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Fernando Arias

Fernando Arias, Director of Sustainability, Clark Construction Group
Fernando
Arias
Assoc. AIA, LEED GA, Fitwel Amb., MPA, MSc
Director of Sustainability
Clark Construction Group, LLC

Fernando Arias is a former architect and military technician who became passionate about high quality of life early in his career. As Clark Construction Group’s Director of Sustainability, he works with executive leadership to shape Clark’s national sustainability strategy. His passion for green partnerships, plus his many years of experience and expertise in building design and construction, enhances Clark’s sustainability efforts across the country through expanded services, including holistic and advanced approaches to sustainable, healthy buildings and infrastructure.

Prior to joining Clark, Fernando managed strategic relationships at the Clinton Global Initiative, served in both the United States Navy and the Army, practiced architecture for 7 years in New York City and Los Angeles, consulted for Accenture’s Resources Group, and worked for the New York City Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning & Sustainability. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and holds two Masters Degrees from Columbia University in Architecture & Urban Design and in Public Administration focused on Environmental Science and Policy.