Nationally recognized architect and author Lance Hosey leads the Design Excellence program with the national architecture firm Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED). He has served as the first Chief Sustainability Officer with two of the world’s largest design firms, and for nearly a decade he was a design director with  William McDonough + Partners, the internationally acclaimed pioneer of sustainable design, where some of his clients included NASA, Google, Palm, SC Johnson, the University of California, Fortune Magazine, the National Museum of Science & Industry (UK), American University, and Fuller Theological Seminary.

Lance has been a Fellow of the Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design and a Resident of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center. He has been featured in Metropolis magazine’s "Next Generation" program, Architectural Record’s "emerging architect" series, and various other publications, including Vanity Fair, Forbes, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times.

A popular speaker, Lance has given keynotes at events such as SXSW Eco, Sustainable Brands, and Gulf Coast Green, and he has spoken at many universities and industry events.

Lance’s essays on the social and environmental aspects of design have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Metropolis, Architectural Record, Architecture, GreenBiz, Greensource, Greensource, and Grist. From 2007-2010, he was a Contributing Editor with Architect magazine, where he wrote the monthly “Ecology” column, as well as a regular blog.

Lance wrote the introduction to the popular Green Homes : New Ideas for Sustainable Living (HarperCollins, 2007), and his essay “Toward a Humane Environment: Sustainable Design and Social Justice,” appeared in Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism (Metropolis Books, 2008).

With Kira Gould, he is co–author of Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design (Ecotone Publishing, 2007), the first book in the design industry to study the links between diversity and sustainability.

Lance’s latest book, The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design (Island Press, 2012), is the first to study the relationships between sustainability and beauty and outline a set of principles for the aesthetics of sustainable design. “Like” it on Facebook.


"Lance Hosey is an inspirational guide to a future we can't wait to embrace.”
—John Elkington, founder of SustainAbility and father of the Triple Bottom Line.

“Lance Hosey is on a crusade to revolutionize what it means to be sustainable.” —Builder magazine