Architect Has Championed Sustainable Practices Nationwide

Quinn Evans Architects has announced that Julia Siple, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has rejoined the firm as a senior associate and director of sustainability. In her new role, Siple will oversee all aspects of the Quinn Evans Architects’ sustainability practice, including building performance, operational performance, resource efficiency, resiliency, and equity of places and communities. She will direct the development of the practice nationwide and contribute to sustainable project outcomes. 
Siple previously served as senior manager of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Sustainable Knowledge and Practice area, where she directed the AIA 2030 Commitment program and the Design Data Exchange. Prior to the AIA, she spent six years with Quinn Evans Architects, contributing to firmwide sustainable design and innovative technology initiatives. Siple served as a project architect for several major projects for the firm, including the design of George Washington’s boyhood home at Ferry Farm in Stafford County, Va., the renovation of the historic Stratford Middle School in Arlington, Va.; and the renovation of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s paleobiology lab in Washington, D.C. 

Julia brings multi-faceted expertise in sustainability goal-setting and documentation. She is a leader in the use of design performance metrics to support decision-making, benchmarking, and project assessment. Julia has focused much of her career on this critical mission in architecture and we look forward to her guidance and support of our project teams. 
- Alyson Steele, AIA, LEED AP, executive vice president and director of design for Quinn Evans Architects 

Siple holds a Bachelor of Arts (2007) and a Bachelor of Architecture (2009) from Rice University. She is a registered architect and LEED Accredited Professional BD+C. Siple is a member of the American Institute of Architects and Architecture for Humanity DC, and a graduate of AIA DC’s Christopher Kelley Leadership Program.