Duane Carter, LEED AP

Associate Principal

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University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Master of Architecture

University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Architecture

Duane Carter leads SCB’s research and work in the areas of sustainability and building performance, including consulting with project teams to set sustainability and performance goals and assess appropriate strategies. Duane has built SCB’s capabilities with in-house building simulation and analysis, including conceptual energy modeling and daylighting analysis, allowing SCB’s designers to quickly and economically study the performance impacts of early design decisions. Duane also manages the LEED certification process and leads SCB’s research groups on various topics such as healthy materials and building bike infrastructure.

Prior to his current role, Duane’s experience included design and project management on a wide variety of architectural projects, including SCB’s winning entry in the Sunwall competition; a solar array on the south wall of the Department of Energy headquarters; and, prior to joining SCB, Camelview Village, a 700-unit housing complex in Scottsdale, Arizona. This project featured extensive exterior shading and large areas of green roofs, one of the first applications in the desert southwest.

Duane is the Board Chair for Foresight Design, a small but influential nonprofit that provides education and community building for sustainable transformation in the Midwest, and a past board member of the Griffin Theatre. He is a proud resident of the Bowmanville neighborhood in Chicago, where he resides with his wife and two children. He is a frequent speaker on sustainable design and building performance assessment, and is a member of the AIA. Duane received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma and his Master of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.