Christine Mondor Named Co-Chair of Pittsburgh Mayor’s Infrastructure and Environment Committee

Christine Mondor, FAIA, has commenced her leadership role as co-chair of Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey’s Infrastructure and Environment Committee. She joins fellow co-chair Dr. Jamil Bey of The UrbanKind Institute.

The charge of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee is to consider the opportunities to develop actionable strategies to address environmental health services and sanitation, and the improvement and maintenance of Pittsburgh’s physical infrastructure with a special focus on environmental justice and to consider how to take best advantage of the 2021 Federal infrastructure funding. Further, this committee will make recommendations to advance sustainability and better position the city to live with water, as well as strategies for accessible mobility and transportation infrastructure.

Opportunities to engage will be posted on the Mayor’s transition website.

About Christine Mondor, FAIA, LEED AP, ECODISTRICTS AP

Christine is an eternal optimist regarding the power of design in shaping an inspiring and sustainable environment. Christine has been active in shaping places, processes and organizations in the US and around the world through her work as an architect, educator, and activist.

Christine brings value to large and small organizations with her ability to seed provocative ideas and build a community of action around them. She is passionate about quality design in the public realm and her collaborations have resulted in nationally recognized ecodistricts and city comprehensive plans, green infrastructure landscapes and riverfront park systems, and architecture that celebrates public life. In addition to her passion for designing inspiring places, her thought-provoking engagement methods help organizations prepare to implement ambitious projects. She has embedded herself in communities and developed collaborative methods shared through the evolveEA’s Community Engagement Strategy Deck.

Her projects are frequently recognized with national and regional distinctions, including the American Planning Association’s Silver National Planning Award for Buffalo Rain Check 2.0 green infrastructure plan and numerous American Institute of Architects awards for diverse projects including the Etna EcoDistrict Plan and the Winterton Residence. Her work has also been broadly recognized outside the profession with awards like the PA Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for the Allentown’s Vision 2030 Comprehensive Plan.

Christine is a Principal in evolveEA and teaches architecture, landscape design and sustainability at Carnegie Mellon University and has been an invited lecturer and guest critic at many institutions. She supports organizations that promote design and the environment and currently serves as Chair of the Pittsburgh Planning Commission, is a member of the Global Ecodistricts Protocol Advisory Committee, and the Penn State University Stuckeman School Advisory Board. She previously served as Board Chair for the Green Building Alliance Board and the Community Design Center of Pittsburgh. Christine received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University and studied architecture and sustainable design in Scandinavia. Christine is a registered architect and LEED Accredited Professional, and a 2019 AIA Fellow.