Vikas ShresthaPhD, AIA, LEED AP, LFA

Associate Principal / Director of Sustainability, Los Angeles

Vikas Shrestha combines practical design experience with technical expertise in sustainable design, including academic work in Climate Analysis, Energy Modeling, Solar Studies, and Daylight Studies.

As the Director of Sustainability at Steinberg Hart, Vikas leads CoLab, the firm’s Sustainability Team. CoLab provides sustainable design analyses to both internal and external clients, including climate analysis, energy modeling, solar studies, and daylight studies to inform the firm’s award-winning designs. For over 20 years, Vikas has served as a key resource in sustainable design, guiding the firm’s design teams in formulating green design strategies as well as technical support for implementation. In addition to his responsibilities as an Associate Principal, he leads in-house educational and training programs on sustainable design and the LEED Rating System. His leadership was essential to the success of Steinberg Hart’s sustainability accreditation program, which in just a few years has led to nearly 80% of the firm’s design staff obtaining one or more green building accreditation.

Vikas has completed several award-winning green building projects, including California’s first LEED Platinum Student Housing project. He is currently working on a Zero Net Energy Career Education Complex for San Jose City College, among others. He is deeply involved in AIA Los Angeles COTE committee. Originally from Nepal, Vikas holds a PhD in Architecture with a focus on Sustainable Design from UCLA.