#ArchUncensored Speaker Spotlight: Shane Gring

AIA|DC’s Emerging Architects Committee is pleased to announce that Shane Gring, a community developer with USGBC, will be joining us for our upcoming Debate on the Value of Professional Memberships, the fourth installment of our Architecture Uncensored series.

Shane Gring is a mission-based entrepreneur seeking to even the odds for future generations by building movements, bringing people together, and speaking up.

He’s the co-lead on ADVANCE, a new social and enviromental equity platform by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). ADVANCE meets organizations, neighborhoods, and communities where they’re at—and connects them to well-trained local volunteers to move them forward on the spectrum of sustainability leadership. The platform is currently in stealth mode, but will be publicly accessible in late 2015.

Prior to joining USGBC, he served as the Managing Partner for BOULD, an organization which he co-founded that sought to address the“experience gap” in the green building industry. In just two years, BOULD provided green building opportunities for over 400 developing professionals, while also supporting over 40 LEED-certified affordable homes to low-income families across 10 states. Shane has spoken at 30+ conferences and pitch events, including Greenbuild and TEDx and has been featured in GOOD Magazine, AIA’s Residential Architect, and Forbes Magazine.

Outside of work, Shane enjoys swinging a hammer with Habitat for Humanity, obsessing over graphic design, and consistently embarrassing himself on first dates.

Shane will be joined by:

  • Marcus Monroe, Assoc. AIA, a designer at Quinn Evans Architects and director of the Events and Outreach Committee at AFHdc (formerly Architecture for Humanity DC) as well as Co-Director for its Resiliency x Design Committee
  • Marc Shaw, owner of Marc Shaw Architect

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WHERE: RTKL, 2101 L Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037
PRICE: $10 for students & Assoc. AIA members; $15 for AIA & DAC members; $35 for non-members. Registration required via AIA|DC.
Credits: 1.0 LU

Register with AIA|DC. Can’t make it? Follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #ArchUncensored and check out the full lineup of Architecture Uncensored events.

Organized by: AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee

Sponsored by: SmithGroupJJR and RTKL



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