Charlene Mendez

Building Performance Lead / Sustainable Leader, HDR Architecture
Charlene Mendez brings sustainable thought leadership and early-stage analysis with a focus on integrated and parametric analysis tools. This allows for the impact of design choices on sustainability measures to play a key role in decisions made early in the design process. Charlene further facilitates engagement throughout project development by providing sustainable project management, detailed environmental analyses, and sustainable benchmarking. In 2020, she was named to Building Design + Construction’s “40 under 40” class of 2020, the publication’s annual list of young leaders in architecture, engineering, and construction. Charlene believes sustainability is an evolving frontier as the world continues to change. As specialists there is a responsibility to push the envelope and facilitate growth in the community and professional practice.