Joshua R. Gassman, RA, LEED AP BD+, is a Principal and Sustainable Design Director at Lord Aeck Sargent Planning and Design located in Atlanta, Georgia USA. His practice is dedicated to the holistic execution of complex, sustainably focused projects. With a broad portfolio of diverse clients, his career has been centered on technically challenging projects with large, multifaceted consultant teams. An avid environmentalist, Joshua has extensive knowledge of the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) System as well as other sustainability verification systems such as ILFI’s Living Building Challenge (LBC). His experience has resulted in exceptionally high performing buildings including net-positive water, net-positive energy, and net-positive waste buildings, including the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at Georgia Tech.

Joshua has degrees from Arizona State University and from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a LEED-accredited professional (BD+C), a NCARB Certificate Holder and member of many professional organizations, including AIA Atlanta Committee on the Environment, Georgia Solar Energy Association, Southface Energy Institute, I2SL (International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories), USGBC and the International Living Futures Institute. Joshua regularly speaks at national conferences on sustainability, including Living Futures, GreenBuild, I2SL and others. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Audubon and is the Co-Vice President of the Georgia Chapter of I2SL.