We’re proud to announce that our very own Michael “Miguel” Walker has been nominated and confirmed as the Incoming Chair/Co-Chair of the AIA Austin Committee On The Environment for the year 2019. We look forward to the work he’ll be doing as Co-Chair alongside Kendall Claus of MF Architecture, who is the 2019 Chair.
For those who don’t know, the committee reflects the architectural profession's commitment to provide healthy and safe environments for people, and is dedicated to preserving the earth's capability of sustaining a shared high quality of life.
COTE's mission is to lead and coordinate the profession's involvement in environmental and energy-related issues, and promote the role of the related issues and promote the role of the architect as a leader in preserving and protecting the planet and its living systems.
Miguel’s Bio (Pulled From His Website)
"I was born and raised a son of the Texas high plains, where I learned how to mend fences with the best (and worst) of the remaining cowboys. When it came time to matriculate, I found a new home at one of the state's finest research universities, Texas State University, where I studied English, Archaeology, Philosophy, and Art. I've worked in a robotics laboratory, in the tech industry, in the music industry, and I am currently building my career in the building science field. I have experience helping organizations develop multi-market presences, including building international operations. I'm the head of business development and creative at a wonderful company called Positive Energy and I am co-creator/producer of The Building Science Podcast. I am a co-founder of The Humid Climate Conference, a board member of the Austin chapter of Passive House Alliance U.S., and am the chair elect of the AIA Austin Committee On The Environment. I am an avid meditator, runner, reader, and a proud progressive Texan. I also speak Spanish."