Global project experience inspires sustainability practice leader
39, Associate/Sustainable Design Leader
Russell Fortmeyer joined Arup's Los Angeles office in 1999 as an electrical engineer. But he shifted his focus to the sustainability practice after working in the firm's Sydney office, beginning in 2008. Over that time, Fortmeyer has helped lead Arup projects across the globe, from the Central Library of the Seattle Public Library to projects in Sydney, Beijing and, most recently, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi museum. Since 2011, Fortmeyer has led the sustainable design practice in Arup's Los Angeles office. He has served on the applied studies faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, where he teaches environmental systems.
Fortmeyer also lectures for such groups as the American Institute of Architects and New York City's Urban Green Council. From 2006-2008, Fortmeyer worked as the technology editor for Architectural Record. He is a co-author of "Kinetic Architecture: Designs for Active Envelopes," published by Images Publishing in 2014.