Lona Rerick, LFA

Associate Principal, ZGF Architects


Lona Rerick is a sustainable designer and specifier at ZGF Architects focusing on materials selection and transparency. Lona guides clients, design teams and contractors through the intricacies of system materials selection, product research for locations and writing specifications to assure that project goals are met during construction. Lona Rerick leads ZGF Architects Project Performance Team’s efforts to select and specify low-impact, healthy materials. Lona educates clients, staff, and manufacturers on the important transformation to building materials selection using transparency tools like Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), Health Product Declarations (HPDs), Declare® Labels, and Living Product Challenge™ certifications.

Currently, Lona serves on the Health Product Declaration Collaborative’s Board; as current advisor to AIA and 2018 AIA MKWG chair who led creation of the Materials Pledge and; as a member of the LEED MR TAG; as Vice Chair of the mindful MATERIALS Board; and as a founding co-Chair of the Portland Materials Transparency Collaborative.