Kjell Anderson FAIA of LMN Architects has been elevated to AIA’s College of Fellows.
AIA Fellows are recognized with the AIA’s highest membership honor for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. Only three percent of the AIA members have this distinction.
Kjell practices architecture and serves as a Principal and the Director of Sustainable Design at LMN Architects in Seattle. He contributes to all LMN projects, assisting teams to help clients set and exceed sustainability goals, incorporating resilience, future-proofing, and climate-mitigating design.
From the College of Fellows: “Through unwavering advocacy, innovative leadership and a foundation of technical expertise, Kjell Anderson, AIA has profoundly advanced architects’ engagement and progress in sustainable design, especially in the crisis issues of energy, carbon, and embodied carbon.”
Over 20 years in practice, he has designed buildings in many countries, regions and climates, adapting designs to the strengths of each one. He keynoted the 2016 SimBuild energy modeling conference, and has presented at the AIA+2030 Series, Greenbuild, ASHRAE, and the AIA Convention along with many webcasts with BuildingGreen and other organizations.
Kjell’s book “Design Energy Simulation for Architects” (2014) was written to expand and better define the field of early-design-centric energy simulations, including daylighting, airflow, whole-building, and urban modeling.
Kjell currently serves on the Washington State Building Code Council and Chairs the Energy Code Technical Advisory Group. He also serves on the AIA National Energy Leadership Group and AIA|WA’s Climate Committee. He helped author the AIA’s first statement on climate change as well as the 2018 AIA Energy Modeling Design Guide.