Faculty Profile:

Sammy Shams, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, WELL APSustainable Design ProfessionalHKS Inc.
Sammy is a Sustainable Design Professional at HKS where he enables teams to develop design thinking and strategies around sustainability, healthy buildings, building performance, embodied carbon & resilience. He coordinates with project teams to achieve LEED, WELL and similar green building certifications in various sectors including healthcare, commercial-mixed-use, hospitality, multi-family, aviation, education & mission critical. Sammy achieves this by conducting team meetings with consultant groups and engaging directly with clients. He also performs early phase energy modeling and whole building life cycle assessments (WBLCA). Sammy also participates on internal research teams focused on mass timber construction, sea level rise, resilience, and embodied carbon. Sammy is a registered architect in the State of Georgia.