todd lynch

Todd Lynch, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C- Green Buildings

Principal Project Planner

UCLA Capital Programs


Todd is the Principal Project Planner for UCLA Capital Programs. He is campus planner and specializes in the U.S. Green Building Council’s “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” rating system, known as LEED TM.  This internationally-recognized standard for sustainable design and construction has dramatically shifted construction industry practices toward much healthier environments and substantial conservation of water, energy, and other resources.  Todd has helped 30 UCLA buildings achieve LEED certification buildings, with 8 at the Platinum level. 

Todd is also a Lecturer in professional practice for the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, as well as the Architect Licensing Advisor for the campus. A regular participant in the SAR program, Todd have been with us since 2012. He sees the interdisciplinary and project-based nature of SAR as a great microcosm for how planning, design, construction, or certification processes play out at any scale, and also as a great catalyst for sustainable progress on UCLA’s campus. 


LEED certification of Residential Buildings

The Green Buildings Team worked on LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for all the on-campus residential buildings for UCLA Housing. In order to do so, they collected LEED credits for energy, water, waste, indoor air, site purchasing and green cleaning.

green spaces & buildings

Green Spaces & Buildings

The Green Spaces & Buildings team approached the Green Buildings sector of sustainability practices in an alternative way with the goal of maximizing use of spaces already existing on UCLA…