Sandra Bauder, GGP, LEED AP BD+C, Receives New Green Accreditation and Presents at AIA Houston's Gulf Coast Green

06/13/2014 | Bailey Architects

Bailey Architects is pleased to announce that Sustainability Director and Associate, Sandra Bauder, GGP, LEED AP BD+C, has received her Green Globes Professional (GGP) Accreditation – supporting the firm’s continued goal to promote sustainable design practices.

Green Globes is an efficient and low-cost alternative to LEED. It is the first web-enabled, fully-interactive green building assessment certification program which advances the overall environmental performance and sustainability of commercial buildings. Green Globes is managed by the Green Building Initiative (GBI) and is dedicated to the design and management of environmentally sustainable facilities and building practices.

Ms. Bauder was the 26th person in Texas to achieve this new GGP accreditation from the Green Building Initiative. As the Sustainability Director for Bailey Architects, she develops “green” design goals appropriate for each client, site, building type and budget ranging from utilizing recycled materials to improving energy efficiency.

An industry leader in sustainable design, Ms. Bauder will be a featured speaker at the Gulf Coast Green 2014 Symposium – Best in Class Green – AIA Houston’s green event of the year scheduled for June 19 and 20, 2014. She will co-present “The Culture of Sustainability at The Awty International School,” which is one of Bailey Architects LEED Silver Certified projects. With her expertise, she was able to identify appropriate sustainable strategies, materials, and technologies that mitigated the project’s environmental impact for the school.

“It was an exciting time to be part of the Awty sustainability implementation,” said Bauder, “we (Bailey Architects) have been working with the Awty School for over 14 years and to see the kids actively participate in and become engaged in sustainability on their campus, in their classroom and especially individually – instilled in them a deeply rooted environmental awareness.” Thru the ConocoPhillips/TOTAL Sustainability Challenge, the students propose real-life sustainable solutions with the opportunity to see built results as recognition of their ideas. “I was fortunate to be a judge of the kid’s Sustainability Challenge for the last two years,” Bauder went on to say, “their ideas were not only amazing but valuable to their school – really making a difference to energy efficiency and the environment.”

Ms. Bauder holds an architecture degree from Simon Bolivar University with course studies in Sustainable Architecture and Construction, from Central University of Venezuela both in Caracas, Venezuela. Bailey Architects encourages the development of staff in sustainable and energy-efficient designs and incorporates sustainable design principles on every project regardless of sustainable certification. Click her LinkedIn profile for more information. 

About Bailey Architects
Founded in 1975, Bailey Architects is a Houston-based architectural, planning, and interior design firm whose design team of professionals specializes in programming, facility assessments, master planning, facility design, sustainable design and construction administration. Recognized as one of the state’s leading design firms, Bailey Architects has over 65 design awards to its credit – including Firm of the Year awards from both the Texas Society of Architects and American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter – and has been honored by the Texas Historical Commission for their commitment to preserving historic buildings and sites. The firm’s award-winning design experience includes historic preservation, commercial, corporate, institutional, retail, library, educational, healthcare and liturgical architecture. Learn more online at or contact Elizabeth A. Dees, Director of Marketing at