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Jill Sornson Kurtz

Jill Sornson Kurtz

Bethlehem, PA, US

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Dropbox Corporate Headquarters, San Francisco, CA
Dropbox Corporate Headquarters, San Francisco, CA
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Rebuild Consulting

Founder & Partner (2009-present)

I founded reBuild Consulting with the goal is to make the LEED process efficient, strategic and holistic by working in partnership with building owners, architects, and engineers. In this work, I direct the LEED Certification process through the facilitation of an integrative approach, strategic project management, applying a thorough understanding of LEED to a variety of project application. I also manage the company's operations including business development, company communications, accounting, taxes, and proposals. This experience has given me an in-depth understanding of business administration and a company's financial management.

My projects with reBuild Consulting include:

  • Bay Area Chinese Bible Church, Alameda CA (LEED Gold Pending)
  • Bend Broadband Vault Datacenter, Bend OR (LEED Gold, 5th in world)
  • College of the Sequoias Agriculture & Technology Center, Tulare CA (LEED Silver Anticipated)
  • Dropbox Corporate Headquarters, San Francisco CA
  • San Francisco Department of Public Works (LEED Gold)
  • Washington Square Park Denta, San Francisco CA (LEED Silver)

Recommendations:

Jill and ReBuild were invaluable to me on a very complex and difficult project we completed in 2011, which was a certified Tier III, co-location data center in Bend, Oregon. We achieved LEED Gold certification (one of only five data centers in the country to achieve gold or better). After terminating the contract for our original LEED Administrator, ReBuild came in after construction was well underway and really saved the day. We would never have achieved our goal had they not been involved. It was a great pleasure working with her and Lauren. I've already recommended Jill to other clients and look forward to working with her again in the near future.” 

Mike Barbera, Bendbroadband Vault, Feb '12

"Jill’s efforts have and will continue to be dedicated to the improvement of the built environment – one project, one community, one social concern at a time. She simultaneously participates in architecture, sustainability, and the engagement of social concerns in her local community and her world community of developing countries. She sees sustainability not from the trendy notion of “greening” the built environment but from a conscientiousness of elevating life through the making of shelters and communities that are socially and sustainably responsible. Each of these issues links her passions in the designed environment with the social concerns of the world. Ms. Kurtz will be an architect, which we all look up to."

Wendy Ornelas, Associate Dean + Professor at Kansas State, Apr '12

2012-2014 Director, Central States Region, American Institute of Architects; Director, Architecture Academic Internship Program; 2009-2010 President, National Architectural Accrediting Board; 2003-2006 West Central Regional Director, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture; 2001 President, American Institute of Architects, Kansas Chapter

 
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Status: Built
Location: Alameda, CA; Bend, OR; San Francisco, CA; Jackson, WY

 
Washington Square Dental, San Francisco CA - LEED Silver
Washington Square Dental, San Francisco CA - LEED Silver
Washington Square Dental, San Francisco CA - LEED Silver
Washington Square Dental, San Francisco CA - LEED Silver
Anderson Residence, Jackson WY - DD phase
Anderson Residence, Jackson WY - DD phase
Anderson Residence, Jackson WY - DD phase
Anderson Residence, Jackson WY - DD phase
Bend Broadband Vault, Bend OR - LEED Gold, 5th datacenter in the world
Bend Broadband Vault, Bend OR - LEED Gold, 5th datacenter in the world
Bay Area Chinese Baptist Church, Alameda CA - LEED Gold Pending
Bay Area Chinese Baptist Church, Alameda CA - LEED Gold Pending

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