"Something Old, Something New"

  • 12 Sep 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th St. School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

Thu. 12 September, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meyerson Hall, Upper Gallery
'Something Old, Something New'
Historic Preservation Lecture
Director, Preservation Green Lab
Seattle, Washington

As Senior Director of the Preservation Green Lab, Mark Huppert organizes the sustainability efforts of the National Trust for Historic Preservation to strengthen the fabric of communities - leveraging the value of existing buildings to reduce resource waste, create jobs, and bolster a strong sense of cultural identity. He leads a national team that develops research, demonstration projects, and policies that make it easier to reuse and retrofit older and historic buildings. The Preservation Green Lab's work with local and national partners is creating new pathways to shared prosperity and bringing people together around a common vision for their neighborhoods, towns, and cities.

Mark has been revitalizing communities for over twenty years, integrating the fields of sustainable design and construction with responsible property development. In his former role as a mechanical engineer and as the senior executive of a developer and homebuilder, he contributed expertise to the creation or renovation of three million square feet of commercial space and over two thousand housing units throughout the United States.

Mark holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA and a joint MSc. in Construction Management and MBA from the University of Washington. He is the Chair for Mission Advancement of Urban Land Institute - Northwest and is a LEED Accredited Professional of the U.S. Green Building Council.