Max Lyon

Max Lyon

Chicago, IL, US



Lyon is a sustainability consultant at WMA in Chicago, Illinois where he manages sustainable building projects and guides designs teams through the certification process of various LEED Rating Systems. He graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with an M.Arch in 2015 and is certified as a LEED AP with BD+C specialization. Lyon believes in sustainable design and strives to fully integrate green initiatives with modern architecture. 



WMA Consulting Engineers, Chicago, IL, US, Sustainability Consultant

Designed economical strategies for site, water- and energy-saving goals in over 40 sustainable projects in the Chicagoland area and elsewhere, specializing in high-rise residential. Was responsible for vetting and processing green materials, documenting sustainable strategies, and managing design teams as they pertained to LEED. Organized, managed and played for company softball team

Jun 2015 - current

WMA Consulting Engineers, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern

Assisted LEED consultants and design teams in the production of construction documents, and researched site requirements, location, existing conditions & erosion control methods. Prepared LEED checklists specific to each project

Oct 2014 - May 2015

Knowlton School of Architecture, Columbus, OH, US, Architectural Curator

Curated digital content for the KSA and its partner sites within the Ohio State University. Designed layout & graphics of KSA Digital Library website for the Knowlton School of Architecture (KSA), as well as supervised, produced and edited departmental video records of visiting lecturers and architects

Aug 2012 - Jul 2013


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2013 - May 2015

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Architecture

Aug 2012 - May 2013

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, Bachelors, Graphic Design

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010


IMI/OSU Masonry Competition, 1st Place


Ford Scholar, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization