Master of Public Administration,
University of Georgia
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Economics,
Central Washington University
American Planning Association
Design Futures Council,
2014 Nexus Conference
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
International Advisory Committee
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats,
The Green Parking Council,
Advisory Board Member
World Economic Forum,
Global Agenda Council on Climate Change
Global Adaptation Institute,
World Business Council on Sustainable
Liaison Committee Member
Urban Infrastructure Initiative Member
Gary Lawrence is Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer for AECOM
Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), an $8-billion global provider of
professional technical and management support services. AECOM’s 45,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists
and management professionals — serve clients in more than 140 countries
around the world.
In this role, Mr. Lawrence leads AECOM’s sustainability efforts by managing
AECOM’s extensive resources and skills in sustainability for projects across
the enterprise. He is also an AECOM spokesperson and thought leader on
Prior to joining AECOM, Mr. Lawrence served as the urban strategies leader
at Arup. Previously, he led Sustainable Strategies and Solutions Inc. and
served on the faculty of the University of Washington’s College of Architecture
and Urban Planning. He was also planning director for the City of Seattle,
where he led development of one of the world’s first comprehensive plan
dedicated to sustainability.
His 20 years of global sustainability experience also include serving as
advisor to U.S. President Clinton’s Administration Council on Sustainable
Development, the U.S. government at the United Nation's Habitat II, the U.S.
Agency for International Development, the Brazilian President's Office, the
British Prime Minister's Office, the European Academy for the Urban
Environment in Berlin and the Organization for Economic and Community
Development in Paris on matters of sustainable development, economics and
environmental policy. His writing and lectures have helped shape
sustainability theory, policy and practice throughout the world.
During his 30-year-plus career in public and private policy and management, his leadership skills have contributed to various global initiatives engaging in research and practice to mitigate climate change and adaptation strategies.
A Fortune 500 company, AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments. For more information, visit www.aecom.com.