Kirsten Childs joined Croxton Collaborative Architects as Director of Interior Design in 1985, after working with a number of distinguished architecture firms. Early to recognize the impact of the built environment on the natural environment, Ms. Childs played a key role in developing Croxton Collaborative’s sustainable agenda. In 1989, she directed a team of professionals in the design of the award-winning Natural Resources Defense Council, now recognized as the seminal sustainable project and the cornerstone for many initiatives that characterize this emerging field. Ms. Childs’ work in sustainable design has been recognized nationally and internationally, resulting in invitations to speak and teach in multiple venues, including the Royal Institute of Technology in Melbourne as well as Sydney University, Australia, the French government in Pas de Calais, France, and most recently the Qatar Foundation in the Persian Gulf country of Qatar.
Ms. Childs served on the US Green Building Council’s LEED Steering Committee for four years, and has been intensely involved with the development of the LEED building rating programs. A founding member of LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI), she also chaired the Environmental Quality Technical Advisory Group for all LEED rating systems through 2004. Ms. Childs was also a volunteer on the American Society of Interior Designers ‘Sustainable Design Council’ for five years, and has represented ASID at multiple symposia, including ‘The Greening of the White House.’
Honors / Awards:
2010 ASID Designer of Distinction
The Highest Honor Bestowed by ASID
For Pioneering Commitment to Sustainable Interior Design