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John Mealy

AIA | LEED AP BD+C | CPHD | Director of Sustainability

John Mealy is an experienced, hands-on architect with expertise in sustainable design and construction. A holistic thinker, he helps clients improve both energy performance and interior environmental qualities like thermal comfort, daylight, and fresh air.

A LEED Accredited Professional and Certified Passive House Designer, John excels in tracking project performance toward certification goals. He advises clients on effective building systems and design options, and coordinates critical details from concept design through construction.  His project experience includes a range of educational buildings, cultural institutions, and residences. As Director of Sustainability, he has also expanded MBB’s in-house energy modeling capabilities, established standards for sustainable design, and managed the firm’s commitment to decarbonizing the built environment.

An active member of New York’s green design community, John serves on the Committee on the Environment of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, and previously served on the NYC Energy Conservation Code Commercial Advisory Committee. He coordinated a series of workshops on resilient public housing design at the Center for Architecture and has served on design juries at New York City College of Technology. An advocate for architecture’s role in responding to the climate crisis, John has testified before the New York City Council and participated in a panel discussion about Local Law 97, New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act.

John holds a Master of Architecture from Parsons School of Design, where he was awarded the Henry Adams Certificate, and a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College. He joined MBB in 2014.