Director of Sustainable Design | HOK
Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP
“We do not rely on clients to tell us to design a high-performance building. We are going to do it anyway—it's our job.”
As director of sustainable design at HOK, Anica has devoted her career to high-performance, sustainable design. Based in Washington, D.C., she advises on green design across HOK and leads the firm’s AIA 2030 commitment toward a carbon-neutral portfolio. She is a member of the firm’s board of directors and global design board.
Anica is a leader in making Washington, D.C., one of the world’s greenest cities. She is serving her second term on the District of Columbia Green and Energy Codes TAG, authoring high-performance building codes, and is in her second term on the Mayor’s Green Building Advisory Council.
Anica serves on the LEED Advisory Committee, the AIA National Codes and Standards Committee and the AIA Blue Ribbon Panel on Codes. She also is on the Consultative Council for the National Institute of Building Sciences and leads HOK’s partnerships with BREEAM USA, Delos/International WELL Building Institute and the International Finance Corporation EDGE green building program. A frequent author and speaker on sustainable design, Anica is a graduate of the University of Houston, which lists her as one of its prominent alumni.