Aide Fitch practical assistance with green building strategies

Aide Fitch, RA, LEED AP

Aide is a registered architect who has been working in the field of green architecture for over 12 years. She has sustainably designed at different scales, from neighborhood planning and commercial development, to home and product design. Aide has worked for many visionaries in the field, including Gail Vittori and Pliny Fisk of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Doug Farr, author of Sustainable Urbanism, and building researchers at the US Army Corps of Engineers. Aide is a licensed architect, LEED Accredited Professional, has a dual Masters degree in Architecture and Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois, and a professional firefighter certification. She has hands-on experience in Life Cycle Assessment and Energy Modeling. She has helped develop a web-based building performance modeling tool (see, and continues to provide consulting to building project teams through CloudForest.


Master of Architecture with dual focus in Structural Engineering & Research, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2000

B.S. Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1997

Ecole d’Architecture de Versailles, France, 1995-96

Registrations, Awards, Memberships

Registered Architect, State of Texas

LEED Accredited Professional, US Green Building Council

American Institute of Architects

Certified Professional Firefighter, State of Texas, 2004

King Medal, national medal for research, 2000

member, Climate Buddies

Green Projects

Hartland Plaza, LEED-EB (in process), Austin, TX, Current, through OLA Austin

Riata Vista Office Complex, LEED-NC strategy consulting, Austin, TX, 2012, through OLA Austin

Eastman Chemical Company, product LEED marketing strategy, Current, through theRightEnvironment

U.S. Border Patrol Station, LEED feasibility analysis, Comstock, TX, 2011

Los Alamos National Laboratory, RC-45 Lab, Los Alamos, NM, 2011

Austin Energy Systems Control Center, LEED-NC (in process), Austin, TX, 2011

Dell Children’s Hospital Neurosurgical Addition, LEED-NC Gold, Austin, TX, 2010

The Crossings Spa & Retreat Center, LEED-EB, Austin,TX, 2009

City of Austin Dept of Public Works, Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) grant writing

Midtown Commons Apartments, Austin Green Building Program Rating, Austin, TX, 2009

City of Beaumont, sustainability recommendations, Beaumont, TX, 2008

Cinco Ranch Recreation Center, LEED-NC Certified, Cinco Ranch, TX, 2008

AMD R&D Fit-Out, oversight to ensure LEED compliance, Austin, TX 2010

AMD Austin Campus, LEED-NC Gold, Austin, TX, 2006-2009

840,000 square foot campus for Advanced Micro Devices. Aide managed the entire sustainable design process and LEED Gold rating and provided community outreach presentations regarding local environmental impacts. Her work included providing substantial input in the design process from the very beginning during Programming and site design, production of specifications and building details, and assisting with construction administration. The green design boasts a 1 million gallon rainwater harvesting system, innovative ecological stormwater management system, and many other thoughtful green features.

Dallas Cowboys Stadium, LEED feasibility analysis, Arlington, TX, 2008, through Culture Technologies, Inc.

Fairfield Residential National Green Building Strategy, 2007-2008

GS&C green office retrofit, cost-benefit assessment, implementation & education, Austin, TX 2008, through GS&C

The Domain, green strategy for 180 acre urban mixed-use development, Austin, TX, 2006-2007, through GS&C

IBM Building 60 Fab Plant, demolition audit and recycling/reuse plan, the Domain, Austin, TX, 2007

Far Southeast EMS Station #28, first LEED Gold in Texas, Austin, TX, 2004

Gus Garcia Rec Center, LEED-NC Gold, Austin, Texas, 2003, through CMPBS

Sheldon Lake State Park Environmental Learning Center, green master plan, Texas, 2003, through CMPBS

Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, green modular building design, 2003, through CMPBS

Markley Residence, design & drawing coordination, Bainbridge Island, WA, 2002, through Living Shelter Design

Sanctuary Place SRO, design & drawing coordination, Chicago, IL, 2001, through Farr Associates

Jacobsen Residence Green Addition & Renovation, design & drawing, Chicago, IL, 2001, through Farr Associates

Army facility energy efficiency projects (various), US Army Corps of Engineers CERL, 1998-2000