San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2013
SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering, interiors and planning firms, has added Tyler Krehlik, AIA, LEED AP at its San Francisco office.
Krehlik joins SmithGroupJJR as associate architect and sustainability advisor for the San Francisco office’s Healthcare Studio. In his 15 years of practice, Krehlik has established himself as leader in sustainable architecture for both healthcare and laboratory environments.
Krehlik’s primary focus is on the health impact of buildings. Specifically, he is intent on designing buildings that don’t contain toxins known as carcinogens or endocrine disruptors. Krehlik is an industry leader in pushing for transparency in building materials and challenging the use of chemicals that have known health impacts.
Prior to joining SmithGroupJJR, Krehlik held the role of senior associate architect and sustainability leader at the San Francisco office of Stantec. His past clients include University of California San Francisco Medical Center at Mission Bay, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and University of California Santa Cruz. Krehlik served as the sustainable design leader for the first two LEED Certified hospitals in California: Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center (LEED Silver) and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (LEED Certified).
Krehlik is currently the sustainability advisor for the California Pacific Medical Center Cathedral Hill Hospital, San Francisco, designed by SmithGroupJJR.
“Tyler Krehlik's role as a SmithGroupJJR sustainability expert will continue to keep us on the leading edge of innovation. His passion for sustainability is a vital addition to our healthcare studio and he’ll be a key resource for our clients,” said Carl Christiansen, AIA, LEED AP, leader of SmithGroupJJR’s San Francisco Healthcare Studio.
Krehlik is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and served as the LEED v4 Regionalization IEQ Sub-Committee Leader for the United States Green Building Council Northern California Chapter. He’s an instructor for the Bay Area Sustainable Building Advisor Program and a founding member of Bay Area Leaders of Sustainable Architecture.
Krehlik holds a Master of Architecture degree from University of Oregon, Portland Urban Architecture Center and a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Texas A&M University.
SmithGroupJJR (http://www.smithgroupjjr.com) is ranked a Top 10 design firm by Architect, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects. With 800 employees in 10 offices across the U.S., SmithGroupJJR is a national leader in sustainable design.