Allison Capen

Allison Capen

Living Building Challenge Technical Director

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As a Technical Director for the Living Building Challenge Allison oversees project team resources, certifications and the LBC third-party auditor program. She also contributes to education development and delivery and consulting work as needed.

Allison is a licensed architect and green building consultant with 20 years experience in green building design and consulting, as well as involvement in low–income housing development and administration. As a Technical Director for the Living Building Challenge Allison oversees project team resources, certifications and the third party auditor program, while contributing to education development and consulting work as needed. Immediately prior to joining the Institute, she was a Consultant at Paladino helping building teams improve their projects’ environmental performance, develop LEED Volume programs and coordinate LEED certifications. Over the last decade Allison has been involved in local environmental design advocacy, as Chair of the Sustainable Design Resource Group for AIA Washington Council and through work with the AIA Seattle Committee on the Environment. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in the History and Theory of Architecture. Born in Minneapolis, MN, Allison has lived in Seattle since 1991.