OPN’s Tate Walker talks about design excellence with AIA San Antonio
Hear our Sustainability Director Tate Walker introduce OPN and a few of our projects through the Framework for Design Excellence Lens to the AIA San Antonio community as one of this year’s Place Award Jurors.
As the director of sustainability at OPN Architects, Tate leads projects and initiatives across the firm. His experience is rooted in the architectural design process but includes program and project management and the development of technical guidelines for high-performing buildings. He has served many organizations, including cities and universities, AIA’s Committee on the Environment, the AIA 2030 Commitment, and the USGBC’s Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group. In 2018, Tate was a lead author of the COTE Toolkit, which assembles best practices, exemplary projects, metrics, and research to support the design of beautiful, high-performing buildings. In 2019, AIA adopted the tool kit as the Framework for Design Excellence for the entire membership, to support a zero carbon, equitable, resilient future.