Dagmar B. Epsten

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  • Job Title: Executive Advisory Board Member, Part-Time Lecturer, School of Architecture
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  • Dagmar Epsten 03/2016

Dagmar B. Epsten, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Living Future Accredited Professional, pursues her passion for regenerative planning with her company PlanAPlanet LLC. She believes that, while many approaches to a sustainable built environment are being discussed, confident actions require cooperative investigations and an experimental design mindset. To that aim, she serves cooperatively with others throughout the world as charrette leader or participant, juror, speaker, instructor, and writer, and maintains her status as USGBC-LEED-WELL Faculty. With her solid architectural experience and insights, Ms. Epsten creates cutting-edge designs, with a current focus on custom homes, a field she considers open to experimental solutions with likeminded homeowners. She further pursues her passion for regenerative solutions as Managing Partner of Epsten Properties LLC, for which she redeveloped 2 inner-city 1940s buildings into first-rate LEED Platinum facilities. She is the founder of Epsten Group, which she grew as CEO and president to become an internationally recognized multi-disciplinary professional design and consulting firm. At Epsten Group she led the LEED consulting for the first LEED-certified building in Atlanta, achieving LEED Silver for Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business building at Technology Square.

Ms. Epsten is internationally recognized as a pioneer in sustainable architecture and as a presenterat international conferences, including in Norway, Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. She obtained a Master in Architecture degree from Georgia Tech and an undergraduate degree in architecture from Karlsruhe University, Germany.
Dagmar became an early spokesperson for sustainable architecture in Georgia, founding the American Institute of Architects (AIA) both Atlanta and Georgia “Committees on the Environment” as well as the AIA Georgia Sustainable Design Awards program. She also was a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greater Atlanta Chapter (now the Georgia chapter and Atlanta branch) and became the first LEED Fellow in Georgia in the inaugural class of LEED Fellows in 2011.
In 2014 she endowed the Epsten Environmental Vision Prize at Georgia Tech’s College of Design, intended to be given each year for perpetuity to three architecture students.


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College of Design, School of Architecture

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