Nicole Joslin, RA, LEED AP, Executive Director

Nicole has a diverse professional and academic background in architecture, development, disaster recovery, and community engaged-design. After working for Architecture for Humanity’s Hurricane Katrina recovery program in Biloxi, MS, Nicole moved to Austin and co-founded Women.Design.Build to provide more opportunities for women to engage in community driven design and construction activities. She concurrently practiced at architecture firm BOKA Powell and received her architectural license in 2012. Nicole’s experience contributed to her research on the role of community organizations in disaster preparedness and recovery in the Community and Regional Planning graduate program at the University of Texas. Nicole returned to the Gulf Coast in 2014 for a research fellowship at architecture and planning firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple in New Orleans, LA investigating community engagement frameworks in professional design practice. These experiences inform Nicole’s current role as the Executive Director of ACDDC and visiting researcher at the University of Texas School of Architecture.

Rich MacMath, LEED AP BD+C, Design Director

Rich has over three decades of experience in the fields of sustainable architecture, green building, and community sustainability planning. His areas of expertise include single-family and multi-family residential architecture, energy efficiency and renewable energy systems, zero-energy homes, and residential, multi-family and commercial green building rating tools. He has held a number of different green building and sustainable architecture positions in both the public and private sectors. He was the Architect of Record at the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems in Austin and was employed in the public sector as a Conservation Specialist Sr. with Austin Energy Green Building. Following AEGB, he was a Sustainable Design Project Manager with HDR, Inc. He is currently the Design Director at the Austin Community Design and Development Center.

Marla Torrado, PhD, Program Coordinator

Marla has a PhD in Community and Regional Planning with a background in community-engaged research and community organizing. She has extensive experience analyzing impacts of large-scale development projects on local, often marginalized, communities. She has worked with communities in Austin, Puerto Rico, and Argentina in collaborative and participatory planning projects related to affordable housing, access to healthy foods, and the impacts of development on natural ecosystems. She is deeply interested in social justice, participatory processes and community engagement, as they relate to planning and development.

2017 Board of Directors

Marc Coudert (Board Chair), Environmental Conservation Program Coordinator, City of Austin Office of Sustainability

Dylan Siegler (Board Vice-Chair), Sustainability Specialist, NRG Energy

Nora Keane (Board Treasurer), Assistant Vice President, PNC Real Estate

Jake Wegmann (Board Secretary), Assistant Professor, Community and Regional Planning, University of Texas

Michael Gatto, Architect, ACDDC Co-Founder

Michael Oden, Associate Dean for Research and Operations, Community and Regional Planning, University of Texas

Brad Pease, Vice President, Paladino and Company

Meredith Powell, Principal, Public City

Steven Moore (Emeritus), Bartlett Cocke Regents Professor in Architecture, University of Texas