Kira Gould, Hon. AIA, LEED AP, is a writer, strategist, and convener dedicated to advancing design leadership through a redefinition of design excellence to include climate action, health, and equity. Kira is a Senior Fellow with Architecture 2030 and serves on the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment national leadership group (which she chaired in 2007). Through Kira Gould CONNECT, she provides strategic communications for leaders designing, developing, and building the sustainable future.
Kira co-authored Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design (2007) with Lance Hosey, and has, since early 2020, co-hosted the Design the Future podcast with Lindsay Baker.
Prior to starting her consulting work in 2016, Kira directed communications for William McDonough + Partners and Gould Evans and served as Managing Editor at Metropolis magazine.