President and Founding Principal, Farr Associates Architecture and Urban Design
Doug Farr, FAIA, LEED AP is the founding principal and president of Farr Associates Architecture and Urban Design. Doug is a national leader in planning and designing sustainable neighborhoods and buildings. He is a published author who lectures widely on the topics of urbanism and sustainability.
Doug founded the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Core Committee — the interdisciplinary group of professionals who created the first rating system for sustainable land development. Launched in 2009, LEED-ND integrates smart growth, walkability, and green building practices into standards and metrics that scale up sustainability to a neighborhood level.
Based on the firm’s pioneering sustainable design practice and insights gained from chairing LEED-ND, Doug authored the urban planning best-seller Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature in 2008. His follow-up book entitled Sustainable Nation will be released in 2017. Doug recently served as chairman of the Executive Board of the Congress for the New Urbanism. He is an architecture graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia University.