Keith Simon, AIA, LEED AP is a longtime advocate of sustainable design. As a graduate student at the University of Oregon, Keith was a graduate teaching fellow and research fellow in Environmental Controls, participating in the training of Environmental Controls professors from around the country as part of the Agents of Change federal grant to improve sustainable education. Keith's interest in people and place-centered design influences all of his projects whether it's a state park visitor center, a vaccine production facility, or the only LEED Platinum public high school in the United States. Keith teaches Environmental Controls at the University of Texas School of Architecture and is the founder of the Austin Building Enclosure Council. Keith received the 2012 Emerging Professional Award from the Austin AIA.