Green District.
Dave loves working with the most talented staff in the business, always seeking inspiration and new ways to bolster the firm’s collective creativity to deliver projects that make loyal followers of all of our clients. Dave received both his B.S. and Master’s in Architecture from Northeastern University.