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Erica Weeks
Senior Associate and Director of Sustainability, AIA, LEED AP

Erica is a problem solver. Her work is driven by her unrelenting commitment to keep learning: about technology; about people; about systems; and about design synergies.

Originally from Lee, Massachusetts, Erica came to Tennessee to pursue her Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. After living and working in Palo Alto, California for five years, Erica returned to Nashville in 2011 and joined Hastings as a LEED Project Coordinator at greenSTUDIO, a division of Hastings focused on sustainability consulting. Erica has been integral to the LEED certification of over fifty buildings. Additionally, she supports Hastings’ projects realizing sustainability objectives even if the projects are not pursuing LEED.

Erica educates our studio (as well as other architects, owners and contractors) about sustainability and LEED process through our greenSTUDIO University (gSU) lunch-and-learn program. She’s had a major influence on Hastings’ knowledge of sustainability – saving energy, water, specifying materials –influencing the qualities of end products and changing the face of Nashville’s built environment.

Erica is an avid proponent of green building and evidence-based design. She earned her first LEED AP credential in 2006 and was one of the first 100 people in the country to earn EDAC credential (Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification), earned to show an in-depth knowledge of the application of research on design issues.

In 2017, Erica was named one of Nashville Business Journal’s Women of Influence, in the category of Inspiration/Mentoring, for her on-going support of professional education within Hastings Architecture.

A frequent museum-goer, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma is Erica’s favorite to visit and to watch artists create with molten glass. She is actively involved in K9 Nosework and K9 Agility training. She also watercolors.

Registrations
Registered Architect in Tennessee and California
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional with Specialties in LEED AP BD+C (Building Design + Construction), LEED AP ID+C (Interior Design + Construction), LEED AP ND (Neighborhood Development), LEED AP Homes; Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC)
WELL AP
Education
University of Tennessee at Knoxville, College of Architecture + Design, Bachelor of Architecture, 2003
Professional & Community Involvement
American Institute of Architects Middle Tennessee Chapter; American Institute of Architects Tennessee Chapter, American Institute of Architects, California Chapter; National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; USGBC Middle Tennessee Chapter

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