Douglas Brinkley, FAIA, Receives Gail A. Lindsey Sustainability Award

Doug Brinkley, FAIA

September 18, 2010 — Douglas Brinkley, FAIA, was presented the 2010 North Carolina AIA Gail A. Lindsey Sustainability Award  by AIA North Carolina at an awards ceremony in Biltmore Estate in Asheville during the 2010 North Carolina AIA Conference.

The AIA North Carolina Gail A. Lindsey Sustainability Award is awarded to a North Carolina individual or organization that has positively impacted the attainment of a sustainable and harmonious environment, espousing ideals pioneered by the late Gail Lindsey, FAIA.

Brinkley, FAIA, is a principal and director of sustainability at Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee. He has successfully championed more than nine buildings to achieve LEED certification. Included among these are Wake Technical Community College’s Northern Wake Campus, the first LEED rated multi-building community college campus in the nation, and Carrington Hall School of Nursing at UNC- Chapel Hill, the first LEED rated building in the 17-institution UNC system.

Doug received a Bachelor of Architectural Design from the School of Design at North Carolina State University.

Doug co-founded North Carolina’s first U.S. Green Building Council Chapter, where he has served on the board as treasurer, vice chair and chair. He served as an advisor to and advocate for the provisions of North Carolina Senate Bill 668, which requires energy and water conservation in state-owned buildings. He was appointed a member of the Wake County Energy Advisory Commission and served on the NC Energy Code Ad Hoc Committee. Doug participates in the USGBC’s Annual Congressional Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C., promoting green building policy and strengthening the relationship between architects, businesses and lawmakers.

In 2010, Doug was inducted into the AIA College of Fellows for his contribution to the architectural profession and recognition of his commitment to further the cause of sustainability.

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