Hillary Brown, AIA, is founding principal of the firm of New Civic Works, which assists government agencies, universities, and institutional clients in integrating high performance design practices into their building and infrastructure development programs. As former Assistant Commissioner at the NYC Department of Design and Construction, Hillary Brown founded the City's Office of Sustainable Design to develop and implement green design policy for municipal building projects. In 1999, her office published the nationally recognized City of New York High Performance Building Guidelines. Ms. Brown served on the national Board of Directors for the U.S. Green Building Council and is on the Board of its New York Chapter.
As a CIUS Senior Fellow, Hillary Brown has embarked on a special project to study how municipalities might broaden the definition of sustainable design and construction -- from buildings to other components of urban infrastructure.