Chris DeVolder is the sustainable design leader for HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice. Known for his thought leadership in the green sports movement, Chris has led LEED certification and sustainability initiatives on stadiums, arenas and training facilities for professional and collegiate sports clients. Recent projects that reflect Chris’ expertise and commitment include, University of Washington’s Husky Stadium Renovation, MetLife Stadium and Southern Methodist University’s Moody Coliseum Renovation. Currently, he is the Sustainability Project Director on the New Atlanta Stadium and the Project Leader for the sports-related components of Notre Dame’s $400 million Campus Crossroads project. Believing green sports is not just the bricks and mortar, Chris provides leadership to both local and national nonprofit organizations. He is a Fellow and lecturer at the Presidio’s MBA course on Sports and Sustainability, serves on the Central Plains USGBC Board of Directors, and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Energy Center. In addition, he recently led the Council for Responsible Sport green certification of the WinforKC Triathlon in Kansas City for the third consecutive year. With his involvement in dozens of LEED-certified and registered projects, Chris’ expertise in the fields of sustainable design and sports facility design has been recognized in publications such as The Philosophy of Sustainable Design, Redux, Natural Home, Greenability and Stadia. Prior to joining HOK, Chris was a project leader with 360 Architecture and a project architect with Ellerbe Becket. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas.

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