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Through volunteer service with a number of various professional organizations, such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC), Lance has led numerous studies and authored or co-authored reports on topics of interest to the profession and practice of architecture. All of these publications have been widely cited by the media and industry. 


"The Habits of High-Performance Firms," American Institute of Architects, March, 2017
Co-authored with Sandra Montalbo, the report studies the cultures and practices of ten firms with consistently strong performance. 

"Lessons from the Leading Edge," American Institute of Architects, March, 2016
Studies the first two decades of AIA COTE Top Ten Award winners as exemplars of sustainable design.

"14 Patterns of Biophilic Design: Health & Well-Being in the Built Environment," Terrapin Bright Green, 2014 
Advisor for this landmark report outlining design strategies to improve the relationship between people, the built environment, and nature. 

DART: Design And Research Tool, RTKL
Led the development of an online resource to guide designers in embracing sustainable strategies. 

"Opportunities in Sustainable Retail Development," US Green Building Council, 2014
Studies ways to increase the adoption of sustainable strategies in the retail market. 

"Ecology and Design: Ecological Literacy in Architectural Education," American Institute of Architects, Spring, 2007
A comprehensive study of how schools of architecture are or are not integrating sustainability into their curricula. 

"Ecomorph: Self-Sustaining Form,"  American Institute of Architects, 2007
Supported by an AIA grant, this independent research studies the relationships between form and performance, a topic that led to the 2012 book, The Shape of Green.