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architect,  artist,  advocate

Mary Follenweider FAIA LEED AP
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California:  29229

Colorado:   B-3087


Senior Architect:   City of San Jose, CA

  • Norman Y Mineta International Airport Area Improvement Program

  • General Services Central Service Yard Improvement Program

  •  Fire Safety and Library Capital Improvement Bond Programs


Chief Building Official:  City of Boulder, CO

    Coordinator of Inspections Services

  • Green Building Program (1995) set a minimum standard encouraging the use of cost-effective sustainable building methods.and the use of alternative building materials: adobe, rammed earth and straw bale,

  • Residential Green Points Program (1998), the acknowledged forerunner to LEED Residential, providing green building techniques and requirements for new residential and home remodels.


Senior Associate:  Eichler Associates, Inc., Building Envelop Commissioning Senior Associate:  Architecture Matters

Design Studio Manager:  Humphries Poli Architects, P.C.

Project Manager / Architect: Robert E Herndon & Associates - Architects, Inc.



US Green Building Council (USGBC)

  •  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

        Accredited Professional


American Institute of Architects (AIA)

  • 2021-23 AIA Strategic Council: California

  • 2022-23 AIA Ventura County President

  • 2018-17 AIA California  Vice President of Government Relations

  • AIA Santa Clara Valley President, Board of Director

  • AIA Colorado State Government Affairs Committee Chairperson


International Professional and Technical Engineers Local 21

    Executive Vice President,  Vice President-at-Large, Regional Vice President

City of San Jose Association of Engineers and Architects




  • AIA Presidential Citation

  • AIA California Special Commendation

  • AIA Colorado President's Recognition

  • City of San Jose Commendation

  • Denver Metro BOMA

  • Denver Foundation for Architecture, Inc.



  • University of Colorado - Master of Architecture with Honors

  • DePaul University - Bachelor of Science: Mathematics with Honors



"Language, Sacred Places and Transitional Housing"

     Shelter, Women and Development

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