Collaborative. Interdisciplinary. Innovative. Experienced.
Jim Weiner, LEED Fellow, CA Architect
Managing Principal Jim Weiner founded Collaborative Project Consulting as the natural progression of a thirty-year career as a design architect & educator. He is a recognized thought leader in architecture & sustainable building in the U.S. & internationally. Green building policy has been shaped by his hands-on work with the U.S. Green Building Council, major utilities, universities and state/local governments. Jim is an educator & speaker for groups including the American Library Association, Community College Facilities Coalition, Pitzer College, UCLA, USC, UCSB, SCIARC, Cal Poly Pomona, Association of Energy Engineers, American Solar Energy Society, AIA, ASHRAE, Energy Resource Center & the U.S. Green Building Council. His projects as a design architect have earned awards including AIA Chapter Design Excellence, Los Angeles City Beautification and an AIA/COTE Top Ten. Jim's work with the USGBC has been significant over many years including selection for the Charter LEED Faculty, serving as Vice-Chair of the national USGBC Education Committee and being Founding Co-Chair of the USGBC/LA. He was elevated in the inaugural class of LEED Fellows in 2011.
Kelly Gearhart, LEED Fellow, LEED BD+C & O+M, GPR
Kelly Gearhart is a LEED Fellow and a Consulting Associate with Collaborative Project Consulting. Kelly also serves as a USGBC LEED Faculty Mentor, is an instructor for the University of California, is a Principal with Triple Green Building Group, LLC, delivers LEED workshops around the United States, and serves as the Co-Chair of USGBC Northern California Chapter's Climate Change Task Force. Kelly possesses more than a decade of sustainable building design, construction, and operations experience working with all building types for a wide range of clients, including operations professionals, governments, corporate entities, and non-profit organizations.
Ginger, Wellness Director
Ginger joined the Collaborative team in early 2015. She has extensive experience in being adorable, brings a common sense perspective to environmental awareness that our clients find indispensable, and encourages us to get out of the office to exercise periodically throughout the day.