Irene Martin

Americas West Facades Team Leader, ARUP

Irene Martin leads the Americas West Facades Team and the Building Envelope Physics work within the Americas Region. Having previously worked in the London Arup Office, she brings international experience to the group on a range of building typologies.

Irene’s main areas of focus include optimizing the operational and embodied carbon, indoor occupant comfort, and resource use minimization of buildings with expertise on building envelope performance and retrofits of existing façades, especially as they relate to a changing climate. She has worked on multi-disciplinary projects that have earned the prestigious LEED® Platinum rating and has also given talks on high-performance building envelopes for the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE), the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the Façade Tectonics Institute World Congress. Irene frequently guest lectures at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and the University of Southern California (USC). She is a holistic thinker and practitioner who helps clients make thoughtful, climate-appropriate choices on building envelope design. Irene sits on the Façade Tectonics Institute’s Embodied Carbon Working Group and on their Advocacy Committee, proposing on energy code developments in California and nationally.