Randall Winston’s career spans law, architecture, and public service, which collectively have shaped a career focused on advancing equitable, sustainable development.  Randall serves as Deputy Mayor of Infrastructure for the City of Los Angeles, where he leads Mayor Karen Bass’ infrastructure policy and alignment of public works and transportation investments. Previously, he was an attorney at O’Melveny & Myers where he represented government and environmental organizations facing complex litigation and state and federal investigations.

Prior to his legal practice, Randall was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve as Executive Director of the California Strategic Growth Council, a state agency integrating efforts to achieve the state’s climate and sustainable community goals. Under his leadership, SGC invested over $1.3 billion in transit-oriented affordable housing, land conservation, and capacity building in the most under-resourced communities throughout California.

Randall also served as an advisor to Governor Jerry Brown, where he worked across state agencies to lead implementation of Executive Orders on green buildings and electric vehicles, including development of unprecedented regulations to reduce emissions from the building and transportation sectors. He also led the planning and execution of trade missions to China and Mexico, working with foreign government officials and businesses across the state to forge international trade and environmental agreements.

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 served as an inaugural Policy Fellow at Elemental Excelerator, a nonprofit venture fund focused on scaling equitable, market-driven solutions to climate change. He is Vice Chair of California Environmental Voters, and serves on the boards of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment & Sustainability and UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment.

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


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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…