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Krista Raines Joins Thornton Tomasetti’s Sustainability Practice in the San Francisco Office

April 08, 2019
Krista Raines (center) is the newest member of the Sustainability team in San Francisco. She, along with Abena Darden (left) and Joel Stout, will provide senior-level support for projects in the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. Thornton Tomasetti

Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, announces that Krista Raines, LEED AP BD+C, LFA has joined the firm’s San Francisco, Calif. office as vice president. She will provide senior-level support to the firm’s Sustainability practice in the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest region as well as across the U.S. She will also lead the San Francisco Building Analytics team.

With more than a dozen years of experience in sustainable design and project management, Raines’ technical skill set includes energy, carbon, thermal, daylight and wind modeling, renewable energy and life cycle analysis, building water calculation and green building certification.

Raines’ project portfolio spans such sectors as commercial, transportation, higher education, residential, hospitality and retail, as well as master planning on five continents. Her work includes the master plan for San Francisco’s 393-acre Treasure Island and New York City’s Hudson Yards, and sustainability consulting for the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building at University of California San Francisco and Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea.

Prior to joining Thornton Tomasetti, Raines was a sustainable design leader at stok in San Francisco, where she started the building enclosure commissioning and daylight analysis service lines to increase the firm’s sustainability offerings to its clients. She previously held positions at Perkins+Will, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Raines holds a master’s degree in architecture and sustainable environmental design from the Architectural Association in London, and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Southern California. She is a licensed architect in California, a LEED Accredited Professional Building Design + Construction and holds the Living Future Accreditation.

She is a member of the American Institute of Architects, International Building Performance Simulation Association, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, U.S. Green Building Council and the International Living Future Institute.

Executive Quotes

Gunnar Hubbard, FAIA, LEED Fellow, principal and Sustainability practice leader, Thornton Tomasetti

“Analytics are key to creating high-performing buildings. Krista’s expertise in complex analysis and simulation programs will enhance our ability to help clients achieve their targeted energy goals. Krista will be working closely with Senior Associate Colin Schless and the rest of the Building Analytics team to develop smart solutions that are efficient, easy on the budget and promote occupant health.”

Krista Raines, LEED AP BD+C, LFA, vice president, Sustainability, Thornton Tomasetti

“Thornton Tomasetti is a leader in sustainability, at both the corporate and project level. I’m excited to join the team and look forward to developing innovative sustainable solutions for our clients.”

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