Clean Technology 2010
Dimitri Klapsis

Dimitri Klapsis

Architect

STUDIOdnk/USGBC

Dimitris Klapsis is the principal of STUDIOdnk – an architectural firm focused on sustainable design and building – and a member of the board for USGBC – Los Angeles Chapter, where he chairs the Green Schools Committee. Mr. Klapsis’ twenty year plus project experience includes a diverse set of architectural solutions, from the Del Mar Station, a Congress for the New Urbanism award-winning mixed-use transit development, to the new Metrolink commuter station in Santa Clarita, California, to the $750 million Arrowhead Medical Center in San Bernardino County, and to the new City of Glendale Police Facility. His dedication to sustainable design solutions has been vital to such projects as the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council, LEED Platinum-rated, and the Taylor Yard Parcel “C” Master Plan, a 24-acre mixed use LEED for Neighborhood Development project in Los Angeles, California. A vocal advocate for green strategies in the urban context, he is currently the chair of the Pacific Regional Task Force for LEED for Neighborhood Development. Mr. Klapsis was involved in publishing the Los Angeles edition of Green Map, an interactive planner that highlights the city’s natural and sustainable locales and transit options for the everyday consumer (www.greenmap.org). His presentations on sustainability include the Congress for New Urbanism X, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, the Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo, the United States Green Building Council Annual Members Summit, the Natural Resources Defense Council Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), and the Green California Schools Summit.
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