As a principal and HPA’s Director of Sustainability, Megan Zack has managed and provided sustainability consulting for many of HPA’s most challenging mixed-use and residential projects, including Parc Huron, the first LEED Gold certified apartment tower in Illinois, and Harper Court Redevelopment, which has earned LEED certification in multiple categories.
Megan is distinguished by her ability to demystify the LEED certification process and to support clients’ sustainability objectives in a pragmatic and cost-effective fashion. Her job responsibilities include managing building projects from conception through construction administration, as well as developing firm-wide best practices and protocols for sustainable architecture.
Megan holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from DePaul University. She is a board member and current co-president of the UIC A³ Architecture Alumni Association, and a speaker at USGBC Chicago Chapter events. Megan was named one of ENR Midwest’s “Top 20 Under 40.”