Amber Richane

Project Manager
City of Santa Monica

I am currently a Project Manager with the City of Santa Monica working on the interiors, behavior change management, and material/furniture selections for a Living Building. Prior to this move, just over 12 months ago, I was the head of Sustainability for CallisonRTKL and ran a team of 40 people in 18 offices. There I ensured that our projects met our rigorous 2030 Challenge goals as well as created healthy spaces and places for occupants. Material selection, research, and education were central to my work throughout our 2000 employees and thousands of projects.

We also hosted the Mindful Materials (mM) launch in Seattle (May 2017) and have worked to implement informed material selections throughout the firm and industry-wide. I have over 19 years of experience in the design and construction field and have been an advocate for green building almost as long.