Ann Archino Howe, P.E. LEED AP

Sustainable Design Studio is a woman owned, green oriented, civil design firm providing the full range of site design services, including site selection, layout, site/civil design, utilities, local and State permitting and site construction services. We often work as part of a larger integrated design team where our emphasis is on land and stormwater elements.

Ann Archino Howe, P.E., LEED AP, owner of Sustainable Design Studio, in Portland, Maine, is registered as a Disadvantaged Business enterprise(DBE) with the Maine Department of Transportation.

She has been a builder in Vermont, a consultant to nonprofits for very low-income housing development, and, for the last 14 years a civil engineer and proponent of sustainable design.

She has worked on site aspects with teams on numerous LEED projects. Ms Archino Howe is a frequent speaker on the topics of Low Impact Design and sustainable design to fellow professionals, the general community and to municipal officials. For the last five years, Ms. Archino Howe has been an active member of the stormwater technical committee for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection that advises the regulators on revisions to the State Stormwater law. Maine is currently examining ways to incorporate LID concepts and goals into Stormwater Law.

In the world of green building and the U.S. Green Building Council, Ms. Archino Howe was a founding member of the Maine Chapter, a member of the organizing group that set up the Chapter in 2004-2005, member of the first official board from 2006-2008, organizer of the Chapter membership committee and its first chair; representative to the Upper Northeast Regional Council from its initial meeting in 2006; speaker at several Chapter events on LEED and LID; advisor to the current board of the Chapter on issues as they arise; Chair - 2008 regionalization task force negotiating regional credits for three rating systems with representatives from six states, most of whom never met each other; and participant – 2009 regionalization task force for LEED ND.

Ms. Archino Howe enjoys hiking and skiing, is a member of Friends of Casco Bay, sings with a local auditioned chorus, and directs the Healing Arts Chorus at the Maine Medical Center that weekly performs for patients, staff, and visitors on the units at the hospital.

Contact Ann Archino Howe, P.E. LEED AP

Contact Ann Archino Howe, P.E. LEED AP

Sustainable Design Studio
145 Newbury St
P.O. Box 10486
Portland, Maine  04104-0486
Cell Phone: 207 210-8543


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