Executive Director Julie Johnson Receives 2017 AIA Green Giants Award

December 5, 2017

Executive Director Julie Johnson was the recipient of this year’s Green Giants Award in recognition of her work to envision and fund the Hitchcock Center’s newly constructed living building. Selected by the Committee of the Environment (COTE) of the Western MA American Institute of Architects (WMAIA), Julie was selected from among 18 other nominations throughout the region for her leadership in developing the Center’s new 9,000 square foot environmental learning center, designed and built to the highest standard of sustainable development in the world through the Living Building Challenge.

The AIA Green Giants Award honors program is intentionally distinct from other building design awards in its attempt to look at and honor a wider range of participants behind the sustainable building movement in our region, not just architects or builders, but other trades people, educators or building owners/directors, who often are unsung heroes in this critical movement.

The Board and staff of the Hitchcock Center congratulate and thank Julie for her tireless work to bring our spectacular new home into reality, one that inspires and educates the next generation of environmental leaders.

5 responses to “Executive Director Julie Johnson Receives 2017 AIA Green Giants Award”

  1. Jill Flanders says:

    Congratulations, Julie, and Hitchcock Center.
    It was a delight to be at the WMAIA program and to hear your name called. It remains a great honor to have worked with the Long Plain Nature Center (1975) as it transformed into the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, and to remain connected in any way that serves children and the public in promoting its mission.

  2. Dorothy Barnes says:

    Congratulations Julie! You are richly deserving of being named a Green Giant! You had the dream of Hitchcock being a living building so many years ago and invested years of time and energy to make that dream come true. I’m so glad your work has been recognized and that you are being honored and celebrated.

  3. Cynthia Brubaker, Hitchcock Center Board President says:

    Julie is a true visionary and, remarkably, she makes visions come true through her hard work, management skills and love of mission and staff. It is a pleasure to work with her!

  4. Drew Dumsch says:

    Julie has been an incredible inspiration and a resource for The Ecology School as we begin our work on a Living Building Challenge project in Saco, Maine!

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