Chief Sustainability Officer — Cuningham Group Architecture
Paul Hutton has specialized in sustainable and low carbon building design for his entire 40 year career. He is the Chief Sustainability Officer for Cuningham Group, a design firm with six U.S. and two international offices, offering architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and urban planning. In this role, he seeks to consistently reduce the firm’s internal carbon footprint and the energy use of the buildings the firm designs. Paul also focuses on improving wellness for all occupants of Cuningham Group’s projects and their resiliency in the face of threats and hazards. More recently he has been encouraging Cuningham Group to consider the issue of the embodied carbon in all the materials that go into their buildings.
Paul has worked on a wide variety of project types during his career, including multi-family housing, offices, hospitals, airports, and jails, but he is most familiar with the K-12 sector. He has served in many leadership roles in the architecture profession with the American Institute of Architects, Architecture 2030, and the American Architecture Foundation. He is active in advocacy for new building codes and legislation related to greenhouse gas emissions. He taught sustainable courses at the University of Colorado Graduate School of Architecture for nearly 20 years.
Paul lives on a sustainable eco-ranch south of Denver with his wife, dog, free range chickens, and lots of wildlife.