Lecturer; Vice President, WSP
Narada Golden is a Vice President at WSP and Built Ecology practice leader. He has over 20 years of experience in architectural design and construction, high-performance buildings, benefit-cost analysis, integrative project management, human-centric design, and sustainability thought leadership. He has worked on a wide range of commercial, educational, institutional, residential, cultural, lab, manufacturing, and master plans projects–both nationally and internationally.
Narada has spoken extensively on sustainability and high-performance design, healthy buildings, integrative design, and resilient neighborhoods. He has also led sustainability trainings for corporate, government and educational clients and facilitated large public and private workshops focused on net-zero energy and water neighborhoods, building occupant health and engagement and green codes.
Narada is engaged in the green building industry as a Living Building Challenge Ambassador for the International Living Future Institute and was a Living Building Challenge Auditory from 2010 to 2013. As an Auditor, Narada certified Living Buildings and net-zero energy buildings by reviewing LBC project documentation and conducting on-site assessments to confirm compliance with all of the LBC requirements. Narada is also trained in the Natural Step and is a trainer and presenter for the Northwest Earth Institute–starting more than 100 courses on personal sustainability in New York, Portland and Denver.
Key Projects: NYC Green Schools Guide, Delos HQ, The Spiral, U.S. EPA Green Building Toolkit, LaGuardia Airport
Research or Teaching Interests: Sustainable Design, Integrative Design, Healthy and Resilient Neighborhoods, Benefit-Cost Analysis
Narada teaches Green Building & Sustainability: Tools & Techniques.