10 / BUILDING DIALOGUE / June 2020 Contributors Kevin Criss is a Boulder-based writer with 25 years of experience in marketing, advertising and public relations. Since 2000, his business Casa Criss has provided creative services, marketing and PR for a host of regional and national brands. Sean O’Keefe explores the built environment stories one project at a time. He also provides integrated writing services to architects, engineers and contractors. Eric Peterson is a Denver-based writer specializing in business and travel writing. He's written about real estate and architecture for Confluence Denver, skiing for the New York Daily News, and tech startups for ColoradoBiz, while authoring dozens of guidebooks for Frommer's Travel Guides. He's also written his own Ramble Guides series, including Ramble Colorado. Cover photo courtesy of MichelleMeunir Photography Gretchen Butterfield, NCIDQ, is an interior designer in EUA’s Denver office. During her career, she has had the opportunity to engage and collaborate with a wide variety of clients, bringing organic solutions that inform space arrangements and generate tailored environments that help people thrive. Gretchen is a committee chair of Young Leaders for CoreNet’s Rocky Mountain Chapter. She enjoys exploring the outdoors through skiing, camping, and traveling or spending time indoors cooking and baking. Martin Goldstein is one of the founders and is the principal architect of Venture Architecture, a Denver- based firm specializing in discovery-focused design and delivery. He has more than 20 years of experience on large-scale commercial and civic projects as well as small, high-design remodels, mixed-use and historic renovations. Mohit Mehta, LEED AP BD+C is the director of building performance for ME Engineers, a global mechanical and electrical engineering design firmworking on the world’s most iconic buildings and athletic facilities. Engaged in sustainable design research and analysis on high-performance buildings for over 18 years, Mohit is an expert in environmentally responsive building practices, materials and site design that promote comfortable, energy-efficient and healthy buildings. He has undertaken research on a variety of climate-adaptive strategies, and regularly lectures and writes on the integration of energy and sustainable design principles into urban planning and building design. Jenny West, LEED AP ID+C, Knoll’s transformation leader, is fueled by a passion for research and design. She helps her clients shape their work environments with strategy and vision. As the Workplace Transformation Leader for the Global Business Division at Knoll, she utilizes her robust expertise as a licensed commercial interior designer, LEED accredited professional, Fitwel Ambassador and change management practitioner expertise to inspire organizations to reimagine the norm.