Recently retired, Lois’ 34-year career as a practicing architect focused on sustainability as intrinsic to design aided by the application of green technologies and sustainable planning.
First joining Wight in 1995, Lois led Wight’s efforts to embed sustainability in all facets of this innovative design-led, design build firm as its Chief Sustainability Officer. Recently, Lois led the effort to design several buildings to meet the criteria for Net Zero Energy. Her work raised the bar for high performance, healthy buildings for the work designed and built by Wight.
Lois is an accomplished clay artist. After a hiatus to focus on architecture and family, she is now focused fulltime on expressing her love of nature and art in clay.
Lois has also been adjunct faculty at Northwestern University since 2005 where she continues to teach masters level courses on sustainability. She is a Trustee of the Board of The Conservation Foundation and recently joined the Board of the Center for Humans and Nature. She has educated, volunteered and lent her energies to promulgate an understanding that creating places where people thrive demands deeply sustainable solutions for the built environment.