Michelle Halle Stern, AIA, PE, ENV SP, LEED Fellow
Michelle Halle Stern has been partnering with organizations to co-create improvements to their triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit since the late 90s. Prior to launching her own firm, Michelle held sustainability leadership roles in architecture, engineering, and non-profit organizations, where she orchestrated the development of green building strategy for operations and building projects. As the founding Director of Sustainability at OWP/P, she built one of the country’s first in-house green building initiatives from the ground up, by cultivating leadership support for new green policies, while rallying core practitioners to integrate sustainable strategies into projects. At that same time, she convened a group of local environmental advocates to establish the Chicago Chapter of the US Green Building Council, one of that organization’s first chapters. During her career she has led visioning and strategy workshops, as well as implementation for dozens of green building certification projects. This work gained her a reputation as an outstanding convener and consensus builder.
Building on this expertise, she trained in the Technology of Participation (ToP™) Facilitation Methods, enhancing her ability to design and facilitate engaging workshops, meetings, and discussions that spark creativity so that groups move collaboratively to inspiring, shared solutions. She is particularly excited to apply these skills toward regenerative development and design projects that simultaneously develop the social, natural, produced, human, financial wealth of the community in which they are embedded.
When not negotiating with her 3 girls whose pick it is for movie night, she is singing jazz standards or dreaming about skiing in the Rocky Mountains.