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Lily Livingston

  • Lily LivingstonLily is an architect and Sustainable Design Project Manager for HDR's Sustainable Design Services team with over 20 years of experience. In late 2013, Lily transferred to HDR’s corporate headquarters in Omaha after working in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 18 years, with 5 of those years in HDR’s SF office. She is thoroughly enjoying Omaha and pleased to bring her sustainable expertise and passion to the central region of the country.

    Lily facilitates the complex integrative process of greening building projects. Her range of work has included residential, retail, institutional, commercial, urban development, transit oriented design, international development,  healthcare and laboratory projects. She is active in the green building community and affiliated with AIA, Center for Health Design, Bioneers, Biomimicry, National Charrette Institute, US Green Building Council (USGBC), Toastmasters, and the International Living Future Institute and the Living Building Community. Lily chairs the USGBC Nebraska Flatwater Chapter board of directors. She speaks and teaches widely on sustainable design including internal courses at HDR and externally. 

    Lily believes that it is people in collaboration, not just technologies, that truly manifest successful high performing projects; that environmental innovations can be pragmatic and within a project’s budget; that we don't need one leader, we need hundreds of them. She loves to help project team’s collaborate and think about future generations; to think beyond the boundaries of the building, the property line, and our current green building metrics towards healthy and restorative projects. Lily likes to remind people that we are not just connected to nature, we are “nature”; we are walking eco-systems, designing buildings as eco-systems in relation to the larger eco-system.