Mara Baum

Mara Baum


Mara Baum AIA, LEED Fellow, EDAC is HOK’s firmwide Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader. Based in San Francisco, she oversees sustainability implementation, research, consulting and education across HOK’s global healthcare practice, and has current projects in California, Indiana and Germany. Mara is also a subject matter expert for LEED for Healthcare and teaches an online course, Sustainable Design of Healthcare Facilities, at Boston Architectural College. Prior to her work in healthcare, Mara held the Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellowship with the US Green Building Council, for which she authored “Green Building Research Funding: An Assessment of Current Activity in the United States,” and was a contributing author to the USGBC's National Green Building Research Agenda. Mara also previously worked in urban design, green building consulting, and was an artist in residence at an inner city arts center. She graduated with a Masters in Architecture and a Masters of City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley with a focus on building science and environmental urbanism, and received a Bachelors of Arts in Architecture with a minor in anthropology from Washington University. Mara was named LEED Fellow in 2013, a distinction reserved for the most exceptional professionals in the green building industry.

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
University of California Berkeley, MS/M.Arch
Current Position:
Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, Vice-President
Architecture & Urban Planning
Environmental & Public Health
2855 25th St
San Francisco, California 94104
(415) 281-5434

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