Fernando Arias

Director of Sustainability

Fernando Arias is a former architect and military technician who became passionate about a high quality of life early in his career. As Clark Construction Group’s Director of Sustainability, he works with executive leadership to shape Clark’s national sustainability strategy. His passion for green partnerships, plus his many years of experience and expertise in building design and construction, enhances Clark’s sustainability efforts across the country through expanded services, including holistic and advanced approaches to sustainable buildings and infrastructure across Clark’s portfolio of 412 LEED registered projects delivered or underway totaling more than 104 million square feet and valued at more than $33 billion.

Most recently, Fernando consulted government, non-profit and private sector clients focused on healthy design strategies through outreach on sustainable, healthy community planning via the Health in Buildings Roundtable (HiBR) at the National Institutes of Health. He also directed strategic projects and partnerships at the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for multi-million dollar initiatives that drive industry coalitions around age-friendly buildings, and health + wellness engagement.

Prior to joining ASID, Fernando managed strategic relationships at the Clinton Global Initiative, served in both the United States Navy and the Army, practiced architecture for 7 years in New York City and Los Angeles, consulted for Accenture’s Resources Group, and worked for the New York City Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning & Sustainability. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and holds two Masters Degrees from Columbia University in Architecture & Urban Design and in Public Administration focused on Environmental Science and Policy.

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