The green building industry has lost one of its pillars. Gail Lindsey, FAIA, of Wake Forest, North Carolina, passed away quickly on February 2, 2009, after the cancer she had been fighting since March 2007 invaded her liver.
Gail was a key part of the modern green building movement from its earliest days. She was perhaps best known as chair of The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (COTE) during a particularly formative period when the Top Ten Green Projects awards were conceived. For thousands of architects, builders, developers, and facilities managers, Gail is remembered as an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher. She led more than 300 workshops and charrettes on green building and never failed to brighten and inspire those participants.