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Clark Nexsen’s Douglas Brinkley, FAIA, Awarded LEED Fellow Designation

By Cat Brutvan
Nov 19, '13 12:36 PM EST
Clark Nexsen Principal, Douglas Brinkley, FAIA, LEED Fellow
Clark Nexsen Principal, Douglas Brinkley, FAIA, LEED Fellow

November 18, 2013 (Washington, D.C.) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named Douglas Brinkley, FAIA, a 2013 LEED Fellow. The LEED Fellow Program is the green building industry’s most prestigious professional designation. USGBC’s LEED Fellows program “recognizes exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as significant achievements within a growing community of LEED Professionals,” according to the organization.

Brinkley, a Principal at Clark Nexsen, has spent more than 20 years focusing on green design and advocating its cause as an innovator and a green business leader. Brinkley was among 51 of the world’s most distinguished green building professionals to be selected as a 2013 LEED Fellow through a peer nomination and portfolio review process. His extensive portfolio includes the first LEED certified multi-building community college campus in the nation, Wake Tech’s Northern Wake Campus, in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the first LEED certified building in the UNC system, Carrington Hall School of Nursing at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Brinkley co-founded North Carolina’s first USGBC Chapter, where he has served on the Board as Treasurer, Vice Chair and Chair. He has been instrumental in the development of energy conservation codes as well as ground breaking energy and water conservation legislation in the state of North Carolina and on Capitol Hill. In 2010, Mr. Brinkley was elevated to Fellowship by the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows. 

“The 2013 class of LEED Fellows is an extraordinary group of thought leaders, innovators and green building professionals dedicated to a healthy, sustainable future. Their commitment to LEED is transforming our built environment,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair of the USGBC. “We are honored to present these highly accomplished individuals with the LEED Fellow designation.”

Brinkley will be recognized with the rest of the 2013 LEED Fellow class at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia November 20-22, 2013, where Hillary Clinton will be the keynote speaker.  For the full list of 2013 LEED Fellows, please visit For more information on the LEED Fellow program, please visit

About Clark Nexsen
Clark Nexsen is an integrated design firm providing architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design services to a broad range of sectors. In 2013, Architect magazine ranked the firm 11th in the Top 50 architecture firms in the nation. Clark Nexsen has completed more than 50 LEED certified facilities, including five LEED Platinum projects. With 450-plus employees in eleven office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, and Washington, D.C., Clark Nexsen is committed to providing design excellence to clients throughout the U.S. and overseas. For more information on the firm, visit or find them on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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