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.

Duane’s 20+ years of experience includes design and project management on a wide variety of projects.  His most recent projects include Tooker House, a LEED Gold living/learning community at Arizona State University; the LEED Platinum Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center at Oberlin College; Solaire, a LEED Gold multi-family residential tower in San Francisco; and the LEED Platinum Classroom and Academic Office Building at the University of California, Merced. Duane was a member of the SCB team that was awarded First Place in the Sunwall National Solar Design Competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Duane is the Board Chair for Foresight Design, a non-profit that provides education and community building for sustainable transformation in the Midwest, and is a past board member of the Griffin Theatre. He is a frequent speaker on sustainable design and building performance assessment at national conferences, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Duane received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma and his Master of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.