Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is an acclaimed architect, author, advocate, and public speaker whose work focuses on ways to improve the impact of design.
Currently he serves as a Design Director with the global design firm Gensler. Previously, he has served as a design director with the pioneering sustainable design practice William McDonough + Partners and as Chief Sustainability Officer with two of the world’s largest architecture firms. Earlier in his career, he was a designer with Rafael Viñoly and with Gwathmey Siegel in New York.
Lance has authored two books, contributed to several others, and published hundreds of essays on design for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and many other media outlets. A popular public speaker, he has spoken at TED and keynoted SXSW Eco, the Idea Festival, and many other events, addressing a cumulative audience of over 25,000 people. He has taught at the University of Virginia, Yale, and the Catholic University of America.
His design, writing, and research have been published widely and received many awards and accolades. He has won the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sarah Booth Conroy Prize and the Michael Kalil Endowment Smart Design award, was a runner-up for Metropolis magazine’s Next Generation Design Prize, and has been featured in Architectural Record’s "emerging architect" series. In 2016, he became one of only thirty people in the world to have been named a Fellow with both the AIA and the US Green Building Council.
Lance grew up in Houston, where he attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and he has degrees in architecture from Columbia and Yale. He now lives in San Diego with his wife, Kate, and their dog, Reuben.
"Lance Hosey is on a crusade to revolutionize what it means to be sustainable.” —Builder magazine
“[Hosey] is inventing a new kind of architecture that instead of being at odds with the environment, works with it.” —Metropolis magazine
"Lance Hosey is an inspirational guide to a future we can't wait to embrace." —John Elkington