Join us for a virtual lecture with Leigh Christy, FAIA a Principal at Perkins&Will Los Angeles. In “Quantifying Carbon: A Balancing Act at Scale,” Leigh will examine the role of embodied carbon calculations in architectural design and weigh the relationship between a purely quantitative “bottom line” assessment and qualitative big-picture directives. This will include a debate between the boundaries around what is (and currently can be) included in calculations versus externalities and unknowns.
Leigh Christy is a Principal in the Los Angeles studio of Perkins & Will, where she leads projects focused on benefitting communities, ecosystems, and occupants by integrating research with practice. She sits on the international firm’s Research Board and Technology Council. Leigh also co-created and leads the firm’s Innovation Incubator program, which has supported more than 300 staff-generated research ideas through internal micro-grants. She works at the interface of architecture and urban design, collaborating with clients and colleagues to reach beyond what seems achievable.
Leigh’s curiosity and passion have led her to become a thought leader among her peers and a trusted partner in her local community. She was an adjunct faculty member of Woodbury University from 2008 – 2014, teaching design and theory, and continues to sit on design juries across the country. Leigh currently is a member of the AIA California’s ArcCA Digest Editorial Board and Climate Action Committee, as well as leads the ULI Los Angeles Innovation Council.