Jonathan Burgess, Vice-President of The Spinnaker Group, has been selected by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) as a recipient of the organization’s prestigious IWBI 2018 Leadership Recognition Award. Burgess joins select individuals from around the globe who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and outstanding leadership on behalf of WELL. The award acknowledges the breadth and scope of how Burgess and other award recipients have worked to enhance health and well-being through better buildings.
The IWBI awards ceremony took place on Monday, November 12, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois, in conjunction with USGBC’s Greenbuild Conference.
Jonathan Burgess, LEED Fellow, WELL AP, has long held a passion for sustainable buildings and communities. He has introduced the WELL Building Standard to hundreds of people across more than 20 architectural firms, conferences, expos and classrooms, helping build a community of understanding about health and wellness in the places we live, work and enjoy.
“Every part of our journey is fueled by our tireless and enthusiastic community,” said IWBI Chairman and CEO Rick Fedrizzi. “Each individual’s dedication and expertise has helped us impact more people in more places, and for that we could not be more thankful. We are extremely proud of Jonathan and the contributions of all the award winners to transform our buildings and communities in ways that help people live happier, healthier and more productive lives.”
In addition to his work tied to wellness, Burgess and The Spinnaker Group team have helped facilitate the delivery of more than 150 LEED Certified projects and more than 600 million sf of commissioned building space, underscoring the firm’s focus on construction of the highest quality, sustainable building projects. Burgess has over a dozen years of experience in landscape architecture and design, and is a SITES Accredited Professional. He has LEED AP specialties in Neighborhood Development and Building Design + Construction. Jonathan is also a LEED Faculty and WELL Faculty member. With experience in site design, land planning and project management for major public and private developments covering practically all land use types, Burgess is a much sought-after speaker and lecturer. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami’s prestigious School of Architecture, and a co-Founder and co-Facilitator of the Living Building Challenge: Florida Collaborative.