Heidi Creighton is an Associate Principal at BuroHappold Engineering and is a registered architect, a LEED Fellow, WELL Faculty, and a Fitwel Ambassador. Her work focuses on sustainability and wellness strategies and certifications for academic, healthcare, commercial, and residential projects. She provides sustainability consulting services at the building and masterplan scales, as well as 3rd party certification management (LEED, Living Building Challenge, and WELL), post-occupancy evaluation, and health and wellbeing-focused design. Heidi is a passionate advocate for a restorative built environment, delivering socially, economically and environmentally sustainable developments.
Heidi has led multiple initiatives within BuroHappold dealing with internal sustainability, wellness, and diversity. The LA office received LEED-CI Platinum certification and Los Angeles Green Business certification. In 2014, Heidi led an internal happiness workshop for the LA office that resulted in a number of improvements including better lighting design, solutions to heating and cooling problems and a weekly office yoga program. In support of a firm-wide diversity initiative, Heidi proposed that BuroHappold U.S. pursue the JUST Label. BuroHappold U.S. now has its JUST Label, accomplished through the policy, diversity and pay-scale data needed for reporting to this transparent database. This label underlines BuroHappold’s commitment to and engagement with our employees, today and in the future. She has also been instrumental in the launch of a Diversity & Inclusion Forum at BuroHappold, intended to promote understanding and appreciation of diversity within the office. Heidi has been active in the green building industry for nearly 20 years and has served on the USGBC-LA Board of Directors since early 2013.