Julia Siple has championed sustainable design throughout her career, as both an architect and a national advocate for sustainability and building performance data analysis. Julia’s work at Quinn Evans Architects has included planning and community engagement efforts for state-of-the-art learning environments and renowned museum and cultural resource settings. As director of sustainability, she oversees all aspects of the firm’s sustainability practice, including building performance, operational performance, resource efficiency, resiliency, environment and health, and equity of places and communities. Every project at QEA is a sustainable project and Julia helps support the firm’s studio culture of sharing knowledge, learning from every project, and testing new ideas.
Previously, as the senior manager of sustainable knowledge and practice for the American Institute of Architects, Julia directed the AIA 2030 Commitment program and the Design Data Exchange web-based tool, which tracked more than 2.5 billion square feet of project work each year. Her focus at the AIA was data analysis, energy performance, carbon savings, and sustainable material selection.
“We spend the vast majority of our time indoors. Let’s make those great spaces that leave a lasting positive impact on people, resources, and communities.”
- Rice University, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 2007
- Rice University, Bachelor of Architecture, 2009
- American Institute of Architects
- Committee on the Environment (COTE) DC (Chair 2014 & 2015)
- DC Living Building Challenge Collaborative
- Open Architecture Collaborative DC
- Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild
- AIA|DC Christopher Kelley Leadershi