Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA is Head of Regenerative Design for Mott MacDonald, leading regenerative design projects and strategies across buildings, infrastructure, and cities in the Australia, New Zealand, and Asia Pacific regions. Previously, Sturgeon was CEO of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). She is the author of Creating Biophilic Buildings and the founder and driving force behind ILFI's Biophilic Design Initiative. Amanda is an award-winning architect who worked spent 15 years working to harmonize people and nature on projects such as Islandwood on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
In 2013, she was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in recognition for her extensive advocacy and volunteer service to the green building movement, for which she has been a visionary leader. She was named one of the top ten most powerful women in sustainability in 2015 as a recipient of the Women in Sustainability Leadership Award.