Debra Guenther, FASLA, LEED
Deb is a partner at Mithūn, an integrated design firm in Seattle and San Francisco that designs for positive change. The firm’s team of architects, landscape architects and interior designers create buildings and spaces in the city to provide the functions of and experience the delights of nature. Currently she is working with the City of Seattle as an advisor for the city-wide public space plan which seeks to create a livable city in response to rapid growth. She was awarded the ASLA President’s Medal in 2010 for her work on SITES – a best management practices tool that guides sustainable landscape performance. She was recognized as a fellow of the Cascadia Region Green Building Council for helping launch the Living Building challenge and establishing LEED as a requirement for State of Washington funded projects. She currently serves as board member for Ecodistricts – a new model for urban regeneration at a neighborhood scale – and board emeritus of the Landscape Architecture Foundation that supports research and scholarship.