Randall Winston

LA Deputy Mayor of Public Works

Pronouns: He/Him

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Nominated Mary Creasman (2022)

Randall Winston is an attorney at O’Melveny & Myers whose career spans law, architecture, and public service. Randall previously served as Executive Director of the California Strategic Growth Council, a state agency integrating efforts to achieve the state’s sustainable community goals. Under his leadership, SGC invested over $1.3 billion in transit-oriented affordable housing and land conservation throughout the state.  Randall also served as a climate policy advisor to Governor Jerry Brown, working across state agencies to advance programs targeting disadvantaged communities, implementing Executive Orders on green buildings and electric vehicles, and developing international environmental agreements with China and Mexico. 

Before serving in the Brown administration, Randall worked for Pritzker Prize-winning architect Norman Foster, collaborating with interdisciplinary teams on design, urban planning, and infrastructure projects throughout the world. He also spent two years working for urban development and architecture firms in Beijing, China.

Randall is a Policy Fellow at Elemental Excelerator, a nonprofit venture fund and incubator for clean technology entrepreneurs. He is also Vice Chair of California Environmental Voters, and serves on the boards of Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability and U.C. Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment.

Randall received a Juris Doctorate degree from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law, a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia, and a B.A. in Government from Harvard University.


woman in a garden

Empowering communities to fight climate change

Pritzker Award Affiliate: Randall Winston, policy fellow from Elemental Excellerator’s Policy Lab. Dawn Lippert is the founder and CEO of Elemental Excellerator and was nominated for the Pritzker Genius Award…