Jill Maltby-Abbott, LFA

Senior Materials Consultant, BuildingGreen


Jill is an architect and Senior High Performance Designer leading the materials transparency and optimization aspect of design and construction at DLR Group.

Working largely with the tech industry, Jill has developed a specialty in material assemblies and systems compatible with several green building program requirements, including the Living Building Challenge. She volunteers with the Carbon Leadership Forum as a Chicago HUB leader. She is also active in the industry as a steward of well-considered material selection and an advocate of the use of carbon-conscious products that balance building performance standards with environmental and human health requirements.

An avid note taker and storyteller, Jill believes the culture of transparency and evidence in materials vetting will continue to elevate why great design is critical for buildings and beyond. Primarily focusing on projects in the workplace and retail/mixed use studios, Jill brings her passion for human health and wellbeing across DLR Group’s integrated design disciplines.