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Assoc. AIA
Senior Program Director

Erin McDade leads Architecture 2030’s building reuse and public policy initiatives, developing and communicating scalable, data-driven solutions for built environment decarbonization. Her recent work includes co-developlopment of the CARE Tool, designed to provide decision-makers in the preservation, planning, architecture, engineering, and policymaking communities with the capability to quantify the impact potential of, and advocate for, beneficial building reuse.

Erin studied architecture as an undergraduate at Smith College and hold a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Washington, where she focused on the intersection of buildings and the environment. In addition to her primary roles with Architecture 2030, she harnesses her background in design to ensure that the organization’s mission and project outcomes are effectively represented and communicated globally using clear and compelling graphic design. After seven years of design reviews in architecture school followed by another ten years presenting Architecture 2030’s work at numerous conferences and events, she is also an accomplished public speaker, regularly representing Architecture 2030 and acting as a built environment decarbonization expert and advocate in public forums across the country.

Erin is a member of the 2030 Districts Network Board of Directors, the American Institute of Architects 2030 Commitment Working Group, a founding member and former co-chair of the Embodied Carbon Network, and previously sat on the Carbon Leadership Forum Advisory Board.

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