We’re super excited to announce we have appointed two Sustainability Leaders to drive our commitment to sustainability forward—and embed sustainable design principles into our Practices at Holmes.
Sustainability is a hugely important topic to Holmes, and because it is so broad it requires a considered response to ensure that we can drive meaningful change. These new roles at Holmes will be focused on the areas of sustainability where our influence and contribution can have the most impact with our Clients and on our projects.
Megan Stringer (from Holmes US) and Lisa Oliver (from Holmes Australia & New Zealand) are Holmes’ first Sustainability Leaders. We’re very lucky to have two people of such great experience, quality and knowledge leading our Sustainability efforts, and we wanted to introduce and celebrate them!
Megan is an Associate Principal with Holmes and works out of our San Francisco office. Motivated by our impact on the built environment, Megan is at the forefront of reducing structural embodied carbon for Holmes US and the broader industry. She champions Holmes’ commitment to SE 2050 and has contributed to many sustainability focused projects. She has overseen mass timber construction for a range of projects, including North America’s largest (Microsoft Silicon Valley), low-carbon concrete pours at Intuit, and has completed many life-cycle assessments across a range of structures. She also speaks at conferences, writes articles, and is the current President of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California! .
Lisa is a Project Director with Holmes and works out of our Christchurch office. She is also deeply involved in the world of Sustainability, and has led the NZ Sustainable Design team for a number of years. She became a Green Star accredited professional (the first for Holmes!) more than a decade ago. Lisa has also been involved in the SESOC Sustainable Design Task Force, and has contributed to many papers, committees and conferences. Responsible and sustainable use of materials is vital, and Lisa has worked on many mass timber projects in NZ and has promoted the broad adoption of timber on Holmes projects. She was also recently on Radio NZ to talk about structural engineering and sustainability – check it out!
Megan and Lisa will be working closely with Hamish Nevile (Global Director of Design, Holmes Group) to help enhance our current commitment to sustainability and support our clients and projects achieve their own sustainability goals.
Congrats, Megan and Lisa!