Kate Simonen, AIA, SE

Professor, Chair

Kate Simonen, AIA, SE is the founding director of the Carbon Leadership Forum and Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington. Connecting significant professional experience in high performance building design and technical expertise in environmental life cycle assessment, she works to spur collective action to bring net embodied carbon to zero through cutting-edge research, cross-sector collaboration, and the incubation of new approaches.

Kate directs the research of the Carbon Leadership Forum. Under her leadership, the Carbon Leadership Forum has become globally recognized for advancing embodied carbon data, methods and policy, as well as inspiring and empowering collective action through the online and in person communities.