Maria Grimm, LEED AP BD+C
Associate, Building Performance Specialist
Growing up in Springfield, Illinois, I had the opportunity to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Dana Thomas House, and over the course of many visits I developed an interest in, and appreciation of, great architecture. After high school, I pursued my study of architecture at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. I sympathized with Wright’s passion for connecting architecture to nature, and I worried about the built environment’s negative impact on climate change; I wanted to be a part of the solution. That goal took me southwest, to Arizona State University, where I received my Master of Architecture, specializing in climatic-responsive architecture. When I graduated in 2010, my affinity for data and analysis made joining the high performance design team at WSP Flack + Kurtz a natural fit, and at MEYERS+ as well. My solutions-driven outlook and my dedication to details have led me to feel at home among engineers.
Did you know?
Portsmouth Square, now the “Heart of Chinatown,” was the original city center of San Francisco. I’m a San Francisco history buff and I love researching neighborhoods and buildings around the city.
“My passion for the environment drives my dedication to each project. Performance is more important than points, and I am always looking for the best solution, from the tried-and-true to the truly innovative.”