"I’ve never met a woman architect before..." podcast

Episode 44: Interview w/ Kristi Byers, AIA of Kristi Byers, Architect: #SDDW INSPIRATION

September 21, 2022
"I’ve never met a woman architect before..." podcast
Episode 44: Interview w/ Kristi Byers, AIA of Kristi Byers, Architect: #SDDW INSPIRATION
Show Notes

This is the first of a series on local Architects and Urbanists for the San Diego Design Week theme of:

The first part of this interview was done during the Pandemic shutdown and I wanted to replay this interview to remind us of this part of our history and the effects that it has on the creative community and their Inspiration. The second part of the interview was done recently outside the amphitheater space at the Mingei Museum on a beautiful Saturday afternoon

Kristi Byers, Architect and Founder AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Kristi’s design eye, technical expertise and consensus-building leadership skills have been honed over her 22 years of project and community leadership experience on commercial, industrial, civic, university, K-12, mid- and high-rise, mixed use, residential and master planning projects throughout Southern California and across the United States.

Sustainable design and healthy buildings have always been a passion for Kristi.  She became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2007 and has served as LEED Coordinator or LEED Project Manager on several notable, sustainably-designed projects around the country.  Government and corporate clients have sought her expertise for educating their staff about sustainability, greening their building operations, strategizing for building and site purchases and planning for future sustainable renovations.

An active member of the architectural community, Kristi has served on the American Institute of Architecture San Diego Chapter’s Board of Directors in roles that ranged from Public Advocacy Commissioner to President; and the American Institute of Architects California Council Board of Directors, Council Repositioning Committee and Advocacy Advisory Committee.  She has been a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Downtown San Diego Partnership, United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
 and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).  She is a LEAD San Diego Core Curriculum Graduate and has served as a subject matter expert for the writing of the LEED Exam and the California Architects Supplemental Exam.  She enjoys staying connected to San Diego’s academic institutions and has taught as a visiting professor at San Diego State University (2014) and adjunct professor at Woodbury University.


Kristi Byers



Kristi Byers, Architect APC



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Edited by Evan Troxel, Architect and Founder of the tect app