Heidi Creighton

Associate Principal, Buro Happold

An Associate Principal at Buro Happold, Heidi is a AIA Fellow, LEED Fellow, WELL Faculty member and Fitwel Ambassador, Heidi Creighton's work focuses on sustainability and wellness strategies for academic, healthcare, commercial and residential projects. She is seen as a global leader in matters of social change from sustainability to social equity to public health to climate change.

Creighton pursues these lofty aims through providing sustainability consulting at building and masterplan scales, as well as third party certification management, post-occupancy evaluation and health and wellbeing-focused design. Heidi is a passionate advocate for a restorative built environment, delivering socially, economically and environmentally sustainable developments. Heidi has led multiple initiatives within Buro Happold dealing with internal sustainability, wellness and diversity, such as the LA office receiving LEED-CI Platinum certification and Los Angeles Green Business certification. In 2014, Heidi led an internal happiness workshop for the LA office that resulted in a number of improvements including better lighting design, solutions to heating and cooling problems and a weekly office yoga program. In support of a firm-wide diversity initiative, Heidi proposed that Buro Happold US pursue the JUST Label. Buro Happold US now has its JUST Label, accomplished through the policy, diversity and pay-scale data needed for reporting to this transparent database. This label underlines Buro Happold’s commitment to and engagement with our employees, today and in the future. She has also been instrumental in the launch of a Diversity & Inclusion Forum, intended to promote understanding and appreciation of diversity within the office. Heidi has been active in the green building industry for more than 15 years and served on the USGBC-LA Board of Directors for six years. She is currently serving on the AIA California Committee on the Environment (COTE) to continue to elevate AIA California’s position as a global leader in addressing the challenges of advancing climate change and natural resource depletion. At Buro Happold, Heidi created and continues to lead the Collective Impact speaker series, which has brought together 190 speakers from 156 different organizations. She also led the 2018 Bridges to Prosperity build in rural Panama.