Ted Hyman is a cyclist in every sense of the word. From measuring an architectural project’s performance over its lifecycle to commuting daily from Long Beach to Los Angeles via bicycle, Ted continually strives to reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere. As ZGF’s Managing Partner, he leads with this essential question: How can we accelerate the evolution of the sustainably built environment? Ted’s passion for architecture is met with an acute awareness that it is also one of the largest sources of operational and embodied carbon. A fierce advocate for halting climate change in its tracks, Ted works across all project typologies to ensure that architects heal rather than damage our earth. In 2016, Ted was one of a handful of U.S. architects invited to participate in a historic forum to address China’s commitment to the Paris Agreement and establish net-zero carbon as an achievable standard in the built environment. Ted earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.